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Laptop with decent gaming capability?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by KKSlider1337, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. KKSlider1337

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    Hey there everyone :),

    I carry my laptop round with me a lot, but this old one has several things wrong with it and I'd like a replacement. It has one of the most common integrated gpu's I believe, the Intel x3100. I have always regretted that I didn't buy one with a dedicated graphics card, as it can really only play the most basic of games.

    So, I was wondering, how much would I have to pay to get a laptop with capable gaming performance? I don't want anything great, but just to be able to play the majority of games would be nice, even if it's not on particularly high graphics settings. I.E. at the moment I'd really like it if Supcom2 worked on this laptop, but whereas it loads and displays fine, the framerate is (unsurprisingly) too low to be playable :rolleyes:.

    I don't have an exact budget but basically it's as low as I can get something competent for, ideally, as I'm a pretty poor student :laugh:. So, as an example of one I've seen (that you will probably rip apart :p) there's this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/182582 with an ATI 4570. How powerful exactly would that be? My desktop gaming pc has a 4850 so obviously I'm not expecting anywhere near that power, but would it be able to play the majority of games on low/medium settings maybe?

    Thanks a lot for your help; I'm really not an expert on this. If you have any links, UK ones would be appreciated but no worries if not.

    James
     
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    Hmm thanks, useful site. So a 4570 would be a Class 2... I wonder if there are any laptops with a Class 1 that would actually be affordable to myself... :eek:
     
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    Whats your budget? $1000 can get you a hell of a gaming laptop, new, and with warranty.
     
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    I am currently using a 4570, and IMHO its not too bad but fails when it comes to the most recent games. It can handle old tech like COD:MW2 fine, but if you show it something more challenging like BFBC2 it just falls flat and collapse. I think it will take SC2 just fine though.
     
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    Last month,i spent about $500 bucks for this ASUS gaming laptop,i feel it is very good.
    What do you think about it ?
     
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    Is that brand new? Seems like an amazing deal. Great for Diablo 3?
     
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    My budget is preferably about £500 (that would work out less than $1000 unfortunately) but I just wanted to know if that would actually get me anything decent, or if should save up and spend more than that.
     
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    That is an amazing deal :eek: wish we had offers like that over here in the UK...
     
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    Question is, are you willing to wait for a good deal to pop out? I bought my laptop (in specs) for £370 from ebuyer.
     
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    Yeah, it's not urgent and I'm definitely willing to wait for a good deal. But I just wanted an idea of the kind of thing to look out for ;)

    That was a good offer btw.
     
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    My gf got an Asus G73 laptop. The thing is a monster. It was only 1200USD. Should look into it.

    Asus G73 specs:

    i7 720
    8gb DDR3
    1TB HDD
    HD 5870
     
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    Wow, that IS a monster, a lot better than my desktop even. Probably a bit over my budget though, and it'd be even more over here in ripoff England. :rolleyes:

    EDIT: Lol WTF. It's around £1,800 here. That's not even funny.
     

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