After cheap gaming laptop - if possible!

mike-chambers

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Hi
I play strategy game like the ones below about once every two weeks. I am looking for a new cheap one which an run the following:

Urban empire
Civilisation new version
Football manager
 

Chugalug_

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Gaming laptops are extremely poor value to start with; but on a budget that's impossible.
Get a decent entry level PC, it'll perform far better for a much lower cost, laptops generally cost twice as much as their desktop counterparts.
Budget?
 

mike-chambers

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£300/300$
Rather have a laptop so I can play whilst on sofa or while on holiday. Strategy games are what I play. Surely there is a cheap solution out there!
 

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Out of the question, you'll need another 100 quid to even get a decent desktop. For 300 pounds you're not even gonna get a very capable workstation let alone something that can game. Save up.
 

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http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-e5-475-14-laptop-grey-10157735-pdt.html, This one is more than enough for the games you listed. It may overheat a bit, but my friend has a similar laptop and plays your sorts of game at 720P at 30FPS, perfect, for your budget.
 

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That is impossible for that money you can get a word and internet laptop and whilst doing that it will be kinda slow. For your need the cheapest you can go is a 900$ laptop.
 

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My friend has a similar laptop, and he was able to play low-res games at a low fps easily. He even stretched to CSGO.

 

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But none of those games can run on a core i3 with integrated graphics ( thats if he can find a good deal otherwise he'll have a celeron or atom pc and those are garbage) with 30fps.
 

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So whats the cheapest option?
 

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 can be found for 750$ if lucky.
Has a core i5 + gtx 1050ti.
 

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You don't need a laptop with a GTX 1050 Ti to play the 3 mentioned games. An "inexpensive" option would be the following Asus laptop with a nVidia 940mx for about £600. Granted, the 940mx is nowhere near as powerful as the GTX 1050 Ti because it is only considered to be a "mainstream" GPU, but the 940mx is definitely a more powerful than integrated graphics that would be in a £300/300$ laptop. Of course it does costs double your budget. A laptop with a GTX 1050 Ti generally starts at around £900 after doing a quick search.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-VivoBook-K556UQ-DM1023T-Notebook-Processor/dp/B01N32SX8G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496332492&sr=8-2&keywords=940mx+laptop
 
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