Need help finding the right laptop

1. What is your budget?
650 USD

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
11.6 inches or larger

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1366x768 minimum

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
More of a desktop replacement

5. How much battery life do you need?
2 hours plus

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Starcraft 2-Medium
Call of Duty 2-High
Stalker-Medium
Battliefield 1942-High
Sims 3-Medium/High

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Watching movies and light video editing (with flipshare software)

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
250 gb at least.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
http://www.newegg.com/ or Best Buy

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3-4 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD drive preferable but i could always buy an external one

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the
reasons.
I'm not a big fan of Gateway, Acer, or Lenovo. I prefer Toshiba, Asus, and Sony

13. What country do you live in?
USA

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
None really
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  1. Unfortunately your budget is low for a gaming laptop, you can find notebooks with low-end VGAs within your budget and i wouldn't recommend them for gaming.
    Can your raise your budget ?
  2. For gaming you need a better video card, which is difficult to find with your budget.

    I don play a lot of games. The low-end video card like Geforce G310M is probably barely enough for your requirement.
  3. The highest i can go is 750 USD. Also i would like to play company of heroes.
  4. TheAmericanLow said:
    1. What is your budget?
    650 USD

    2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
    11.6 inches or larger

    3. What screen resolution do you want?
    1366x768 minimum

    4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
    More of a desktop replacement

    5. How much battery life do you need?
    2 hours plus

    6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
    Starcraft 2-Medium
    Call of Duty 2-High
    Stalker-Medium
    Battliefield 1942-High
    Sims 3-Medium/High

    7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
    Watching movies and light video editing (with flipshare software)

    8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
    250 gb at least.

    9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
    http://www.newegg.com/ or Best Buy

    10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
    3-4 years

    11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
    DVD drive preferable but i could always buy an external one

    12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the
    reasons.
    I'm not a big fan of Gateway, Acer, or Lenovo. I prefer Toshiba, Asus, and Sony

    13. What country do you live in?
    USA

    14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
    None really


    Hi there,

    As Maziar mentioned, your budget is pretty low for a gaming laptop. However, the Alienware M11x is one of the least expensive gaming laptops at $799. It should be able to handle all of your gaming needs and it is also super portable.

    What do you think?

    Cheers,
    Isabella
    MSFT Windows Outreach Team
  5. I wasn't aware that the games i want to play required such hardware, i thought most of them had low requirements, even for the settings i wanted to play them on.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152201&cm_re=msi_i3-_-34-152-201-_-Product
    It looks like this laptop would work well, what do you guys think?
  6. Well it has a GT 325M which is a low-mid range card for gaming.
    This Acer on is the best you can get,it has a HD 5650M which is a good mid range card and can handle those games fine on medium settings(Some on high,if you lower the resolution)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115792
  7. I found an hp with the same processor and video card as the Acer for cheaper, think ill consider getting that.
  8. That's great, hope you enjoy it
  9. 1. What is your budget?
    750 AUD
    2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
    15.5 inches or smaller

    3. What screen resolution do you want?
    1366x768 minimum

    4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
    portable
    5. How much battery life do you need?
    4 hours plus

    6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
    Sims 3-Medium/High

    7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
    Watching movies and light video editing (with flipshare software)
    Download movies
    Store photos,videos,movies

    8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
    250 gb at least.

    9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

    10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
    6-7 years

    11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
    DVD ROM and Blueray

    12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the
    reasons.
    I don't mind any brand of laptop that fits the requests given.

    13. What country do you live in?
    AUSTRAILA

    14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
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