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Okay firstly i should say i know very little about good parts in laptops thats why im posting here.

The first laptop specs don't need to be impressive. It will be a non gaming laptop but needs to be good running at multi tasking.

Budget for this laptop about 300-500 pounds

The 2nd laptop will be gaming. I don't want a beast of a laptop because its going to end up costing an arm and a leg. If you could give me a good idea of what is a good graphics card and a good cpu to aim for at a very good price that would be great.

Budget for gaming laptop is around 600-700 pounds maybe higher if its worth the price.
 

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If you're into some reading, here are two roundups of the best lappys for different uses. You should find exactly what you're searching for, or at least a good idea of what kind of processor/graphics card combo you need for each task.

My 2 cents: for gaming the CPU doesn't matter (any current gen dual core would do) and for multi tasking the GPU doesn't matter. For a gaming lappy the speed of the GPU is all that matters (in 700£ you should find something based on a 5650m) and for multitasking you could go for Intel i3/i5/i7 or AMD K-series Turion or Phenom CPUs.

And the reviews:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3822/l...ch-and-smaller
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3795/m...notebooks-dtrs
 

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So for the gaming card i 've chosen to go with the 5650. What do you guys think of this card?
 

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My wife has an Acer Core i5 with the ATI HD5650, I loaded Steam on it to see how well my games play. L4D2 plays smooth on high settings, MW2 also good on High settings, Rise of Flight good on medium settings. It gets 7535 on 3DMark06.
 
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