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May 31, 2012 8:25:38 PM

Hi,
Plz am about too get an HP Laptop with the specification: Corei3 (2nd Generation), Hard Disk: 500 GB (7200 rpm) RAM: 4GB, Display: (15,6") High-Definition LED. Wireless, Bluetooth n Webcam Ports: 1 VGA 1 HDMI 1 headphone-out 1 microphone-in 3 USB 2.0 1 RJ45. And also haved the capacity too play hard-core games. All for $500
Pls all suggestions would be of great help. Thanks.

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May 31, 2012 8:30:14 PM

remlex said:
Hi,
Plz am about too get an HP Laptop with the specification: Corei3 (2nd Generation), Hard Disk: 500 GB (7200 rpm) RAM: 4GB, Display: (15,6") High-Definition LED. Wireless, Bluetooth n Webcam Ports: 1 VGA 1 HDMI 1 headphone-out 1 microphone-in 3 USB 2.0 1 RJ45. And also haved the capacity too play hard-core games. All for $500
Pls all suggestions would be of great help. Thanks.


Those specs leave out the GPU. I highly doubt it will provide a pleasurable gaming experience with "hardcore games". BTW, what is a hardcore game? With those specs and that price I am assuming integrated GPU which isn't going to provide a good experience, at all.
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May 31, 2012 8:50:29 PM

Hard-core gaming for $500 ?! impossible.
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May 31, 2012 9:10:27 PM

Any HP Laptop model with a 260mb or 512mb of dedicated memory (GPU) would be ok. But If going by that price($500) am streamlined to an Integrated GPU, my fear is whither playing games like FIFA and PES with a little of picture designing wouldn't be too much too ask from a Corei3 Integrated GPU.
May 31, 2012 9:24:34 PM

Maziar said:
Hard-core gaming for $500 ?! impossible.


The basic games I intend playing is FIFA and PES. Are they hard-core games?
May 31, 2012 9:30:50 PM

Integrated graphics is never a sound choice when it comes to gaming... you could probs get a used laptop off ebay with dedicated graphics.
May 31, 2012 9:54:05 PM

Try checking out some laptops that have amd apu's in that price range. Still not the best but significantly better than intel's integrated gpus.
May 31, 2012 10:26:11 PM

lolomg said:
Integrated graphics is never a sound choice when it comes to gaming... you could probs get a used laptop off ebay with dedicated graphics.


Ok, but would prefer a new laptop. Thanks :D 

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June 1, 2012 6:34:36 AM
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remlex said:
The basic games I intend playing is FIFA and PES. Are they hard-core games?

No they aren't.
Intel HD 3000 cards (which you'll find in most laptops within your price range) can handle those games fine but still,the notebook won't be powerful enough.So may I ask that if your main usage is playing games like these titles,why don't you just get a X360 instead and save some $ ?
June 1, 2012 8:13:53 AM

HP Pavilion refurbs on Newegg run around 500 and have graphic cards.
June 1, 2012 10:37:27 AM

Does it have to be an HP? It has one of the worst reliability rates of any manufacturer. I just got a Lenovo Y470p refurb (1 year warranty from their Outlet site) with i5, 6gb RAM, AMD 7690 for $450.
June 2, 2012 10:22:47 AM

Maziar said:
No they aren't.
Intel HD 3000 cards (which you'll find in most laptops within your price range) can handle those games fine but still,the notebook won't be powerful enough.So may I ask that if your main usage is playing games like these titles,why don't you just get a X360 instead and save some $ ?


The basic usage of the laptop wouldnt be for games. The major usage would be based on my assignment and projects @ d College. A little on graphic design. Watch movies at my spare time. Games would just be once in a while. But I wont a laptop that wouldnt give me problem with all this task.
June 2, 2012 10:34:20 AM

Aerohitman said:
HP Pavilion refurbs on Newegg run around 500 and have graphic cards.


Thanks, looks pretty cool, but I would prefer a Corei3 processor. :D 
June 2, 2012 11:09:28 AM

rebelx said:
Does it have to be an HP? It has one of the worst reliability rates of any manufacturer. I just got a Lenovo Y470p refurb (1 year warranty from their Outlet site) with i5, 6gb RAM, AMD 7690 for $450.


Really, that just another point am thinking about. Guess I don't even care if it HP or not. Am sure there are other brands that would deliver my desired result. Happy for you, that was a good deal. But such deals are rare. I really don't mind oh. :D 
June 7, 2012 12:13:07 PM

Newegg.com my friend, that is the place to go if you're looking for a $500 laptop.There's a refurb HP one for 519 that should play games like Skyrim and BF3 on med-high.Pretty good for that price.
June 7, 2012 3:53:05 PM

I'm thinking you could run older games and those with only so-so graphics like wow. I wouldn't expect much, of course you didn't give enough information to tell.
June 14, 2012 4:12:06 PM

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