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My friend works for a school district and needs to get a few relatively cheap laptops ($600 is max). He also wanted to get one of them for himself and he wanted to be able to play a few games like Star Wars: The Old Republic (low settings) and League of Legends. Nothing too intensive. I found this laptop and was wondering how it would do.

Requirements:

Windows 7 PRO
15 inches and bigger
Not Asus/HP (District is weird)
Amazon not allowed (Something of the school having to pay taxes)

I was looking at this and was wondering how it would do in performance for Star Wars and other games at low settings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246290
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He basically need a slighty stronger laptop, He needs an apu that has the 6530m in it, any lower and it no longer is really a gaming capable GPU.
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He basically need a slighty stronger laptop, He needs an apu that has the 6530m in it, any lower and it no longer is really a gaming capable GPU.

Do you have any suggestions or recommendations?
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Do you have any suggestions or recommendations?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158216

the graphics on it are 128 bit, thats the main thing, 64 or less is more for HD content, not gaming.
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the graphics on it are 128 bit, thats the main thing, 64 or less is more for HD content, not gaming.

I was thinking that too, but the district is really iffy on buying an hp or an asus. I'll try some convincing though
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I was thinking that too, but the district is really iffy on buying an hp or an asus. I'll try some convincing though

I was looking at Lenovo as well but they want at least 100 more for the same thing.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246504

I found this one. Seems to be better. I don't know how these APU's perform compared to other things.

I also found this other one, but they can't buy it because it doesn't use 7 pro.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246328
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The problem is most laptops do not come with W7 Pro.
   
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