Is this okay for a casual gaming laptop?

MMMaddox

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hang-the-9

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For the price, not too good, low wattage i7 and a 2 generation old lower end video card.

This is better, same price https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1475005351&sr=1-1&keywords=Dell+256gb+960m

Video card 1.5 tiers faster, CPU is a real quad core, large enough solid state drive for several games.
 

greens

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Yeah you'll be able to play WOW just fine on that, i'd imagine with high settings.
Looks like a pretty decent little laptop, but the 4hr battery life in windows 10 is pretty low. I'd imagine that when gaming or watching a movie... 2 hours?

 

hang-the-9

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For the price, not too good, low wattage i7 and a 2 generation old lower end video card.

This is better, same price https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1475005351&sr=1-1&keywords=Dell+256gb+960m

Video card 1.5 tiers faster, CPU is a real quad core, large enough solid state drive for several games.
 

jaguarskx

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Generally speaking most gaming laptops do not allow you to upgrade the dedicated GPU because it is soldered into the motherboard. Only a few specific laptop models generally in the $1,400+ price range do give you the ability to upgrade the GPU. However, just because a laptop is expensive, that does not mean the GPU is automatically upgradeable. There are plenty of $1.400+ that do not allow you to perform an upgrade.

I would go with the Dell Inspiron i7559 hang-the-9 recommended. It has a more powerful quad core CPU and the GTX 960m GPU as opposed to the much weaker GT 840m for not much more money. Battery life is also decent at around 5 - 6 hours of average usage. However, it is a 15.6" laptop instead of a 17" laptop.
 
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