Gaming Thread, Gaming laptop advice for co-worker in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by LincolnK
Get him to take a look at some of the custom built laptops at pcspecialist ( ...
6th August 2014, 05:36 PM #16
On the custom built side of things, Chillblast - The UK's most awarded Custom PC builder - Cheap PCs - Gaming PCs - Workstations are certainly worth checking out. I got my PC from these guys a little while back. Great machine, good price and the service was pretty good to boot.
Originally Posted by LincolnK
6th August 2014, 06:27 PM #17
What a rip off at that price the 740m is mediocre at best, my friend bought one a while back now with a 740m and it struggles to play Rust anything over Simple Graphics, at 1440x900!
Originally Posted by nephilim
The 860m is ok-ish but for a few more quid I'd go with a 870m, if you're co-worker is on a budget then maybe go for the older 765m or 770m which don't differ much in performance but can be a lot cheaper.
Originally Posted by X-13
I'd recommend an Alienware as they are the one gaming laptop that is practical it can be upgraded along with the GPU (Only Alienware 17 to 18) just like you would a desktop PC and with 3 hard drive bays etc.... it all makes sense for the money, but rule number 1, never buy from Alienware direct sometimes it can take a month for the flaming thing to be delivered and they are much more expensive than buying from a re-seller. Something like this will be good and it's so worth the extra few hundred!
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8th August 2014, 12:59 PM #18
Spoke to him the other day and he took the plunge and got a Alienware machine from the dell outlet store. Told him to bring it in when he gets it. Thanks guys.
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