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I'm actually considering getting a "cheap" gaming laptop. How's this?

#1ZachnornPosted 3/3/2014 4:02:52 PM
I know, lol gaming laptops

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314182

Budget: $800, prefer to go under $600 if possible (though I doubt it is and I understand that)
Windows 8 is fine, especially if the laptop has a touch screen (I have an extra key for Windows 7 anyway)
I almost never use optical drives, so that's not a concern

My current laptop is almost 4 years old. It still runs fine but I am thinking of replacing it since it is damaged and I'll need a laptop for work. I'll be living in a smaller place with roommates, so I doubt I'll have the room for my current gaming desktop. I won't play games that are too demanding since I play a lot of games that are a few years old.

I'm not sure if I'll actually replace my laptop and if I do, if I'll get one with a dedicated video card. But if I do, is this a decent cheap choice? Could I go cheaper? Does this laptop fail at being a decent laptop?

Thanks!
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#2__Stewa__Posted 3/3/2014 4:04:42 PM
Why not just use that money to upgrade your PC or something
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#3PharohofLaptopsPosted 3/3/2014 4:07:34 PM
Does this laptop fail at being a decent laptop?

Yes
#4Zachnorn(Topic Creator)Posted 3/3/2014 4:07:37 PM
Because I don't think I can take my PC with me.
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#5SlaynPosted 3/3/2014 4:19:59 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834313739
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You can spend $400 on a console and $400 on a cheap PC, or you can spend $800 to build your own and have the best of both worlds.
#6DoramiPosted 3/3/2014 7:24:32 PM
A lot of that laptop is probably in the touchscreen premium, as neither the processor nor the GPU is that great.

You can do better:
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y410p/

I'd go with the $799 model for the higher resolution.
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#7SlaynPosted 3/3/2014 7:28:15 PM
Dorami posted...
A lot of that laptop is probably in the touchscreen premium, as neither the processor nor the GPU is that great.

You can do better:
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y410p/

I'd go with the $799 model for the higher resolution.


For $100 more you get SLI 755M.
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#832x2zPosted 3/3/2014 7:45:53 PM
If you can't take your gaming desktop with you, it might be wise to sell it unless you're not going to be gone for long.
#9Ikari GendoPosted 3/3/2014 7:48:36 PM
8750m isn't good enough to be called a gaming laptop IMO. Though honestly all the AMD laptop GPU's don't seem worth it except the highest series (which are actually decent bang for buck in laptop terms). I haven't followed closely, but I imagine you might be able to get something with a 760m for barely more than what you have.
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 3/3/2014 7:59:54 PM
How soon do you need it? I'm actually interested in a maxwell/Haswell laptop and hopefully the 800m series will launch soonish.
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