Help buying Laptop for son!

What should we look for in a laptop for our son for school work as well as playing video games? Processor? Ultrabook vs Laptop vs iPad? Memory?
5 answers Last reply
More about help buying laptop
  1. For gaming you want at least i5 processor, and it must have a dedicated graphics card. 4GB RAM. Ultrabooks usually have no dvd rom so not very feasible. Ipads are more for show. If he's into BF3 etc, forget that.
  2. HP dv6z -- $600

    AMD Trinity Quad-Core A8-4500M (3.0GHz/2.1GHz, 4MB L2 Cache)
    1GB AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7670M discreet graphics
  3. Double Post
  4. I would be talking on behalf of your son.
    The specs should totally depend on how much he will push the parts.
    One example: Gaming is a very elaborate topic and there are also different levels, from Minecraft to Metro 2033. Light gaming means a mid-range processor and graphics card such as the i3-2120 and the Radeon HD 6450.
    High-end gaming isn't usually done on a laptop so you could also do some research on desktops...
Ask a new question

Read More

Laptops Video Games Processors