Laptop with dedicated graphics ?

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  1. advid

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    ...I'm looking for a 15inch laptop with its own dedicated graphics (and HDMI) for general all round PC useage and media player (HDMI going into TV - possibly using XBMC )..

    What's the lowest price/model suggestion for such a beast...?

    Can't really afford too much so price is important !

    Never had a laptop before - always had desktop PC's so this is a major change for me/us/family ...

    Must be Windows based as I use all the old favourites (Office / Photoshop ect)
     
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    You really only need dedicated graphics for gaming so for general usage any 15.6" laptop with Core i3 cpu would be fine. This Dell Inspiron 15 with Core i3 cpu, 4GB ram, 500GB hard drive is about £379 with discount code Q0Z6SL338CZH1H:

    http://www.dmxdimension.com/recommend/N00N5517
     
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    Absolutely agree with brookheather, dedicated graphics will just get you less value for money, for Photoshop you want RAM and a good quality screen - possibly high resolution.

    Graphics would be wasted on you if you're not gaming and you can get HDMI without dedicated graphics :)
     
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    ..yes but if I use XBMC that has a tendency to need dedicated grpahics for best/smooth playback...
     
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    Core i3 cpus come with Intel HD graphics which should be fine.
     

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