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October 19, 2012 8:45:20 PM

Hi! Recently my old acer laptop broke down after about four years. Amazingly it ran games decently and I got it for $150. Now I'm looking for a laptop that can browse the web and can play games.

1. What is your budget?
At most $550

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Any size

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Doesn't matter

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable

5. How much battery life do you need?
4 hours
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)?
League of Legends and sometimes minecraft. It would be nice to have it on high but it wouldn't be a big deal on low.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Browsing the web and school work.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
At least 250 gb
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
none
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3+ years
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD ROM is good.
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.
I prefer not getting a mac.

13. What country do you live in?
U.S.

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October 19, 2012 9:38:21 PM

"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)?
League of Legends and sometimes minecraft. It would be nice to have it on high but it wouldn't be a big deal on low. " does not make it a gaming laptop.

How about an hp dv6z-7000 series customized with the A8 it should do what you need
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October 19, 2012 9:59:46 PM

I suggest this laptop with a 7670m video card for $530

http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Lap...

Some benchmarks of the 7670m

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7670M.69483....

And for $575 this laptop with a 7730m

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products...

Some benchmarks of the 7730m

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7730M.72678....

Remember to select the 7670m/7730m from the customization options

This is a coupon for both laptops but idk how to make it work or if it works.
SAVE20HP

BTW some people like to avoid HP laptops.
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a b D Laptop
October 20, 2012 12:32:07 AM

yea, the dv6z-7000 :
http://tinyurl.com/8lnxe2h

the 7730M is faster.

You can also get the Toshiba L850D with A10-4600M, replace the memory and get a very good laptop. The integrated 7660G with some overclocking and good RAM can go up to the 7670M levels (about the same specs, actually):
http://tinyurl.com/9k6p4e7
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October 20, 2012 12:45:01 AM

I think it's not recommendable to overclock any laptop component.
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a b D Laptop
October 20, 2012 12:49:25 AM

why?
just monitor the temperatures.
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October 20, 2012 3:52:52 AM

calmlikeabomb said:
why?
just monitor the temperatures.


I don't recommend OC'ing your laptop... since it only has 1 heatsink, and to think the space inside is so cramped up.. any increase in temp has a direct effect on the component... (surrounding components)
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October 20, 2012 3:22:09 PM

Hiii said:
I suggest this laptop with a 7670m video card for $530

http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Lap...

Some benchmarks of the 7670m

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7670M.69483....

And for $575 this laptop with a 7730m

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products...

Some benchmarks of the 7730m

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7730M.72678....

Remember to select the 7670m/7730m from the customization options

This is a coupon for both laptops but idk how to make it work or if it works.
SAVE20HP

BTW some people like to avoid HP laptops.


The processor for him would be the better place to put the money in the hp. in a perfect world he could get an a8 or a10 with the 7730. If his games are really
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League of Legends and sometimes minecraft
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October 20, 2012 3:49:44 PM

If I recall right A10 < i3 processor wise when it comes to the mobile segment.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-V3-571G-6641-15-6-Inc...

I'd still say the HP with the i3 and 7670m is better, however incase it isn't the Acer isn't bad either.

And incase you were wondering OC'ing a laptop is fine, laptops are almost always voltage locked and hence don't actually produce more heat when pushed because they still use the same amount of power.

Next time you give advice on laptops i.e. OC'ing, please speak from experience/knowledge instead of assumptions, it really makes advice that much better.
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