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I am looking to get a new laptop. I want one that would be great for gaming. I am no expert on all this stuff. I have a few questions.

What should I look for? (;Processor, memory, stuff like that);
Is it better to build/customize my own?
Any other stuff I should know?

I don't want a Mac. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 14:23:38
intel i5 at least
6gb ram
64bit OS
go for dedicated memory graphics, the higher the model number the better (;;amd radeon 7870 etc);;
HDD 1TB (;;for games);;

go for matte plastic body, glossy ones are grease/fingerprint magnets
go for matte anti glare display, glossy ones impossible to see at sunlight and often have worse panels

dont look for a thin laptop, a gaming laptop needs excellent airflow and thats what you wont get from a thin laptop (;go for Lenovo/MSI);

a good gaming laptop should be around 900 euros, of course there are cheaper and more expensive alternatives

avoid Alienware at all cost

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Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 15:01:51
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intel i5 at least
6gb ram
64bit OS
go for dedicated memory graphics, the higher the model number the better (;;amd radeon 7870 etc);;
HDD 1TB (;;for games);;

go for matte plastic body, glossy ones are grease/fingerprint magnets
go for matte anti glare display, glossy ones impossible to see at sunlight and often have worse panels

dont look for a thin laptop, a gaming laptop needs excellent airflow and thats what you wont get from a thin laptop (;go for Lenovo/MSI);

a good gaming laptop should be around 900 euros, of course there are cheaper and more expensive alternatives

avoid Alienware at all cost


Do you have a recommendation on the best processor? Would intel i7 be better?

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Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 15:26:47
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intel i5 at least
6gb ram
64bit OS
go for dedicated memory graphics, the higher the model number the better (;;;amd radeon 7870 etc);;;
HDD 1TB (;;;for games);;;

go for matte plastic body, glossy ones are grease/fingerprint magnets
go for matte anti glare display, glossy ones impossible to see at sunlight and often have worse panels

dont look for a thin laptop, a gaming laptop needs excellent airflow and thats what you wont get from a thin laptop (;;go for Lenovo/MSI);;

a good gaming laptop should be around 900 euros, of course there are cheaper and more expensive alternatives

avoid Alienware at all cost


Do you have a recommendation on the best processor? Would intel i7 be better?


yes, intel i7 is better of course.

i cant go into details since i have been out of touch with the latest technology for about 2 years, i have been just reading headlines lol.

but intel i7 is better, not only because of the clock speed, it also has a lot of cache memory which i think plays a good role in performance.

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Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 16:51:29
Any specific processor?

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Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 18:18:13
Depends on what you want to use the laptop for. Those specs are overkill for someone who is just typing documents, surfing the web, and checking e-mail.

The brand I recommend would be ASUS, they make really good stuff. Stay far away from sony and acer, they're shit.

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Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 19:33:41
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Depends on what you want to use the laptop for. Those specs are overkill for someone who is just typing documents, surfing the web, and checking e-mail.

The brand I recommend would be ASUS, they make really good stuff. Stay far away from sony and acer, they';re shit.


As said by OP:; "I want one that would be great for gaming."

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Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 19:35:58
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Any specific processor?


Any i7 will do the job... GPU is what you should pay attention to!

There are loads of i7 laptops with Intel HD, and they are completely useless when it comes to gaming.

It is always better to get a good GPU with a weaker processor, than vice-versa.

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Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 20:00:38
www.gamersnexus.net/guides/896-gaming-laptop-buyers-guide-2012
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Posted on Sun Jun 16, 2013 00:40:29
So can anyone give me a recommendation on an actual laptop? Weight does not concern me, or bulkiness. As long as it is not a mac.

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Posted on Sun Jun 16, 2013 15:45:46
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Depends on what you want to use the laptop for. Those specs are overkill for someone who is just typing documents, surfing the web, and checking e-mail.

The brand I recommend would be ASUS, they make really good stuff. Stay far away from sony and acer, they';re shit.


I would agree.. Depends what you want, all modern day laptop are sufficient for the basic user requirements. I currently have an Acer, which are reknown for rapid battery deterioration, but mine has massively increase with an upgrade to windows 8 (;Windows 8 supporter.. here);.

The safest brands tend to be Toshiba and Samsung, both strong companies with some pretty nifty tech. If you are a gamer then you need high-end spec's. If not head down to PC world or whatever is your nearest PC shop and buy anything around the £300 mark - you won't really notice the tech that much.. get windows 8 as is a small OS and is under heavy development to be a universal platform. Alternatively try UBUNTU (;Linux); I've heard some interesting stuff and sounds like a fairly cool bit of tech that very few people even know exist!

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Posted on Sun Jun 16, 2013 16:31:54
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By StockHunter [1610875]
Depends on what you want to use the laptop for. Those specs are overkill for someone who is just typing documents, surfing the web, and checking e-mail.

The brand I recommend would be ASUS, they make really good stuff. Stay far away from sony and acer, they';;re shit.


I would agree.. Depends what you want, all modern day laptop are sufficient for the basic user requirements. I currently have an Acer, which are reknown for rapid battery deterioration, but mine has massively increase with an upgrade to windows 8 (;;Windows 8 supporter.. here);;.

The safest brands tend to be Toshiba and Samsung, both strong companies with some pretty nifty tech. If you are a gamer then you need high-end spec';s. If not head down to PC world or whatever is your nearest PC shop and buy anything around the £300 mark - you won';t really notice the tech that much.. get windows 8 as is a small OS and is under heavy development to be a universal platform. Alternatively try UBUNTU (;;Linux);; I';ve heard some interesting stuff and sounds like a fairly cool bit of tech that very few people even know exist!


If you are looking for gaming you are better off with Windows 95 than Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is nothing different than Mac OS. Just eye candy and it is impossible to be used normally unless you are some ub3r g33k with mad command prompt skills.

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Posted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 00:18:35
Asus ROG laptop :;P

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Posted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 17:11:12
If it's purely gaming, I'd go desktop rather than laptop....and nothing wrong with alienware, they're like one huge heatsink.

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Posted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 18:06:58
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If it';s purely gaming, I';d go desktop rather than laptop....and nothing wrong with alienware, they';re like one huge heatsink.


They went down in price nowadays, but you can still seal off a better deal without paying extra for the Alien case.

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