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August 19, 2011 10:08:38 AM


I want a gaming laptop that will be able to play battlefield 3 when it is realeased on medium settings, what is the cheapest one avaliable at the moment?

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August 19, 2011 10:18:37 AM

1_What is your budget?

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
At least 15" screen size

3_What screen resolution do you want?
Not so concerned as long as it is 1024x768 or over, but would also like to be able to link it up to my TV if poss

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Desktop replacement

5_How much battery life do you need?
No preference as will be mainly connected to the mains

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)?
the main purpose of this laptop will be for gaming use, would want it to be able to run Battlefield three when its realesed on medium, also, Left4Dead 2 - medium

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop?
watching movies and surfing

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
Over 250 gb

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
I just check slickdeals

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3 years or so

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

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.
No preference

13_What country do you live in?

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I'd like a laptop that runs cool as I will have this on my lap.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions
August 19, 2011 10:18:59 AM

Also sorry about other threads, dont know how that happened....
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August 19, 2011 10:43:49 AM

It's not your fault - it's a forum glitch they haven't been able to fix.
But you can delete the duplicate posts. Use the first edit icon in the lower right.
Find the check box that says Delete Entire Thread and that should tidy things up.
August 19, 2011 10:53:34 AM

Beaten by 14 seconds haha.
August 19, 2011 10:54:21 AM

Thanks for your replies, I had looked at a couple of these, but didnt think the GT540M would be able to cope with BF3?
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August 19, 2011 10:56:27 AM

Acer Aspire 5750G £698
Core i7-2630QM 2.0Ghz quad core Sandy Bridge CPU, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD, DVD Rewriter, 15.6" 1366z768 LCD w/ GT 540M Graphics
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August 19, 2011 10:57:40 AM

Not on high settings. As best we can guess now it will 'play' a lot like StarCraft II.
But the GT 540M is what is in your current budget range.
August 19, 2011 11:03:27 AM

Thats really helpful thanks, also do you know if these laptops have the capability to upgradethe gfx card etc..?
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August 19, 2011 11:08:55 AM

They do not have that capability. Not like the easy upgrade ability of desktop PCs.
That same £800 budget would get you a great desktop deal for BF3 on high settings and probably, at least a 20" 1600x900 resolution LCD too, instead of a 15" laptop 1366x768 LCD.
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August 19, 2011 11:11:32 AM

While the GT 540M is considered a mid-range laptop graphics card when you compare it to desktop cards it's about as powerful as a desktop GT 430. Which has to be considered a low end, entry level card, costing about £50.
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August 19, 2011 11:29:26 AM

That Mobility HD 5850 is a step up in GPU power but it looks like its has less powerful CPU to support it. The price is quite a bit higher too.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 review
There does not appear to be a big jump in gaming performance though.
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August 19, 2011 11:30:08 AM

Have you seen anything over there with the Radeon HD 6770M or GT 555M yet?
August 19, 2011 12:40:30 PM

Sorry guys been on lunch...

I dont mind paying a little extra for more gfx power if need be, im just completely new when it comes to laptops....