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February 28, 2012 11:29:08 PM

What's a good laptop that can handle games for under 450$?( I'm fine with playing on low settings.

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February 28, 2012 11:37:27 PM

Hi :) 

For that price, plan on extremely low settings..thats IF the games will play at all...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 28, 2012 11:50:03 PM

"games" is a bit too broad.
If its something like Battlefield 3 Skyrim of MW3, I honestly don't know that a $450 laptop could run them acceptably.
SWTOR? Possible at low settings of you find a good deal.
WoW? Yes, most $450 laptops would be able to run it at low, or even medium settings.

A $10-20 budget game from Steam or a discount rack at wal mart? Most likely can be done with most $450 laptops.
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February 29, 2012 12:20:06 AM

I'm sorry, but "Gaming laptop" and "$450" are mutually exclusive. Need at least double that.
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February 29, 2012 12:27:08 AM

I mostly will play an mmo similar to wow and tf2
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February 29, 2012 12:29:30 AM

make sure get a laptop with discrete card like 540M that will do for skyrim in low settings
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February 29, 2012 1:32:45 AM

Based on what's currently available on Newegg you have two choices. Both are basically identical except the HP has a 640GB HDD instead of 500GB and it requires a mail-in rebate to bring down the price into your budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|34-158-216^34-158-216-TS%2C34-215-253^34-215-253-TS

The Acer states that the CPU L2 cache is 2MB while the HP's cache is 1MB. The A4-3305M only has 1MB of L2 cache.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-A4-Series%20A4-33...
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February 29, 2012 1:34:53 AM

tomhrxbfg said:
make sure get a laptop with discrete card like 540M that will do for skyrim in low settings


No way a laptop for $450 will have a nVidia GT 540M unless it is used or maybe refurbished.
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February 29, 2012 1:40:22 AM

jaguarskx said:
No way a laptop for $450 will have a nVidia GT 540M unless it is used or maybe refurbished.

The aver seems good I'm going to look into it
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February 29, 2012 1:48:27 AM

Hmm I can't find it at my local store
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February 29, 2012 5:05:04 AM

Try getting one off of ebay.
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