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2 years ago#1
I feel like this would be the best place to ask for advice on buying a new laptop since my current one is pretty much at its limit. My price range is between $500 to $600, maybe a lttle higher if need be. The heaviest gaming on it I plan to do is a couple fighting games and some indie steam games, nothing high end like current or new gen games at all. With that in mind what would be a good recommended laptop for me? Most of it will be used for streaming services like netflix and hulu.
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2 years ago#2
Anything with a GPU that can play 1080p without stutters or slowdowns.
2 years ago#3
Thanks but I dont know how I would even figure that out. A point in the right direction would be nice.
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2 years ago#4
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2 years ago#5
What size and what resolution wold you like to be at or around?
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2 years ago#6
It will mostly be sitting on my desk so size isn't really an issue. I'm not gonna be lugging it around all the time. For Screen size I wouldn't mind a little size to it so I can enjoy watching movies and other stuff on it. But I have an extra monitor that I would probably feed my laptop screen through anyways so its not that big of a deal.
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2 years ago#7
at $500-$600 your choices are almost infinite at 14"/15"

probably can get an a10-5750m + discrete graphics card at that price range and you can play a bunch of games on low, maybe med settings. screen res at that price will most likely be 1366x768, weight probably 4-6 lbs. stick with major brands like hp, asus, lenovo, dell. if you plan on doing some coding i'd get an intel processor but looks like you're not

something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312829

just check your local flyers for deals since black friday is coming up
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2 years ago#8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314119

This one. I have it.
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2 years ago#9
Thanks cancerstorm. That one looks pretty good for what I want. So if that one is good then should I generally be looking for specs similar to that if I try to look for some Black Friday deals? I'm god awful with computers/laptops so I don't want to accidentally get a bad one.
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