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# 177506 4-Aug-2015 22:22
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Hello, hope you all are having a fine day!
Well its nearly my birthday and I decided to buy myself a laptop (no desktop needed, I move alot). The max I'm able to spend is about $500-$600. I was on Pb tech and saw a couple of laptops. These are:

Toshiba Satellite C50 Intel Celeron N2830 2.16GHz 8GB 500GB 15.6" LED special one per customer NO-ODD Win8.1 with Bing 64Bit 1yr 4Cell BT4 HDMI USB3 Webcam WiFiN
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKTOS2721091C&name=Toshiba-Satellite-C50-Intel-Celeron-N2830-2.16GHz-

Gateway NV-570P25U good value for money Notebook 15.6" Touch Intel i5-3337U 6GB 500GB NO-DVD Win8.1 64bit 1yr 4Cell BT4 GLan HDMI USB3 Webcam WiFiN best price 100 unit only
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKGAT57025I&name=Gateway-NV-570P25U-good-value-for-money-Notebook-1

Acer Aspire E5-571-57GC Notebook 15.6" Intel i5-5200U 4GB RAM 1TB HDD DVDRW Win8.1 64bit 1yr 6Cell BT4 HDMI USB3 WiFiN
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKACN67174&name=Acer-Aspire-E5-571-57GC-Notebook-15.6-Intel-i5-520

It would be much appreciated if someone could evaluate these 3 different laptops whether they are good enough for:
-Light/Mild Gaming
-Study
-Movie watching
-General

Thank you very much, and also do any of you play modern games on laptops like these?

Cheers, TD

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  # 1358998 4-Aug-2015 22:27
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For Gaming, the Intel HD graphics in these laptops just won't cut it.  Honestly, it will just frustrate you.  You want to be looking at something with dedicated graphics, even then, make sure you check on the performance as mobile graphics chips are generally a lot slower than their desktop cousins.





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  # 1359000 4-Aug-2015 22:30
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Thanks for the fast reply but I'm fine (and used to) low graphic gameplay. I played Heroes and Generals (WW2 FPS) on low settings and 15-20 FPS! I just hope to get at least a little better!
Please recommend one online I you find one within my budget!

Thanks!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1359004 4-Aug-2015 22:40
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For that kind of budget, you will have a hard time finding something with gaming chops.  From what I read the Intel HD4400 and 4600 will run games but are mediocre.  But if you want reasonable gaming on a notebook you're probably looking at closer the $1000 mark, or something on a really good special (or second hand / off lease).  Ideally you want 8Gb of RAM as well.  SSD is nice to have but will make a big difference in general performance.

Happy Hunting!

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  # 1359053 5-Aug-2015 05:44
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You have now created 3 threads on essentially the same topic, please don't create any more.

One reply elsewhere was:

Lias: That budget and gaming are basically never going to happen, but pretty much anything new can meet the other requirements.

Personally I wouldn't buy any of them, but the Acer Aspire is probably what I'd take if I had to pick one as it has the best onboard graphics which might let you run some games at low settings.





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  # 1359054 5-Aug-2015 05:46
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The other thread was:

TonganDlux: Hello people, I'm new so forgive me for anything wrong.



Any ALRIGHT gaming laptops in NZ under $500 or near?



It has to at least run new games on even low settings at around 25FPS.





BTW, I use a HP laptop with 4GB RAM , i5 processor and Intel hd 4000. Anybody know how to optimize gaming on this laptop.

Also does anybody like those off-lease 2011 models, they seem to have good specs . (especially the ones of PB techs website.

And I'm new to PB tech are they good?



Sorry for all the inconvenience,

Thank you Everyone I appreciate this A LOT!


Inphinity: New games at 25+FPS at 1080p on a <$500 budget, unlikely unless somebody is giving away presents. Laptops and gaming in general aren't the best of friends, even a <$500 desktop wouldn't be feasible.


Lias: I don't think there are many gaming laptops for $_1500_ let alone $500.

Realistically to get anything decent for gaming your looking 2k+


johnr: No way!


tdgeek: For that budget I'd get a second hand PS3 or XBox360 and a new $350 laptop that you see these days. Or keep your current laptop assuming you have one and its ok for non gaming stuff.

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