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Is this laptop computer good for gaming?

I am looking at a Toshiba laptop which is on sale for $700 for my 13 year old. He plays games like Civ5 and such. This computer has an i7-3530QM processor with turbo boost 2.0. It has 12GB ram and 1TB hard drive. The link for the page http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-S55-A5295-156-Laptop/product_49556 since I am unsure of what other specs would be important. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am a bit out of my league here.
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  1. If its for gaming you want to get something with a dedicated gpu, maybe something like this Satellite P50-ABT3G22
  2. Civ 5 would barely make it at the lowest settings on that Toshiba laptop
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    Here's a search on Newegg for dedicated GPU laptops. $700 is on the low end so it won't get you much. You do not need a 1TB drive unless your son plans to take 1080p videos or have a high-end camera that takes raw or jpeg fine pictures.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=32&N=100006740%204021%204020%20600029658&IsNodeId=1&IsPowerSearch=1&OEMMark=0,R,N,1
  4. u should probably mention preferable online sites from where u will be buying
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