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Old 10-28-2013, 06:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I bought a great Asus laptop here in Europe for 640 - that's what in dollars? Less than $800 anyway. i5, decent enough Nvidia graphics card. I run some resource loving games and never had any problems. You should be able to get something good for $1000 with no problems.
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=640+eur+in+aud
it's over $900

And what model is the CPU and GPU?
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I bought a great Asus laptop here in Europe for 640 - that's what in dollars? Less than $800 anyway. i5, decent enough Nvidia graphics card. I run some resource loving games and never had any problems. You should be able to get something good for $1000 with no problems.
Okay great, any specific recommendations?
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
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For gaming you'd normally want a decent GPU - except for Minecraft, because it doesn't actually use the GPU. And I think it also only uses one core (two with the Optifine mod).

For other games, you would probably benefit from having a quad core CPU (I think the mobile i5's are all 2 cores + hyperthreading).
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For gaming you'd normally want a decent GPU - except for Minecraft, because it doesn't actually use the GPU. And I think it also only uses one core (two with the Optifine mod).

For other games, you would probably benefit from having a quad core CPU (I think the mobile i5's are all 2 cores + hyperthreading).
Minecraft doesn't use the GPU...are you sure!?!

Would you be able to recommend me another good laptop that's slightly cheaper than the $899 one you linked earlier? One that's from one of the following website would be great, but if not that's okay:

http://www.msy.com.au/index.jsp
http://www.standard.com.au/

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Minecraft doesn't use the GPU...are you sure!?!
Yes, it's CPU rendering only.

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Would you be able to recommend me another good laptop that's a bit cheaper than the $899 one you linked earlier?
I think first you'd need to work out what would be of importance to you as far as CPU, GPU, RAM etc go
What other games would you run on it?
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Yes, it's CPU rendering only.

I think first you'd need to work out what would be of importance to you as far as CPU, GPU, RAM etc go
What other games would you run on it?
Wow, that's news to me!

I think i5 is enough, I would ideally like 8GB of RAM. At the moment I am solely playing Minecraft, nothing else. However I guess I might want to play other games in the future such as Battlefield and Call of Duty. Basically I just want the best laptop that's under $900 with at least an i5 and 8GB of RAM.
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Bump?

(Read the post above for exactly what I'm looking for)
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Well, I found one, but it comes with a norton 60 day trial, and no dedicated graphics card, and comes with windows 8....roughly $600 though
https://nirv.com.au/customise.php?basenewid=61
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Looks pretty bad.

From MSY, there is the HP Pavillion G6-2235TX
Quad core i7, and an HD7670M for $699
Probably the best CPU + GPU combination you'll get at that price
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:45 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Sony laptops are great, I bought this one and I'm so satisfied
Macrotronics Computers and Services- Sony Vaio Fit 14E i3 - Lebanon

and its price is under 800$
I don't think you can get a better laptop in this price range

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