Gaming laptop to play the following...

Ok I know I've posted before but this Black Friday thing has me all confused. So i'm turning to you guys once again (forgive but i ask alot of questions)..

Games I Plan To Play On It:
Sims 3 (All expansion packs so alot of space is a must)
SWTOR (heard it was good, but never had a good enough system to run it)
World of Warcraft (Loved it a few years ago, feel off it, but now i wanna play it again)
The Secret World
Mass Effect Series
Dragon Age Series

Guild Wars 2

My budget limit is around $800 (other money is reserved for games and accessories)

One of my friends said get this one :

I also talked to one of the HP people over the phone and he said try one of the laptops with a AMD processor... so I guess these???*%26CategoryUUIDLevelX%3DjeEQxXjbj14AAAE0syxcZzOW%26os_compare_dte2%3DWindows%2B8%2B64%26Processor_facet_DTE2%3DAMD%26%40Sort.TieredPricing%3D0&PageSize=15

But none of these seem to strike me as the right laptop for these games... opinions, advice, anything would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
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    Neither of those are good.

    Off the top of my head, I'd suggest this:


    i7 3610qm
    GTX 650m
    750 GB 5400 RPM HDD
    4 GB of DDR3 RAM
    (Double the RAM ^)
    Someone may have something better, but that's all I could think of right off. (In general, HP laptops suck for gaming. Bad graphics, bad heat dispersion.
    Source: Personal Experience)

    You also don't want an AMD APU at your budget. That's for in the ~400-500 range. i7 3610qm + 650m will destroy any APU.
  2. Thank you. I knew i wasn't crazy when i thought they were bad choices.
    With the computer you mentioned is it possible to upgrade to Windows 8 (heard it was good)?
    Also should i up the 4GB to 8? Should i spring for certain upgrades that will help the games run better?
    And lastly is the computer easy to upgrade? (I wanna keep it for a few years and upgrade stuff like the graphics card if it gets outdated)
  3. Get the 8GB, don't worry about win8, and most laptops can't be upgraded, so choose wisely
  4. Best answer selected by WebJunkie.
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