Friend needs laptop for about $400

ilikeberrypie

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My friend wants to buy a laptop.. He has limited funds, around $400, he wants a good laptop for light gaming and some school work. Please help me out!
 

ilikeberrypie

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Yeah that's what I was thinking.. could you give me some good once in the $600-$800 price range?
 

jaguarskx

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For $400 your best bet is the following Toshiba Satellite L55D-C5318. It has an AMD A10-8700P APU with a Radeon R6 (Carrizo) graphics core. It is a little less powerful than the Intel HD 530 graphics core which means it is a little slower than a nVidia 920m dedicated GPU.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/46785065?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227034742823&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=76883186912&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=149617799792&veh=sem

Bumping up to $500, your friend can buy the Acer Aspire E E5-573G-52G3 with a Core i5-5200u, nVidia 940m and 1080p screen. The 940m is certainly more powerful than the above mentioned 920m, but it is not really powerful enough to play most games at 1080p. Though I suppose using low graphic settings less graphically demanding games could be played at that resolution. The 940m is best for playing games at 1366x768 / 1600x900 with low / mix of low and medium graphic settings for reasonably good performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315131&cm_re=acer_940m-_-34-315-131-_-Product


Bumping up to $700 can get you the following Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-571G-50VG with a Core i5-5200u, nVidia GTX 950m and 1080p screen. It's better than the above Acer Aspire E laptop for games, but you are now at the point where if you spend $100 you can get a significantly more powerful laptop....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315165&cm_re=gtx_950m-_-34-315-165-_-Product


Well... looks like the price increased by $10 the last time I checked. For $810 you can get the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 with a quad core i5-6300HQ CPU, nVidia GTX 960m and a 1080p screen. This laptop is significantly more powerful than the Acer Aspire V Nitro I linked above. As far as most gamers are concerned the GTX 960m is least powerful graphics chip that they would actually consider a "gaming GPU".

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ

 

jaguarskx

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I advise you to check that link you provided.

It is for a $660 Dell laptop with a 1366x768 touch screen display and it relies on the Intel HD 5500 graphics core. I does not have a nVidia GTX 960m.

The least expensive laptop with a GTX 960m is the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $810 which I provided a link in my post above.
 

Davinlevey

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You are absolutely correct, I posted the wrong link!

http://outlet.lenovo.com/outlet_us/itemdetails/59421845/445
This has an 860m in it for 705.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154112&cm_re=960m-_-34-154-112-_-Product
This is a 960m for 819.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/455710/ROG_GL551JW-WH71(WX)_156_Gaming_Laptop_Computer_-_Black
960m for 799.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/459449/Aspire_V5-591G-78R9_156_Laptop_Computer_-_Steel_Black
This is a 950m for 749.

Again, that was me answering too many things at once, I greatly apologize.

 
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