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post #1 of 12
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So, hi! I'm new and I am going to buy a new laptop, because brother broke my old crappy one. But I want the new laptop to be able to run some new games. I don't need it to run them in highest settings, medium would do fine. For example - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
My budget is really short, it's under 500$ (US dollars) and I have an offer to buy used Asus K50in for 485$. It's been used for almost an year and is in very good condition. There are no visual defects and everything is working just fine.
Computer specs - http://www.asusnotebook.com.au/1969_...tebook-Int.php
And I'm thinking about installing windows xp for better gaming - what are your thoughts on that.
So the real question is - should I buy this used laptop or buy a new one under 500$ ? And consider the fact that I will be using it for studies and some medicore gaming as well. And if you think that I should buy a new one, please give me some recomendaions. I'm hoping for some answers, thanks.
post #2 of 12
do you absolutely need it on the go?i'm pretty skeptical about the specs of the laptop with the game titles that you're gonna go with.
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post #3 of 12
Get a good AMD Fusion laptop. The price of a laptop with a good A series APU is just a bit above $500. They're great laptops.
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post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well I watched some youtube videos and Asus K50In was running cod:mw2 with no problems. It even ran games like GTA 4 and Crysis on medium settings.
I'm just wondering is it worth taking this laptop if it's used.
I'll check AMD Fusion laptops.
post #5 of 12
Never buy used, I like Toshiba, I have 2 and they are great, but if you do buy just, but it from a store, CL, and ebay, you just never know, hell half of the stuff on CL is stolen anyways. Plus 500 for a gaming laptop, well you won't get much, and after a week you'll be kick urself, just save a lil longer, I bought a m17-r1 alienware with 2.8 dual core and a 3870x2, and it was just barely cutting it. And the was a med/low res and settings. I hope this help you in your choices.
post #6 of 12
Toshiba is a great company. They actually have quite a couple precustomized models on Newegg. They have the most atm.
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post #7 of 12
lol MW2 on that thing? no
post #8 of 12
just save a lil money and get a better laptop than that!!!! Like I said if you get that one in a week or so you will be kickin urself!!!
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
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lol MW2 on that thing? no
And how would you explain me this?

I can't save more money because this laptop will be my birthday present from parents.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by seepijs View Post
And how would you explain me this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwXYt5t2Jjs

I can't save more money because this laptop will be my birthday present from parents.
If you can roll with that res and 20 FPS, go for it.
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