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Best laptop for gaming? Budget is 0.9-1.2k

#11ein311Posted 8/17/2013 1:19:41 AM(edited)
Requiem posted...
Buy a cheap laptop for $300~400.
Build a desktop for $700~800.


A $3-$400 laptop might work fine for some things, but it's going to be junk.

You can build an acceptable complete gaming rig for $7-$800?
Keep in mind TC said they current have a laptop, which most likely means they don't have an existing monitor/input devices/Windows license/existing parts.

For your price range TC, you'll probably want to look at something like a Lenovo Y510p or a Y500.
http://goo.gl/SmDkqI

Edit: Here's a quick look at how the GT750m should perform.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-750M.90245.0.html
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#12Solis_Invictus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 12:01:03 PM
Thanks for all the input, guys! I appreciate how you stressed the importance of the graphics card. Whaddaya think of this guy here - http://www.amazon.com/2OE-073US-BLACK-15-6IN-REFLECTION-I7-4700MQ/dp/B00EARZHPC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1376734808&sr=1-1&keywords=GE60+2OE-073US

Looks like a pretty good setup for the price. No?
#13ATARIJAWAPosted 8/17/2013 12:43:28 PM
Yeah I like MSI a lot. It costs a little more than the equivalent Lenovo version but it's build quality is better.
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#14snowboard340Posted 8/17/2013 12:49:11 PM
From: Solis_Invictus | #012
Thanks for all the input, guys! I appreciate how you stressed the importance of the graphics card. Whaddaya think of this guy here - http://www.amazon.com/2OE-073US-BLACK-15-6IN-REFLECTION-I7-4700MQ/dp/B00EARZHPC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1376734808&sr=1-1&keywords=GE60+2OE-073US

Looks like a pretty good setup for the price. No?


Processor 0 MHz 8032
RAM 0 GB
Hard Drive 0 GB

I'm confused
#15DragnfyrPosted 8/17/2013 12:59:20 PM
A Lenovo Y500 or Y510p is probably going to give you the best performance at that price range.
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#16ATARIJAWAPosted 8/17/2013 1:01:35 PM
snowboard340 posted...
From: Solis_Invictus | #012
Thanks for all the input, guys! I appreciate how you stressed the importance of the graphics card. Whaddaya think of this guy here - http://www.amazon.com/2OE-073US-BLACK-15-6IN-REFLECTION-I7-4700MQ/dp/B00EARZHPC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1376734808&sr=1-1&keywords=GE60+2OE-073US

Looks like a pretty good setup for the price. No?


Processor 0 MHz 8032
RAM 0 GB
Hard Drive 0 GB

I'm confused


It's full specs are listed directly below that. It's all there.
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#17Reaper_MinionPosted 8/17/2013 1:05:46 PM(edited)
Yes, get a Lenovo.

Edit: Now that I saw that MSI's specs, it's also pretty damn good.
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#18mwjohnson5Posted 8/17/2013 7:57:58 PM
I think it's funny how people are recommending desktops when the guy clearly states he wants to buy a laptop. Anyway I would recommend getting a asus g75. You could get one for around 900-1200. I got one with a gtx 660m and I can play pretty much every game out there on high or max settings. I got one off newegg for 800. It was a refurb but I didn't have any problems. The laptop I received looked brand new. It sold out so you can't get it anymore.
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#19DC4everPosted 8/17/2013 11:28:50 PM
ATARIJAWA posted...
DC4ever posted...
Solis_Invictus posted...
Not quite the kind of advice I was looking for. I know using laptops for gaming is not ideal. I'm still sure some in that price range are going to be better than others.


I bought a laptop over 3 years ago for around $1200 and it plays every game out right now at decent settings. Ignore the haters, if you want a laptop that can game for that price, you should be fine for a couple years at least.

I went for the fastest GPU available at the time, and skimped on other things like HDD size and RAM. Those things are much easier to upgrade down the line.


Yeah if you got the fastest GPU available at the time you would have paid close to $2500.00 so you have no idea what you are talking about.


No, I know exactly what I'm talking about. I spent a few weeks researching what I bought beforehand, and the GPU was the fastest, single-card solution in consumer grade laptops at the time. It was also the *cheapest* laptop with that card I could find, but $2500? Hah.
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#20OllyKiriyamaPosted 8/18/2013 2:47:38 AM
I have MSI CX61. Plays most new games on high settings, and some of the more demanding ones on medium settings.
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