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Looking for a laptop to play games, budget is USD$800

Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
June 29, 2013 9:59:24 PM

My friend has recently gotten into gaming, and now wants to buy a better laptop in order to play some more games. I understand that I can't expect the best performance with this budget, but that does not matter, as long as the games can run at some settings, then my friend will be happy.

For now, the options include:
and (Unless the shipping date is overestimated, this one may be problematic, as my friend might not be able to wait for the listed shipping date of 22nd July)

Thanks a lot for any help.

EDIT: Some games my friend would like to run include:
Torchlight 2
Dungeon Defenders
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Portal 2
Half Life 2 (+ Episodes)
L.A. Noire
Alice: Madness Returns

I'm also not sure of this one, but my friend is also interested in playing Witcher 2, although I'm somewhat doubtful this will be possible. However, maybe bundled with the prebuffer fix, it might be possible?
a b D Laptop
June 30, 2013 12:41:27 AM

Try this :) :
Lenovo Ideapad Y500 15.6" Core i7 1080p Gaming Laptop w/ 2GB GeForce GT 750M & 16GB SSD

Lenovo is good for gaming, its fast and price is quite cheap. :) 

June 30, 2013 1:08:11 AM

That does look quite nice, will definitely be considering that one. Thanks for the suggestion. More are welcome though, if I could get feedback from others.

EDIT: Hmm, came back to check on this. The Lenovo laptop has a shipping date of 22nd July, almost a month from now. Unless this is an incredible overestimate of the actual ship date, this will unfortunately not be an option =\ My friend is currently moving between places, and there is absolutely no way to know where they will be at that time, as far as I'm aware. I am waiting for my friend to be able to talk to me, but otherwise, this probably won't be an option.