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Best gaming laptop under £500? Please help,

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October 24, 2013 7:46:15 PM

I want to buy a laptop for gaming, I have a desktop PC at home, and want to buy a new laptop in college, my budget is under 500 pound, or little more than £500, which laptop do you recommend?
I now see the lenovo g505s, the specs,
AMD A10 5750M
1TB + 8GB SSD
Radeon™ HD8570M
or other better one you recommend.

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October 25, 2013 3:47:46 AM

there isnt much at that price bracket that will play games at anything more than minimum settings... as gaming laptops start at around 750 in the uk. but as its an a10 based system it should be a good choice for medium settings...
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October 25, 2013 4:21:40 AM

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there isnt much at that price bracket that will play games at anything more than minimum settings... as gaming laptops start at around 750 in the uk. but as its an a10 based system it should be a good choice for medium settings...

Thank you, I also find the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A-12D on this page: http://laptopnow.co.uk/cheap-gaming-laptops-under-500/ It features i5 3230M + GeForce® 710M, compare to lenovo g505s, which you think is better? thank you.

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October 25, 2013 8:54:35 AM

710m is a video card mate not siutable for gaming just playing hd movies.
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October 25, 2013 9:13:11 AM

The Lenovo G505s with the A10-5750m APU is likely the best you can find in the UK. Prices are relatively high in the UK compared to the US. The G505s sells for £500 in the UK, but in the US it can be bought for around $500 - $550.

The nVidia GT 710m is weaker than the integrated Radeon HD 8650g in the A10-5750m APU which is weaker than the GT 720m.
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November 7, 2013 6:20:50 PM

The Lenovo G505s is fairly good at that price
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February 4, 2014 1:37:34 AM

HI, doing research on those good cheap gaming laptops and comparing those top rated items seem a good way to find your best deal, so here I recommend you to read this gaming laptops under 500 comparison chart,which is often updated from time to time:

For more info,visit:http://www.gaminglaptopsunder500.net/
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February 4, 2014 9:42:51 AM

amathinking said:
HI, doing research on those good cheap gaming laptops and comparing those top rated items seem a good way to find your best deal, so here I recommend you to read this gaming laptops under 500 comparison chart,which is often updated from time to time:

For more info,visit:http://www.gaminglaptopsunder500.net/



I would actual put the following 17.3" HP Pavilion 17-e019dx with a dual core i3-4000m and the Intel HD 4600 in second place and bumping down all the other laptops. It has been available at least since the beginning of November 2013.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pavilion-17-3-laptop-4gb-me...$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=2

While it is "only" a dual core CPU, the Core i3 is pretty powerful in comparison to AMD's APUs on a per core basis. The i3-4000m is clocked at 2.4GHz, just taking into consideration an individual core Intel's Haswell core is 30%+ more powerful than Richland cores which means a single Intel Haswell core running at 2.4GHz should be equivalent to a single Richland core running at 3.12GHz or a little faster. Most games in general still only use two cores, but there are specific games that can perform better with 4 cores.

The main reason why I rank it as #2 is because of the Intel HD 4600 graphics core itself. Currently there are only 2 integrated graphic cores more powerful than the Intel HD 4600. They are the Radeon HD 8610g and HD 8650g. There have been benchmarks that have shown a laptop with a weak CPU (like 2 core vs. 4 cores), but with more powerful graphics performs better than a laptop with a stronger CPU, but weaker GPU.

I admit though that the head to head benchmarks I have seen are with laptops that have discrete graphics instead of integrated graphics, but the principle still apply. For example a dual core i5 CPU + GT 750m would perform better in games than a quad core i7 CPU + GT 740m.
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March 18, 2014 8:10:00 PM

How about the PC Specialist Cosmos II X15 Gaming Laptop? For £559 you can get actual gaming performance.
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