Best laptop at $700

Greetings!

I have a friend who lives here at my boarding school in Denmark, where electronic prices are quite expensive - he comes from The States and is in need of a new laptop, which his father could bring him once he comes visiting here in Denmark soon, and as I know nothing about prices and hardware in The States, perhaps you guys could help me?

He needs a laptop for school, so around 15", not too heavy, is able to run World of Warcraft and Leagues of Legends at a proper framerate. Perhaps even BF3?

Anyway, I was also thinking something like i5 or i7 sandy-bride, 6GB of ram and something like GT 550M perhaps, is that possible at a pricepoint of $700? perhaps MAX $800
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  1. Hello Sebz4n;

    You're thinking is taking you in the right direction. GT 555M or Radeon HD 6770M.
    You probably won't find a i7 CPU in your price range but a i3/i5 CPU should fit into the budget. BF3 at low graphics settings, WoW/LoL at high.

    Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 15.6-inch "Sandy Bridge" Laptop $669
    Core i3-2330M 2.2Ghz CPU, 4 GB RAM, 500GB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 555M graphics.
  2. This is looking like your best option ATM:
    HP Pavilion dv6 Select Edition ~$710 when equipped with 6770M
    Core i5-2430M 2.4Ghz CPU, 8GB RAM, 750GB 7200rpm HDD (+$10) 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ Radeon HD 6770M (+$100)
    Bluetooth is a $15 upgrade you might want to consider.
  3. I have been looking at this, as I have good experience with ASUS:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230185

    They have international warrenty right? So he can have it repaired here in DK
  4. Same with Dell, HP, and most other laptops. They all have international warranties.
    HP Denmark
  5. I am not sure I would recommend HP though, everybody I know, and the one I had, has made me never want to buy an HP ever again! Too many heat problems and *** like that
  6. How reliable are the current models of Asus and HP models expected to be?
  7. What do you mean?
  8. In terms of reliability, ASUS is far better than HP. But recently HP is building solid laptops too, but generally they run hotter and have real cheap screen. It kind of reminds me how ACER was (&now?) when compared to other brands.
  9. What is the difference between http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230185&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3899435&SID=skim1402X558040Xfa4f568c72844ff6142a2ca862f25a85 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230132 ? Other than $100?

    The HP is indeed a good deal, I just don't know if I wanna be the one recommending an HP, seeing as I would never buy one on my own :/
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