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Old 04-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking to get a decent gaming laptop.

For this upcoming Fall '12 Semester I am moving out of my dorm room and a moving into an apartment with a couple of buddies. My actually home is several thousand kilometers away and in a different country so I can't just move my desktop(which is decent but not great) from there to here. I've decided that I want to get a laptop instead of a desktop because of the portability and the fact that I'm not a hardcore gamer. Next year on the laptop if I do get one I will be playing games like Diablo 3, Guildwars 2, and WoW, etc. I won't be playing anything that necessarily requires an extremely powerful computer to run. I don't know much about laptops or building them so I'm looking at pre-made ones online right now.

I'm looking for some suggestions on what I should be looking for or what I should pick. Here are a few that I've been looking at.






The last two have upgrades for ram like 4gb -> 8gb for $70-$100 and some HD upgrades. Would something like that be worth it? Would these laptops be capable of playing what I would like to play on high settings? Which would you recommended and why?

Thanks for the help.

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Default Re: Looking to get a decent gaming laptop.

Yeah, extra RAM is worth it. also you'll need to factor in a decent cooler into the price. Laptops with dedicated graphics get VERY hot. like bordering on shutting down automatically.

And a low end cooler, 20 bucks or so wont do it. Hot News - Cooler Master NotePal U3 - Cooler Master - Leading Provider of Computer Case | Cooler | Power Supply this is what I have, its not the best but its not the worst, 3 very fast fans that blow very cold air, and you can resposition the fans where you need them the most on the chassis, which is a godsend.
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