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What is a good laptop under 300 dollars, preferably with a decent ATi or nVidia graphics card. Not going to do any extreme gaming, maybe play games like StarCraft 2, Counterstrike source, team fortress 2, killing floor, etc on low/medium and hopefully high. I really need to know because my nephew's birthday is coming up and i have nothing to get him. Thanks

EDIT: I dont know anything about laptops/netbooks. So some pointers will be very helpful.
    
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Is $300 your absolute budget? I don't think you're going to find a laptop with a dedicated GPU for under $300.

EDIT Also, don't even consider netbooks if you want to game on it.

EDIT2 Would you consider used laptops?
 
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You will want to get a netbook, but your not going to be able to play any of those games at playable framerates at all.
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Is $300 your absolute budget? I don't think you're going to find a laptop with a dedicated GPU for under $300.

EDIT Also, don't even consider netbooks if you want to game on it.

EDIT2 Would you consider used laptops?
Used will be fine, il just try my best to "touch it up"
    
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If 300 is your absolute budget forget about gaming almost entirely. 300 is the price that netbooks hover around and no manufacturer will encroach on it. New is definitely out of the question for a laptop in general at this price. You will only be able to find used ones at or below this price and you will be very lucky to find any that have something more than a very weak IGP. 300 is not a budget for gaming beyond the CS1.6 era really unless you get extremely lucky and find a used one.
     
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Depends how soon you need it. If time allows, surf deal sites like Techbargains, Techdeals, etc. until you find a decent laptop for $300-350 (if you can stretch your budget.)

I picked up this http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+L...=1218243226535 laptop for $350 last week.
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