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I got a laptop today from Best Buy, its an ASUS G-47: i5, gtx 660m, 8gb ram, and 750gb hd. I got it for 660.00 with tax and all. Was it a decent buy for a gaming laptop?
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I'd say yes. Newegg's lowest price all of those features is $693,
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Originally Posted by jonathonparker View Post

I got a laptop today from Best Buy, its an ASUS G-47: i5, gtx 660m, 8gb ram, and 750gb hd. I got it for 660.00 with tax and all. Was it a decent buy for a gaming laptop?

Pretty good deal. Only issue is the i5 is a dual core in laptops and will not bode well for Planetside 2 or Bf3.
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is the i5 that bad?
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Originally Posted by jonathonparker View Post

is the i5 that bad?

It is not bad, it just won't be the "best" for gaming. The laptop i5s have 2 cores and 4 threads so it is kind of like an under powered desktop i3. It will still play games, it just won't max them out or anything.
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Originally Posted by jonathonparker View Post

is the i5 that bad?

I tried BF3 on that machine and was limited to about 40 FPS regardless of the OC on my GPU. I'm not sure how well it will handle BF4.
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post #7 of 9
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Well its my first gaming laptop.. ive always had desktops, its still better than my 4 year old Toshiba haha.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by jonathonparker View Post

I got a laptop today from Best Buy, its an ASUS G-47: i5, gtx 660m, 8gb ram, and 750gb hd. I got it for 660.00 with tax and all. Was it a decent buy for a gaming laptop?

Post the actual model number
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

I'd say yes. Newegg's lowest price all of those features is $693,

You cant just assume the laptop is the same, as far as ASUS and bestbuy, ASUS often sells gimped ROG models (lower shaders, lower res screen,etc) to bestbuy as a bestbuy exclusive.
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it is a G-46
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