Originally Posted by Coq de Combat
No laptop will ever last "that long". Not when it comes to FPS in games. However, I feel pretty certain that at least the higher end graphics cards today will survive a few years in terms of being able to put on a good performance. I think that the gpu in the samsung you mention, the gamer edition, will last a while to come. The thing about that particular gpu is that it's a fermi based model which consumes more power than the kepler counterparts. Perhaps you'd want to wait for a while though, because nvidia will release the kepler counterpart of that particular gpu, and I imagine some laptop brands using that instead of that fermi one. On the other hand, that particular one seems to be pretty darn good otherwise, and if you don't need the graphics performance to be "the best" then you will have a great laptop at your hands.
The thing about Clevo is that it's upgradeable. You can either upgrade the gpu to a 680M, 7970M or even future graphics cards. I think that's a good investment because you can keep yourself up-to-date with the technology at the same time as keeping the laptop. That's a real good bonus for the Clevo imo.
Admittedly though, you'd be pretty well off with the Samsung. Despite the older technology, the graphics card is still one the best mobile graphics cards.
To be honest, there are some things I don't like about the Samsung. Namely, the gamer lights, the bloatware, and the dual 750gb (8gb cache) hard drives acting as OS in raid. I might just match the Samsung's specs on a debranded Clevo NP170, with an SSD and 90% FHD Gamut display for a couple hundred more --and maybe an i7-3740QM. With a strong base system I can always upgrade the overpriced components later. That really does make the Clevo an atractive solution.
Interestingly, there is a 4gb Kepler version of the GTX 675 out; the 675MX. Its half the price of the 680M and is 20% faster than the current 675M. It could be a possibility, though I'd rather wait for a 2gb Kepler card.
Edited by Sylverant - 10/8/12 at 12:19pm
Also, Huddler really needs to do something about its Reply box. I know my netbook is low powered, but I can zip away through the page and then just crash into a wall once I hit it.