Looking for a good budget laptop that can basically do everything from heavy work loads to some gaming

DoctorDrew

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Basically my laptop broke I need one for college however, I'd like to enjoy myself to some light gaming. I'm not looking for skyrim best setting but something I can have some fun with.

Budget 400 dollars
 

jaguarskx

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You best option within that budget is the following Asus laptop with a Core i3-5010u, 1080p screen and Intel HD 5500 graphics core for $350. AMD doesn't really have a laptop that can compete with that Asus within your price range.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011KFQASE/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687502&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00HNWLYSK&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0X5VXXCJN03B183JH4SR



The close laptop that can compete with that Asus is the following Lenovo Z50 which has a quad core AMD A10-7300, 1366x768 resolution screen and the integrated Radeon R6 (Kaveri) APU for $447. The A10-7300 is less powerful than the Core i3-5010u. The A10-7300 has the slower version of the Radeon R6 (Kaveri) graphics core which is about equal to a nVidia 720m GPU which is not much more powerful than the Intel HD 5500.

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Laptop-80EC000TUS-Black/dp/B00K6ZIBGY/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1446771725&sr=1-2&keywords=a10-7400p


The faster version of the Radeon R6 (Kaveri) would be in the more powerful A10-7400p APU (which is less powerful than the Core i3-5010u) which would be about equal to the nVidia 730m. But that would bump up the price to $500.

http://www.amazon.com/Newest-Latest-Memory-Display-Windows/dp/B016Z8VOKU/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1446772477&sr=1-7&keywords=a10-7400p


But for $489 you can buy the following Acer laptop with a Core i5-5200u, 1080p screen & nVidia 940m. Note: the price of this laptop has been fluctuating between $489 and $519 recently.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315131&cm_re=acer_940m-_-34-315-131-_-Product
 

jaguarskx

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You best option within that budget is the following Asus laptop with a Core i3-5010u, 1080p screen and Intel HD 5500 graphics core for $350. AMD doesn't really have a laptop that can compete with that Asus within your price range.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011KFQASE/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687502&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00HNWLYSK&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0X5VXXCJN03B183JH4SR



The close laptop that can compete with that Asus is the following Lenovo Z50 which has a quad core AMD A10-7300, 1366x768 resolution screen and the integrated Radeon R6 (Kaveri) APU for $447. The A10-7300 is less powerful than the Core i3-5010u. The A10-7300 has the slower version of the Radeon R6 (Kaveri) graphics core which is about equal to a nVidia 720m GPU which is not much more powerful than the Intel HD 5500.

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Laptop-80EC000TUS-Black/dp/B00K6ZIBGY/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1446771725&sr=1-2&keywords=a10-7400p


The faster version of the Radeon R6 (Kaveri) would be in the more powerful A10-7400p APU (which is less powerful than the Core i3-5010u) which would be about equal to the nVidia 730m. But that would bump up the price to $500.

http://www.amazon.com/Newest-Latest-Memory-Display-Windows/dp/B016Z8VOKU/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1446772477&sr=1-7&keywords=a10-7400p


But for $489 you can buy the following Acer laptop with a Core i5-5200u, 1080p screen & nVidia 940m. Note: the price of this laptop has been fluctuating between $489 and $519 recently.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315131&cm_re=acer_940m-_-34-315-131-_-Product
 
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