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Cheap gaming laptop

by Eagle_11 / January 18, 2013 5:21 AM PST

Hello everyone,

So i'm looking for a cheap gaming laptop (like many others I KNOW).

I love to play Minecraft and i now play it at 9 FPS on the absolute minimum settings.
So my goal in this is to be able to play most games smooth at medium settings.

My pc specs now are:
CPU: Intel Core i5
GPU: Intel HD Graphics (this is the problem i think)
RAM: 4GB
Windows 7

So I want a laptop that's better than this meaning:
Preferably Intel Core i7
GPU: I don't know... Any advice?
RAM: At least 8GB
Windows 8 (is this a good choice?)
And if i choose Windows 8 then with touchscreen.
Also i like the 17.3" screen i have now so that would be fine.

Building a PC is NOT an option.

Who has some advice for me what to buy?

And i don't really mean cheap but as cheap as possible,
i know you can't get a 'cheap' pc for those specs.

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SSD?
by Eagle_11 / January 18, 2013 5:23 AM PST
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Oh yes i forgot:
SSD or not?

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Let's get over the i7. Read this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 18, 2013 5:46 AM PST
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"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

So there it is. The i5 is a great choice and since you are on a budget, you know why you can skip the i7.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-V3-771G-6851-17-3-Inch-Laptop/dp/B009JXK17G has a GT640m so for gamers it's in the ballpark.
Bob

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