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Thread Starter 
I'm after a laptop for moderate gaming, here are my specifications:

Ps, not interested in a desktop before anyone suggests it.

What is your maximum budget?
£550

What country are you in?
UK

What will be the uses of this laptop?
moderate gaming, everyday multitasking, mild photo editing.

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
Not really bothered about brand names

What screen size do you require?
15" or something similar

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
Would consider a used laptop if the deal is good.

What games would you like to play with your laptop?
it needs to be able run portal2 ideally, and similar spec games.

And on what settings?
Medium/high

What operating system do you need?
win7

Thanks :-)
Edited by Sast - 5/1/11 at 9:32pm
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post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 
what do you think about this?

http://wap.ebay.co.uk/Pages/ViewItem...%203.8&emvcc=0
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post #3 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sast View Post
If you can't see the error with that listing I'm worried. Read the stickies at the top of this section or just click the link in my sig and start reading up.
     
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Thread Starter 
I'm on my phone, so auctions only show limited info.

I'm trying to find some good brands/models, the auction I linked was more for your opinions on the brand name/spec
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sast View Post
I'm on my phone, so auctions only show limited info.

I'm trying to find some good brands/models, the auction I linked was more for your opinions on the brand name/spec
OK. If you want the best help that the people in this section can give then you should fill out a form for your OP like the one in S-X's sticky. That will make this much easier and likely to get more traffic.

But your budget might be too low to play Portal2 beyond low/medium settings.
     
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post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Apologies for the lack of detail in my OP, you'll have to forgive me as stickies dont auto show on my phone, no excuse not to read em I know.

Edited OP with proper info which should be more helpful.


I have seen this posted a few times

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115987

Opinions on that laptop?
Edited by Sast - 5/2/11 at 12:33am
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post #7 of 15
Check out the benchmarks for that gpu and see if it is what you need. Otherwise, it looks like a good value and the gpu is better than some in pricier machines.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html
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post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
Finding that laptop for sale in the UK is a problem though, anybody know of a company that will ship from the US to the UK?
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post #9 of 15
Do you care about battery life? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ASUS-N53SV-15-...item20b8f908f4 This is from ebay, will take time to ship, but it is a solid laptop that has great specs. This Lenovo is also a good deal and will handle games pretty well.
Edited by Wildcard36qs - 5/2/11 at 1:05pm
   
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post #10 of 15
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No battery life doesn't bother me. Thanks for those links :-)
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