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Cheap gaming laptop??

Mr Chase

Standard Member
Hi can anybody Recommend a laptop to play games on I'm talking cod and battlefield and maybe some wow?

Looking to buy cheap like an acer with i3? About £300???

Or should I just save and build a desktop instead??

Thanks in advance :)
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
Or should I just save and build a desktop instead??

I'm no expert when it comes to gaming, but I'd say the graphics are alway going to be poorer when it comes to lappys and a desktop is deffo the route I would take if portability isn't that important
 

Mr Chase

Standard Member
It's not important to be mobile but it's a sure nice option if I can..... But I know what you mean tho

Just seen this Samsung 15.6 inch Core i3 Laptop NP-RV511-A07UK

Core 2 Duo i3-380M (2.53Ghz) processor
3GB RAM and 320GB hard drive
15.6 inch LED HD display (1366 x 768, 16:9)
DVD SuperMulti dual layer optical drive
Standard 6 Cell Li-ion batter (4400mAh)
Intel GMA X4500M DVMT graphics
SRS 3D sound, PC-phone connectivity
4-in-1 USB slot
HDMI and web camera integrated
Numeric keypad and touch pad lighting
WiFi, Bluetooth
Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Black/silver top lid and silver bottom chassis
Samsung NP-RV511-A07UK laptop

Would this be any good? Not that clues up on laptops to be honest.....
 

LJx

Prominent Member
You could build a desktop yourself for £300 and play those games fine, but a laptop to get simlar performance as that even would cost at least double at the minimum
 

RichardZE2

Established Member
It's not important to be mobile but it's a sure nice option if I can..... But I know what you mean tho

Just seen this Samsung 15.6 inch Core i3 Laptop NP-RV511-A07UK

Core 2 Duo i3-380M (2.53Ghz) processor
3GB RAM and 320GB hard drive
15.6 inch LED HD display (1366 x 768, 16:9)
DVD SuperMulti dual layer optical drive
Standard 6 Cell Li-ion batter (4400mAh)
Intel GMA X4500M DVMT graphics
SRS 3D sound, PC-phone connectivity
4-in-1 USB slot
HDMI and web camera integrated
Numeric keypad and touch pad lighting
WiFi, Bluetooth
Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Black/silver top lid and silver bottom chassis
Samsung NP-RV511-A07UK laptop

Would this be any good?
Not that clues up on laptops to be honest.....

No, it definitely wouldnt. Your priority is getting a decent graphics card, this laptop doesnt even have a graphics card.
 
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RichardZE2

Established Member
Hi can anybody Recommend a laptop to play games on I'm talking cod and battlefield and maybe some wow?

Looking to buy cheap like an acer with i3? About £300???

Or should I just save and build a desktop instead??

Thanks in advance :)

Several things - Which version of these games do you wish to play - you need to be very specific. COD Black Ops for instance will not run on the machine broona has linked, WoW OTOH will.

If you have the space for a desktop and gaming is your main usage then I would 100% go for the desktop. You wont get a laptop that can run many games for 300, you can build a desktop and upgrade as you get more cash though - cheap laptops have hardly any upgrade path.
 

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