Laptop - Cheap and with preformance! Help! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2011, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 42
Default Laptop - Cheap and with preformance! Help!

Classes are starting, I basically need something to waste countless hours in between classes.
Pubs, sports, and smoking weed on the fields is just not passing the time.

I want the best bang for the buck while spending next to nothing.

Ideally, my budget is $400, however if the upgrade is REALLY worth the money, I'm willing to go up higher.

What I need this laptop for:
1) Firefox - email, fb, youtube, stream movies.
2) Gaming - Warcraft 3, BFBC2 (even on low graphics), (BF3? wishful thinking for $400)
3) Word

What I would like to see: Quad Core... unless someone convinces me that an i3 is better then mid range AMD quad core.

What I have found so far:

HP 15.6" Laptop featuring AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile Processor P960 - Silver : 15" Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Can anyone do better?

RossNews is offline  
Old 09-12-2011, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
MindoverMaster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Laptop - Cheap and with preformance! Help!

I can't see the first one. I need to enter a Canadian postal code.

Please do not go with HP. Their computer line is going to be shot down within a year or so. Also, the big distributors, Staples, BB, etc, often overprice everything.

You do not need a quad core. None of those games you posted utilities all four cores.

Look at this: - ASUS A53 Series A53U-XE1 Notebook AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50(1.0GHz) 15.6" 3GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi AMD Radeon HD 6250

__________________ Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 09-13-2011, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
KSoD's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Laptop - Cheap and with preformance! Help!

Nope cant do better. The only Quad Cores I have seen here in the states are $498 at Walmart.
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Value vs Preformance KpCollins System Upgrades 1 07-14-2011 09:04 PM
Looking for a new, rather cheap laptop... c0rr0sive Laptops and Notebooks 12 11-07-2007 07:27 AM
Buying a High Preformance Laptop for college (Budget $4000) Kerpal Laptops and Notebooks 14 07-23-2007 05:36 PM
I know how to get cheap Laptop!!! mcclayn Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 11 03-04-2005 06:36 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.