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Hi,

I'm looking for a new laptop, mainly for school work but I do want to play some games, basically just:

# Heroes Of Newerth
# Black Ops Zombies
# some Source Games (TF2, L4D)

on low/medium settings, Lightweight and good looks are a not important but obviously it would be a plus smile.gif
My windows 7 currency converter gadget is telling me I would like to spend about "$1 179"
so far I have been looking around and Asus seems to keep popping up with the better hardware/lightweight/looks combo...

Please help me in my search for a good laptop for school biggrin.gif
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no luv for me?
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We COULD help you with this info, but more would be nice. There are really SOO many laptops capable of running these games on high settings without any issues.

Could you give us more info? Do you NEED gobs and gobs of hard drive space? What size laptop? Need blu-ray disc drive? Do you multitask heavily a lot? Video edit? Any info is good info so we can single out a good laptop for you smile.gif
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Originally Posted by elemein View Post

We COULD help you with this info, but more would be nice. There are really SOO many laptops capable of running these games on high settings without any issues.
Could you give us more info? Do you NEED gobs and gobs of hard drive space? What size laptop? Need blu-ray disc drive? Do you multitask heavily a lot? Video edit? Any info is good info so we can single out a good laptop for you smile.gif

I think i may have been a little ambiguous but I seemed to have narrowed down my laptop search to either the:

Asus K53SC With a 520MX
Asus K53E-SX815X Notebook

Both of these models seem perfect to me, not too big (15.6") good looking with good performance and price
Im only using this for school ie. word documents, java programming but nothing heavy
the only things that are still in doubt is:
whether or not I need the model with a discrete GPU, do I really need to game on a laptop if I have a gaming rig at home?
Is a 520MX Good enough to play Heroes Of Newerth/ Black ops Zombies and L4D on low/medium quality?
I doubt I would need anything over 500GB for hard drive space, preferably a faster smaller drive than a slow drive with a large capacity.

EDIT: according to this the 520MX will play Black ops fine on medium/high which im guessing means it can play HoN on high seeing as its less intensive afaik.
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bumpzors tongue.gif

been looking at the Lenova Y570, looks quite decent for the price, better gpu and cpu it seems, views?
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