Lightweight gaming laptop

Phanny

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Hi all, hoping one or more of you can help.

I am looking to buy a laptop for work, but with some gaming capability.

I have a desktop which I use for intensive gaming, but I would like something that travels with me when away for a few days at a time that can run something like Civilisation or Silent hunter, games of this type, unlikely FPS.

I don't need to run hi GFX levels, just something that will help me pass the time.

Things I am looking for:

Budget: £500-£800

lightweight, less than 2Kg lighter the better.
I guess dedi GFX card NVidia or AMD unless you suggest otherwise
SSD for boot up, happy to run games on slower HDD.
Min total storage 256Gb or 512Gb preferred.
Battery - it will be plugged in when gaming as this is likely at a hotel so not actually travelling.


Thank you for your time.

 

Wayfall

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I would recommend Dells 15 7000 series gaming laptops:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pd?oc=fncwpw5715h&model_id=inspiron-15-7559-laptop

I'm looking to get one of these next year for medium-high gaming when i'm on the move. The build quality is decent but the only thing that the standard version needs is an SSD (the boot up to windows is rather slow) but you can open up the back which only has one screw so you can take out the HDD and put in an SSD or you can stick one of those SSDs that look like RAM in instead (cant remember its name)

For the money its pretty darn amazing.
-The newest Skylake i5
-a dedicated Geoforce Nvidia GTX 960M which has '4GB VRAM'!!
-1x8GB RAM (most laptops only have 4GB)
-720p Display (you wont even notice the difference as the screens smaller than a desktop screen)

Have a gander

Regards
 

bicycle_repair_man

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Laptops come in huge varieties and the ergonomics are very much down to the individual, so picking one out is difficult. A laptop with an i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a GTX 950M is the minimum you should aim for.

Rather than buy an off-the-shelf laptop, take a look at PC Specialist. You can spec a laptop how you like rather than rely on the manufacturer to do it for you.
 

jaslion

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Brands like Clevo let you configure your own laptop. Finding the exact laptop you want is hard but they have a lot of options. For your budget you would be able to get an i5 + gtx 960m + 8 gb of ram and probably an 512gb ssd.
 

Wayfall

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I would recommend Dells 15 7000 series gaming laptops:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pd?oc=fncwpw5715h&model_id=inspiron-15-7559-laptop

I'm looking to get one of these next year for medium-high gaming when i'm on the move. The build quality is decent but the only thing that the standard version needs is an SSD (the boot up to windows is rather slow) but you can open up the back which only has one screw so you can take out the HDD and put in an SSD or you can stick one of those SSDs that look like RAM in instead (cant remember its name)

For the money its pretty darn amazing.
-The newest Skylake i5
-a dedicated Geoforce Nvidia GTX 960M which has '4GB VRAM'!!
-1x8GB RAM (most laptops only have 4GB)
-720p Display (you wont even notice the difference as the screens smaller than a desktop screen)

Have a gander

Regards
 

Phanny

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Thanks, do you know is this available in the uk, as I can only find the 17" version..?




 

Wayfall

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This is the link I can get from clicking the model £799.99 model with the i5:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pd?oc=fncwpw5715h&model_id=inspiron-15-7559-laptop

If you scroll to the bottom of the page you just select which one you want then add to cart, they will certainly deliver to the UK.... its Dell so of course they will.

On the matter of the 720p screen it is totally fine for the price, the instant you want 1080p the price is going to shoot up, also think about it as 1080p is more demanding than 720p so it means you can raise a few more settings up compare to if you ran the card on a 1080p screen.

It has everything you want and if you would like an SSD you can add one at a later date or buy the i7 model that has one but is rather pricey.

 
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