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Old 02-28-2014, 05:51 AM   #1
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Hello guys I need your help in buying a laptop,
So I've been thinking about getting a new laptop for some time but never really got the chance because my parents were never convinced (I'm 16 years old btw) that I need it because most of what I need it is "just to play some games". but since my birthday passed last January, they finally almost agreed to get me a new laptop for gaming. So I started searching and was confused on what I laptop I want to choose so I asked my dad what is the maximum price, he wouldn't accept to say but otherwise told me to write the specs I need in a paper and he will search for the laptop with those specs.
So it's a little hard for me to write the specs down since I don;t know a lot about the graphics card models and the processors.
So my request is: If I want to play new games that have been released recently or still to be released on medium settings such as Thief, Watch Dogs, Crysis 3, AC IV etc. , what should be the specs for a minimum price but still run at meduim graphic settings and without a lot of lagging.

This is the list I made for now so tell me what should I change or add to it please:
Processor: Intel Core i5 3rd generation
RAM: 6 GB
Graphics Card: Nvida GT 645
OS: Windows 8

Thanks a lot for reading and sorry for a long post, all replies will be very appreciated
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:09 AM   #2
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The specs you have posted is pretty descent. (well the gpu could be a little better)
But i think it would be easier if we suggested some laptops for you.
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If you could find me a laptop that could play the games I mentioned on medium settings and a fair price I would be really glad, while I still prefer stating the minimum specs I need because of the different models and the availability of the computers in my country
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are you able to buy stuff from newegg?
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6Gb ram won't do much for you. That GPU also isn't great for gaming. win 7 is the best OS for gaming too. in 8 is really crappy.. I can look around a bit for a decent gaming laptop. But we'd need an around estimate on the budget..
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@bikerecho: No, they don't ship to anywhere other than the US, but if you could tell me a couple of models and I'll see if they are available here.

@Life: Then what do you think are the specs, because I have no idea about the budget because my dad refuses to tell me how much he is willing to pay so could please write me a list of specs that I need to run games like Thief 4, Watch Dogs, The Witcher 2, Dark Souls 2 on MEDIUM settings wthout too much lag.
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Is build a desktop an option, It'd be better than a laptop. Anyway something like this Acer Laptop | Acer Aspire V3 15.6" 1TB Core i7 - Black Laptop in Dubai UAE | Best Price, Also we need a budget to help determine a good laptop.
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If I were you man, I'd pump up the GPU to GTX 660m, the flagship of the mid-range, and downgrade the OS to Win7. Everything else looks fine to me.
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@bk_123: nope It can't be a desktop I need a laptop to carry to school. As for the budget, The laptop you suggested is too expensive. The laptop you posted is 3999 AED I probably can pay up to 2700 AED, I hope that gave you an idea of how much I could spend. Thanks!
@smart_guy Thank you for the suggestions but wouldn't the gpu you suggested highly increase the price?
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It will increase the price, but the main purpose is to be able to play those games well enough first, then to have a price as low as possible for that! GTX 645m is underpowered!

Well, at least be in the middle and get a GTX 650m if u cannot afford it!

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