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Looking for a gaming laptop that is under $700

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May 3, 2012 7:42:26 AM

I'm gonna be playing Guild Wars 2, possibly Tera, and play some League of Legends. I'm don't need to play the games on the highest setting possible, but just so I can run the games smoothly. I don't really care about the battery life since it's gonna be plugged in all the time when I'm gaming, but I hope it runs at least 2hrs on battery life. I'm looking for a laptop that is $700, but preferably under $700. I'm also looking for a laptop that has Windows 7.

1. What is your budget?
$250 - $700
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Under 10lbs
3. What screen resolution do you want?
At least 15.6"
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable, I don't really like desktops.
5. How much battery life do you need?
At least 2-6hrs
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)?
I don't really care but I want to play the games smoothly.
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
I sometimes watch Asian dramas and anime? lol.
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
At least 300+GB
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Newegg, Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-mart, etc.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
At least 4 years.
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Doesn't really matter as long as I can play the games I want.
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.
Any as long the specs are good and the feedback is nice.
13. What country do you live in?
USA
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I would like to have multiple 3 USB ports. Ethernet. I don't want laptops that can overheat easily.

The requirements for Guild Wars 2 is:
• Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or better
• Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better
• 2 GB RAM
• NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI X1800, Intel HD 3000, or better (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
• 25 GB available HDD space

The requirements for Tera is:
• OS: Windows XP (32 bit only), Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (latest service pack)
• CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or Intel Core2 Duo E6750 2.66G
• RAM: 2 GB or greater
• GPU: AMD Radeon HD 3870 or Geforce 8800GT
• HDD: 50 GB of hard drive space (25 GB to download, 25 GB to unpack)
• DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
• Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Drive

The requirements for League of Legends is:
• 3 GHz processor
• 2 GB of RAM (Windows Vista and 7 users will want 4 GB of RAM or more)
• 6 GB available hard disk space
• GeForce 8800 or equivalent video card (Dedicated GPU with 512MB+ Video Memory(VRAM))
• Support for DirectX v9.0c or better.

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May 3, 2012 8:41:04 AM

lenovo IdeaPad Z570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seems good for under $700 costs $680. Gpu is a Nvidia GT 630M which is a rebranded GT 540m and will be able to play Tera and GW2. Link below has some benchmarks.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-630M.637...

Cpu is a intel i5 at 2.5Ghz-3.1Ghz, 6GB RAM, 500gb 5400RPM drive.

Downsides are no USB 3 ports and the harddrive being 5400RPM which unfortunately most laptops use.
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