Good Gaming Laptop for under £1000 :(

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  1. Simon1992

    Simon1992 Junior Member

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    I never owned a PC or Laptop in my life. I'll come from a poor family background. I never owned a PC or Laptop in my life. I have ALWAYS wanted a gaming laptop and now I saved up enough money working part time at *** ( not saying where i work ) £3.15/hr.

    Anyway, I want a good gaming laptop that can handle almost any game (CoD, L4D, Diablo, Max payne etc ) in high settings maybe? i5 and above and any ios will be fine.

    My budget is actually less than £700 but I know I wont get a decent gaming laptop for that amount

    Also, please dont tell me to buy a Dekstop, I know its cheaper. The thing is I cant fit my dekstop in my room because i have a really really small room
    Like i said I am really poor, just being honest here.

    Please, may someone help me out here
     
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  3. fralexandr

    fralexandr Golden Member

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    at <£700, you're probably going to have a hard time finding anything.
    the best you can do might be a GT 650m. Otherwise you might want to settle for a GT 640m.
    you're definitely not getting anything that will play max payne 3 on high settings smoothly, for max payne 3 the 650m would be your best bet to handle medium settings smoothly.

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    this one's £400 and has a GT 640m in it.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire...6P52/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361928397&sr=8-2

    gt 640m performance
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-640M.71579.0.html

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    lenovo uk currently has the y500 with GT 650m for £700
    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...57&amp;action=init

    gt 650m performance
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M.71887.0.html

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    dell sometimes has coupons for their dell outlet, so maybe keep an eye out for one.
    If you're lucky, you might be able to find an m14x at the dell outlet.

    If space is a limiting problem, you can still build a pretty small gaming desktop, based around mATX or even uITX, or use a cube shaped case which can be used as a small table.
     
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  4. Simon1992

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    Thank you sir, I found this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSI-Noteb...68658283?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item53f391196b

    is this one good?
     
  5. Skott

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    I was going to say you'll want at least a 660m GPU to do what you want. If it were me I'd save some more. Do you know what size you want? I'll stab at a guess your wanting either a 15" or 17" size. Sager and MSI have 15.6" models w/660m for about $900 U.S. or a little less but they are dual core cpu. For a quad and 660m, which would be the ideal, you are looking at around $1150 - $1250 minimum and all these prices dont count in shipping and tax.


    Edit: I got those prices looking at what XoticPC offers which is where I would probably buy mine at if I were getting one. GenTech and PCTorque are also good places to buy from.
     
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  6. fralexandr

    fralexandr Golden Member

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    that ebay link is to a barebones, you'll have to buy and install the ram, hdd, OS, and CPU yourself (add about £300 total unless you have an extra windows 7/8 lying around).

    expect to add ~£40 for 4x2 ddr3, whatever storage options you want (you can fit 2 drives; i'd recommend SSD + 2.5" HDD, or for 1 drive, a seagate XT), and anywhere from ~£50-400 for the CPU, i'd expect you'd want to spend at least £100 for an i5 since it's for gaming.
    it supports socket G2 sandybridge processors max TDP 55w
    http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID=23193

    if you're going to get a sager/clevo, this thread has a few places to look, but it's probably going to be over £700 for a 660m and they're not known for good customer service
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/652403-clevo-resellers-european-union-v1.html
     
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  7. lakedude

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    That must have taken some effort to save that kind of money! I hate to be a party pooper but maybe you shouldn't get a fancy laptop. Computer depreciate like crazy because there is always better stuff coming out. They are terrible investments.

    With a desktop you can upgrade and keep it going for a while but it not really possible to upgrade a laptop so you are just stuck with what you bought for the most part.

    That said if you still get a laptop enjoy it!

    Hmmm, I've got an i5 laptop with a HD5650 and a matte 17" screen I'm not really using...