Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3 http://bf3blog.com/battlefield-3-system-requirements/
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon Radeon HD 6850
Graphics card memory: 1 GB
Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
Ok so even though I am not having to travel as much for work, I still decided to get a gaming laptop in addition to my new desktop. I just finished my i5 sandy bridge desktop with a 670 from evga which was the last piece I needed.
For my gaming laptop I picked up the Asus G75vw last week. Even though I no longer play "BF3", there are tons of other games I do play and hope to play in the future. The 75vw is an i5 ivy bridge beast with 8 gigs of ram, 1T Hd, 660m gfx card and a 17.3 inch screen. It's run everything I have thrown at it smoothly such as Witcher 2, Star Craft 2, and Killing Floor.
One complaint I had about the previous Sandy Bridge model of this laptop was the power supply cord coming out of the laptop was a long and straight cord. In the past I have had issues where they get bumped or snag and thus cause damage to the device. In the new models, they have fixed it to where it comes out and turns so its way less likely to snag or get pulled. Small change but it was my only real complaint about the previous model.
Anyway sorry to dig up this old thread but thought I would update everyone on the direction I went. happy gaming, hope to see some of you guys online.