Closed Solved

Recommended affordable gaming laptop

Looking for a decent gaming laptop to play sc2/wow and such graphic heavy games on high.

Budget - $700-$850
Monitor size - at least a 17.3
Resolution - 1600x900 if not thats fine.
HDD - atleast 500gb
Graphic - good enough to play sc2 and wow on high

possible sites you can link
www.newegg.com
www.tigerdirect.com
www.amazon.com
or any other site that can ship to the us

Thank you in advance for your help
11 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about recommended affordable gaming laptop
  1. Best answer
  2. If I were you, I would look into buying a used laptop with a remaining warranty. For 800 bucks I bet you could get last generation's Dell Alienware m17 which would meet your requirements. They have an easy way to look up warranty as well, just ask for the service tag.
  3. Maziar said:


    The pc froms ager are great. But the display size does not seem to nsuit me. *personal opinion* and it does not come installed with an os
  4. CompTIA_Rep said:
    If I were you, I would look into buying a used laptop with a remaining warranty. For 800 bucks I bet you could get last generation's Dell Alienware m17 which would meet your requirements. They have an easy way to look up warranty as well, just ask for the service tag.



    That sounds like a good idea. I did forget to mention ill be leaving for korea. So a warrenty will be useless
  5. Even still, if you go the used route, find one with a warranty if you have enough time to claim it before you leave. Dell does service Korea and I would bet (but don't know for sure, you will need to ask) that they would honor the warranty there.
  6. CompTIA_Rep said:
    Even still, if you go the used route, find one with a warranty if you have enough time to claim it before you leave. Dell does service Korea and I would bet (but don't know for sure, you will need to ask) that they would honor the warranty there.



    Would it possible for you to link some used laptops?
  7. Not at this time. Try Ebay, or craigslist. As long as you are able to get the service tag to verify warranty *and if you buy local, have them transfer ownership as you buy it since it makes life easy if you do it there.

    http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=dfb&brandid=2801&fid=1960

    These have your criteria with the GT330M which will run WOW at full, and SC at medium or higher (as I read, but I didn't see any benchmarks with SC2 and that card).

    Sc2 Benchmarks * http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5650.23697.0.html
  8. HP Pavilion dv7-4296nr $800
    Core i7 2630QM 2.00GHz Sandy Bridge CPU, 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 17.3" 1600x900 LCD w/ AMD Radeon HD 6570M
    AMD Radeon HD 6570M review SC2 performance should be nearly identical to GT 550M, maybe a few FPS better.

    Dell XPS 17 Core i5 2410 2.3GHz Sandy Bridge CPU $799
    4GB RAM, 500GB 7200RPM HDD, 17.3" 1600x900 LCD w/ GT 550M graphics.
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M review
  9. Best answer selected by stevenk92.
  10. This topic has been closed by Maziar
Ask a new question

Read More

Laptops Gaming World Of Warcraft Product