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Looks alright, try get something with a GT540M for light gaming
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Looks alright, try get something with a GT540M for light gaming
The 540 is $100 more. I could get rid of the 1920x1080 and go with 1366x768 and it would be $1200 with the 540.
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as the other guy said it looks fine, but for light gaming go for the GT 540m.

Maybe something like this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834131117


If you got rid of the 1080p screen you would lift yourself from a huge burden. No point of getting a 1080p screen if the GPU can't do much with it in games.

Switch to 1366x768 and to the GT 540m. Doesnt make much of a difference on a 15'6'' screen.
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i would recommend to stay in 1920x1080. its a great resolution for movies and games (if you are not a supe pro @ image editing or something very specialized)
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i would recommend to stay in 1920x1080. its a great resolution for movies and games (if you are not a supe pro @ image editing or something very specialized)
I dont see the point to that. Its a 15.6'' screen. If he got the 768p screen he could hit the setting's higher in all the games he has rather than having to hit the res. high and throwing the setting's all the way down
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I dont see the point to that. Its a 15.6'' screen. If he got the 768p screen he could hit the setting's higher in all the games he has rather than having to hit the res. high and throwing the setting's all the way down
yea but its a pain for web browsing/ desktop work.
    
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I dont see the point to that. Its a 15.6'' screen. If he got the 768p screen he could hit the setting's higher in all the games he has rather than having to hit the res. high and throwing the setting's all the way down
You are right, however i feel the looks will be better overall and the OP is looking for light gaming and school, so it will be a better choice in my opinion.
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I see. Alright, makes sense.
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