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#1 icu222much

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:14 AM

1) My budget for the new computer is:
$900US

2) What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Gaming

3) What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Games

4) Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Starcraft 2, Call of Duty, Portal, World of Warcraft...
I don't need to play on max settings. I will be happy playing at medium-lowish settings.

5) Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
Close every program

6) Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
I have an external hard drive.



I am looking for a 13" gaming laptop. I am constantly on the go and always taking transit, so I cannot afford to get a laptop larger then 13". I will be playing games such as StarCraft, Call Of Duty, and such. I do not need to play on ultra high settings, or have incredibly high FPS. I just want the games to be playable at medium-lowish settings. I am intending to use this laptop for the next 2 years.

I am wondering if anyone can recommend me any good 13" gaming laptop? I am looking for a laptop under $900 US.

I found the following laptop, and I thought it was OK. What do you think?
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX31896(ME).aspx
i5 - 480M - 2.66GHz
Radeon 6550M
4GB
500GB
13.3"
$769.99

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:51 AM

Acer laptop quality aren't that good. This one should do.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:09 PM

If you're in the U.S., I would go for the Samsung Q430 at the Microsoft Store. Good speed, decent GPU, and it comes with Signature.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:09 AM

If you're in the U.S., I would go for the Samsung Q430 at the Microsoft Store. Good speed, decent GPU, and it comes with Signature.

It looks good but i don't know if Samsung laptops are any good since i haven't used or own one before.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:25 AM

Here is one other option.

However, the Acer's performance/price ratio does seem good.

Your call. :)

Edited by ReviverSoft, 06 March 2011 - 02:27 AM.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:49 AM

Acer is ok but they can be a headache to repair sometimes.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:44 AM


If you're in the U.S., I would go for the Samsung Q430 at the Microsoft Store. Good speed, decent GPU, and it comes with Signature.

It looks good but i don't know if Samsung laptops are any good since i haven't used or own one before.


Well, there is a first time for everything. Until 2003 I never owned a Sony laptop, bought a $3000 one for college, and it still runs very well to this day. Because of that, I'm inclined towards Sony's, a laptop is a laptop, if it breaks, Samsung or Microsoft will replace it.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:43 AM

I'll be looking out for Samsung when hunting for a new laptop.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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