Is a gaming laptop for £400 possible?

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  1. linni

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    I am looking for a laptop that will have specs good enough to play online games like the new star wars one republic game, i have around £400 is it possible? :confused:
     
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    Varies from game to game.

    Gaming is all about having good FPS (frames per second) about a minimum of 30 fps are recommended for each game.

    So for example, for £400 you will be able to get a laptop that would run a game like "call of duy 4 - modern warfare" on high in game grahics settings.
    Where as a game like battlefield 3 might even struggle to play on low settings, depending on what the GPU is.

    I recommend you browse at laptops around your budget, note down the GPU reference, i.e nvidia gt525m and then go to this site Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards - Notebookcheck.net Tech

    find that particular reference and there will be several games tested for each GPU. So you will be able to see the FPS results.

    If your particular game isn't listed, do an independent google search including "GPU>game name>benchmark" or replace benchmark with FPS. And you should be able to find something.

    I hope this is of help.
     
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    its going to be difficult to play any graphic intense game like Bf3 or batman, but star wars republic shouldnt be too hard to play on low settings. check the minimum requirements for the game. If your looking for one with gaming abilty then you might have to opt for a cheaper brand like acer, their build quality wont be great but they might just have the necessary components. you could get a decent pc for £400 to play games
     
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    Do I hear an echo
     
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    save up £50 extra and you should find something with a card that will play most games, check out these as a ruff guide.

    Gaming Laptops under £500 from Save on Laptops

    But also dont expect to much, even £2000+ Alienware are no match to a desktop rig (unless you live in a freezer?).
     
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    Here is a list of possible gaming laptops.

    Just to share, i use Toshiba for all my gaming because it's the most affordable and most durable. and when i play...i tend to be... violent on the laptop. =)
    Mac for graphics and video.
    Dell for all docs and internet browsing.
     

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