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Help! Which Cheap Laptop Should I buy?

Which Laptop to Buy

  • Acer CB3-131-C3SZ Chromebook

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ASUS VivoBook (E200HA-US01-GD or E403SA or A540)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dell XPS 13

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • HP Spectre x360

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • HP Stream 14

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Macbook (2016)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 100s

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Junior Member
Jul 18, 2011
Hi Everyone,

With good reviews, different Sales person opinions, multitude of options to choose from, I am now confuse w/c of the items I have listed as the bang-for-the-buck laptop/netbook/notebook as I have gathered from the Internet Reviews

85% = Heavy Internet MMORPG Flash-based games (Naruto Online, League of Legends, etc) & opening at least 2 browsers & 1 mini-client simultaneously
2.5% = Office Documents (word, excel)
7.5% = Emulator Games (N64, Gameboy, NDS, FamiCom)

Max Budget: $300
Screen Dimension: 8" to 12"
Max Weight: 2.5 kg

My Priority would be:
1. Performance
2. Budget
3. Screen Dimension
4. Weight

Please select only 1 among the list so it will not confuse me more. I'm leaning towards Lenovo IdeaPad 100s but according to the Sales Person I've spoken to, it can't handle the workload


Diamond Member
Mar 6, 2006
This thread is so LOL-worthy... :)
I see what you did there...

I'm thinking this should be moved to OT since it's a clear troll thread.

On topic, I'm looking to play the latest AAA games over 120FPS @ 4k and I have a budget of $168.
Do I choose an Amazon Fire stick, or a Supermicro Tesla GPU server cluster (SRS-14URKS-GPUS-12)?

Andrew Carnegie

Junior Member
Aug 7, 2016
If you can spend $400 for your new laptop, then I would recommend you to get the Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM. Although it doesn't have a dedicated GPU, the integrated Intel HD graphics would be able to run your flash based games. It has 4GB of RAM which I would recommend you to upgrade to 8GB (won't add up much). The best part, it has latest Intel 7th Generation Kaby Lake CPU inside.
Here's the link to it - https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-7100U-Windows-E5-575-33BM/dp/B01K1IO3QW/


Diamond Member
Jun 24, 2008
pray tell, how is league of legends flash-based?

Runescape in the browser was flash-based if I remember correctly, and it worked on integrated graphics from 10 years ago just fine.