Budget Laptop Advice

Droid Jonny

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Looking for a laptop to browse the web and play World of Warcraft on. I know it's not an overly intense game but some systems run it better than others and I'd like to improve my 2-3 ish old laptop atm.

I'm coming from a Gateway, AMD Athlon II X2 P320, with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250. Looking for something that will make it worth the money to upgrade.

I found these....
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-pavilion-17-3-laptop-4gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive-anodized-silver/4933008.p?id=1219105380048&skuId=4933008&st=categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=5

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-pavilion-17-3-laptop-intel-core-i3-4gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive-anodized-silver/5154007.p?id=1219112460192&skuId=5154007&st=categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=2

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/hp-17-3-pavillion-nb-a8-5550m/prod12560290.ip?navAction=push

The second one is misprinted and has an intel 4000 since it's a 3rd gen processor. Not sure if the one from Sam's would possibly be better for video card or if the ones from BB are better because of the processor?

1. What is your budget? Looking for under $500

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? Prefer 17+ but would consider smaller.

3. What screen resolution do you want? Not a big deal to me.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Desktop replacement.

5. How much battery life do you need? Doesn't matter.

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)? World of Warcraft, low setting is fine.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Watch videos and browse web.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 100+

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? At least 2 years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? Nothing specific.

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 have no brand loyalty.

13. What country do you live in? USA

PS...Idc whether it's new or refurbished.
 

Type75

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A laptop for gaming under $500 is hard to do, I would recommend a desktop unless you will be moving it around alot. I would suggest getting the HP on Sams Club out of theses. I would say that because AMD is good for budget builds and the others have low CPUs and Low graphics. I didnt do alot of research but the AMD looks better than the Intel laptops. Another good brand would be ASUS. They make good laptops and desktops but they are usually more expensive for good ones.
 
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