looking for a new laptop thanks in advanced

allegedsin

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okay so i have a laptop with a Pentium p6100 dual core and its 4 years old this year and i am giving it to my mom as i want to upgrade

looking for a laptop 300$ and under
that can do the following

play these games med-high setting: at least med not low tho

World of Warcraft
call of duty advanced warfare
dragon age inquisition
rift
guild wars 2
and so on

as well as have hdmi input
14-17 inch screen size

and a little multitasking such a as have music and a game running as well as Skype

i did find this its a i7
http://www.amazon.com/Elitebook-Widescreen-Microsoft-Authorized-Refurbisher/dp/B0043Z7VBO/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1418833325&sr=1-3&keywords=i7+laptop&pebp=1418833329780

and if i upgrade to 8 GB
and get a ssd which would be a Samsung evo 240 GB since its price went down

will it do what i need?

if not then what should i get

all help is appreciated very much (=

 

jaguarskx

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That laptop is too old to play those games. The CPU is decent enough but the integrated graphics is terrible.

For $300 you are not going to get much of a laptop and you will be limited to playing on low settings. The following Toshiba Satellite with the AMD A8-6410. It is not a very powerful laptop at all, but it is better for games than that used laptop you linked to.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/toshiba-satellite-15-6-laptop-amd-a8-series-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive-jet-black/8790174.p?id=1219370472837&skuId=8790174

There are not a lot of youtube videos using an AMD A8-6410 APU with it's integrated Radeon R5 graphics core. However, there are plenty of videos of games being play on a laptop with a Core i3 or Core i5 CPU (more powerful than the A8-6410) using the Intel HD 4400 (which is more powerful than the Radeon R5). You can do a youtube search on the phrase "Intel HD 4400" and the name of the game to see if there any such recorded games. Obviously since the A8-6410 is weaker than the Core i3 / i5 CPUs with the Intel HD 4400 graphics core, you will have lower performance.

Here's an example of Wow being played on a Core i3-4010u. I do not play the game, but I expect in raids the performance will be lower than what you see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbTJ93SDpgA


The following link is to Dragon Age: Inquisition being played on a Surface Pro 3 using a Core i3-4020y and the Intel HD 4200. The The processing power of this Core i3 CPU is still a bit better than the A8-6410, but the Intel HD 4200 is roughly equal to the Radeon R5. It is a long video so you can get a better idea of the performance vs. a short video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca_WdWFU9Rw



 

jaguarskx

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That laptop is too old to play those games. The CPU is decent enough but the integrated graphics is terrible.

For $300 you are not going to get much of a laptop and you will be limited to playing on low settings. The following Toshiba Satellite with the AMD A8-6410. It is not a very powerful laptop at all, but it is better for games than that used laptop you linked to.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/toshiba-satellite-15-6-laptop-amd-a8-series-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive-jet-black/8790174.p?id=1219370472837&skuId=8790174

There are not a lot of youtube videos using an AMD A8-6410 APU with it's integrated Radeon R5 graphics core. However, there are plenty of videos of games being play on a laptop with a Core i3 or Core i5 CPU (more powerful than the A8-6410) using the Intel HD 4400 (which is more powerful than the Radeon R5). You can do a youtube search on the phrase "Intel HD 4400" and the name of the game to see if there any such recorded games. Obviously since the A8-6410 is weaker than the Core i3 / i5 CPUs with the Intel HD 4400 graphics core, you will have lower performance.

Here's an example of Wow being played on a Core i3-4010u. I do not play the game, but I expect in raids the performance will be lower than what you see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbTJ93SDpgA


The following link is to Dragon Age: Inquisition being played on a Surface Pro 3 using a Core i3-4020y and the Intel HD 4200. The The processing power of this Core i3 CPU is still a bit better than the A8-6410, but the Intel HD 4200 is roughly equal to the Radeon R5. It is a long video so you can get a better idea of the performance vs. a short video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca_WdWFU9Rw



 

allegedsin

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hmm alright thanks for the fast reply and info
as for the amd side i will never buy amd again had no luck in reliability / stability with them so Intel only for me now.
gonna go with a i3 or i5 next payday

thanks again xD
 
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