Laptop buying advice forum: Should I get this Digital Storm laptop? Overpriced or not?

by: woenslitis March 26, 2013 2:28 PM PDT

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Should I get this Digital Storm laptop? Overpriced or not?

by woenslitis - 3/26/13 2:28 PM

Here's the laptop I wish to get. I plan on using the laptop for 3 different things:
1. Music notation/production/arrangement (Sibelius, Finale, ProTools, Reason, Ableton)
2. Gaming - I'd like this laptop to run games like BF3 and GTA IV maxed, and run games like Skyrim almost maxed at a consistent 75 FPS avg.
3. Productivity tools like scheduling, word processing, budgeting, maybe a little graphic design here and there. Simple things this laptop could easily do with the hardware required for the first 2 uses.

Here's the laptop:
So from Digital Storm I narrowed my decision down to this:

The 15"x15e laptop.
I picked the
"Better" option (#2) and did a little custommization.

Here are the specs:



15.6 inch LED display

Intel Core i7 3740QM 2.7 GHz, 3.7 in Turbo.

Premium Thermal Compound (+38 bux) <-------- I run my laptops long and hard
8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x4GB sticks) <-------- They said there is a free memory upgrade. I think before checkout it would be upgraded to 16.

750GB Hybriud Drive w 8GB SSD

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 4 GB with NVIDIA Optimus (+98 bux... default was the 670MX 3GB....upgrading to the 680 is gonna cost about 100 more)


The Total cost at this point is $1903. 0.0

Lot of money. However, I am willing to pay for quality. Is there anything out there that beats this laptop at this price?
Also, this one CAN run skyrim almost maxed at 75 FPS, right?

So let me know if I should expect a lower price, I should be spending more, or what.

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