Help on choosing gaming laptop

Hello people

Im new to pc gaming and am getting a new laptop

My choices are these(i may add more RAM and a graphic car if needed)

I play games like cod mw3+

First is Samsung NP300E5A (i3)


Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64b)
CPU/ Processor
Intel® Core™ i3-2330M Processor
CPU Clock Speed (Max.): 2.20 GHz
CPU Cache: 3MB (L3)
Series 3
15.6" Screen Size
1366 x 768 Resolution
Brightness: 220 nits
4GB System Memory
Memory Type: DDR3
8GB Max. System Memory
640GB Hard Drive Capacity
Intel® HD Graphics 3000
3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2) Audio Speakers
1.3MP HD Webcam
802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth v3.0
Gigabit Wired Ethernet LAN
I/O Ports
3 USB 2.0 Ports
Headphone Out
Microphone In
4 in 1 Multi Card Slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC)
RJ45 (LAN)
Input Devices
103 Key Keyboard
Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type, Gesture UI)
Kensington Lock Slot
60W AC Adapter
6 Cell / Li-Ion Battery
Battery Life: up to 5.6 hours
Black & Titan Silver
Gold EPEAT Rating
Energy Star Certified (5.2)
TCO Certified (3.0)
ENERGY STAR Certified (5.2)
14.48" (W) x 9.57" (D) x 1.07~1.30" (H)
5.16 lbs.

And the dell inspiron-n5050

Dell Inspiron 15 - N5050 15.6-inch laptop comes with WLED Tru-Life display with HD resolution, Intel HD graphics 3000, Intel HM67 express chipset, and up to 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive. This laptop computer is powered by your choice of Intel Pentium B950, i3-2330M, or i5-2430M processor. Dell Inspiron 15 - N5050 is equipped with Ethernet / RJ45, HDMI, VGA, three USB 2.0 ports, headphone jack, microphone jack, 3-in-1 memory card reader, 0.3MP camera, and 6-cell 2.2 AHr Li-Ion battery.

Dell Inspiron 15 - N5050 Specs

Diagonal Size : 15.6"
Resolution : 1366 x 768 (HD)
WLED True-Life

Graphics Card
Intel® HD Graphics 3000

Type : Intel® Pentium® B950 processor
Speed : 2.10 GHz
Cache : 2M

Type : Intel® Core™ i3-2330M processor
Speed : 2.20 GHz

Type : Intel® Core™ i5-2430M processor
Speed : 2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.00 GHz

Intel® HM67 Express Chipset

Options :
2 GB 1 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz
4 GB 1 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz

Up to 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive

Optical Drive
Tray-load DVD+/-RW

WLAN & Bluetooth : Standard Combo Dell Wireless Card 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+HS

Dell Audio - 2 speakers (2 Watt each)
Built-in analogue microphone

1 x Ethernet / RJ45
1 x HDMI
1 x VGA Port
3 x USB 2.0
1 x Headphone jack
1 x Microphone jack

Card Reader : 3-in-1 memory card reader


Battery : 6-cell 2.2 AHr Li-Ion

Kensington lock slot

Dimensions and Weight
Width : 376.0 mm (14.8 inch)
Depth : 260.0 mm (10.24 inch)
Height : 31.52 mm - 34.53 mm (1.24 inch - 1.36 inch)
Weight : starting at 2.37 kg (5.2 lbs) with 6-cell battery

Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
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  1. Neither is a gaming laptop. Nor either will run MW3. Finally, you cannot upgrade a graphics card in a laptop.

    My suggestion: get a desktop. For the same price, you'll get a machine that will be able to play those games without any lag whatsoever at much higher settings.
  2. What do you recomend man?
  3. And what about the dell i sprion 15r i5?
  4. They're both terrible.

    Get a desktop PC.
  5. I need a laptop for university and like this :S
    I already have console xbox and ps

    What laptops are good for gaminf
  6. Something with GTX 660m/670m/675m.
  7. Hi :)

    Choosing a GAMING laptop is easy (I sell them in my shops)

    All you have to do is buy one that costs MORE THAN £2000/$2500 ...

    All the best Brett :)
  8. Haha
    That :S
    Max is 600<<
  9. AmmarxZ said:
    That :S
    Max is 600<<

    Hi :)

    Then you WONT get a GAMING laptop... a browsing/docs laptop yes, but not gaming..

    All the best Brett :)
  10. It not necessary to buy a gaming lap
    But a lap that can play games like cod in good quality
  11. Why do these people not understand it...

    Normal laptops aren't made for gaming. They will not play new games on lowest settings, they will lag and overheat.

    Gaming laptops start at $1000-1100.

    If you want good gaming quality and cheap price, buy a desktop. For $500, you could get a decent desktop that would play games at medium-high settings at 1080p resolution, and on higher settings if the monitor's resolution is lower.

    My suggestion: get a cheap netbook for school and spend the rest for a decent desktop.
  12. I meant 600£ dude
    About 1000$
  13. you can buy a alienware m14x if you WANT a laptop so badly..1000$
  14. Well, considering the fact that you live in UK, which means you're a VAT payer, and that means prices are 20% high than in USA, this is the best deal I could find:

    I know it's over your budget, but that's the minimum I'd go as far as gaming go.

    Gaming wise, it's as fast as 350-400 pound desktop would be.

    It will play games like Far Cry 3 or Hitman Absolution on medium settings at 1366x768 resolution. Games like MW3 should be playable on high settings.
  15. Is the macbook pro13.3
    Good last question :s
  16. Im not in uk theres no tax or vat where i live
  17. Best answer
    I suppose something like this would be great then.

    Remember though, for the same price, you could build twice or even thrice more powerful desktop.
  18. Best answer selected by AmmarxZ.
  19. Best answer selected by AmmarxZ.
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