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Best Laptop For Under $900?


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#1 Gun

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:41 AM

Hello Everyone,

 

Basically I'm looking for the best laptop under $900. I already have a good desktop but I want a good laptop for the portability of it. I'll be using it for gaming, mainly Minecraft. I'd like at least an i5 for the CPU and at least 8GB of RAM.

 

I'm located in Australia, so I want to buy the laptop inside of my country, Ideally I'd like to buy from one of the two links provided below, but the following are all okay; pccasegear, Dick Smith and Officeworks.

 

http://www.msy.com.au/index.jsp

http://www.standard.com.au/

 

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:17 AM

G'day mate, how ya doing today? You can get a pretty decent laptop for $900 that can easily play Minecraft and also i would avoid Standard Computers as there price for laptops are pretty high when compared to other places. The Toshiba Satellite Pro L50 is well priced laptop considering you are getting a pretty fast graphics card which can easily max out the graphics settings in Minecraft. MSY sells it for $799 but its a limited time offer as it is a "In-Store Manager Promotion".


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:20 PM

G'day mate, how ya doing today? You can get a pretty decent laptop for $900 that can easily play Minecraft and also i would avoid Standard Computers as there price for laptops are pretty high when compared to other places. The Toshiba Satellite Pro L50 is well priced laptop considering you are getting a pretty fast graphics card which can easily max out the graphics settings in Minecraft. MSY sells it for $799 but its a limited time offer as it is a "In-Store Manager Promotion".

Okay great, thanks for the info!I think I'll call up my local MSY store and see how much they're selling it for, $800 for that Toshiba looks good. Toshiba are a good brand right? It also says that I can install more RAM so that's great.

 

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:36 PM

Toshiba is one of the reliable brands out there which has a lower failure rate in comparison to other brands and the general overall build quality is solid. 


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:14 AM

Okay, great!

 

Can you link me it on MSY? I can't see it :'(



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:20 AM

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=11606


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:35 AM

Thanks!

 

I guess I'll call up the store shortly and ask if they have it :)



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:00 AM

Haven't called the store yet, but anyone else have any recommendations? :)



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:22 PM

Hello gun 

 

Check out the reviews in PCWorld magazine for laptops in the $500-1000 range. You can sort by manufacturer, processor, RAM, screen size, etc. Ratings, reviews and specs are also available there. Happy gaming!



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:16 AM

Some very good computers for that price range on newegg! :) 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006740&IsNodeId=1&PriceMin=80&PriceMax=960


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