Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 8 years ago

I'm a gamer on a budget of 700-800$ for a gaming laptop. Any suggestions?

I would like to play games such as:

Left 4 dead 2

Guild Wars

Batman Arkham Asylum.

I don't know much about computers so please make suggestions easy to understand!

5 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    Actually, contrary to another answer here, there is one option that stands out.

    One of the fastest GPUs ("graphics cards", important for gaming) and also one of the best displays (important in general to avoid junk displays) you can get within your budget are in the HP DV6.


    HP DV6t (i3-3110M, NVIDIA GT 650M, 15.6" 1920x1080 matte IPS display) - $724 + tax ($769 + tax w/ i5-3210M)


    - Use coupon code: NBY8552

    - Don't: Downgrade to the 1366x768 display, unless you need the large text. You generally shouldn't buy the HP DV6 in any configuration that includes the 1366x768 display. 15.6" 1366x768 displays make things onscreen large, and tend to be low-tier LCD panels with very poor image quality due to low contrast.

    - Don't: Downgrade the GPU to the GT 630M unless you only plan on doing light / moderate gaming. The GT 650M is considerably faster.

    - Don't: Downgrade the GPU to integrated graphics unless you only plan on doing very light / no gaming. Integrated graphics will probably provide disappointing game performance in the majority of modern titles.

    - Consider: Backlit keyboard.


    Most similar laptops that are within your budget come either with much slower GPUs which will provide worse game performance, or 15.6" 1366x768 / 17.3" 1600x900 displays which make things onscreen large and tend to be low-grade LCD panels with very poor image quality due to low contrast.

    Note: Upgrading to the Core i5-3210M from the Core i3-3110M is not fully necessary. It will help in some games, particularly more processor-intensive games such as RTS games, but game performance tends to depend much more on the GPU than it does on the processor. You shouldn't sacrifice your GPU or your display in order to get a faster processor.

    The GT 650M GPU and 1920x1080 display upgrades in the HP DV6 need to come before you look into upgrading the processor. Having the GT 630M instead of the GT 650M will have more detrimental of an impact on game performance than having a Core i3 instead of a Core i5, and having a 15.6" 1366x768 display is worse than having a Core i3 processor.


    Source(s): Having helped over 3500 individuals make laptop purchase related decisions on on and on
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  • 8 years ago

    There is no laptop for $700-800 which would be a good machine for a serious gamer.

    Laptops don't have the space or the power or the cooling required for a high powered graphics card.

    If you have to get a laptop, look for one with an discrete graphics card rather than integrated graphics with shared memory. Aim for one of the top class cards in this list.

    You will need to reduce the resolution and the quality settings compared with a desktop machine.

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  • 4 years ago

    MSI (micro celebrity international) makes low-cost gaming laptops, otherwise you would get an ASUS however instead of these two manufacturers your not going to get a robust computer for that cost.

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  • 8 years ago

    Maybe an Alienware laptop? They're the best for gaming.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Yes, I suggest you go change your stinky diaper and stop getting on here and wasting peoples time. I hope this was easy for you to understand! NOW GO!!!

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