Gaming Laptop Suggestions ~£600

Malefic Grindylow

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Jun 23, 2014
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4,510
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So I go away on holiday in a few weeks and I'm looking for a gaming laptop, I have a gaming PC that I build a few months ago and would be using that most of the time at home so I don't want to spend too much.
I don't know too much about Laptop hardware and how it differs from PC so suggestions would be good.
I found this one at eBuyer and the specs seem pretty good for the price, what do you think? http://www.ebuyer.com/737456-msi-gl62-6qc-gaming-laptop-9s7-16j612-065

I should add that I'll mostly be playing Smite I don't plan on playing anything too graphically advanced.
 

Kenneth1987

Commendable
Feb 25, 2016
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This one is just great with its reasonable price and nice spec, if you just play light game, this machine will run smoothly. I like the free Gaming BackPack by the way.
 

Malefic Grindylow

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Jun 23, 2014
7
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4,510
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Thanks, will this one be good for a few years or should I look at spending more for future proofing? Like I said the main game I'll be playing is Smite so if it can run that smoothly I'll be happy with it.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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If you want to get a system with a bit of life in it for future games, you would want a laptop with a 960m video card, that is the mid-range right now. The 940M in the MSI you linked is on the low end now, which means in a few years, or even on demanding games now, it will run slow.

You need to up your budget by a few 100 to get a laptop with a 960M. I also suggest looking for one with a solid state drive, the larger the better so you can run programs off it.
 

Malefic Grindylow

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Jun 23, 2014
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4,510
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Do you have any suggestions for that price range? I'd be okay with spending more but I'm just not sure if I can justify the price when I might not use it all that much, but if you could recommend some to me that would be great :)
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator


This may be OK http://www.ebuyer.com/726289-pc-specialist-optimus-vii-v15-960-gaming-laptop-pcs-l860515 I don't know the brand too well, but the few times I have seen it mentioned it was rated over average.
 

Malefic Grindylow

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Jun 23, 2014
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4,510
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I saw this one on the site and it looks good but I read some things about a short battery life which might cause some problems.
 

Malefic Grindylow

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Jun 23, 2014
7
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4,510
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So it's not specifically this system that has a short battery life? If so I'll probably get this one + a portable charger or something like that.

Another thing I meant to ask is how are the 950m cards? Is it a significant improvement over the 940?
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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950m vs 940m is generally worth the cost for the upgrade, you would be able to run newer games for longer and current games at higher settings and/or smoother.
 
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