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Gaming Laptop for Skyrim *Bang for the Buck*

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November 16, 2011 12:44:54 PM

Ok, my girlfriend LOVES Skyrim and I need to get her to stop hogging my desktop. :)  She's got an old MacBook Pro we're gonna eBay for 500-600 and I'd like to find her a nice gaming laptop under $1000 if possible that will lay waste to Skyrim. I keep hearing that Skyrim isn't too hard on the graphics card so this should be pretty doable. Suggestions? Any Black Friday deals?
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November 16, 2011 1:37:25 PM

You could go for any laptop with GTX560M or GT 555/550M graphic card.
Many deals are available from dell/hp/toshiba etc.

I found this interesting because of the heavy duty GPU. Feel free to browse through for better deals in that site though.

For a solid laptop for $1k, I would say its a Lenovo IdeaPad Y570. Look out for the deals!

Good luck.
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November 16, 2011 1:50:59 PM

That Toshiba looks pretty sexy.
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November 16, 2011 6:02:14 PM

Any more suggestions out there?
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November 17, 2011 12:41:36 AM

Easily. CPU means nothing compared to the GPU. And the 6750m > the 555m, even if it had an i7.

Not to mention I run it on a 24/7 safe 2.4ghz overclock.
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November 17, 2011 2:07:11 PM

Looks like that Toshiba deal expired
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November 17, 2011 4:22:47 PM

looks like a decent deal except that first post says upgrade to ddr1600 - that you don't have to do, if default comes on ddr1333 that'll be plenty

edit: just looked it up on dell's website, seems like 1600 is included in price, so no problem there, disregard my statement above. I do however wonder why it says 2670 required ddr1600, since intel lists memory profile as 1066/1333 only
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November 18, 2011 2:31:11 PM

Good one I guess. Pretty successful model from Lenovo. IF you could wait just a little, maybe you could get a better deal with the latest processor 2670QM instead of the old 2630QM, though there wont be much difference.

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November 18, 2011 2:35:35 PM

So far its about the cheapest I've seen of laptops with similar specs
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November 18, 2011 6:53:33 PM

i would buy that, unless you want to wait for some special deals next week
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November 18, 2011 7:32:39 PM

I'm gonna show it to the girlfriend tonight and see what she thinks.
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November 19, 2011 12:22:10 AM

Well she wants a 17-inch and so far the best deal I've found is this Alienware at Dell http://www.dell.com/us/eep/p/alienware-m17x-r3/pd and using this coupon https://www.saveology.com/deals/national/dell-coupon I can get 25% off which would make it around $1100 and there's also a Dell ecoupon for $75 if you buy a $400 gift card and use it on the laptop so that brings it down to a little over $1000. Its superior performance-wise to the other laptops discussed in this thread. What do you guys think?
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June 21, 2012 12:07:27 PM

hi there ihave a turbo-x steel b60-250 with an i5 and 4gb ram.can i run skyrim???

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