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My brother is going to purchase this laptop probably this coming week and he just wanted me to check on here if you all think the specifications are good enough to game on.

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post #2 of 16
good for gaming, supposed to have poor battery life.
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For gaming it's one of the better laptops. I'd probably buy it over an Alienware because its performance will be similar but it doesn't cost $2000. It says the battery is rated at 2.5 hours so if you're gaming you should subtract about an hour from that.
    
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post
For gaming it's one of the better laptops. I'd probably buy it over an Alienware because its performance will be similar but it doesn't cost $2000. It says the battery is rated at 2.5 hours so if you're gaming you should subtract about an hour from that.
Hmmm what's considered a long battery duration?
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post #5 of 16
Read through here:
http://www.overclock.net/laptops-not...es-source.html

There's a link to notebookcheck.net in that sticky and you can have all of these question answered there if you read. They even have FPS data for certain games on each GPU.
     
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it can p;ay sc2 on ultra
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post #7 of 16
It will be good as far as gaming laptops go. However like others have said... You'll be looking at minimal battery life... But mind you, that is the evil balance between power and portability, you usually get one of the other.
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post #8 of 16
if i am gaming on a laptop i probably am not concerned about battery life.
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post #9 of 16
You should be fine. I had the barebone version. Only issues I had were it had to be plugged in at all times and the cooling was terrible. I ended up buying a copper shim to put in between the GPU and heatsink and I had great temps afterwards.

I would advise getting the barebone version with the lowest specs, and then buying the processor, RAM seperately. Its dead easy to upgrade.
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Limes View Post
You should be fine. I had the barebone version. Only issues I had were it had to be plugged in at all times and the cooling was terrible. I ended up buying a copper shim to put in between the GPU and heatsink and I had great temps afterwards.

I would advise getting the barebone version with the lowest specs, and then buying the processor, RAM seperately. Its dead easy to upgrade.
Could you link to where that can be bought and at what price? I'm interested if that's even feasible.
     
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