Best Laptop for 300$ that run games and photoshop?

greatxgaming

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Hey guys, i'm looking for a laptop at around 300$ that can play games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and most importantly, can run photoshop as i am looking for something to edit on the go. Maybe if possible i can squeeze an ultra low setting for GTA V but that's not necessary, and also support for HDMI and upgrading ram, SSD isn't something important but preferable.

Maybe i can squeeze just a bit more money but less than 50$.
 

jaslion

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Not happening. Simple as that.
 

chalky16

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You're going to have to look for something used or something local on Craigslist or a service like that. You'd probably have to spend closer to $600-700 to get a laptop like that
 

jaguarskx

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Your best option is the $300 Acer Aspire ES 15 which has a Core i3-6100u with the Intel HD 520 graphics core. It has a 1366x768 screen.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-6100U-Windows-ES1-572-31KW/dp/B01J42JPL4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500749140&sr=8-1&keywords=i3-6100u


Here's a video of Dota 2 being played on a similar laptop with different settings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEWnnOX7-T0


Here's CSGO with a couple of different settings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gwNWB_eaGI


GTA 5 in 3 different resolutions. However, it is only driving. There is no combat which would cause performance to be lower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PISYVceYpA4
 

jaguarskx

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It seems Amazon's "price-bots" raised the price of the Acer from $300 to $350, so here is a similar laptop from Lenovo for $310.

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-110-15-i3-6100U-Black/dp/B06XB5S7TT/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1500775762&sr=1-3&keywords=i3-6100u


For $350, the following newer Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM is a better option since it has a 7th generation Core i3-7100u CPU with the Intel HD 620 vs. the other Acer laptop with a 6th generation CPU. It also has a 1080p screen, but depending on the game you may need to drop the resolution to 1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 for better performance.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1500775934&sr=1-1&keywords=i3-7100u
 

jaguarskx

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You do not really have much of a choice. For around $300 US, the best laptop with an Intel CPU is the 6th generation i3-6100u and it's integrated Intel HD 520. The best $300 laptop with an AMD processor will have the A8-7410 like the HP linked below for $285 USD. The processor performance is a bit lower compared to the i3-6100u and it's Radeon R5 (Beema / Carrizo-L) is less powerful than the Intel HD 4000 found in 3rd generation Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 CPUs.

https://www.amazon.com/HP-15BA088NR-Z9G20UA-Windows-Laptop/dp/B01MURC7B0/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1500787497&sr=1-4&keywords=a8-7410


You can check out game performance benchmark for the two integrated graphic cores in the following links:

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-520.149940.0.html
https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-R5-Beema.122502.0.html
 
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