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Looking to find a god gaming laptop for under $1000.

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June 15, 2013 11:49:41 PM

Like the title says im looking for a decent gaming labtop for under $1000. I would like it to be around the $800 and rape my current laptop. If possible I would like something that could play Force unleashed 2 or battlefield 3 on mid graphics. Im so used to low graphics that mid would be a great improvement on all games:) 

Current specs are

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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/15/2013, 23:45:14
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.120830-0334)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: eMachines
System Model: eME528
BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1912MB RAM
Page File: 1900MB used, 1925MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
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Display Devices
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Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&SUBSYS_049B1025&REV_07
Display Memory: 828 MB
Dedicated Memory: 128 MB
Shared Memory: 700 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
June 16, 2013 12:19:40 AM

theonerm2 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There you go.. It's refurbished but it's exactly what you're looking for.


yep. other than the refurbished part i like it. I just cant jump on it because i dont know what happened to it before. And with i5 quads and i7 quads is it worth the extra money to get an i7 or could an i5 work just as good. what about the integrated intell hd 4000 graphics. whats the equivalent card for it?
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June 16, 2013 2:49:26 AM

codwave101 said:
theonerm2 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There you go.. It's refurbished but it's exactly what you're looking for.


yep. other than the refurbished part i like it. I just cant jump on it because i dont know what happened to it before. And with i5 quads and i7 quads is it worth the extra money to get an i7 or could an i5 work just as good. what about the integrated intell hd 4000 graphics. whats the equivalent card for it?

An Intel Core i7 compared to a Core i5 of the same generation will perform similarly in games if they are both quad core chips. In laptops, a core i5 is dual core and a core i7 is quad core usually. If you want to game then stay away from integrated graphics. The HD 4000 graphics performs about like a GT 230M(a low end mobile graphics card from 2009.) If you must go with a new system then click the links below to see what I found in your price range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Key differences: Core i5, 2 Cores. Blu Ray Drive, $929
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Key differences: Core i7, 4 Cores. DVD Drive, $999

Both include a 2 year warranty, both include a GTX 660m graphics card, both have a 15.6 inch screen at 1080P. The one with the Core i7 will be a little faster so if you think you will want a little bit faster machine then go for the one with the Intel Core i7. But another thing to consider if whether or not you like to watch blu-ray movies. If so then go with the one at $929.
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June 16, 2013 2:58:43 AM

And as far as refurbished computers go... I have a refurbished gaming laptop that I bought in early 2011 and it still works nicely. It is an Asus brand laptop like the one I showed you in the link. Still plays new games and does pretty good. I have not had any problems out of it over the past 2 years and 4 months except for the battery which needs to be replaced every 2 or 3 years anyway.
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