Gaming Laptop Advice

richi3d10

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Hello,

I am in the market for a laptop that is able to run most games. I already have a powerful desktop PC for serious gaming, this is more for when I'm on the train and fancy playing a bit of Skyrim or something else. It doesn't have to be super powerful, just able to run at low/medium settings. I am looking to spend around £700-£800.

Thanks,
Rich
 

flamingswordsman

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If size is not an issue, I would look at the ASUS ROG laptops. They are reasonably priced, and offer good performance.

If you are more in the market for an ultrabook; I would look at the ASUS UX32VD, or the gigabyte U2442.

If these laptops do not seem to fit your needs, post some more detailed requirements. I would be happy to help.
 

richi3d10

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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. The ASUS ROG laptops look quite good. I was thinking maybe an AMD CPU to keep the price down a bit, any recommendations there?

 

flamingswordsman

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I must ask 1) are you going to do more than gaming, and 2) What games and filters will you be running.
A good rule of thumb is that AMD processors tend to be slightly better at rendering graphics and video. But fairly poor when it comes to cache, and clock speed. So AMD is a great option for those in graphic design, but not always the best option for gamers.

In addition, most systems built with AMD processors are slightly lower end, and lack a high performance GPU, and RAM.
 
You don't really find AMD APUs in gaming systems. The Intel Core series are pretty well established and do a much better job.

Take a look at MSI and Sager/Clevo laptops. Good value and they tend to pack good video cards. In fact, given your needs and budget, I think a Clevo W350STQ would be perfect for you.
 

richi3d10

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Hi guys, thanks for the replies.

I was looking at the MSI range, which is what gave me the idea for the AMD APU in the first place, they make the GX60, which has an AMD A10 with Radeon 7970M graphics, apparently the idea being that by putting a slightly less expensive CPU in they could up the graphics giving overall better performance for the price. This laptop is a little out of my price range, so I was wondering if anyone knew of anything similar but a little cheaper (lower spec graphics).

I will probably run a linux partition as well on the laptop to make things easier for work, but other than that and gaming the only other use it will see is internet browsing and watching films.

Thanks,
Rich
 

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