Suggestions for a £1000 or less laptop

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  1. TheGingerNinja macrumors member

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    My friend is thinking of getting a laptop for under £1000, and has roped me in to help with this. i have tried my best, but was wondering if anyone had any ideas on a really good laptop in this price bracket. He wants something that will be able to play games, 15-17" screen, and that is pretty much all the guidance I have been given.
    Any help would be appreciated! :)
     
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  3. TheGingerNinja thread starter macrumors member

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    He wants something that will be able to run games well, but he isn't great with computers, and he would rather not change to OSX. I have tried to persuade him, but his mind is made up on that aspect. :p
     
  4. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    £200 over budget, but Acer is good, and this laptop will run some good games: http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_8943G_Windows_7_Gaming_Laptop__LX.PWC02.087/version.asp

    Otherwise:
    http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_8943G_Windows_7_laptop__LX.PUJ02.124/version.asp

    But if he really wants a serious gaming laptop, I would go with Alienware (as much as they're slagged off, they are truly the best gaming laptops on the market) but again they can range from £800-£2000

    You'd struggle to place recent games with a Mac.

    He's be best suited with a desktop, I can build a decent gaming desktop for £1000 easily.

    What kind of games does he want to play?

    :)
     
  5. TheGingerNinja thread starter macrumors member

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    He's not a massive gamer, and he wants the portability of a laptop: already tried to persuade him to go for desktop/laptop combo but he isn't interested.
    Primarily the games he would like to be able to play are: Shogun 2, Skyrim and possibly portal 2.
    Cheers for links as well :)
     
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  8. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I just tell them that I don't do any tech support for Windows. £999 gets you a very, very nice MacBook Pro 13". Alternatively, an iPad 2 will serve him possibly even better.

    Just show him the iPad demo. Garageband alone will make him just WANT.
     
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  10. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    He wants it for gaming, a 13" MBP will probably not run Skyrim. And an iPad 2 just doesnt come into this bracket of purchase.

    PC Specialist

    He can choose his custom laptop there, I just assembled a fairly good laptop there for £800.
     
  11. TheGingerNinja thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah iPad 2 and 13" macbook pro might not cut it sorry :p
    Thanks for the link! :)
    Just to confirm, does Novatech have a decent reputation, as it is a relatively unknown brand and I wouldn't want to recommend it to my friend, only for it to break within a month or two. :p
     

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