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MakaoCloud
06-28-2012, 09:36 AM
I'm looking to buy a laptop that can handle using programs such as 3ds Max 2009 and up, Maya 2009 and up, UDK, ZBrush, Mudbox, Marmoset, Photoshop and Cryengine 3. I also would like it to be able to run games like Team Fortress 2, Crysis 1/2/3, and Shogun 2 Total War (doesn't have to be at full settings).

Some people have recommended this laptop:
Sager NP9170 / Clevo P170EM - XOTIC PC - Sager Custom Gaming Laptop (http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np9170-clevo-p170em-p-4342.html?wconfigure=yes)

What is your budget?
$1,100

What country will you be buying this in?
US

What size notebook do you prefer?
Desktop Replacement (15-inch + screen)

What brands do you like or dislike?
Like: N/A
Dislike: Mac

Would you consider a refurbished laptop (http://shop.ebay.com/?&_nkw=refurbished%20laptop)?
No

What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
3D Modelling, Sculpting, Photoshop, and use of Game Engines (UDK, Unity, CryEngine 3, etc.)

What games will you be playing?
BF3, Crysis, Shogun 2 Total War etc. Don't have to be maxed out.

Where will you be using this laptop?
Will be used different places and Will stay on desk

How many hours of battery life do you need?
3 +, I will be using this near a power source so it doesn't matter much.

Will you be buying online or in store?
online or in store

Which OS do you prefer?
Don't need one.

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 08/31/2012

How much storage capacity do you need?
500 GB

Are you interested in SSD for storage?
Yes, but don't need it.

Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?
No, don't need one but would be nice.

If anyone can help me out I will greatly appreciate it!
Thanks everyone!

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