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so... what's the catch with this laptop?

#1LiBe____BCNOFNePosted 10/30/2013 4:34:01 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/satellite-15-6-laptop-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive/1954119.p?id=1219071186253&skuId=1954119&st=pcmcat287600050003_categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=8

unless im missing something, that's really good for the price...
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#2zxelmanPosted 10/30/2013 4:36:59 PM(edited)
The GPU isn't as good as it could be. It is an "ultra-portable" (still weighs 5 pounds) but for gaming, I'd spend a bit more for a laptop with a better GPU on other sites. Xoticpc is one.
#3MasterDonGeroPosted 10/30/2013 4:37:43 PM
The 740M isn't that good at all.
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#4Hi CPosted 10/30/2013 4:37:47 PM
GPU is crap. 5400 HHD.
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#5Snuckie7Posted 10/30/2013 4:39:15 PM(edited)
Battery Life: Not available

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#6LiBe____BCNOFNe(Topic Creator)Posted 10/30/2013 4:39:47 PM
right, i dont know too much about computers, i just googled the GPU and saw that it was recent...

could it run bf4 on medium, or would that be a stretch?
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#7anthrax360xPosted 10/30/2013 4:55:50 PM
LiBe____BCNOFNe posted...
right, i dont know too much about computers, i just googled the GPU and saw that it was recent...

could it run bf4 on medium, or would that be a stretch?


With nVidia, in order to do any "worthwhile" gaming, people generally say you should have a x50 GT/GTX or higher card. Many will say that even those aren't all that great (hence why i put worthwhile in quotes, it all does matter exactly what you want to do with it, but since you said BF4, you are clearly looking at some new releases)
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#8occonoPosted 10/30/2013 5:08:54 PM
LiBe____BCNOFNe posted...
right, i dont know too much about computers, i just googled the GPU and saw that it was recent...

could it run bf4 on medium, or would that be a stretch?


http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-740M.89900.0.html
#9LaMichael_JamesPosted 10/30/2013 5:17:57 PM
740m is a multimedia card

you can play some games from last year on medium
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