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December 13, 2012 2:46:17 PM

Hi to all :hello: 

I want to buy a laptop to a final price of $ 700

For:

1-Watching Movie
2-Explorer
3-Game

Brand>>>Does not matter

Cpu>>>only Intel

What do you suggest?

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December 13, 2012 2:53:30 PM

Gaming is not the ideal occupation for a laptop, especially a $700 one. I suggest you check the websites of the games you want to run and find the requirements before going further.
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December 13, 2012 3:23:33 PM

Need to specify games.
If game is CPU intensive then a i5 w/ idgp HD4000 is OK
Gpu intensive games will require a dedicated gpu.
For Notebooks in your price range:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I'll use one to illistrate How to check:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This hase both the iGPU HD4000 and a dGPU GT 635M.
Performance of the GT 635M - If you scoot down and look on left you will see the games you can play.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-635M.669...
For the HD 4000 (this would apply if NO dGPU:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4000.691...

Caution, most new laptops will come with Windows 8 - READ up on windows 8 to see if you will like. Alternatively you can downgrade to Windows 7 - But this will require either (1) You have a Copy or (2) You buy which the addes a cost of approx 100 bucks.

My prefered brands are Asus, Tosibia, and Samsung (I do not normally recommend Dell, Sony, HP or Acer - But Acer quality has improved).

hERE ARE A FEW CHOICES TO LOOK AT:
For $650 – Just HD4000 (no Dedicated dGPU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Slightly over budget, but with a 7680 dGPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$ 650 W/ GT630 M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 15, 2012 7:44:45 PM

I couldn't really recommend the MSI CX61. The reason is that there is conflicting information about what type of display it comes with. Some sites list the display as 15.6" 1920x1080, and other sites list the display as 15.6" 1366x768.

1366x768 resolution in a 15.6 inch display make things onscreen large, and 15.6 inch displays that have 1366x768 resolution tend to be low-grade LCD panels with very poor image quality due to low contrast. You should make a point to avoid displays like this when it is reasonable to do so, unless you require the larger text for eyesight related reasons.

If this laptop does come with 1920x1080, then it's a great choice, but I can't recommend it until there is definite confirmation on this. If the laptop comes with 1366x768, then it isn't a particularly good choice.

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You can get an even faster GPU, and a confirmed decent display, for $722, with the HP DV6 in the following configuration:

HP DV6t (NVIDIA GT 650M, 15.6" 1920x1080 display) - $749 + tax
- Saved Configuration: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/load_configu...
- Apply coupon code NB7453
- Don't downgrade the GPU to the GT 630M or to Intel HD 4000 graphics. The GT 650M is considerably faster than either, and if one of the lower GPU options would work just as well for you then I would probably suggest getting an entirely different laptop.
- Don't downgrade the display to 1366x768. The 1366x768 display makes things onscreen large, and is a low-grade LCD panel with very poor image quality due to low contrast. The availability of the upgraded 1920x1080 display is part of why I'm recommending this laptop; I wouldn't be recommending this laptop if it didn't offer it.
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December 19, 2012 3:21:24 PM

I heard that HP laptops are not very solid and tends to heat, not saying that edit1754 laptop model does that because i have not seen one, and 1366x768 is not a problem for everyone i think.
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