I am looking for a laptop for my brother and wanted to find one that is very powerful graphically and can play modern games at low or medium resolution.
Preferably a 1080p screen display if possible
15.6'' display, Thanks I would REALLY appreciate it
I dont think you'll get a good gaming laptop for under 500€ at most you'll get a decend thing able to run like minecraft and csgo on medium to low settings. A gaming laptop is not generally super high end, let alone at that price range
Sadly, there is no such thing as a fullHD gaming laptop within the price range of 500€, with 15,6 inch display. In the world of computers, you can't have a cheap good thing, cheap and good - two different things. You can get a cheap laptop, yes, but it won't be good for gaming. You can get a good laptop, if you throw in another 300-400€, but that's not really cheap.
edit: I have the same problem like you, i also tried to find a decent "gaming" laptop for under 500. But i didn't really find anything i liked. So i moved up by 100€.
For 599€, you can get full HD, i5-6200U and Nvidia 940M.
The CPU is only around 5% faster, but the GPU is around 80% better.
I think the 940M is probably the cheapest card if you want to play modern games with "acceptable" framerates.
For example CS:GO in 1080p at 68fps, Sims 4 maxxed out at ~30fps, Far Cry 4 mid details 1376x768 around 30fps.
So it's okay for gaming, but on some really hardware-hungry-titles you'll have to play on low resolutions and low details.
The next stronger GPU is the 945M or GTX 950M, the cheapest laptop with that card starts at 699€... So as i said, 940M is probably the only real option around 500€.
I was just on amazon.com where the laptop is 500 euro and found out that it doesn't ship to Ireland where I live. I then tried amazon.co.uk and it ended up roughly 580 euro. Is there any other way to get the laptop for 500?
Meh, now i get why amazon didn't show me those much cheaper offers. Most laptops are simply 100$ cheaper in the US, and us europeans just have to pay more. Really fair..
The cheapest i5-6200u + 940M + Full HD shipping to germany i can find is 587€, i guess we just have to deal with it.