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Need some help deciding between these laptops (gaming)

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March 26, 2012 2:44:40 AM

Hello there. I will have 900 dollars to buy a laptop next week. I am happy to buy used, preferably new if the price is right, but used is just fine with me...

So i have narrowed my search down to these laptops:

1. - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Ideapad-Y470-i7-2670QM-3...

2. - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-XPS-15-L502X-Laptop-Core-i...

3. - http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DV6-DV6T-15-6-1080p-i7-2-2GH...

4. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I am going to be doing lots of gaming such as the new call of duties, dirt 3, battlefield 3 (newer games), multi tasking, photoshop, 3d creating, etc., graphic intense stuff.

What do you recommend I do in terms of buying a laptop ~900 dollars? The lenovo seems to have the best GPU out of the bunch, but im no expert but i think the 460m has better clock speeds and performance than the 540M and 550M. But I am still unsure of what to get. Please help! And if you have other laptop suggestions feel free to let me know! :)  Thank you TH users!

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March 26, 2012 4:24:44 AM

There is also the resolution to consider. The 460m with 1600 X 900 res. vs. a 550m at 1366 X 768, would probably be similar performance, since the weaker graphics card is also pushing less pixels, but the 460m with 1600 X 900 will look better.
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March 26, 2012 6:21:13 AM

Thanks for the information. I'll look into that a bit more.

Anyone else have some more useful suggestions and stuff to consider? I really dont want to waste 900 dollars if i can get something better with a little time spent researching.

Thanks!
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March 26, 2012 8:14:56 PM

Hi :) 

For $900 you are NOT getting a GAMING laptop (you need to ADD another $1000 for that)

You could build a GAMING PC for that amount though...

All the best Brett :) 
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April 2, 2012 12:00:53 AM

Youre wrong ^

A lenovo y470 is a very capable laptop that can play games flawlessly.
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April 2, 2012 12:46:10 AM

sodapop707 said:
Youre wrong ^

A lenovo y470 is a very capable laptop that can play games flawlessly.



Hi :) 

Really ...try playing BF3 on Ultra then...

All the best Brett :) 
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