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Truth Seeker
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Registered: ‎12-01-2011
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Good Gaming Laptops??

Hey everyone im looking to get a good gaming laptop this holiday season but i dont know which to look for, im tyring to keep it under 450$, does anyone have any good suggestions on which laptop to buy? I want it to be fast, and be able to play pretty much any game.

Epic Genius
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Re: Good Gaming Laptops??

Getting a gaming laptop under $450 is really tough since the main thing you need is good graphics, and typically you need to spend more than $500 to get a laptop with a good dedicated graphics card.  One of the lowest priced models I would suggest for basic gaming is this Acer, most gaming laptops are going to be a lot more than this (+$1000) and while this model will run most games, it in no way should be considered for hard-core gaming purposes:

 

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/acer-acer-aspire-17-laptop-featuring-intel-core-i3-370m-as7739g-...

 

Besides getting a dedicated graphics card you could get a laptop featuring an AMD APU. Models with APU, will still usually be over $450, Learn more about APU here:

 

http://plug-in.bestbuy.ca/t5/Check-out-the-Brand-Blog/I-love-APU-I-love-APU/ba-p/26198

 

Laptops with the AMD A6 APU can be found here:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/Search/SearchResults.aspx?path=ca77b9b4beca91fe414314b86bb581f8en20&q=%252a&sp...

 

This HP features the AMD A8 APU, which is very fasy, but it is also $799:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-6-laptop-featuring-amd-a8-3500m-p...

 

Here are a couple independant tests showing AMD APU laptops playing some of the latest games:

http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/Video-Perspective-AMD-A8-3850-vs-Core-i3-2105-Battlefield-3


http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/Video-Perspective-AMD-A8-3850-vs-Core-i3-2105-Modern-Warfar...

 

Hope this helps.

The Captain
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Registered: ‎10-13-2011
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Re: Good Gaming Laptops??

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Here is one you should consider- 

 

 ASUS K53TA-BBR6 15.6inch 
AMD quad-core A6-3400M 
4GB DDR3 
500GB 
AMD Radeon HD 6720G2 
$450 

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The Captain
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Registered: ‎10-23-2011
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Re: Good Gaming Laptops??

^Thats from Best Buy US.