Good gaming/all-purpose laptop

Hi,

I know this question has been asked a few times already, but each answer is different depending on what the budget and specs/the laptop is going to be used for etc.

Basically, at the moment I have a HP DV6-1005ea, which is pathetic at playing games, no real problems elsewhere though!

My budget is about £800 and I wanted to know if its possible to find a good laptop that I play games on (not on ultra-high, but at least medium/high settings). I would also need it to be quite small so ideally would like no bigger than 16''.

Any suggestions, I have looked about a bit but nothing really value for money jumps out at me.

Thanks!
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  1. Oh and just one quick question aswell.... is AMD Turion x2 good in laptops??

    thanks
  2. Hello and welcome to the forums
    For playing games on medium/high, the cheapest option i found was MSI GX660 which is out of your budget(But its worth it).
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=LT-025-MS
    Anything lower than that has a lower VGA,(something like HD 5650M) which can handle games on medium/low settings,is that OK with you ?
  3. Maziar said:
    Hello and welcome to the forums
    For playing games on medium/high, the cheapest option i found was MSI GX660 which is out of your budget(But its worth it).
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=LT-025-MS
    Anything lower than that has a lower VGA,(something like HD 5650M) which can handle games on medium/low settings,is that OK with you ?


    That laptop is very nice although slightly out of my price range :( medium graphics would be fine. The main two games I like playing are empire total war and civ 5, but they barely run at all on my current laptop which i think has a 9200gm :o

    I also like watching films on my laptop so a good resolution would be great also
  4. Then have a look at Dell Studio 17
    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/minicat/services_N0074918_uk?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs
    It has a 5650M which is a good mid-range card.
  5. thanks! I have heard alot about Dell, that they are unreliable and poorly built, do you know if thats true?

    Also for what i want the laptop for, i guess that processor and ram aren't as important as a good graphics card
  6. Studio 17 has a good build/LCD quality, here is a review of it
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3861/dell-studio-17-when-gaming-isnt-enough
    The one they used is older than the current version and uses an older VGA though.
    And both RAM and CPU are important but VGA is the most important factor for gaming.
  7. Maziar said:
    Studio 17 has a good build/LCD quality, here is a review of it
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3861/dell-studio-17-when-gaming-isnt-enough
    The one they used is older than the current version and uses an older VGA though.
    And both RAM and CPU are important but VGA is the most important factor for gaming.


    how about this acer one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115851&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3640576&SID=skim525X832

    its in $'s but im sure i can from a uk seller, it has a good graphics card and looks pretty decent
  8. Its one of the best 14" laptops available,aside from Envy 14,I haven't seen any 14" laptops with better specs.The price is quite good too,so its overall a good choice.
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