Looking for low budget gaming laptop

compDaniel

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I know 'low budget' and 'gaming' together kind of create a oxymoron, but hopefully I can get some help to find something..

I am looking for a laptop in the range of $500-$600 dollars, but I might go a little up from there if I have to. I need something that will allow me to play Call Of Duty mainly, but other games might arise. I am looking to get it fairly quick.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Daniel
 

PyjamasCat

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The CPU isn't all that strong, but it should suffice for games pre 2009 on low to mid (excluding Crysis and those other monsters of games). I used to use an HP Pavilion DV6 (i5 420m with GT 210m) 2006 model, which should be some-what similar except the GPU is weaker than the 7670m. It could do Crysis (original) on low @ 30-50FPS (depending on which area/scene you were in), but played other things like Borderlands and Skyrim okay. (Medium for Skyrim, High for Borderlands while @ 50-60FPS). So this laptop suggested should run a little smoother, and possibly at slightly higher graphic details.
 

DarkSable

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What do you need this for?

I ask because low budget gaming laptops don't exist, and gaming laptops aren't exactly that realistic.

If it's, for example, something for college, I would highly suggest getting a cheap laptop (I love my chromebook for this) that you can do in-class work on, and then building yourself an m-ATX or mini-ITX (read: quite portable) form factor desktop. You'll get more performance by far for less money, and not have to deal with the weight and heat of a gaming laptop.
 

PyjamasCat

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The CPU isn't all that strong, but it should suffice for games pre 2009 on low to mid (excluding Crysis and those other monsters of games). I used to use an HP Pavilion DV6 (i5 420m with GT 210m) 2006 model, which should be some-what similar except the GPU is weaker than the 7670m. It could do Crysis (original) on low @ 30-50FPS (depending on which area/scene you were in), but played other things like Borderlands and Skyrim okay. (Medium for Skyrim, High for Borderlands while @ 50-60FPS). So this laptop suggested should run a little smoother, and possibly at slightly higher graphic details.
 
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