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Is this any good

by Joe_99462 / September 29, 2015 1:29 PM PDT

I'm thinking of buying a new laptop, for everyday use but also gaming. I just wanted to know if this laptop would be any good for gaming, I'm looking at the ASUS N551JX-DM193H.

It has: 12gb RAM
128gb SSD/1TB HDD
Nvidia GeForce gtx 950m (2gb)
Intel core i7 quad core

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We know the i7 is overkill but nice. Checking out the GPU
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2015 1:33 PM PDT
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by Joe_99462 / September 29, 2015 2:00 PM PDT

The link was very helpful and I'm not planning on being am hardcore gamer so I think the GPU will do for me.

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Hard core gamers won't
by orlbuckeye / October 1, 2015 12:41 PM PDT
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settle for less than GTX 980. But you not that that machine is nice.

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I think I might
by Joe_99462 / October 2, 2015 2:03 PM PDT
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Go for this one then Happy the only thing is there is a review on Amazon that says it doesn't have an IPS display, although it says it does in the specs?

Review on laptop with no IPS

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