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ldyte3

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Thanks for your replies but it seems all the ones you linked are from the US and come with rediculous postage charges.

Are any of these any good?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-Z51-70-Intel-Core-i5-5200u-8GB-RAM-Laptop-Windows-8-1-10-AMD-R7-M360-/172023291132?hash=item280d631cfc:g:hAkAAOSwwE5WZvWm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-TravelMate-IP-P645-S-578Y-i5-5200U-2-2Ghz-4GB-128GB-SSD-14-Win-7-/272094898251?hash=item3f5a1ea84b:g:Zw0AAOSwo3pWctI5
 

thor220

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Those are both good.

The first one has more graphical power and a larger screen but only SSD cache, not a full SSD. 1 TB hard drive if you need space. More RAM as well.

The second one has less graphics power (but still more than you need) and a full SSD but not hard drive, so you cannot store allot of videos. Smaller screen.

I'd suggest the first one if you have the money. That's the lowest price on that right now and you're getting quite a lot for it.
 

ldyte3

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Yeh i agree, i would prefer the bigger screen. I'm not to fussed about ssd since its only going to affect program start up times and boot times which is not a necessity and it wont impact or affect game fps performance at all if not that much 1 or 2 fps. Ram 4gb is enough and 8gb is plenty but if it comes with a much better graphics card i would rather have that and then i could upgrade ram in future unlike a laptop GPU.
 

ldyte3

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Thanks everyone for you contribution I have now found a few laptops that I'm looking at. After a long think about it where a laptop will come in useful and how much it will be used I'm not to sure it's worth my money I already have a desktop pc with amazing specs that are capable of any game I want to play so I have decided I am going to get a new monitor. Either 144hz or another ips, most likely the 144hz. I do play cs go but am struggle to decided between 24 or 27 inches with the question being the distance I sit at it will I be able to see It all in my perifrel vision when I'm playing cs go. And is 1080p really that much worse on a 27 inch monitor? I do know that It will help with productivity with that extra space.
 

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I don't know what distance you sit at but 27 is definitely bigger than 24 inches so you would definitely notice the difference. 1080 isn't worse per say, it's just the pixels are larger so if you sit too close they may be noticeable.

You pretty much have to get a 1080p monitor if you are getting 144 Hz unless you really want to spend allot of money. In addition you are going to sacrifice image quality and viewing angles unless, once again, you spend allot of money. I'd no recommend a 144 Hz monitor unless you are willing to spend allot to get an IPS one. Otherwise the off viewing angles of TN is going to make it look horrid.
 

ldyte3

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I totally agree money is a big impacting factor and same again i only have a £300 pound budget maybe a bit more.
I sit at about 2 feet if that helps, i'm not too sure what an average is or what most people sit at and if that will be too close and you will see the pixels. Yeh 1080p on 144hz is fine for more if i had to pick between resolution and hz i would always pick hertz since just most games need alot of graphical horsepower to run in 4K which i just dont have in my pc and nor do i have the money to upgrade to be capable of that yet. I heard about image quality being worse but if i get a monitor that can switch between 60hz and 144hz that will be find right? As for color as well that's what you get when you get the TN panel.
At the moment i have a 23" IPS monitor so im sure i will notice the color difference but oh well. And lastly for viewing angles i'll be sitting straight on at it so not too fussed about that.

So if you help me decided between 24" or 27" that will be very helpful and knock a lot of options out my list!
 
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