Gaming Laptop for under $600

1. What is your budget?
Under 600
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
under 16 inches
3. What screen resolution do you want?
doesn't matter
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
portable i think
5. How much battery life do you need?
at least 2 real life hours, not manufacter specs.
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)?
Yes, COD BO, GTA4, Crysis. at least low with 30 fps
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
everyday usages
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
doesn't matter, hdds are cheap
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
doesn't matter
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
5 years
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
i know how to use isos in case i need them so no
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.
doesn't matter
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I want the best pc for the cheapest price. the laptop hardware is mostly what i care about.
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  1. The closest I know of is the Sager NP3250 which will run you $658 with a i5, 4GB, GeForce GT 520M and 1366x768 glossy screen.

    Though I recommend stepping up to a Sager NP5160 which will run you $726 with a i5, 4GB, GeForce GT 540M and 1600x900 matte screen.

    In either case you can and should upgrade to a i7 for $70 though your choice.

    Just keep in mind the GT 520/540 are middle mobile graphic cards.

    Upper mobile graphic cards such as the GT 460 are more desirable but start in the $1,172 range.
  2. Hello andyli625;

    If you keep your eye out for sales you can grab a Acer Aspire AS5742G for around $600
    Core i3 380M 2.53Ghz CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 540M graphics.
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    The GT 540M should get you medium (or a bit more) graphics in many games.
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  3. I'm ok with refurb models, How about these lappies,

    ASUS UL80 Series UL80JT-A2 Notebook w/ NVIDIA Optimus Intel Core i3 330UM(1.20GHz) 14" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 310M+Intel GMA HD

    Acer Aspire AS5552G-7641 AMD Phenom II Quad-Core N970(2.2GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 6650M Notebook

    Recertified: HP ENVY 13-1030NR Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400(1.86GHz) 13.1" 3GB Memory 250GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 NoteBook

    Recertified: HP Pavilion dv6-3023ca AMD Turion II Dual-Core P520(2.3GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 s NoteBook
  4. Radeon HD 6650M is the only good graphics card option up there.
    Radeon HD 5650 is a notch below that and GeForce 310M / Radeon HD 4330 are very week gaming cards.
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