budget gaming laptop for £800 or us equivelant


Nov 17, 2013
1. What is your budget?

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15"-17" but preferably a 15" screen

3. What screen resolution do you want?
its a big ask but I could really do with a 1080p screen but if everything else is great i could probably cope with 720p'

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
I'm not too fussy about weight but I will be carrying it around.

5. How much battery life do you need?
battery life isn't really relevant anything over 2 hours, which is easy

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
League of legends high settings and skyrim medium settings

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
gaming is the most intensive thing I will be doing other than that just web browsing and a bit of coding

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
I could cope with 500Gb but 750 upwards would be nice

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
being in the uk its a bit limited

and amazon if there are any good deals

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
for at least 2-3 years I hope

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
anything goes

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I would prefer asus and lenovo as I quite like their design and I have friends who have owned them and the build quality seems pretty solid. the only brands I would avoid really is hp and dell ,because I have owned them previously and the products have usually been pretty shoddy.

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I have looked at pc specialist laptops and the spec has been really good for price but does anybody know how their build quality is?
Also I imagine some would guess but I'd be looking for an i7 laptop with dedicated graphics.

Thanks in advance :D :D


Oct 18, 2006
I saw this the other day on ukhotdeals, the brand doesn't have a great reputation but the spec is great for the current price £809 https://www.medion.com/gb/prod/MEDION+ERAZER+X6823+Laptop+%28MD98254%29/30014987A1

Technical details
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM processor
Operating system (OEM version):
Windows 8 with new Windows® Experience user interface

Clock Frequency: 2.4GHz
Memory size: 16GB
Total RAM slots: 4
Used RAM slots: 4
Hard disk capacity: 750GB
SSD Capacity: 128GB
Screen size: 39,6 cm (15,6")
Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
Screen Type: non-glare display
LED Backlight: Yes
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670MX DirectX® 11 graphics
with 1536 MB GDDR5 memory and digital HDMI® audio/video output
+ NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology

Optical drives:
Blu-ray read drive/multi-standard DVD/CD burner
with DVD-RAM and dual layer support

High-definition audio with 2 loudspeakers and 1 subwoofer –
Dolby Home Theater® v4 certified

Chipset: HM77
Multi-card reader for SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS and MSPro memory cards (memory cards not supplied)
Gaming-optimised keyboard with W-A-S-D block in a different colour
Integrated 3.0 MP webcam with microphone

Battery cells: 9

Multi-card reader for SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS & MS Pro memory cards
1 x eSATA
3x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0
1x HDMI out
1x VGA out
1x LAN (RJ45)

Audio (the use of these connections will depend on the software available):
1x microphone
1x line in
1x line out incl. S/PDIF
1x side out
8-channel audio out (analogue + S/PDIF)

Gigabit LAN network controller (10/100/1000 Mbit/s)

Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 with integrated Bluetooth 4.0 function
Fast wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 n standard technology



Nov 17, 2013
hey sizzling , the laptop pretty much meets all my criteria but unfortunately I have read up on medion's stuff before and the build quality can be pretty dodgy so thats another one I probably should have put in my brand avoid category . thanks for the suggestion though :)

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