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Is it worth getting a laptop for gaming on a fairly low budget?

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May 21, 2008 1:31:57 PM

Well I'm planning to buy myself my first laptop. Got a price range of around £600-£700

Is it worth buying a laptop capable of playing games on this budget? I'm pretty into gaming, but it seems like most new games will run horribly on anything less than a £1000 laptop with a decent video card.

Could anyone reccomend a good laptop for gaming around £700? I'm thinking of just sacrificing the ability to play games for something lighter and with better battery life. In which case I still wouldn't know what to look at getting.
a c 244 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
May 21, 2008 2:18:03 PM

Dell VOSTRO 1500 and XPS M1530 are very good for that range
they have 8600M GT which can play games good on medium settings
May 22, 2008 5:45:27 PM

Maziar said:
Dell VOSTRO 1500 and XPS M1530 are very good for that range
they have 8600M GT which can play games good on medium settings


I agree. XPS M1530 sports the DDR3 version of the card, it's the best card you can get in this price range. And it's good at OC, too.
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May 23, 2008 5:15:41 PM

Had a quick look and it seems pretty good from the benchmarks and reviews.

If I was to go down a different route and go with something with better battery life, is there anything you could reccomend?

Looks like the M1530 could handle something less than 2 hours playing games. But it seems most performance laptops have similar short battery life.
May 23, 2008 5:21:49 PM

More power > less battery life. An XPS M1530 with 9-cell battery is a good bet.
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