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Old 03-05-2011, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been searching for a laptop that has dedicated graphics, but it is hard to do so when you are in a $650-750 ABSOLUTE MAX price range, and want a 14.1-16" laptop. (preferably 15.6") Does Anybody have suggestions? :P
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this one's open box, but definitely the most powerful
Newegg.com - Open Box: ASUS N52DA-X1 NoteBook AMD Phenom II Quad-Core P920(1.6GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730

or this one
Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AS5742G-6600 Notebook Intel Core i5 480M(2.66GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
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I'm trying to avoid the $700+ but I think it won't happen. Take a look at this: Newegg.com - DELL Inspiron 15R (i15R-1990MRB) NoteBook Intel Core i3 370M(2.40GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1333 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v

No DX11 Support, but that can't be too big of an Issue considering lots of games let you choose between DX versions.
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the i3 is also pretty slow compared to the i5 and the phenom 2
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true, but as long as I can get medium-high settings on 1366x768 I'll be fine.
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depends what games you're trying to play.

that 550v is super slow compared to the other 2 as well.
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depends what games you're trying to play.

that 550v is super slow compared to the other 2 as well.
I won't be playing games like Crysis or Metro 2033 So it shouldn't me a big deal. Are those two computers the only good ones you could find?
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no i just did a basic newegg search for laptops under 750 with a dedicated card. and when i say the 550v is super slow in comparison, i mean super slow. it's on par with a 8600m gt, and a decent bit slower than my 9600m gt which can play modern titles like assassins creed 2, for example, on low settings at 40fps ish. less in fight scenes. If you're gonna spend money on a laptop with a dedicated card spend a bit more than the i3 and 550v and get something that can actually play games speedily with decent quality.

Or take 600 and build a desktop if you have that option, the power you'll get from a $600 desktop far outstrips what you'll be able to get in a laptop.
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It will only be used for lower end games so it isn't a big deal. I just want a computer I can move around the house. If I can get the money I will build a i5-2500k and GTX 560 system instead.
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