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?
3. What screen resolution do you want?
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5. How much battery life do you need?
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.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
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.
"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
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
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)