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    You could indeed look at something with an AMD APU here, which should give a decent cost/performance compromise for gaming. Something like Lenovo IdeaPad Z585 Laptop, AMD A10 4600M, 8GB RAM.. | Ebuyer.com should do for this. Be wary of comparisons (as above) of the HD5000 which is fitted to more expensive Intel parts, vs the 8250 which is fitted to some of the cheapest AMD parts, there's a price gulf. The very top Intel parts are performing similarly to the mid-range AMD/Nvidia now though.

    I recently picked up a 17" Toshiba laptop from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 which was a fair bit cheaper than the current price. This has the best of both worlds - Intel CPU and discrete graphics. Only mid-range parts, but good enough for 1366x768 gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I don't think Witch wants to be done for VAT fraud. :-)

    https://www.gov.uk/report-vat-fraud
    I wasn't advising fraud I was asking if she would be able to or allowed to get or buy it either with ex vat or at least with an edu discount ie 15% off in comparison to the normal price

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    Hi Witch,

    As others have mentioned, we supply custom laptops so I am sure we can look at a few different options for you.

    I'll send you a PM with some details on what we can provide and some pricing to go with them.

    Also thanks to all who have recommended us on here !

    Thanks,

    Ed

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    @VeryPC_Ed

    Sounds good, but as I still have no veggie piggies..I might be unable to go on......

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    @VeryPC_Ed

    Sounds good, but as I still have no veggie piggies..I might be unable to go on......
    I've just spoken to our head of sweetie goodness (Al) and he is going to send another bag out for you !

    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    @VeryPC_Ed

    Sounds good, but as I still have no veggie piggies..I might be unable to go on......
    Just to re-iterate I was not advising fraud / tax evasion I was merely and miserably failing to ask if you could purchase it for them and get an educational discount or if it was possible to get it ex vat ( obviously from the replies ) getting it ex vat is not possible / legal

    Also am sure if you order through @VeryPC they may chuck a bunch of sweets in with the order ??

    As a side not If both @witch and @VeryPC are ok with this would be good to know laptop specs and prices ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Just to re-iterate I was not advising fraud / tax evasion I was merely and miserably failing to ask if you could purchase it for them and get an educational discount or if it was possible to get it ex vat ( obviously from the replies ) getting it ex vat is not possible / legal

    Also am sure if you order through @VeryPC they may chuck a bunch of sweets in with the order ??
    S'alright sweetie, I know you weren't advocating criminal behaviour

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    Soooo. He really hasn't got 500
    Have you ALL got really expensive kit then?
    Has anyone got anything cheaper that runs something like GTA5 really well?
    I am at a loss here and fast losing my credibility in the family!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Has anyone got anything cheaper that runs something like GTA5 really well?
    ...ATM GTAV is console only.

    Nobody has a PC that can run it. [Apart from the Devs.]

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    @witch

    Saw this in one of my emails this morning

    http://www.itproportal.com/2013/09/1...hd-display/#20

    Also wondering if it would be worth while looking on the Dell Refurbished laptops may get a good spec laptop for a bit cheaper ??

    492 after using the voucher code ??
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    A laptop at around the 400 mark that would run GTA 5 (if and when it came out on PC)? That's tough! You really are looking at either an AMD APU with the highest possible spec (like the A8-5557M or similar with HD7600G) or taking your chances with Intel's HD graphics - be certain that you get at least HD4000 and a decent CPU. Not all of these parts are created equal, and many are downclocked/cut down - "Beware, that the HD Graphics 4000 is used with different clock speeds depending on the CPU model."

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    As others have said, GTAV isn't on PC yet so it's hard to say exactly what you'd need, though with it being on Xbox & PS3 any mid-range GPU should be up to it.

    The problem is that laptops are a hell of a lot more expensive and a damn site harder/more expensive/limited to upgrade too - hence the fact I never buy them.

    Is there a reason he's dead set on a laptop? He'll get a LOT more for his money if he builds a PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Soooo. He really hasn't got 500
    Have you ALL got really expensive kit then?
    Has anyone got anything cheaper that runs something like GTA5 really well?
    I am at a loss here and fast losing my credibility in the family!!
    Have you got an old laptop you could trade in? Toshiba are offering 100 cash back on some i5 and i7 models.
    Trade In - Toshiba

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Is there a reason he's dead set on a laptop? He'll get a LOT more for his money if he builds a PC.
    If it's for work/school related video editing [mentioned in OP] then the portability is probably a major factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    If it's for work/school related video editing [mentioned in OP] then the portability is probably a major factor.
    I suppose, but then it's only really an issue if you need to take it in to school/uni with you.

    Don't get me wrong, if portability is an issue then laptops are great obviously, but if you're only ever going to use it at home then you can get a lot more bang for your buck with a PC.

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