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Laptop $700-$800 good for playing 2011 game titles

Good day,

I was just wondering if what a good lappy to buy for playing 2011 titles.
Probably be doing some autocad 2012 if not gaming.

Thanks
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  1. lenovo IdeaPad Y570 15" notebook $700
    Core i5 2410M(2.30GHz) CPU, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
  2. Well, just playing 2011 titles if you're reasonable about the graphics settings

    Asus A53 - this is a decent entry level gaming spec. i5 is a great CPU and 540 has proven itself to be a solid GPU

    Lenovo this has got i7 quad core CPU, which is among the best CPUs to date. GT555 is slightly better than 540. See if you like the design, cause I know many people find Lenovo ugly looking.

    HP Pavillion this one if you want to go AMD route, has got the latest released llano APU and an entry level gaming GPU. This should give you great battery life if you run in on integrated GPU.

    if you decide to get a laptop for CAD work rather than gaming, I'd suggest looking for a laptop with better CPU like that Lenovo (i7 CPU) and good amount of ram (at least 8Gb). Alternatively, an llano machine with no dedicated should perform really well in CAD
  3. The GT 555M in the Lenovo Y570 is not a true GT 555M. It's more like an overclocked GT 550M.
  4. ahh yeah forgot about that, thanks. In my defense, nothing I stated was wrong, since overclocked 550 is still slightly better than 540 :P
  5. So this lenovo IdeaPad Y570... do you think it's a keeper? The i7 version of this one is out of stock though... :( I plan on purchasing it today. *sigh*
  6. what do you think of this one?
    ASUS A53SV-XT2 Notebook i7-2630QM 2.0GHz, 640GB HD

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=552781&CatId=4938

    core i7-2630
    gt540m
    4gb ram
    640gb hdd
  7. The GT 540M wouldn't be as good a choice in future games.
    The i7-2360QM CPU wouldn't matter as much as the difference between the GT 540M and GT 555M in the Lenovo Y570..
  8. how about if i go amd? would this one be a good choice?
    Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73GHz)
    6gb ram
    640gb hdd
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230021
  9. As long as there are no defects and you're OK with the 90day warranty with that used laptop it's not a bad deal.
  10. Best answer
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 is still a potent laptop gaming graphics chip.
    It's roughly on par with the GeForce GTX 560M 560M and Radeon HD 6870M laptop cards.

    Performance wise, they would match up with a GeForce GTS 450 or Radeon HD 5750 desktop card.
  11. ok now i've read from newegg's users. . . as well as to you guys. . . i'd try to gamble on the latter... the price / performance is really big when it's compared to the previous recommendations. wish me luck guys!
  12. Best answer selected by xyros.
  13. Be sure to let us know how it works out for you.
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