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Topic # 95496 6-Jan-2012 00:33
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I'm buying a new laptop and I want one that will meet all my requirements as well as being fairly inexpensive.

These are the things that are absolute musts for me:
500 GB hard drive
Fairly good graphics (Enough to play games like The Sims 3 and Age of Empires without any glitches)
...and the price I'm going for would be under $800 NZD, not sure if this is possible for these requirements though.

Thank you :)

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  Reply # 565111 6-Jan-2012 01:00
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Doing a quick search, something like this would meet your requirements apart from being $100 over your budget, but it wouldn't future proof you if you wanted to buy newer games down the track. It'd play the Sims 3 and Age of Empires though, just not on max graphics settings.

If you increase your budget by around $200, you could get something much better, that'd last much longer and future proof you in terms of games.

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  Reply # 565116 6-Jan-2012 01:46
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That's true but I'm not too much of a gamer, just don't want to have integrated graphics because playing Sims and Age of Empires is a nightmare on those. And those are pretty much the only games I play.

Yeah but I literally can't go over $800 unfortunately. Unless I sell the laptop I have now, but I've had it since Feb 2009 and I don't think I'd get very much for it.

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  Reply # 565117 6-Jan-2012 01:48
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