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  1. I am nervous as ****. The EU is so vast and well-put together. I'm worried that Disney will **** all over it. Lucas has been alright about respecting the EU stuff, for the most part, but Disney is uncharted territory. Here's hoping it's Thrawn Trilogy stuff... - PR-0927
  2. Haha thanks, much appreciated. Yeah, I kind of came to a decision based on input from other forums and some friends already. Nobody responded here for quite some time. xD And thanks for the heads up on NCIX - I'll check them out! I was concerned about integrated or barely-discrete GPUs (GeForce GT 620M) running 1080p displays well, but I did a lot of research and found even that the latest integrated GPUs (Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge ones) work totally fine (and even can run some games surprisingly well) for 1080p usages. - PR-0927
  3. Yep, and no it certainly isn't - I have very good eyesight and love for pixel density to be as high as possible. Some don't prefer it, some do. A friend of mine has a Sony VAIO Z. It's 13.1" and the resolution is 1600x900. And honestly, I'd prefer stuff to be scaled smaller than his. I can still differentiate pixels too easily on his. - PR-0927
  4. This is an Ivy Bridge-equipped notebook. Yes, because virtually all quality laptops with a 1080p screen are about that price. And 1080p is mandatory for me. I cannot stand low resolution displays. Gaming I do on my hand-built desktop. Well it's not my ideal dream machine, haha. I need a lightweight, portable, quality laptop for law school. I have an extremely high-end gaming desktop for gaming purposes, but I might do light gaming on this. In the end, what I said earlier in this post should answer some questions. Also, the RAM is necessary - people were reporting that with 4GB some tasks were handling less than optimally. Only $21 to go to 6GB. And again, I don't care about the discrete GPU much - it's such a weak one that it's barely above the integrated one. But this one is genuinely the only one you can open up and fiddle with. The UX31A variants are soldered down and cannot be modified (RAM or HDD/SSD). That last factor, and the mandatory at-least-1080p-display thing of mine trump pretty much everything else. - PR-0927
  5. Well the i7 and i5 series of CPUs also differ in performance, and can make an impact in even non-gaming activities (on a laptop especially). And who knows - what if I do some extremely light gaming on it, or want to watch/edit 1080p movies? Or perhaps even do some media editing (photo or video)? But I'm getting this variant because of two main things - the 1080p display, and because it's the only one you can pop open and modify (for the RAM/HDD). - PR-0927
  6. Yeah, I can't since I start law school in the fall and those won't be released until 2013. Plus, I'll just do a full wipe and install once it comes out anyways. - PR-0927
  7. Yeah, totally agreed - I asked around on other forums too, and that's basically the input I received. Actually I started considering the Sony VAIO S (15") as well, but when I learned that the SATA bus was limited to SATA II speeds (because of Sony tampering) and that the display had a bit of orange tint, I was redirected to the Zenbook UX32VD. Thanks for your input! - PR-0927
  8. So I'm going to be buying a laptop soon for law school (moving out to LA to go to USC Gould School of Law). And I'm just stuck between these two beauties. Please read the rest VERY carefully if you care to give any input. The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71 is a 13.3" ultrabook with a 1080p IPS screen (matte/anti-glare), a backlit-keyboard, a low-power Core i7 dual-core Ivy Bridge (will this quickly feel slow and obsolete?), a GeForce GT 620M, 4GB of DDR3 1600 SDRAM, and a 500GB 5400RPM HDD (with a 30GB iSSD - it's one of those hybrid drive things). Not a fan of the low RAM or slow HDD (I abhor 5400RPM HDDs). But, if I buy that laptop, I can purchase the following two things and swap out the RAM and HDD (RAM will then be 6GB): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231481 It's a great laptop. But it's by no means a super-powerful PC. It also has no optical drive. But it looks beautiful. More importantly (I pretty much don't care about aesthetics), its portability, battery life, and weight are quite nice: http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-ux32vddb71-preorder-p-4682.html The Clevo P150EM is a 15.6" gaming laptop with a 1080p screen (matte/ant-glare 95% NTSC Color Gamut option available), a backlit-keyboard, a quad-core Core i7 Ivy Bridge, a GeForce GTX 670M, 12GB of DDR3 1600 SDRAM (the upgrade from 8GB to 12GB of RAM is free!), and a 500GB 7200RPM HDD. It's a wonderful laptop as well. It's not exactly the most mobile or light, nor is its battery life amazing. And its design is fairly bland/blank. The screen resolution is the same as the Zenbook's, but since it's 15.6" rather than 13.3", the pixel density is less (meaning it's not as sharp - it also is not an IPS screen). But it's HIGHLY-customizable and very powerful. Anything and everything can be upgraded on it, and the backlight features on the keyboard are pretty awesome: http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np9150-clevo-p150em-p-4341.html In the configurations I want them (the Zenbook with the separate RAM and SSD purchases, vs. the P150EM on that above website), the price is only $1 apart. What do I do? What would you recommend? I will be taking my gaming desktop (Core i7 920 @ 4.0GHz, GTX 680 SC+, 12GB DDR3 1691 RAM) with me as well. But the swapping of parts in the Zenbook may be an overall pain, and may be nerve-wracking. Thanks in advance for any advice I might get! - PR-0927
  9. I think EA freaked out and did something very large firm like: https://twitter.com/#!/origin_EA/status/170297689869795329 They were promising it'd go until March 5th. - PR-0927
  10. Pre-order Mass Effect 3 on Origin today, get BF3 for free. And yes, if you already own it, you still get an extra copy: https://twitter.com/#!/origin_EA/status/169548412470046721 - PR-0927
  11. This was filmed partly in Cleveland, Ohio! Roughly 50 minutes North of me! Sadly, I did not see the set, although I know a few people who did. - PR-0927
  12. Blasphemy! Personally, I found F.E.A.R. to be a bore. - PR-0927
  13. Epic thread hijacking is epic. - PR-0927
  14. Bumping because I'm addicted. Any other BF3 players here? - PR-0927
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