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Mid Range Gaming Laptop for College Grad

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June 20, 2014 8:28:43 AM

Hello Gurus,

Kindly advise on a mid level gaming laptop suitable for college going students which will suitable for light gaming. I mainly play Fifa so a really high end notebook is not required. Weight and battery life are my priorities. I am considering the following 2 models:

Acer Aspire V5-573G-9491 15.6-inch
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DDFEX9S/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=RAJ9QW9O488N&coliid=I1IFAG9G5MM1KA

HP ENVY 15t Quad Edition Notebook
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D7Z84OY/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&colid=RAJ9QW9O488N&coliid=I1GJXH8RQUSB5I&me=

Resolution is not a concern for me. I am just confused which of these will give better performance..the i7 4500U + GT 720M or the i7 4700MQ??

Please advise and provide any other options if available :) 
June 20, 2014 8:38:00 AM

theonerm2 said:
Both of those are horrible for gaming.


hey thanks for the reply...as I said I will not be doing serious gaming on this...only Fifa 14 now and then..what would you advise in sub 700$ range?
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June 20, 2014 8:45:44 AM

laptops are horrendous, no thought is put into them by the manufacturer. If you find a good one you can likely get 3x the power in a PC for the same cost.

still i understand the need to be mobile in a college so you need to get a laptop. I would urge you strongly to get a PC for gaming, and a cheap 100 or 200 dollar netbook for the college stuff. running word docs, powerpoints, and internet browsers isnt so much work for lower end processors anymore.
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June 20, 2014 8:55:32 AM

Beezy said:
laptops are horrendous, no thought is put into them by the manufacturer. If you find a good one you can likely get 3x the power in a PC for the same cost.

still i understand the need to be mobile in a college so you need to get a laptop. I would urge you strongly to get a PC for gaming, and a cheap 100 or 200 dollar netbook for the college stuff. running word docs, powerpoints, and internet browsers isnt so much work for lower end processors anymore.


Hey I know laptops are horrible for gaming!! I myself own a gaming rig which I made last year but as I am an international student going to join a college in US this fall...building a PC will not be possible for me right now as I would be staying temporarily and will have to move regularly...what's your advice on i7 4500U + GT 720M vs i7 4700MQ?

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June 20, 2014 8:56:44 AM

theonerm2 said:
If you absolutly must have it in the sub $700 range then buy from ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Alienware-M15x-Core-i7-560...

That one can play Fifa 14 and many others for $500. It's a good deal.


Nice deal in my range...only downside is it will be uncomfortable for carrying daily to the college for my classes..Will consider it..Thanks man!
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June 20, 2014 9:04:55 AM

yogeshpro said:
theonerm2 said:
If you absolutly must have it in the sub $700 range then buy from ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Alienware-M15x-Core-i7-560...

That one can play Fifa 14 and many others for $500. It's a good deal.


Nice deal in my range...only downside is it will be uncomfortable for carrying daily to the college for my classes..Will consider it..Thanks man!


you should consider, the bulk is kinda necessary with the higher end components. i dont know much about mobile graphics cards so i cant help you too much there
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June 22, 2014 11:54:39 AM

You could look at laptops made by Asus like the asus N series or you can always go for a clevo barbones laptop which offers the best in terms of maintainability if you don't mind the dull look. Toshiba satellite is good but I forgot the model number.
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