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April 15, 2013 11:37:12 AM

So I want a laptop to play Black ops 2 online and minecraft and maybe other games but I know nothing about specs and need help for a good gaming laptop. If it can I have a 1080p monitor to play on. (If it can handle it) if not that's fine I want a laptop so I can move it around easily I don't like desktops so please help thanks
Would this play the games I want?

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.M3WAA.005

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April 15, 2013 12:05:24 PM

That is not going to perform well in gaming. A 1.8 Ghz dual core is low by today's standards and does not feature a dedicated graphics card. You are going to be hard pressed to find a "good" gaming laptop at $700. Closer to $1000 is needed to get any real gaming performance. The y500 series by Lenovo seems to be often recommended with a 3rd gen quad core processor with a 650m graphics card. It also can add a second 650m for SLI using the ultra bay. I know you said you don't like desktops, but for $700 you could build a pretty good rig. I advise searching these forums for more information since this question has been asked many times before.
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April 15, 2013 12:34:24 PM

Eric Heckman said:
That is not going to perform well in gaming. A 1.8 Ghz dual core is low by today's standards and does not feature a dedicated graphics card. You are going to be hard pressed to find a "good" gaming laptop at $700. Closer to $1000 is needed to get any real gaming performance. The y500 series by Lenovo seems to be often recommended with a 3rd gen quad core processor with a 650m graphics card. It also can add a second 650m for SLI using the ultra bay. I know you said you don't like desktops, but for $700 you could build a pretty good rig. I advise searching these forums for more information since this question has been asked many times before.

I dont want a desktop
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April 15, 2013 3:40:44 PM

Seconding what Eric said, you will be hard pressed to find a gaming laptop at the $700 price point; let alone one that's highly portable. The Intel HD graphics are okay, but they really aren't up to par for modern gaming.

If you're trying to keep a budget, you can look into system with an A8 or A10 APU. AMD processors have a better iGPU than Intel's current IB processors. It's still nothing fantastic, and the CPU itself won't be as good as an Intel one, but it will save you cash, as well as get you better graphics handling without the need to shell out extra for a dedicated graphics card.
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April 15, 2013 3:51:22 PM

Prostar Computer said:
Seconding what Eric said, you will be hard pressed to find a gaming laptop at the $700 price point; let alone one that's highly portable. The Intel HD graphics are okay, but they really aren't up to par for modern gaming.

If you're trying to keep a budget, you can look into system with an A8 or A10 APU. AMD processors have a better iGPU than Intel's current IB processors. It's still nothing fantastic, and the CPU itself won't be as good as an Intel one, but it will save you cash, as well as get you better graphics handling without the need to shell out extra for a dedicated graphics card.


I dont want one "highly portable" just so I can have at my desk or my bed or in the living room. Im not wanting to play much games other than minecraft and black ops 2 people always say I could build something for only 700 like what the other guy said but does it include wifi?portability?software? no probably not
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April 15, 2013 3:57:29 PM

"people always say I could build something for only 700"

When people talk about building, they are refuring to desktops, not laptops. Not trying to be negative, but this price point doesn't allow for a lot of options.
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April 15, 2013 4:55:19 PM

Eric Heckman said:
"people always say I could build something for only 700"

When people talk about building, they are refuring to desktops, not laptops. Not trying to be negative, but this price point doesn't allow for a lot of options.


whyso said:
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-...

Model might be availiable in the states at a similar price.

i know theyre talking about desktops did you not read the sentence right after the one you quoted?
If i build a desktop they dont include wifi/software/portablility thats why i want a laptop
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April 15, 2013 4:59:26 PM

what about the lenovo y400/y500/y580?
which one would be best? theyre under 1000 i think
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May 6, 2013 4:01:25 PM

MeanMrMurph said:
If i build a desktop they dont include wifi/software/portablility thats why i want a laptop


If you build it, you can throw in WiFi for cheap. Portability = no. Software = other than Windows, what are you looking for? Just about everything on laptops is bloatware to subsidize the price. Very little is practical or useful.

To play Black Ops 2 or similar, basically, you'll need something that meets or exceeds these specs: http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=3685&ga... - which is easy to do with today's standards.
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