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ive been searching for a new laptop for my friend but i dont look at laptops very often so some direction for my search could really help. he really just uses his computer for the internet and playing games. he likes COD and maybe Battlefield, mainly just FPS games.

requirements

not really picky on brand or place of purchase, but he probably doesnt want a refurbished one.
$1000 or less
screen atleast 15in
dedicated GPU capable of medium or so details in most games
CPU capable of medium details in games
4gb of ram
250-320gb HDD or above

if medium details are achievable with laptops below his budget, a stronger GPU cant hurt, as long as its below the $1000 mark.

i found him a laptop a while ago but i guess he is more serious about buying now.

thanks a lot
    
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If I had a $1000 budget, this is the system I would have bought.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-006-_-Product

CPU is near top of the line, graphics card is mid-range, nothing in the system is really performance grade, but, if we're talking medium all around performance in games, this system should be that, and at $900, not a bad price.
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i really like that laptop, if i was in the market for one i might even look at it for mobile gaming. +rep for great suggestion.

more suggestions are welcome
    
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I'd probably go with MegaTherion's suggestion. Lenovo's pretty reliable from what I've heard. I'd prefer slightly higher resolution for myself, but your friend would probably be fine with it.

I got an Acer Aspire 7551G-5056 (no longer being sold) and it runs everything pretty well, including SC2 on Ultra and MW2 on fairly high settings I believe, though I don't usually play games on my laptop (I have to keep telling myself: laptop for school, laptop for school...)

Just glancing around a bit, it looks like getting a laptop with a bluray drive adds a good $100 to the price, for some reason, so if he's prioritizing performance, don't bother with one. All the input I can give xD
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Dell XPS 15.
Ive always been sceptical about dell but I impulse purchased one just before christmas and im very impressed with it. Its solid and the sound quality is brilliant. (jbl speakers)

I got 4gb ram, dedicated nvidia 420m, 500gb hd, core i5 460 for £649.
In the states that should be a fair bit less than 1000 dollars. UK is a rip off at the best of times.
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I'd probably go with MegaTherion's suggestion. Lenovo's pretty reliable from what I've heard. I'd prefer slightly higher resolution for myself, but your friend would probably be fine with it.

I got an Acer Aspire 7551G-5056 (no longer being sold) and it runs everything pretty well, including SC2 on Ultra and MW2 on fairly high settings I believe, though I don't usually play games on my laptop (I have to keep telling myself: laptop for school, laptop for school...)

Just glancing around a bit, it looks like getting a laptop with a bluray drive adds a good $100 to the price, for some reason, so if he's prioritizing performance, don't bother with one. All the input I can give xD
yea, i wasnt going to include a BR player to save $$$, thanks ill keep Acer in mind too


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Dell XPS 15.
Ive always been sceptical about dell but I impulse purchased one just before christmas and im very impressed with it. Its solid and the sound quality is brilliant. (jbl speakers)

I got 4gb ram, dedicated nvidia 420m, 500gb hd, core i5 460 for £649.
In the states that should be a fair bit less than 1000 dollars. UK is a rip off at the best of times.
ill check out the XPS too, see how they compare.
    
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post #7 of 22
Woah!

Don't even think about buying a gaming laptop from Newegg.

XoticPC.com - the ONLY place you should be looking at.
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Woah!

Don't even think about buying a gaming laptop from Newegg.

XoticPC.com - the ONLY place you should be looking at.
looks like a good site, but terrible to search through.
    
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post #9 of 22
check out ebay / other sites to see how much a asus g73 runs ya... i just sold mine as i got back into my own 4 walls... done moving and training and such, the laptop is a beast, and for ~ 1100 you cant say the price is too high either, at least what i take off it
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20GX640-260US

$100 overbudget but hey, this is really nice.
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