Best laptop for gaming, games design student?

Hi everyone, I apologies in advance if I'm fishing in the wrong place here but I'm really stumped at the moment regarding what laptop to set myself up with. I have always been a desktop man but with all the travelling between home and university it really has become necessary to invest in a laptop.

I'm a student with a budget of around

Discussion is locked
Reply to: Best laptop for gaming, games design student?
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Best laptop for gaming, games design student?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
For 500 what did you find?

I didn't find a gamer laptop.

- Collapse -
Thanks, I found something in the end

Appreciate the effort. I wasn't after a gamer laptop though, needed a desktop replacement one with decent dedicated graphics. I went with the Samsung RV511-S01.

-15" screen
-Intel Core i3-380M Processor
-640GB HD
-NVIDIA GeForce 315M graphics card with 1 GB dedicated graphics memory

I should get by on that.

- Collapse -
Looks like it missed your spec.

I thought I saw that for 700 Euro which is not what you asked for. If you change your mind on specs, do share with the forum.

- Collapse -
You have misunderstood

No I wasn't talking in Euros, I was talking in GBP. I used the pound symbol while typing my question but it didn't transfer to the forum. I was able to find the machine for 470 pounds including delivery.

- Collapse -
This forum

Is full of things that don't get through. While I can convert currencies fast enough, when I don't see it I make a bad assumption it's a green back.

- Collapse -
Additional tips..

Bigger, heavier
laptops with large screens can incorporate powerful hardware you won't find in
smaller, lighter models. Most of these laptops are as powerful as a desktop PC.

CNET Forums