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Laptop for light gaming under NZ $1400

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Hi there, i am currently looking around for a laptop for uni and figured it would be good to get one that was also capable of playing the odd game aswell, i don't need any kind of epic gaming powerhouse, just something that can run some occasional games for when i am not using my desktop.
I dont wan't anything bigger then a 15 inch really ( 15.6 is fine ) as i want it to still be atleast slightly portable, and would be nice to have a bit of battery life, but not a must as there are usually power outlets where i would be using it.



Unfortunatly, not living in the states, PC prices are rather more and it's not really possible to buy from places like newegg as even if i did manage to get it from somewhere like that, the shipping from the U.S. to here cost more then the moon.

Thanks in advance

EDIT : Aesthetics really don't bother me, as long as its not too vulgar, i don't mind things that look " boring " but things that are bright yellow or something similar aren't really for me
Edited by Daniel1236 - 3/6/11 at 2:44pm
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Here are the issues with this situation. The advantages of a laptop are generally portability, battery life, and space. However, once you start looking for laptops that can game you get larger screens, better hardware (larger batteries) and poor battery life. In general, a laptop that can play games is like trying to find a sport car that can tow a trailer. Sure you might find one but it kinda defeats the purpose.

Also, in school you will be typing papers and perhaps doing other long periods of computer work. As great as laptops are for their designated purposes, typing for long periods while having the screen right by your hands on often a minimal keyboard is murder. A full size keyboard and decent screen positioning will make long papers MUCH more bearable.

So, my suggestion: Build a decent PC for gaming and productivity and buy a cheaper laptop or even netbook for class. I also found that I rarely used my laptop in class. I preferred to take notes by hand for many reasons and when I did have my laptop out, I just surfed the web and would not pay attention.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar View Post
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If you can deal with the battery life and gpu performance (very light gaming), this is my suggestion too. It's pretty gaudy though, at least IMO.
The only reason I would suggest this over something like a sager np5160, is because the 5160 will drain a bit more battery and im not sure if any sager/clevo resellers ship to NZ.

Also I wouldnt expect people to find you links for online retailers, as most of us dont even know what will ship to you without costing insane amounts..
So your best bet besides going through the obvious online sites like dell,hp,etc, is to look locally and then ask for opinions on here when you find something.
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