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Old 02-02-2015, 05:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Does it matter what type of gaming laptop you have?
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Hi Carnage.. Sorry for mistaking for you Sub.. To answer your question, I'm planning on playing GTA V. I dont expect to play at full resolution, 1080p with high settings. I'm a casual gamer who would settle for lower settings with smooth game play as long as graphics arent compromised too much.
You'll want a better GPU then.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M - NotebookCheck.net Tech

Benchmarks for the 735m in games are farther down the page. I mean, it can play most games on low settings/low resolutions...but if you're going to spend $1800 on a laptop, you can get an Asus or an MSI (or Sager - which is a rebranded MSI) that would demolish that Sony in terms of performance (you'd actually be able to play games at 1080p / high settings). The only thing the Sony has going for it is a touch screen and is "convertible".
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You'll want a better GPU then.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M - NotebookCheck.net Tech

Benchmarks for the 735m in games are farther down the page. I mean, it can play most games on low settings/low resolutions...but if you're going to spend $1800 on a laptop, you can get an Asus or an MSI (or Sager - which is a rebranded MSI) that would demolish that Sony in terms of performance (you'd actually be able to play games at 1080p / high settings). The only thing the Sony has going for it is a touch screen and is "convertible".
The thing is, I only got a budget of $800 now.
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$800 is still a decent budget - you can pick up a used one for around that price if you're not against buying used laptops.

I got my gaming laptops for around $800 each - except my current one, which I got for around $1100 (sold my previous one, so it was only $400 after selling it).

For example: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE70-0ND-0...sin=B0082JFD1W

Compare the previous benchmarks to the GTX 660m's:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-...M.71859.0.html

Can also check out eBay or even Craigslist.
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$800 is still a decent budget - you can pick up a used one for around that price if you're not against buying used laptops.

I got my gaming laptops for around $800 each - except my current one, which I got for around $1100 (sold my previous one, so it was only $400 after selling it).
Hey carnage.. Thanks for the links. I'll be making a decision soon.
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