looking for a high efficiency gaming laptop

Arctic_fox9t9

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As title says i need a good gaming laptop in the $600-900 range but it also needs to draw as little power as posible due to my job as a trucker and the limits of semi batterys keeping a laptop charged.

I would prefer most games to play at least 40 fps on medium (save true powerhogs like bf4 for example), but im flexable to a point on this as i tend to play games like kerbal space program, banished, rust, and world of tanks as examples.

Any help would be welcome
 

quilciri

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If you need it as soon as possible, my humble suggestion:

Lenovo Z50 (80EC000TUS) Notebook AMD A-Series A10-7300 ($559.99 @ Newegg)

Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)

If you can wait, the more powerful FX-7600P is expected to start showing up in laptops in the U.S. in the next few months. The 7600P is basically an "A12", why AMD decided to rename their top-end APU is beyond me.

Another option in a few months would be the FX-7500. The 7300 and the 7500 are 20w parts, while the 7600p uses 35w (the extra 15w go mostly to a beefier GPU.)

Cheers!
 

quilciri

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Most laptops in that price range are either high power or low wattage, but not both.

The ideal for a low wattage gaming laptop would be something around an AMD A10 APU with a 128+ gb ssd instead of a hard drive. Those run around $1000 from a quick glance, and SSD's generally aren't available on lower models.

Are you will/able to install an SSD and operating system on your laptop? You could purchase a cheaper laptop and an SSD seperately if so.
 

Arctic_fox9t9

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I have no problems with that as i can build full desktop pc's quite easily and have replaced many a laptop hard drive im just not so good at picking out laptops as until now ive just never needed one for more then email and such and never a powersipper to boot
 

quilciri

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If you need it as soon as possible, my humble suggestion:

Lenovo Z50 (80EC000TUS) Notebook AMD A-Series A10-7300 ($559.99 @ Newegg)

Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)

If you can wait, the more powerful FX-7600P is expected to start showing up in laptops in the U.S. in the next few months. The 7600P is basically an "A12", why AMD decided to rename their top-end APU is beyond me.

Another option in a few months would be the FX-7500. The 7300 and the 7500 are 20w parts, while the 7600p uses 35w (the extra 15w go mostly to a beefier GPU.)

Cheers!
 
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