Affordable Gaming Laptop?

David McIntyre

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Hey guys, well my pc is pretty old and I don't play many games on my pc other than MMOs from time to time.

My current card is ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series so it's pretty dated now.

I am looking, because I need a laptop for school to maybe find an affordable laptop that can run the games I would be playing on good settings.

The thing is, it's so hard to see what card is good on the laptop, looking up reviews and some people love it and some people hate it.

I was thinking something along the lines of. IdeaPad Y410p with a NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB in it.

That with taxes and everything would be around $900. Which would be the most I could spend, and that's pushing it too..

Anyone have any ideas or advice for me?

Thanks!
 

whyso

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Lenovo y series are very good.

I might recommend the y500 because you get a 1080p screen and the ability to add a second gpu if it becomes necessary. It should be of a similar price. (don't worry about the cpu there is at most 10% difference between the two and for games it won't matter).
 

David McIntyre

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Thank you very much!

out of these 2 models which do you prefer?

Processor
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3230M Processor( 2.60GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT750M 2GB GDDR5
Memory
6.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
Display
15.6" FHD LED Anti-Glare Wedge 1920x1080
Hard Drive
500GB 5400 RPM

for $709 or

Processor
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor( 2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT750M 2GB GDDR5
Memory
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
Display
15.6" FHD LED Anti-Glare Wedge 1920x1080
Hard Drive
1TB 5400 RPM

for $829.

Are the differences enough to get the more expensive model?

Thanks again!
 
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