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I need help finding a decent gaming laptop for my friend

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August 19, 2013 10:36:37 AM

I've already decided on the laptop I'm going to purchase (Lenovo ideapad y510p with GT750M SLI for 1050$ from newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
My friend on the other hand is short a couple of bucks and only has about 700-800$ to spend on a gaming lappy. I showed him the lenovo y410p for 830$ but he really wants the 15in full HD screen and a GPU that will last a few years for being able to play games. He also needs a laptop because
A) He travels ALOT
B) Portability
I've been saving my money for the past year and a half (Were both 14, so 1050$ is
a lot) and he just started saving around thanksgiving so he only has about 550$. So what would be a decent lappy that will last a while AND play most games in at least medium settings UNDER 800$? I know it may be a lot to ask for, but if anyone has a suggestion, please post it!
Thanks guys!
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August 19, 2013 11:25:44 AM

You don't need to save too much to get a laptop that will play at medium. This should play low-medium, maybe not all games at medium, but most. It is only $530. I wouldn't spend more then you need when on a budget and this seems to be perfect. The only problem is the full HD screen. I don't think its possible to get one for that price range with a decent GPU, I really think that's a stretch. Anyways here it is, let me know what you think! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 19, 2013 5:01:56 PM

Not quite what I'm looking for, I was hoping for a GPU more in deh range of a gtx 670m....
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August 19, 2013 5:18:11 PM

Well as you have probably seen by shopping, there isn't any way you are getting a gtx 670m for that price range.
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August 20, 2013 5:42:39 AM

I did find a asus g55 (I believe) at best buy for about 799 that has a gtx 660 or 670m.
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August 20, 2013 7:24:10 AM

Making sure not to exceed $900 I went through Newegg and this is the only option in the price range with better graphcs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its actually got a better CPU and GPU, and the processor is probably about equal to the GX 650M so its probably the best you will find.
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August 20, 2013 9:14:02 AM

byogamingpc said:
Your best bet would be the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CRXZSYQ/ref=as_li_q... with dual GT 750M's.


1) That laptop is cheaper on Newegg.
2) Had you read his original post you would now he already knows about this laptop and plans to buy it for himself.
3) Had you read the original thread you would know this is well outside his friends price range

Please read.
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August 20, 2013 9:52:54 AM

Seems you are right, I made a mistake and confused the very similar model from last year.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for that last one the V3-7716-6814, its a trade off but just as good as the one I listed on Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So you know original poster, the one Newegg has better graphics but weaker CPU, while the one on Amazon has better CPU but weaker GPU.
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August 20, 2013 7:11:45 PM

Should be pretty awesome, hope you enjoy it :) 
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August 20, 2013 7:14:08 PM

IInuyasha74 said:
Seems you are right, I made a mistake and confused the very similar model from last year.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for that last one the V3-7716-6814, its a trade off but just as good as the one I listed on Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So you know original poster, the one Newegg has better graphics but weaker CPU, while the one on Amazon has better CPU but weaker GPU.


Yah I think that toshiba will work for him. I know a gt 730m can play BF3 on medium in 1366x768 so that should be alright considering we'll be playing mostly GTA4, black ops 1,2 and others like that.

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August 20, 2013 7:20:12 PM

LinERideR said:
IInuyasha74 said:
Seems you are right, I made a mistake and confused the very similar model from last year.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for that last one the V3-7716-6814, its a trade off but just as good as the one I listed on Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So you know original poster, the one Newegg has better graphics but weaker CPU, while the one on Amazon has better CPU but weaker GPU.


Yah I think that toshiba will work for him. I know a gt 730m can play BF3 on medium in 1366x768 so that should be alright considering we'll be playing mostly GTA4, black ops 1,2 and others like that.



Sounds good, and its a pretty solid system at its price.
Unless you have more questions please mark one of our answers as the best solution so this thread will be closed :p 
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August 20, 2013 7:40:02 PM

IInuyasha74 said:
LinERideR said:
IInuyasha74 said:
Seems you are right, I made a mistake and confused the very similar model from last year.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for that last one the V3-7716-6814, its a trade off but just as good as the one I listed on Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So you know original poster, the one Newegg has better graphics but weaker CPU, while the one on Amazon has better CPU but weaker GPU.


Yah I think that toshiba will work for him. I know a gt 730m can play BF3 on medium in 1366x768 so that should be alright considering we'll be playing mostly GTA4, black ops 1,2 and others like that.



Sounds good, and its a pretty solid system at its price.
Unless you have more questions please mark one of our answers as the best solution so this thread will be closed :p 


Oh ok, I didn't know, I'm new. :) 
Ok well thanks for all the help guys!
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