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Getting a New Laptop.

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Troy, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Troy

    Troy Seventh Year

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    My laptop that I've had for about 10 years has finally died, with the motherboard gone, so I am looking to get a new one.
    I'd like to be able to use it for some light gaming, such as Heroes of the Storm at the minimum, like my old laptop, which ran it quite easily, and if possible, War hammer total war. My budget is about £600-£700, although could go over if necessary. Not looking to play on Ultra high graphics or anything, that's what my computer will be for.
    I'm looking to get it from PC World, as I'm going this Saturday.
     
  2. carl

    carl Slug Club Member

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    Somewhat of a bad time, the refreshed Intel CPUs are coming out next month for Laptops - which mean instead of mostly Dual cores, instead Quad cores.
    Do you have any preferences with regards to storage and screen size?
     
  3. Troy

    Troy Seventh Year

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    My old Laptop screen was about 13 inches across with the whole thing being just over 14 inches across, I don't really mind for storage, like I said my old one was 10 years old so I don't think it had that much.
     
  4. Sacro

    Sacro Seventh Year

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    By how much? Could go for this one, which is only 29.99 pounds over your budget if you consider the cashback. The 1050 should be able to play pretty much everything, if correct graphic settings are used.
     
  5. Troy

    Troy Seventh Year

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    Thanks, I'm not actually buying it, my Nan is and I am planning on adding money to it if necessary, so do have any recommendations of around £500-£600 as well, so I have a range?

    It wouldn't normally be a problem but I'm going on holiday on Monday, and buying Christmas and birthday presents months in advance so I'm spending a lot all at once unfortunately.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2017
  6. Sacro

    Sacro Seventh Year

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    On the website, there doesn't actually appear to be laptops in the 500-600 range that have dedicated GPU's. So only onboard Intel stuff. The best of those would probably be this Lenovo, and after that this HP or this Acer. It's of course possible that in the store they have more stuff, so look around for one with an i5-7xxx or i7-7xxx and if possible a dedicated GPU like a 950m, 960m, 1050m etc. You can use notebookcheck to have some quick benchmark references.
     
  7. Troy

    Troy Seventh Year

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    Thanks Sacro, ended up getting the one you recommended in your first post. Its great I love it. Such a change being able to play games and not have to use minimum graphics.
     
  8. Socialist

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    You might want to replace the HDD with a 256 or 512 gb SSD drive at some point. It will make the system much more speedy. And then you can use one oftheseto turn the original drive into an external one.