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#1 mmptysmom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 7, 2016 - 4:14 pm

Looking for decent/ reasonable gaming laptop for my 17 year old son.Dont want to spend $1000...Any suggestions?

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Posted Nov 7, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Biggest thing to keep in mind, is that it should have dedicated graphics. Memory is important, but can be added if needed. Also an SSD would be nice, at the very least a hybrid drive. SSDs are faster.
The last one I bought for one son was right under $1000. But the other two were less. One I had to buy in the spring, and was able to find on sale for about $700, I think at staples. The first one was a display model that was being clearanced out, so we got super lucky on that one.
So I would start looking now... A couple years ago when I was last looking I started seeing good sales about this time.

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Posted Nov 8, 2016 - 6:33 am

What is it you want to spend? As Bluebear said if you're wanting to game on it then dedicated graphics is a must for any of the newer FPS type of games. The APU type chips have gotten better but they still aren't near on par. Now the down side of that is that these machines usually cost more. So if you can give us some input on what you want to spend, what size screen is needed and such we can give some input on machines that would be good.



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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 5:50 pm

Just a quick update NewEgg BF Ad has an MSI 15.6" Gaming Laptop. i7 CPU, 12GB DDR4-2133 Ram, Dedicated nVidia GTX 960M video 2GB vram, 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Pretty good specs and it's $729 in their ad. Also comes with Win10.





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