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Offline stealthwolf

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Re: A good laptop for gaming?
« Reply #10 on: 14 December 2013, 20:16 »
I bought mine from PC specialist a couple of years ago. Spent £2k and it still plays games like Skyrim and Dishonored at max settings. £1k is too little IMO.

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Re: A good laptop for gaming?
« Reply #11 on: 14 December 2013, 20:40 »
Bought my other half a HP jobby for £500, it runs the current (ghosts,blops2 etc) games fine and probably will for the next 2 years or so.
A gaming laptop will be overpriced and still die just like all laptops do in a mist of smoke and tears :grin:
I would go for a docking station, cooler and a proper 24" screen if your going to do it + a good mouse and board (i use an xbox pad)
You could easily get a good set up for £750
My work laptop is a Dell precision and a bit of a beast, it runs solidworks and other design software with ease and does not over heat.
Cost in excess of £1800 and is starting to creak after 3 years, however it will never beat my desktop in feel and power :smiley:
just make sure you get a good net card and connection so you are not a laggy noob :grin:

3 years!! :-( need it to last longer than that! Haha My current laptops 4-5 years old and runs solidworks - bit laggy as terrible renders but enough to do some smaller designs.

I have a work laptop for the boring stuff now but it's restricted as hell - Facebook, forums etc. So just need something to get my cod fix ;-) where did you get your hp?

Got it from PC world, normally steer clear of them for myself but for what she uses it for its fine.
I find laptops start to really go down hill after about two years, a new battery a wipe and a hoover out extends this a bit but they normally start to glitch out at this age.
look on scan or overclockers for a good buy any time but especially this time of year, they still offer W7 which is better than the shocking W8 imo
My work laptop is built for solidworks and rocks it good, has a magnesium case and just about everything else bolted on.
Weighs a ton mind and I have to hump it around everywhere, Easyjet count it as luggage :laugh:
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Re: A good laptop for gaming?
« Reply #12 on: 15 December 2013, 21:09 »
This isn't looking like a good starter then! Don't wanna pay A grand for two years of play....

This may sound like a dumb question, but with a desktop can you change individual components like the processor and gpu as and when you need to update them? Or would that mean changing other components in the system at the same time to support them?
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Re: A good laptop for gaming?
« Reply #14 on: 16 December 2013, 10:21 »
This may sound like a dumb question, but with a desktop can you change individual components like the processor and gpu as and when you need to update them? Or would that mean changing other components in the system at the same time to support them?
Yes although it depends on what you buy. If you buy the last gen of a motherboard and then find the latest processor and graphics card won't be supported, you'll have to replace the motherboard. The advantage of a desktop is that you can upgrade individual parts as and when required, so you can upgrade the RAM one year, the graphics card the next, the CPU thereafter etc until you've reached the limit of the technology, then get a new motherboard and start all over again.

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Re: A good laptop for gaming?
« Reply #15 on: 16 December 2013, 15:18 »
I had a look at that gx70, and the ge70 but reviews say that the CPU and gpu don't work well together on the gx70 and the gpu isn't too great on the ge70.

I don't think I'm gonna go for a laptop, everyone here seems to agree that it's quite and investment for limited use before it's outdated! Looks like ill stick to the old ps3 and work laptop for now and when I stop moving around with work I'll invest in a desktop.

Thanks for everyone's advice! Greatly appreciated - Looks like you saved me a grand ;-)
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Re: A good laptop for gaming?
« Reply #16 on: 20 December 2013, 08:21 »
Well, my super Dell died a black screen death and I now have to hump it back from Switzerland to see if I can save my data......
It says the hard drive is not connected lol, at least that means my holiday starts today
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Re: A good laptop for gaming?
« Reply #17 on: 24 December 2013, 23:59 »
lenova ideapad, y850 is what i have i think

ran the onboard blueray player to my second monitor whilst playing battlefield 4 and running a full system scan in the background, didnt miss a beat


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Re: A good laptop for gaming?
« Reply #18 on: 01 March 2014, 19:24 »
Avoid Alienware like the plague if you want a good gaming laptop for a grand, alienware make good PCs and laptops granted but they are taxxed to high hell. I agree with what a few others have already said, you'll be far better off with a PC, if you cannot use a PC then MSI is probs the best bet for gaming laptops