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Old 08-13-2014, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. Im looking to get a new laptop. My budget is a 1000, and maybe a little more depending if its worth it. I know a little about computers, but Im no tech. Its not for gaming, but i want the option to play new games on it if i want to. Im looking for it to be fast, have a lot of hard drive space, and maybe touch screen, but its not a requirement. If anyone needs more to go off of, please let me know. The Macs look really nice, but i dont want just a nice looking laptop, i want one to get the job done if you know what i mean. Thanks.
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When you say new games, what kind of new games are you wanting to play?

What's going to be the primary function of it?
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Games like battlefield 4. But it's mainly for school. Research, video, things like that. I know I'm being very broad, but I don't want my laptop to specialize in one thing, I want to have the option for it to be efficient in many areas. I hope that makes sense
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This laptop looks pretty good
it features an 860m which is good for gaming, and a 8gb ssd that will help with your os
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The Y50 is pretty nice.

Though if you're wanting to actually game... you'll either have to spend at least $1200 on a new gaming laptop, or do what I did with both of my gaming laptops: look at used/refurb systems.

Got both my Asus G73jh and MSI GT780DX for <$800 each.
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Thanks a lot. Gaming isnt that important to me. This is what ive come down to, i could really use some input of your thoughts.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-envy-touchsmart-17-3-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-modern-silver/3700073.p?id=1219093055929&skuId=3700073&st=catego ryid$pcmcat247400050000&cp=1&lp=2

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-macbook-pro-with-retina-display-13-3-display-8gb-memory-256gb-flash-storage/6293168.p?id=1218725802337&skuId=6293168&st=catego ryid$pcmcat247400050001&cp=1&lp=2
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That laptop I linked will wipe the floor with those other 2, it will utterly destroy them performance wise, you won't even really be able to game on those other 2
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And for proof of what Steve is saying... scroll down to the game benchmarks section:
Intel HD Graphics 4600 - NotebookCheck.net Tech
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M - NotebookCheck.net Tech
Assuming the Mac you posted has Iris 5100 for the GPU: Intel Iris Graphics 5100 - NotebookCheck.net Tech
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