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Laptop help! Good light gaming laptop? Open to suggestions!

Hi, I'm looking at laptops. I want one that would serve as a light gaming laptop, as well as one for school. My budget is around 600 dollars, give or take 100. These two caught my eye.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215662
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215663

Would it be worth it to upgrade for 130 bucks from AMD to Intel and Nvidia?
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I would prefer a 15.6 inch laptop with good battery life and a graphics card/processor that will run most games at low to medium settings. It needs to be fairly light as well as I will be carrying around this thing constantly.

Thanks!
Whoonu
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    I would be remiss if I didn't recommend this A10 APU with the CrossfireX 7670m. That can, in games that support it, give you GT 660m-like levels of performance, otherwise it would just run like a standard 7670m.

    $750, a hair outside your budget but you'd end up with medium/high capability more often than not, and a laptop you'd be happy with for years instead of months.
    Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834131393&name=Laptops-Notebooks

    That AMD one you mentioned should technically be capable of the same CrossfireX so its performance, in games that support it (there's a few that don't, and at this time I can't name them off) it would probably act like something between a 640m and 650m, closer to the 650m side. Between the two, for gaming, that's the one I would go with. It's gonna be a tad bit slower in single-core processes, though.
  2. Thanks! That helps! I will consider that laptop when it comes out. However, I will wait for more opinions in the meantime. Thanks a bunch!
  3. Whoonu said:
    Hi, I'm looking at laptops. I want one that would serve as a light gaming laptop, as well as one for school. My budget is around 600 dollars, give or take 100. These two caught my eye.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215662
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215663

    Would it be worth it to upgrade for 130 bucks from AMD to Intel and Nvidia?
    Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    I would prefer a 15.6 inch laptop with good battery life and a graphics card/processor that will run most games at low to medium settings. It needs to be fairly light as well as I will be carrying around this thing constantly.

    Thanks!
    Whoonu



    Since you're open to suggestions, mine is to forget gaming with a laptop.
  4. ram1009 said:
    Since you're open to suggestions, mine is to forget gaming with a laptop.

    Thanks. Really helps.
  5. Hiii said:

    Interesting. The GT 555 laptop appeals to me. Any idea on the battery life of this laptop?
  6. Whoonu said:
    Thanks. Really helps.



    I know it isn't what you want to hear but remember who told you first.
  7. ram1009 said:
    I know it isn't what you want to hear but remember who told you first.

    The thing is, this laptop will be for college. So... Yeah.
  8. Look at this laptop with A10 processor and 7730m video card for $674, it's an HP which some people like to avoid. I think it's a good card for the money if you dont mind buying HP.

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/cto.do#anchor-top

    7730m benchmarks
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7730M.72678.0.html
  9. Hiii said:
    Look at this laptop with A10 processor and 7730m video card for $674, it's an HP which some people like to avoid. I think it's a good card for the money if you dont mind buying HP.

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/cto.do#anchor-top

    7730m benchmarks
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7730M.72678.0.html


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    Sounds good anyway. Thanks for the help!
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