Hey guys! My friend wants to buy a gaming laptop for under 900 dollars. I know this isn't going to happen, but do you guys know of any laptops that would preform well enough in games for that amount of money? He doesn't want a custom built one because he wants it to be portable.
Right now you can get the Samsung NP305-V5A-A04US for $499 at walmart.com. This is a rare known clearance that you cannot find without the below link. This same laptop costs $580 on Amazon and over $600 at NewEgg.
This laptop has a quad core AMD A8-3510MX with 2 more core for graphics. I bought one for my wife, and it beat the crap out of my Acer so I bought one for myself and dropped an SSD in it.
Here's the Windows Experience Rating for this $500 laptop.
3D Graphics: 6.5
Hard Drive: 5.9 (7.8 with an SSD)
Unless recommendations have objective data, it's all just opinion. I only care about performance per dollar. Check it out!