Help With Choosing a Budget Gaming Laptop

ptyler

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Please help me. My son has $650 dollars and is trying to buy a budget gaming laptop. He will be using it play games like Call of Duty. Right now he is leaning towards the HP Pavilion (he loves that you can customize colors although this is not a deal breaker). What do you guys think about this or can you recommend another one (he was going to save up more and get a Lenvono but has changed his mind)?
What would you buy with $650? Thanks!!!

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/cto.do

HP Pavilion - 17z Touch
Components
• Windows 8.1 64
• AMD Quad-Core A8-6410 Processor + 2GB AMD Radeon™ R7 M260 Graphics
• 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ WLED-backlit Display (1600x900) Touchscreen
• 8GB DDR3L System Memory (1 Dimm)
• 750GB 5400 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive
• 4-cell 41WHr Lithium-ion Battery
• SuperMulti DVD burner
• Standard Keyboard (black)
• HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone (aqua blue)
• 802.11b/g/n WLAN [1x1]
 

Chuck Bucy

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Chuck Bucy

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First thing,

Does it have to be a laptop?
I don't want to bore you with "Desktop vs. Laptop" arguments but I had a gaming laptop, sat on my desk all day every day. So I just got a desktop, great experience in hardware and felt like I was putting together legos. (HA)

Anyway, if your still set on getting him a laptop the one you have picked may be your best bet. Although it is at the lower spectrum of gaming laptop. It should run Call of Duty and newer games at medium settings, much like what you would see on a console. However newer upcoming games are much more intensive, he may only be able to play these on low pixely settings.

Of course, it would work as a gaming laptop, but if you want one that's halfway decent your looking at closer to $800-$1000.

That's just the way laptops are.

Hope I could help!
 

ptyler

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Thanks for the replies. Yes it has to be a laptop. What laptops would you recommend in the range you listed? recommend
 

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