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Looking for new laptop to buy.

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#1 ogasdd


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:15 PM

I have been using XPS 15 I got about year & half ago.


I believe it’s about time for me to get a replacement because my laptop has been acting up after year of usage and somehow lasted through this semester.



I'm looking for laptops around $400~600 and it would be awesome if I can get one around that price.

My max I can afford to spend will be at $700.



I do everything with my laptop.


Movie, reading books, school work, etc. etc. and most importantly playing GAMES.



I usually play Aion and well, it’s kind of hard to play even with lowest options sometimes but I'm happy with just playing it.


I plan on using my laptop everyday even though I don't plan on gaming every single day.



Games I play currently is 

Aion & League of Legend



I've been looking into laptop for past month cuz there are usually ones on sales during this season but can’t seem to pick one out yet so I figured I would ask for recommendation of one.



I've considered Refurnished or Open Box but I'm never got one so I'm nervous about getting them. I won't mind if I can get a warranty of some sort, even if I have to pay for it separately.




It does not have to be thin but I hope its not 8lbs luggage I have to carry around like right now. Its just a hope not a requirement i set myself for laptop.


Gaming laptops are expensive to buy so something I can do everything with will be nice.


I reside in US, Texas to be more specific.



If I have to put spec that I would like to have...

It'll be something like what I have right now or better.



I'm not allowed to post image so I'll just write what I have from speccy.


Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i5 2410M @ 2.30GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Dell Inc. 0YR8NN (CPU)
Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics Family (Dell)
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M (Dell)
465GB Seagate ST9500420AS (SATA)

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:37 AM

Hi, the best laptop that i could find that was within your budget is the Lenovo G505s which has a integrated graphics that is much better then the GT525M and you should see a improvement in Aion and LoL.  It includes an extra 2GB of ram and 1TB of hard drive storage space. 

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 02 January 2014 - 10:58 PM

Toshiba Satellite Pro C50 is another option at your budget. Basically you get a core i5 processor 4200M and a 4GB RAM upgradable upto 16GB with intel HD Graphics 4400 that could pretty much handle the games you have mentioned. One thing I like about Toshiba is the hardware. I know it's long lasting because I had two Toshiba Laptops before and I barely had hardware-related issues as compared to other laptop brand such as ASUS and HP. Lenovo is a pretty goo brand as well quality wise. 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:55 AM

I bought a Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 Laptop bought in 2011 (with Win 7 x64) which has run well, no issues so far.  I use it mainly for a backup PC to the Desktop PC with a KVM Switch, and for some mobility.


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