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Which gaming laptop is better for the money.

mongkeyz

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May 14, 2013
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Hi all,

I'm currently looking into buying a laptop that has some good gaming ability for when I'm away from my rig. I have a friend that is offering me his old asus for $600 (specs below). But I've also looking at a MSI CX61 281AU for $880. Unfortunately laptops are very expensive in Australia. I'd mostly be playing elder scrolls online and titanfall like games. I want to know which would be better in terms of bang for buck and if I would have any issues playing these kinds of games on either. I'd prefer higher resolution and better graphics but my limit is about $900 aud. Any other suggestions would b appreciated too =)

Asus N53SV-SX581V
I7-2630qm
8gb
Gt540m 1gb ddr3

MSI CX61 281AU
I7-4702mq
8gb
Gt740m 2gb ddr3

Thanks in advance.
 

jrlawson

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Feb 17, 2014
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Between these two choices I would go for the newer MSI laptop. Lifespan is a huge issue with laptops, and having the newer one will allow you to use for a longer amount of time. The cpu and gpu are also both more powerful, therefore you will also gain in the performance department. Sadly I cannot provide any alternatives as I do know know the prices of laptops in Australia, though I do know they are inflated.
 

mongkeyz

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I thought I'd get an answer like that haha. Thanks for your help. Just out if curiosity, do you have any experience with the either of the above video cards? I believe them to be the defining factor and just wanted to see if you had any experience?
 

jubih

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you could also go with this:
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/
 

mongkeyz

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Haha. Funny you should mention that model. I've looked all over and it's not available on Australia. I was actually planning on waiting for when I go to US for holiday but I wanted pc sooner. Thanks

 

jubih

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try ebay?
 
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