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Looking to buy a new gaming laptop.

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What is your maximum budget? £600 - £750

What country are you in? UK

What will be the uses of this laptop? Gaming

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? open to suggestions but not wanting a dell or HP

What screen size do you require? open to suggestions

What screen resolution do you require? no preference

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? nothing second hand

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) just a normal battery life but nothing thats just going to run out in 5 mins

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? Battlefield 3 call of duty wow css cs and others

What operating system do you need? (if any) Windows 7

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) nothing to flashy

How much hard drive space do you need? nothing under 500 GB

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) webcam

Is there anything else we need to know? no
post #2 of 9

Lenovo y580 

GTx660m

Ivy bridge i7

 

Price for cuted version of y580 750-800euro.

 

Friend got it and need to say runs perfect for lappy

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
looks good and i hear that the 660m are really good, i was looking at some acers and msis and i thought that they would be great but haven't really looked at lenovo. any others that anyone can recommend?
post #4 of 9
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i thought that this would be quite good for the price. any thoughts? Acer Aspire 5755G
post #5 of 9
Any particular reason you don't want HP? I don't know if you've seen their line of premium laptops, but they've improved build quality immensely.

As for Acer, to me it's the cheapo brand. I'd prefer an HP (or even a Dell) over the poor build quality of Acer

My brother had a 15" HP with an i5-2410M and a 6770M with 8 GB of RAM. Played BF3 fairly well at 1366x768 medium settings. If you get anything better than those components, you'll have an even better framerate.
post #6 of 9
I wouldn't recommend getting a HP because i've had a few HP laptops come into the repair shop with a common problem of overheating, which isnt good for gaming if you're going to be playing games like bf3.
I also wouldnt recomend going with a Dell either because we get A LOT of those in the shop with several issues like crashing, system instability, hard drives currpting, and components on the motherboard failing (These can happen to any computer but Dell is the most common one we get)

For high build quality i can list you the laptop brands we don't get:

Lenovo (Never brought one but heard good thing from people who have)
Samsung (Again never brought one, but we don't get them in the shop often)
And finally Acer (i've had an old acer laptop and it lasted a very long time but it was an older one so i can ensure that they're still building high quality products.)
post #7 of 9
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Thanks Man i have had the problem with overheating with HP thats the only reason i don't want a HP
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by P0YN0R View Post

Thanks Man i have had the problem with overheating with HP thats the only reason i don't want a HP

Don't get an Acer. They're extremely cheaply made nowadays. The Y580 is your best bet. Full blown i7 and a 660M? Hellz yeah. biggrin.gif

Also, the 660M is known for clocking up to around 1.2Ghz core speeds, so... >.> the performance gains are fairly substantial. :3
     
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
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Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
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post #9 of 9
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ahh looks good atm i think that lenovo is one to really look into. thanks man
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