Budget Gaming Laptop?

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  1. Washac macrumors 68020

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    What would be a decent budget gaming laptop say up to £500/$636 ?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    You can't really find an appropriate laptop for your usage at that price point. The bottleneck of most gaming laptops will be the GPU. Mobile GPUs are notoriously expensive.

    I know this may not sound like the ideal solution, but honestly, you can build a fine gaming PC within that budget. AMD CPUs are very capable with great price points. Around the £100 margin, they pretty much outperform all of Intel's offerings. But really it's all down to the graphics; and even a modest £150 can buy you a card that puts most high-end laptops to shame.
     
  3. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Budget games or budget laptop?

    Budget games are older games or new games that won't tax a GPU - I play plenty of games on cheap laptops, and some new games scale very well down to older/budget laptops with older GPU's.

    What games do you plan to play?

    I've had Acer's before and they're pretty good.

    Here's a vid to start you off...

     
  4. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Laptop
     
  5. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    Check out saveonlaptops.co.uk

    you can finance a gaming laptop from only £20 a month.

    They start at £550ish and go up.
     
  6. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I was just at MicroCenter and this model is pretty nice but they are selling it at retail $599.

    Fry's has this on sale right now for $479.
     
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