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hey im looking for a gaming laptop under 700, i was wounder if any one had any suggestions
i was looking at the
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834107063
its has good stats but i dont know if i could do better
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215245
also wondering thoughts on this
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Define "gaming" for yourself.

The occasional flash game?

Hardcore demanding games?
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skyrim, counterstrike, tf2. you know steam games
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skyrim, counterstrike, tf2. you know steam games

There are a lot of games on steam.

But based on those, I would suggest the second one you linked. Source engine games, i.e. CS and TF2, run very efficiently. Skyrim wouldn't be maxed out, though.
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Second laptop you linked is better by far.

Take a look at Sager and Asus notebooks. Sometimes you can find them used/refurbished for good prices.

On the Nvidia side, try to get yourself a 460M/560M for the games you want to play. I recommend Nvidia cards for laptops because of optimus, but if you go AMD I'd try to get a 6770 or above.

A quad core cpu is nice but you probably won't fit it in the budget. An i5 (first or second gen) should be good enough.

Things like RAM and SSDs are usually cheaper/better to buy afterwards, so don't go nuts looking for RAM. It's cheap and you won't have a problem getting it aftermarket.
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