Hey, I was wondering, I have been trying to find a decent laptop ever since all three of my computers (all macs) have somehow crashed. I have decided to try PC's and also want a laptop so it can be portable (I travel). I was trying to find a gaming laptop under or around $600, however this wouldnt run super heavy games just basic steam games (usually TF2) and Minecaft
I have found a laptop that I think might work
• 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3217U Processor( 1.80GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
• Windows 8 64
• Intel Integrated HD Graphics 4000
• 4.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
• 13.3" HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
• Multi-finger one-piece TouchPad without buttons
• 500GB 5400 rpm
• 3 Cell Li-Polymer
• Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN
• Bluetooth Version 4.0
• One year
• Integrated 1.0MP Camera
• HDMI (Out)
If this wont work for those games, please tell me, or if you have a better suggestion please give me feedback, thanks!
Those specs look fine for what you sound like you would be doing. However, you don't specify the manufacturer of the laptop. I love my Dell Inspiron with a Sandy Bridge CPU. It works hard and plays hard and it plays hard without heating up too much. It has a 15" screen instead of your proposed 13" and it's still remarkably portable.
I would look into some of these laptops, but you seem to have the right idea. I don't think you could find too much of a dud.