Gaming laptop in UK


Jul 12, 2013
Hi everyone, I want to buy a gaming laptop that can run games like Skyrim on high settings at good FPS.

After a lot of research, these two laptops are my preferences:

Lenovo IdeaPad y510p
Toshiba Qosmio x70

They're both pretty similar in terms of specs and price, the Toshiba comes out on top with a better graphics card and a larger screen.

The only problem I found is that these laptops aren't available in the UK yet, they're only available in the US as far as I can tell, and when they do come out in the UK later this year, they're going to be more than double the US price!

Does anyone know if I can buy these laptops in any way, maybe through a re-seller or something, or if not, is there a similar laptop for a similar price that I can buy in the UK that looks good? A toushcreen isn't essential but it would be nice I guess.

This MSI GT70 is almost identical to the Toshiba, but it looks horrendous in my opinion :(

I wouldn't mind a website where I can build my own laptop either if the laptops look decent.

I don't have a fixed budget, but I'd say it's around £1,000-£1,500.

Thank You!
The 5400 rpm HD cripples both. I'd suggest buying a laptop from a manufacturer that actually "manufacturers" laptops. Neither Toshiba or Lenovo does. The vast majority of laptops on the market (94% in 2011) are manufactured by a small handful of Taiwan-based Original Design Manufacturers (ODM), although their production bases are located mostly in mainland China. Major relationships include:

Quanta sells to (among others) HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Sony, Fujitsu and NEC
Compal sells to (among others) Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and HP/Compaq
Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP
Inventec sells to Toshiba, HP and Lenovo
Pegatron sells to Asus, Toshiba, Apple, Dell and Acer
Foxconn sells to Asus, Dell, HP and Apple
Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP

CLEVO is a large Taiwanese computer company specializing in laptops. While the Clevo brand name is perhaps not widely known, their products are re-branded and sold by known boutique brand OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)… notably Sager, VoodooPC, Falcon Northwest, Eurocom, etc. They are also considered (by whoever knows about notebooks) to design and manufacturer the best of the best notebooks in terms of superior build quality and innovative designs.

Most distributors allow you to custom configure ya laptop build.

Clevo 170SM w/ 2 x 4GB, 750 GB 7200 rpm HD will run ya £996.67 ex VAT
£1,196.00 inc VAT


Jul 12, 2013
Sorry, I forgot to mention that the HDD won't be a problem, I've got a 256gb SSD that I'm going to replace the HDD with.

RAM isn't a problem either as I've got a spare 4GB RAM that I could use if any suggested laptop has below 8GB RAM on it.

Thank you very much for the link, I'll look into it.

Edit: This Clevo Vortex IV can be assembled to the same specs as the Toshiba. Although the price is higher, the build quality will most likely be better and it's available in my country now so I don't have to wait til the end of the year.


A quick question (I doubt anyone will see it at the bottom of the threat but I'll ask anyway).
Is it worth spending £100 to upgrade the processor from 4700MQ to 4800MQ? The price difference is minimal but will there be a noticeable performance increase?
Also, is a 4GB Radeon HD 8970M better than a GeForce GTX770M graphics card? The Radeon is £50 more but I'm not sure which is better.

Thanks again!


Jun 25, 2007