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Having trouble finding some good comparisons. Looking for a budget laptop $500 is my cap. Thinking the option for some light gaming would be cool. Was looking at an i3 but the amd apus caught my eye. Anyone have any good links to benches?
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Having trouble finding some good comparisons. Looking for a budget laptop $500 is my cap. Thinking the option for some light gaming would be cool. Was looking at an i3 but the amd apus caught my eye. Anyone have any good links to benches?

Well, I don't have a link for benchmark, but I can say that AMD APU perform a lot better than Intel IGP which I believe it is a fact.
However, Intel CPU is much faster than AMD CPU.

To me, if you are planning to do some light gaming, then AMD APU's laptop is the best choice for you unless you manage to find an Intel laptop with powerful GPU at $500 dollar.
     
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Thats what I am thinking, But I do not know how much gaming I will actually do. Just nice to have the option but don't want it to be slow for everything else. Need to find some comparisons I will keep digging.
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Originally Posted by lightsout View Post

Thats what I am thinking, But I do not know how much gaming I will actually do. Just nice to have the option but don't want it to be slow for everything else. Need to find some comparisons I will keep digging.

What games will you be playing on your laptop?
I assume it is LoL?
     
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Toshiba Satellite L55-A5278

Specs:
  • 15.6” 1366x768 Display - 100ppi
  • 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3337U Processor
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
  • 4.96lbs - 14.86" x 9.6" x 0.96"
    MSRP as Configured: $579.99

    For the price, it's good for gaming. GTX 740m can push 768p pretty well
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That's looks prey good thanks. I would probably play something like mw2
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That's looks prey good thanks. I would probably play something like mw2

IGN isn't the most "go to" site for PC related topics, however....The Best Gaming Laptops

They have them ranging from like $500-$2500. The toshiba I mentioned though would definitely do the job.
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OP, if I were you wait, I would wait till Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas or Cyber Monday before purchasing a laptop.
Who know, you might be able to find a great gaming laptop for $500 dollar.

And yes, that Toshiba laptop should be sufficient for gaming
     
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I agree thanks, I have went in a different direction now, keeping my old laptop.
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