1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Gaming laptop for under $1300

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by speedy11131, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. speedy11131 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    120 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York City, USA
    I'm looking to buy a laptop that can play games like Black Ops and Bad Company 2 at decent framerates online. (so like 40+?), on medium to high settings. My total budget cannot exceed $1300. Perhaps this isn't even possible, I don't know. I've been looking on newegg, and there's machines with dual core i5 450M and i5 460M and quad core i7 740QM. Which one would be more appropraite for games? Any other recommendations? I'm tied between a GTX 285, a Radeon 5870 and a GTX 460M for graphics. (at this range anyway)

    Any help is greatly appreciated as always.
     
  2. overclocker

    overclocker

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    Messages:
    1,151 (0.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    110
  3. kurosagi01

    kurosagi01

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,130 (1.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    415
    Location:
    Northampton,UK
  4. speedy11131 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    120 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York City, USA
    Waht do you guys think of the quad core vs dual cores above?
     
  5. Over_Lord

    Over_Lord News Editor

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    753 (0.50/day)
    Thanks Received:
    86
    Location:
    Manipal
    ^^ A fast dual core from Intel(having HT) will help with a faster graphics card. It's better than a quad core but slower graphics.
     
  6. overclocker

    overclocker

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    Messages:
    1,151 (0.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    110
    Go quad for sure, soon all games will use 4 cores
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page