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Want to Buy a Gaming Laptop ... As Inexpensive As Possible (Resolved)


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moondog830

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I'm wanting to buy a 17.3" laptop that will allow me to run World of Tanks as well as Adobe CS6. I would also like a graphics card BETTER THAN the 'onboard' Intel card on my current laptop. Everytime I look at the specs etc ... on any website, my head starts spinning. I have to try to stay as close to $600 as possible ... but that's not set in stone ... it only means that if I can't, I'll have to wait longer. I do not want a touchscreen.

 

I currently have a Hewlett-Packard Pavillion G7 17.3" laptop that will run Adobe, and runs World of Tanks but doesn't meet the minimum requirements for it.

 

thanks in advance for the help 

 

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Hello moondog830,

 

Being realistic you are looking at $800+ for a new notebook anywhere near mid/high level gaming, couple to look at, one new here one refurbished here.(the touchscreen can be disabled btw so don`t let it put you off) but closer to your present budget the Dell Silver 17.3" Inspiron 17 5748 from Walmart here I have made sure that they each have 8GB of Ram as that is still the most cost affective way of improving overall performance + I don`t like computers that are sold with only 4 or 6GB but have a 64-bit OS  :tazz:


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thanks for the advice ... do you have a specific preference? most people tell me not to buy dell if I can avoid it. just wondering

also, if this one is comparable to the ones you listed. (don't know the difference in processors)

 

http://www.walmart.c...4028392&veh=sem

 

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Edited by moondog830, 05 November 2014 - 01:01 PM.

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The i5 is a better CPU but the cost of the Toshiba for the spec makes it a very good choice  :thumbsup:

 

I have used Sony notebooks for a long time so here is some unbiased information below;

 

PC Advisor: Most reliable laptop brands: the results 2013;
 
Apple tops the list, as might be expected from such a premium PC builder. Apple products are far from cheap, but they do offer a quality experience. Runner up Dell has a very different business model. It, like other high-ranking brands HP and Asus, operates as a volume laptop maker, selling many thousands of laptops every week. We would expect to see them, and Lenovo, high up in our list because they sell so many PCs: but their higher ranking suggests a lot of satisfied customers.
 
Apple: 19%
Dell: 12%
Asus: 11%
HP: 11%
Acer: 9%
Lenovo: 9%
Toshiba: 9%
Samsung: 7%
Sony: 6%
Alienware: 3%
Fujitsu: 1%
MSI: 1%
Panasonic: 1%

 

 
 
Note how far down that Dells prestige brand Alienware is, that will be more to do with cost per performance ratio me thinks.
 
Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2014 ( A Toms Guide) here

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I thank you for all your help ... I finally settled on this one ... http://www.newegg.co...CFSFgMgodohIAhQ

 

a little above the price I was hoping for, yet getting plenty of bang for my buck ... thanks a lot!

 

you may close this now :)


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Glad you got one sorted and thank you for the follow up  :thumbsup:


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