October 4th, 2009, 01:31 PM #1
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What are some of the best "high performance" laptops under $700?
I realize that laptops aren't as powerful as desktops, and for under $700 I'm not going to get anything "amazing"
I'm not too picky with most details
-Vista/Eligible for free Windows 7 upgrade (I think thats extremely common)
-Hard drive...above 250GB
-Built in webcam... again this is pretty common
-Be able to burn DVDs (another common thing)
- I want to watch videos in HD, instead of watching things in standard quality like I do now.
These details would make many laptops fit me, but there's one that is setting me back..
..a laptop without an integrated video card. I'm not a serious gamer or anything, but I want to be able to play Sims 3, SPORE, Doom 3, GTA: San Andreas all on pretty high settings without any problems. Not much to ask for... but I want to be able to play Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on Low-Medium settings. Enough so that I can run it on a fairly playable level.
If I can't find one that can play Call of Duty, then I will settle for one that can at least play Sims 3 really well.
So far the best laptop I've seen is the Satellite L550-ST5702 Laptops | Toshiba Direct
Any other laptops I should check out?
Thanks in advance.
October 4th, 2009, 01:44 PM #2
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Can you go up to $750?
Newegg.com - ASUS N61Vg-X1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T6600(2.20GHz) 16" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M - Laptops / Notebooks
That has a dedicated GPU which will do MUCH better come time for gaming. Otherwise, I think your probably gonna be dissapointed with the gaming performance of the laptop you have picked out. Even though it's a ATI onboard, which is decent compared to others, it's still not what I'd call a "gamer" card.
October 4th, 2009, 09:01 PM #3
That laptop just slapped my alienware in the face...Intel Q6600 Quad Core Processor 2.4GHz
4Gb DDr3 1600 | Radeon HD4870X2 2Gb
Asus P5Q3 Deluxe Motherboard
October 5th, 2009, 07:44 AM #4
Always the same question. "I want a cheap gaming laptop", when there ain't no such thing.
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