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Budget gaming laptop

Hello,
I'm looking to purchase my first laptop and would appreciate some help on choosing one. My budget is $600 and it will be used mainly for web browsing, video streaming, and playing World of Warcraft.
The only preferences I have are:
- 15 inch monitor or larger
- at least 4mb of RAM
- an optical drive
- at least 500gb HDD

Any suggestions would be great, thanks!
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  1. Hello evlknvl001, So i see you are looking for a budget gaming laptop? Well i did some research and i found a good laptop best for you with all the specs you have provided. Its on sale at the moment so you will save money.
    This computer is perfect for World of Warcraft and anything else related to streaming and web browsing.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231503

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    Don't get the integrated graphics model that was previously suggested. Integrated and gaming don't go together.
    Here's the best budget gaming laptop under $600, if you need an optical drive you can simply purchase an external optical drive online for ~$30 (it's not a surprise nowadays that less laptops include optical drives because who really uses CD's frequently at this moment?)
    http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.MCTAA.005

    Windows 8 - 64-bit version - AMD quad-core A10-5757M accelerated processor (2.5GHz/3.5GHz w/ TurboCORE) - 8GB DDR3 memory - 1TB hard drive - 15.6" widescreen CineCrystal™ LCD display (1366 x 768) - AMD Radeon™ HD 8750M graphics - AMD A76M Fusion chipset - Dolby® Home Theater® v4 audio enhancement - Acer ZoomPerfect touchpad - webcam - Wireless - Bluetooth® - HDMI® - USB 3.0 - Acer converter port - card reader - 4.5-hour battery - 1-year limited warranty. Color: Cool Steel

    I was originally going to get that laptop but I opted for a different one that is more expensive because I was looking for more features such as 1080p (I do photo editing and tons of school work). But for gaming, you shouldn't notice the difference in 720p vs 1080p.
  3. dopey,

    How would that Acer compare to this Toshiba S55-A529515.6, i7, 12 ddr, without a dedicated graphics card, also for 599.

    http://weeklyad.staples.com/StaplesSD/LandingPage?storeid=2278783#!/store/2278783/category/5189776
  4. The Acer looks like it would be a good choice, thanks dopeysaidso! I'm still looking, but that may be what I go with.
  5. bigdogbluesky said:
    dopey,

    How would that Acer compare to this Toshiba S55-A529515.6, i7, 12 ddr, without a dedicated graphics card, also for 599.

    http://weeklyad.staples.com/StaplesSD/LandingPage?storeid=2278783#!/store/2278783/category/5189776

    You're paying for an i7 processor, but no dedicated graphics card.
    The A10 in the Acer will do fine and also the dedicated graphics card is essential for gaming.

    If you're not gaming and you're just doing editing and such, that Toshiba will be fine.
    But if you're planning on gaming with that Toshiba, that is a huge downgrade.

    Also, I've never had ANY great experience with Toshiba laptops and I always find you can get so much better performance from other laptops so whenever I search for laptops I exclude Toshiba right off the bat.
  6. evlknvl001 said:
    The Acer looks like it would be a good choice, thanks dopeysaidso! I'm still looking, but that may be what I go with.


    No problem, after days of research on a budget gaming laptop I always came right back to that Acer. It offers the best performance in that price range.
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