I have been searching fervently the past week or so for a new laptop after my old Acer Aspire finally bit the dust. After all the searching, I am left with a few options and I would really appreciate any advice as to which would be the best bet for me. My budget is around $800 and I will be using this laptop for gaming (SC2 mainly), movies, music, and school work.
Option 1 - $700 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246153
Option 2 - $694 Dell XPS 17: 17.3" 900p led display, intel i5 2430m 2.40 ghz (turbo boost up to 3 ghz) nvidia geforce gt 550m 1 gb, 6gb shared dual channel ram, 500gb hdd at 7200 rpm, standard dvd drive, webcam.
Option 3 - $762 HP dv6tqe: 15.6" (1366 by 768) led display, intel i7 2670qm 2.20 ghz (turbo boost up to 3.1 ghz) 1GB Radeon HD 6770M GDDR5 Graphics, 8gb shared dual channel ram, 640gb hdd at 5300 rpm, bluray drive, webcam.
Thanks in advance for any and all help.