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Krisnatharok
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reply to Blockfire

Re: anyone play on a macbook pro, newer??

Same. About a year ago I picked up a 15" 1080p BTO from iBuyPower with an i7 CPU, 8GB ram, 120GB SSD, and a GTX 560M. It was about $1100.

If I did it again, I'd probably spend $500-600 more to pick up dual 670Ms or a single 680M, a backlit keyboard, and internal MHDD to compliment the internal SSD (dual bay).

For the same price as the $1800 MacBook Pro, you can get an iBuyPower 2012 Halloween Valkyrie CZ-17 BTS Laptop ($1818):

Case
Valkyrie CZ-17 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display Laptop w/HDMI Port, E-SATA, USB 3.0, Illuminated Keyboard, Li-Ion Battery, Universal AC Power Adapter - Original Metallic black
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Mobile Processor (4x 2.4GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Memory
16GB [8GB x 2] 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM [Laptop Memory] - G.SKILL
Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 4GB GDDR5 Video w/ NVIDIA Optimus [CZ-17]
Primary Hard Drive
180 GB Intel 330 SSD Single Drive *FREE Upgrade from 60GB Intel 330 after MIR*
Data Hard Drive
750 GB 7200rpm Serial-ATA Super Slim Laptop Hard Drive
Optical Drive
8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 16x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [CZ-17]
Flash Media Reader / Writer
Built-in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Laptop]
Sound Card
HD Audio with THX TrueStudio Pro
Network Card
Killer E2200 Gaming Networking
Internal Wireless Network Adapter
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Combo [CZ-17]
Operating System
Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!] - 64-bit
USB Ports
Built-in 2x USB 2.0 Ports + 3x USB 3.0 Port [Laptop]
Carrying Case
None
Video Camera
Built-in 3.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera
Warranty
Standard Warranty Service - Standard One(1) Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support
Rush Service
Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days

»www.ibuypower.com/Store/2012_Hal···S_Laptop

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Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
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Earth Orbit
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You also can specify whether you want Windows 7 or Windows 8.