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Need help on purchasing a laptop, preferably good for gaming.

I don't have a clue what i'm looking for and have aimlessly been looking through laptops for days, i don't know what laptops are worth the price and if they are god for gaming or not. My price range is around £550(i know its not much)
I would like some advise.

Thanks in advance.


Thanks for the replies, i have found this laptop.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-Ideapad-Z580-15-6-laptop...

Would you say that would be a good one?

And for the games question, i will mostly be playing football manager and minecraft:)

I know its £600, but if you guys recommend it i'll get it
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    Hi,

    most laptops are bad for gaming, their are not build to last and have a hard time with cooling.

    What games do you want to play ?

    For 550 euro you won't get anything good for modern gaming.
    For basic usage a 500-600 euro would do the trick.

    Also if you play games while on battery: your asking for trouble.
    (last about 1 h on new battery, but computer will go in energy economy mode and then get bad frame rates. )

    If you want something descent, you need at least 1000-1200
  2. Normally, 8GB of RAM is fine for gaming and you need a good video card because in most cases it is Not up-gradable. The most disappointing answer on these Forums is the video card is not up-gradable on most laptops.

    On Tom's Hardware Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart you can compare mobile video chips.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html

    Can you find anything with an i5 and 660M video card in your price range? Or if you prefer 7870M (Radeon)
  3. Thanks for the replies, i have found this laptop.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-Ideapad-Z580-15-6-laptop/dp/B009RGBD2C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1374179927&sr=8-2&keywords=gaming+laptop

    Would you say that would be a good one?

    And for the games question, i will mostly be playing football manager and minecraft:)

    I know its £600, but if you guys recommend it i'll get it
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