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Would like a light, cheap, laptop, capable of medium gaming

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July 18, 2012 12:11:41 AM

This is for my father, who needs a replacement laptop. Preferably light, sturdy, not too expensive, and capable of medium level gaming(just in case I have to use it). The screen size should preferably be around 14 inches.

Main thing is it must be at relatively light. It doesn't have to be uber-light, but light enough to not cause immense shoulder strain. Somewhere in the range of 3-5 pounds. Currently he has a Elitebook 8440p. Hopefully something similar to that, but cheaper with greater power. Elitebooks are overpriced.

For example, this laptop is a Y570. Something slightly lighter than this, similar or slightly lesser power. Thanks in advance!

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July 18, 2012 12:14:27 AM

a price range would be very nice to have
July 18, 2012 2:50:50 AM

I am assuming around $1000 because that is ~ the cost of the Elitebook 8440p
Sony Vaio S Series (still overpriced, but it gives you the power for the speed).
Also the Lenovo Thinkpad T Series (and any of the other ones really. If you get one of the faster 3rd gen i5's or i7's you should be able to do a decent amount of mid-low gaming even on the Integrated 4000 HD Graphics).
Also look at the Vizio line of laptops that are just releasing. They seem to fit great for a lot of people.
The Asus U47VC also looks alright but the display isn't great...
Oh and if you're only worried about reasonably light, you could also take a look at the Asus N56VZ (or one of the other ones). If you have a Microcenter in your area this seems like a great deal:
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July 18, 2012 3:12:07 AM

A friend of mine got a new Sony Vaio e series for around $700, and it has HD 4000 graphics.

I played with it a bit and it seemed pretty snappy (didn't get a chance to do any gaming though)
July 28, 2012 4:07:13 AM

Best answer selected by joshuazh.