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Looking to buy Budget Gaming Laptop, please help!

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by JoelllH, 9 Nov 2017.

  1. JoelllH

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    Ok so I have a budget of around $600-$800, I dont have the greatest of knowledge about gaming laptops and what specs I should be focusing on. But could someone please suggest some decent gaming laptops around this budget? I am not expecting to be able to run the most demanding of games at good frame rates, but this really is all I can afford to spend on a gaming laptop. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks
     
  2. StevieP

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    You might struggle in here for specifics since this is predominantly a UK based forum - although a dedicated GPU is probably the first thing on the "must-have" list - but it all depends on the resolution you want to run games at and whether you want the niceties such as g-sync etc!

    Personally I've went for a 2nd hand Gigabyte laptop with an i7, GTX1060 and 16GB or RAM - seems to do the business for me!
     
  3. JoelllH

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    Thanks I’ll have a look at that, I’m currently in the UK so my budget is around £500-£750
     
  4. StevieP

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    You'll probably struggle to get a 1060 for that kind of money - I'd probably aim for something with a 1050 at that sort of price point!
     
  5. JoelllH

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    I was thinking the same, is an i5 much of a downgrade from an i7 as well?
     
  6. StevieP

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    I think it depends on the clockspeed more than anything - have a look at www.cpubenchmark.net to compare the various CPU's (although make sure you select the "mobile" version that goes into laptops!
     
  7. JoelllH

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    Oh thanks mate so clock speed is pretty important when choosing a gaming laptop? Not really sure what specs I should be prioritising
     
  8. StevieP

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    Not as important as the GPU I'd imagine - I'm no expert though!