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Ultimate Geek

# 192194 1-Mar-2016 14:28
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Hi all


My friend has asked me to source her a good laptop for a max budget of $1400


I have no clue what to look for in laptops so thought i would ask the better bunch ;)


She needs it to be easy to carry so it cant be to bulky


It would be used for things like uni work, gaming (medium graphics is fine as she is a light gamer, things like warthunder, wow, other less demanding games) and watching movies. 


Any ideas on what is out there and in her price range?


Thanks for the help all

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  # 1502164 1-Mar-2016 15:08
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Best to jump on pricespy

Filter machines with gtx950

There are some models about $1800

You could filter like 940m but gaming on that will be average as fps.

Yes it is more than 1400 but it has decent mobile gpu

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  # 1502167 1-Mar-2016 15:17
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I'd also filter on at least Full HD; so much dross out there with lower resolution screens than a decent phone (I'm looking at you, 1366x768)


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  # 1504760 2-Mar-2016 11:35
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Would something like this work

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  # 1504761 2-Mar-2016 11:37
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yes but the GFX on it are rather old and might struggle on some games

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  # 1504768 2-Mar-2016 11:53
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She needs it to be easy to carry so it cant be to bulky


It would be used for things like uni work, gaming


I would advise her to choose


either a gaming laptop
or a lightweight laptop


Also, does she want a 15" , or a 13" thats smaller & easier to carry around ?


A 2.26 kg laptop doesnt sound like what she wants smile

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