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Most inexpensive laptop that can game.
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A real budget would help a great deal. redface.gif
     
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Probably one of the lenovo y400 series laptops. If you are a student I have seen them for as low as $550, or $750 with SLI
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Yeah. Need an idea of what your budget is.
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Cheapest would be an A8 or A10 laptop but they can't play all games. Great if you don't need a dedicated gaming machine. They're usually 4-500$.
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$500
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EDIT: I just had an ad pop up on another site for this laptop, so one might be able to get it for $470

$30 Off Laptop Purchase w/ Promo Code NAFSAVE30LPT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314119

It will play most games OK.
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From newegg reviews:

*Crysis Benchmark Tool: 1280x768; patch 1.2.1; Medium; 43 fps average.

*Crysis 2: 1280x768; patch 1.9; High; 40 fps average.

*Crysis 3: 1280x768; patch 1.3; Medium + Custom Tweaked grass/shaders; 30 fps (high grass area's) 40-45 fps general gameplay.

*Battlefield 3: 1280x768; Medium; 35-40 FPS minimum.

*Battlefield 4: 800x600; low; 20ish (unplayable at the moment, driver issue).

*League of Legends; 1366x768; high; 60 fps constant (frame limiting on).

*Civ 5; 1366x768; high dx11; 40-60 fps.

*Grand Theft Auto; 1280x768; Medium (turn off AA, shadows to low, reflections to low, view distance/25 detail distance/35); 43-45 fps.

*Morroblivion; 1280x768; texture size = medium, distant lands = off); v60; 45 FPS. (Fps can drop when rendering many NPC areas, but I'll blame that on the mod.)

*Skyrim; 1366x768, Medium (HIALGOBOOST gpu mod, 4 GB ram patch); patch 1.9; 40-50 fps. (Runs beautifully, the new radeon drivers (13.08+) offer increased Skyrim performance.)

*Mass Effect 3; 1366x768; High, 50 fps.

*Guild Wars 2; 1280x768; low/medium textures; 20-30 FPS in major cities (LA, Destiny's Reach) 40-50 in the wilderness/questing.

*Heaven Unigine; 1366x768; low, no tessellation, dx11, fullscreen; 45 FPS (1,100-1,300 overall score).

*Heaven Unigine; 1280x768; medium, tessellation, dx11, fullscreen; 25-35 FPS (735-845 overall score).

Edited by thegreatsquare - 10/23/13 at 8:29pm
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I picked up my G46VW for $580 during a sale back in June. Its no desktop, but its great for mobile gaming. If you don't upgrade the screen, the 660m does really well at the native 1366x768 resolution (That resolution is a major drawback for most however). I will say i just threw in a 500GB SSD for $300 and it definitely flies compared to the stock 5400rpm HDD. The other thing I like most about it is how mobile it actually is compared to my previous desktop replacement laptops, not to mention i can game with it on my lap without it scalding my legs.

If that's too much for you, check out woot.com, its no gaming laptop but i picked up my wife's ultrabook from there at a steep discount. You can usually find a good sale once a week or every other week. Keep your eyes open as all the good deals are coming up soon for the holidays.
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