Help: gaming laptop $800


Sep 13, 2012
1. What is your budget?
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
does not matter much, preferably 15.6
3. What screen resolution do you want?
Nor does not matter much, preferable 1080p
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5. How much battery life do you need?
5 hours, watching videos in Youtube, surf in the web, Facebook. And 2-3 hours playing.
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Yes, mainly Battlefield 3, COD Modern Warfare 3, in High Settings or Ultra
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
256 gb minimum
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Newegg, HP.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Minimum 3 years
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
I need a burner and if can blu ray player
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I want HP
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I want a nice laptop, with fingerprint scanner, Beats audio, backlit keyboard or touchpad and logo.
No matter if I need to overclock the CPU / GPU to play well the games that i want
I have family in Nogales, Arizona.


Dec 1, 2010
Just keep in mind that CPU and graphics card are not upgradeable.

Laptops are not ideal for gaming. They get hot and noisy. I have an i7-2640M and AMD 6690M laptop and gets hot and fan is noisy when playing games.