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#11JockoPosted 11/1/2013 5:35:29 PM
Hold up Sergei. Someone just posted this in another topic:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pavilion-17-3-laptop-4gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/2287004.p?id=1219071221794&skuId=2287004&st=categoryid$pcmcat247400050000&cp=1&lp=1

I would suggest you consider that if you can spend a little more money. You should even be able to play some new games and at least low settings and maybe even medium.
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#12Sergei_Dukanov(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 1:19:00 PM
Jocko posted...
Hold up Sergei. Someone just posted this in another topic:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pavilion-17-3-laptop-4gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/2287004.p?id=1219071221794&skuId=2287004&st=categoryid$pcmcat247400050000&cp=1&lp=1

I would suggest you consider that if you can spend a little more money. You should even be able to play some new games and at least low settings and maybe even medium.


thats not bad at all. I am not looking for true gaming laptop. Just something to hold me over if I am gone for a while a if you check the sig, my main white pc isnt really all that portable. Its well under my budget too. And hell, as long as I can run some games on med with aa off, then I am a happy camper.
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#13JKatarnPosted 11/2/2013 1:50:44 PM
That should be able to play New Vegas and some less intensive titles, though you will of course have to dial the settings down and I wouldn't expect stellar performance.
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#14Sergei_Dukanov(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 1:55:16 PM
JKatarn posted...
That should be able to play New Vegas and some less intensive titles, though you will of course have to dial the settings down and I wouldn't expect stellar performance.


I had a laptop before and its fine. The most I ever play anything on is 1080p or oddly enough 720 (some of my games default to it and I just go along with it). The only this is there is no bench marks for the 8550g yet, so I have no idea what I can and cant do with it.
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#15JKatarnPosted 11/2/2013 3:07:34 PM
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
JKatarn posted...
That should be able to play New Vegas and some less intensive titles, though you will of course have to dial the settings down and I wouldn't expect stellar performance.


I had a laptop before and its fine. The most I ever play anything on is 1080p or oddly enough 720 (some of my games default to it and I just go along with it). The only this is there is no bench marks for the 8550g yet, so I have no idea what I can and cant do with it.


Seeing as that is by far the most popular maximum resolution of desktop monitors out there right now, that's reaching a bit for a low-end laptop like that. You will have to play at 720p or less at medium/low details to have acceptable performance with that laptop given the CPU/GPU.
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#16Sergei_Dukanov(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 3:16:14 PM
JKatarn posted...
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
JKatarn posted...
That should be able to play New Vegas and some less intensive titles, though you will of course have to dial the settings down and I wouldn't expect stellar performance.


I had a laptop before and its fine. The most I ever play anything on is 1080p or oddly enough 720 (some of my games default to it and I just go along with it). The only this is there is no bench marks for the 8550g yet, so I have no idea what I can and cant do with it.


Seeing as that is by far the most popular maximum resolution of desktop monitors out there right now, that's reaching a bit for a low-end laptop like that. You will have to play at 720p or less at medium/low details to have acceptable performance with that laptop given the CPU/GPU.


Then what would be better for under $650? I just dont want to spend another $1500 for something I will be giving to my dad after maybe a year or two.
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#17PyrotechnixxxPosted 11/2/2013 3:21:53 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314181

Take a look at that one.
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#18Sergei_Dukanov(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 3:30:35 PM
Pyrotechnixxx posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314181

Take a look at that one.


That looks really good. Better than the other and only $200 more.
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#19JKatarnPosted 11/2/2013 5:02:09 PM
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
JKatarn posted...
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
JKatarn posted...
That should be able to play New Vegas and some less intensive titles, though you will of course have to dial the settings down and I wouldn't expect stellar performance.


I had a laptop before and its fine. The most I ever play anything on is 1080p or oddly enough 720 (some of my games default to it and I just go along with it). The only this is there is no bench marks for the 8550g yet, so I have no idea what I can and cant do with it.


Seeing as that is by far the most popular maximum resolution of desktop monitors out there right now, that's reaching a bit for a low-end laptop like that. You will have to play at 720p or less at medium/low details to have acceptable performance with that laptop given the CPU/GPU.


Then what would be better for under $650? I just dont want to spend another $1500 for something I will be giving to my dad after maybe a year or two.


It's going to be very difficult to find a laptop that can play games at 1080p at moderate details levels with good performance under $650, that's just a fact of life - you need some decent GPU power to play modern games. I would say $850+ would be the bare minimum for a *decent* gaming laptop, you won't be maxing things at 1080p at 60 FPS but you will be able to play everything at good details levels at a decent clip. Powerful laptops are more expensive.
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#20Sergei_Dukanov(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 5:13:41 PM
JKatarn posted...
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
JKatarn posted...
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
JKatarn posted...
That should be able to play New Vegas and some less intensive titles, though you will of course have to dial the settings down and I wouldn't expect stellar performance.


I had a laptop before and its fine. The most I ever play anything on is 1080p or oddly enough 720 (some of my games default to it and I just go along with it). The only this is there is no bench marks for the 8550g yet, so I have no idea what I can and cant do with it.


Seeing as that is by far the most popular maximum resolution of desktop monitors out there right now, that's reaching a bit for a low-end laptop like that. You will have to play at 720p or less at medium/low details to have acceptable performance with that laptop given the CPU/GPU.


Then what would be better for under $650? I just dont want to spend another $1500 for something I will be giving to my dad after maybe a year or two.


It's going to be very difficult to find a laptop that can play games at 1080p at moderate details levels with good performance under $650, that's just a fact of life - you need some decent GPU power to play modern games. I would say $850+ would be the bare minimum for a *decent* gaming laptop, you won't be maxing things at 1080p at 60 FPS but you will be able to play everything at good details levels at a decent clip. Powerful laptops are more expensive.


I dont have to max any game to enjoy it. Med is fine and it doesnt have to be a constant 60fps either. I just want something that can play some games smoothly. I dont play a TON of games and I have yet to beat most of the games my steam library. I have maybe a total of 40 games without counting expansions.
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