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Buying new laptop, need advice

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  • Laptops
  • Graphics Cards
  • Graphics
  • CPUs
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April 4, 2013 10:53:31 AM

I am a student looking to buy a new laptop, but when reading and comparing specs I have no idea what all the abbreviations and acronyms mean. I consider myself a casual gamer and tend to play a lot of graphics intensive games such as Sims, Skyrim, Civilization, etc. I understand that many of the issues I have with my current laptop stem from a poor video graphics card- I need more dedicated video RAM.
I know if I go buy a high end gaming laptop it should cover everything, but I was hoping to find something less expensive, maybe a mid-range laptop with a better video card.
Can someone please explain in layman terms what I should look for in a processor and video card to meet these needs?

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