Resolved Looking for a specific laptop

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dlimes13, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. dlimes13, Jan 15, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013

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    dlimes13

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    Before spending hours on research, I am looking for a laptop with the following requirements, if it exists:

    -Has mSATA Slot
    -Has 2 regular 2.5" hard drive bays
    -Has 4 RAM slots
    -Has Optical Drive (BD would be nice)
    -On Ivy Bridge CPUs
    -Full HD (1920 x 1080 OR 1200)
    -Thinner Bezel, the better
    -NVIDIA Graphics Card

    The closest thing I saw was the now discontinued HP Envy 17/17 3D, but only two RAM slots. Maybe I'm just overlooking something.

    I'm looking for an ultra-desktop replacement machine for a client and they want the above specs. Let me know if you know anything, thanks!


    RESOLVED: Solution = Dell Precision M6700:
    -Has mSATA Slot: Yes
    -Has 2 regular 2.5" hard drive bays: Yes
    -Has 4 RAM slots: Yes
    -Has Optical Drive (BD would be nice): (Has DVD but BD option)
    -On Ivy Bridge CPUs: Yes
    -Full HD (1920 x 1080 OR 1200): 1080
    -Thinner Bezel, the better: Semi-Thick but fine
    -NVIDIA Graphics Card: Quadro K5000M 4 GB
     
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    RedCroissant

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    I found this one and it looks good. I just don't know how many RAM slots it has.

    http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/MSI-GT70-0NC-012US-17.3in-Core-i7-3610QM-Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-bit/2696570.aspx?AcquirgyID=JoyHGhsR&cm_mmc=acquirgy-_-bing-_-CDW+Skus-_-GT70+0NC-012US
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Don't think it has an mSATA but seems to have everything else. Nice gaming laptop...but it's big...

    http://www.asus.com/ROG/G75VW/#specifications

    I think the Lenovos only have one standard drive bay and an mSATA but you can get a model to swap the optical drive with an extra storage drive (or even a 2nd video card!)
     
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    Might not have an mSATA (I haven't opened the latest one up yet) but the Dell M-series has all the rest, though it's not a gaming GPU, it's more of a workstation-class GPU. My specific experience is with the M6500-M6700 (M6700 will have the Ivy-Bridge CPU). It can even be equipped with a 1920x1080 LCD. The M4700 may not have the dual HDD capability, or the 4 memory slots.
     
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    Alienware is the only way forward for you
     

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