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Laptop for Starcraft 2 and other

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
June 8, 2011 1:41:29 PM

Looking for a decent 15" laptop that will run Starcraft 2 on at least medium. Main uses will be starcraft 2 and school stuff. I assume gaming will be the driving factor for the system.

Price range is < $800. No specific brand in mind, but I need it sooner than later so cannot wait a long time for custom build. Located in the US.

Would appreciate some advice.

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a c 572 D Laptop
June 8, 2011 1:53:36 PM

Hello firediver;

You're correct. Gaming is the driving factor in hardware requirements...and along with that... the price.

One very good option:
Lenovo Y570 Sandy Bridge 15" notebook
Core i3 $720 / Core i5 $765 with 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, JBL speakers, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 555M graphics.

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June 8, 2011 2:00:39 PM

Thanks for the info, I will look into those.

From what I have read so far, a separate video card (with ~1GB dedicated) is the best upgrade as opposed to settling for something like an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics?
a c 572 D Laptop
June 8, 2011 2:14:17 PM

Better by a wide, wide margin.

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June 8, 2011 10:50:59 PM

If you're not against it you can look at ebay for deals on used Alienware and Dell xps laptops. My Area 51 m15x with 8800m gtx cost me $300 looking for the right deal and has provided solid gaming performance and decent battery life for what it is.