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Buying a laptop for under £1000 advice

Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
July 2, 2012 4:13:32 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking for a laptop that's great for gaming (I own an Xbox 360 and would like something that outperforms that noticeably on graphics and loading time, think Skyrim). I'm also hoping to be able to produce gaming video's on my new laptop, so I'll be capturing gameplay and editing it.

Other than that it has to be a laptop because I'll need it for work as I'm freelance. I'll only ever really use it for web browsing, office (mainly word) and final draft.

I looked at the Asus N56VZ which has a Nvida Geforce GT 650m Graphics card, but I can't locate whether or not this model is exclusive outside the UK where I am located. It got great reviews from what I can see and I can't find another N series in this country that has a Graphics card that good.

£1000 is my limit, ideally I don't want to spend muc more than £800 but I will if the jump in quality is really worth it. I'd like a laptop that will still be able to give good performance on new games in 2 years time ideally.

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July 3, 2012 12:55:09 PM

Take a look at a custom gaming notebook from

Vortex III LE 15" notebook ~£823 base price
@ £971 included Ivy Bridge quad core i7-3610QM 2.3Ghz CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 15.6" 1920x1080 LCD w/ GeForce GT 660M graphics.

If you want to stay closer to £800 check out the Optimus III model at the same site.