I've been looking for a few days and need to purchase quickly in order to receive the laptop before departing my home area for a while.
So far I'm thinking either MSI GE60 (042US) or the Lenovo Y580.
Additional research is below the default form.
What is your budget? 900-1300 (USD , Final Price)
What country will you be buying this in? USA
What size notebook do you prefer? Mainstream (15 - 16-inch screen)
What brands do you like or dislike? Dislike: Dell, Mac
Would you consider a refurbished laptop? No
What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for? Web Surfing, Office and Productivity Software, Listening to Music, Computer Programming, Movie Streaming and Viewing, Graphic Intense 3D Gaming
What games will you be playing? Skyrim, WoW, SC2, D3
Where will you be using this laptop? Will be used different places
How many hours of battery life do you need? 4
Will you be buying online or in store? online
Which OS do you prefer? Windows 7
List the screen resolutions that interest you: Max Resolution (1920 x 1080)
Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen? Matte is fine
Is the laptops design important to you? No
Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop? Around 07/21/2012
How long do you want this laptop to last? 4 years
How much storage capacity do you need? 500 GB
Are you interested in SSD for storage? No
Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type? DVD Burner
I've researched a lot on MSI and SAGER. The heat, noise, poor sound and keyboard issues with the SAGERs concern me. Read decent reviews on the MSI GE-042US and have only heard that it is plasticy/flimsy feeling (like the SAGERs). Just wish the MSI came with Windows disks, but I like the default 2 yr warranty.
Feedback? Not listed is the Y580 - but it is a strong contender. Metal construction, lower price, blue ray.
Ran a few similar configurations with XoticPC.com and was able to get 4 models close enough to compare. All four have an i7-3610QM, 750GB/7200rpm HDD, SuperMulti DVD burner, Stock Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Camera, Sound Cards and Free Shipping.
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Last edited by Shivis; 21st July 2012 at 05:06 PM.
Reason: Added y580