+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 63
Hardware Thread, Recommend me a laptop with non-integrated graphics please in Technical; Originally Posted by LosOjos I suppose, but then it's only really an issue if you need to take it in ...
  1. #31

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,706
    Thank Post
    3,243
    Thanked 1,047 Times in 969 Posts
    Rep Power
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    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.
    When you say PC as in desktop :-). At least that's what I understood or gathered from the above comment

  2. #32

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,447
    Thank Post
    1,438
    Thanked 1,168 Times in 797 Posts
    Rep Power
    707
    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    When you say PC as in desktop :-). At least that's what I understood or gathered from the above comment
    Yeah but specifically a Windows desktop in this case.

    I suppose I should be more specific, not everyone shares my categorisation!
    - PC: desktop computer (Windows or Linux, though I'd mention Linux specifically)
    - Laptop: any Windows or Linux laptop, again I'd mention Linux specifically
    - Mac (obvious)
    - MacBook (also obvious)

  3. Thanks to LosOjos from:

    mac_shinobi (18th September 2013)

  4. #33

    tmcd35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    5,620
    Thank Post
    845
    Thanked 882 Times in 731 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    326
    I think one thing to take from this thread is that 400 is still not a lot for a gaming laptop - or PC. Sure you'll get more bang for your buck out of a PC, but building your own you still have the thorny issue of a copy of Windows (80 OEM) so still doesn't leave much for all the other components. On this budget, for gaming, I'd look at a prebuilt system from someone like Zoostorm then getting a seperate 50-100 graphics card. I don't think it's worth building a gaming PC on a less than 500 budget, being realistic.

    I still think on that budget the best deals to be had for gaming are secondhand.

  5. #34

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,108
    Thank Post
    1,367
    Thanked 2,374 Times in 1,671 Posts
    Rep Power
    703
    GTAV was just an example of the level of game - I know it isn't on PC yet - not quite that much of a dinosaur...yet...

    I have advocated building his own PC and it is true that his laptop rarely leaves his house but he says he will need to move it sometimes.
    What could he do for the price if he built his own and what would he look for? I am really inexperienced in this sort of thing so all advice gratefully received

  6. #35

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,108
    Thank Post
    1,367
    Thanked 2,374 Times in 1,671 Posts
    Rep Power
    703
    @tmcd Yes, you are right I am sure - just a bit leery of buying secondhand with any certainty that it isn't a bad deal. Apart from ebay, where would I look?
    A pre-built with a separate graphics card looks good.
    400 is just for the computer btw - licencing not included in that

  7. #36

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,706
    Thank Post
    3,243
    Thanked 1,047 Times in 969 Posts
    Rep Power
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    @tmcd Yes, you are right I am sure - just a bit leery of buying secondhand with any certainty that it isn't a bad deal. Apart from ebay, where would I look?
    A pre-built with a separate graphics card looks good.
    400 is just for the computer btw - licencing not included in that
    Was that Dell 17R too much then and what about a refurbed computer( whether desktop or laptop ) from dell or the likes ?

    http://www.dell.co.uk/outlet
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 18th September 2013 at 11:33 AM.

  8. #37
    w-clarke101's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Lancaster
    Posts
    95
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

  9. #38

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,108
    Thank Post
    1,367
    Thanked 2,374 Times in 1,671 Posts
    Rep Power
    703
    Nothing on Dell outlet for the price. I know price is a problem which is why I thought I would ask the guys who know...

  10. #39

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,108
    Thank Post
    1,367
    Thanked 2,374 Times in 1,671 Posts
    Rep Power
    703
    First one is filtered here Second one - too expensive

  11. #40
    w-clarke101's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Lancaster
    Posts
    95
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    First one is filtered here Second one - too expensive
    Well the First one is Asus K55VD-SX909H Core i3-2350M 6GB 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 610M-2GB DVD 15.6" Windows 8 maybe look at that one at home.

  12. #41

    JJonas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Walsham, Norfolk
    Posts
    3,084
    Thank Post
    382
    Thanked 429 Times in 318 Posts
    Rep Power
    383
    screenshot of first one

    Screenshot from 2013-09-18 11:56:02.png

  13. #42

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,706
    Thank Post
    3,243
    Thanked 1,047 Times in 969 Posts
    Rep Power
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    First one is filtered here Second one - too expensive
    ImageUploadedByEduGeek1379501824.005254.jpg
    ImageUploadedByEduGeek1379501841.438656.jpg

    Couple of screen grabs from the first link

  14. #43

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    9,031
    Thank Post
    591
    Thanked 1,943 Times in 1,344 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    813
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    GTAV was just an example of the level of game - I know it isn't on PC yet - not quite that much of a dinosaur...yet...
    Dinosaur Pirate Witch.

    The triple threat.

    Gaming wise, if you spec for Crysis 3 on the highest settings you can [possibly] play everything else. [Crysis 1 was a beast to run... not sure if that's changed.]

    Another game to possibly spec for, if you go for nVidia, would be the Tomb Raider reboot with TressFX on. [TressFX was/is broken on nVidia.]

    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I know price is a problem which is why I thought I would ask the guys who know...
    That's the thing, though.

    Proper gaming laptops are really expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    First one is filtered here
    Processor Model: I3-2350M
    Display Size: 15.6 in
    Installed Memory: 6 GB
    Hard Drive Capacity: 500 GB
    Operating System: Windows 8 Home Premium
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 610M

    399.99 [not sure on delivery.]

    Mine has a GeForce 630M and I struggle to run some things on higher settings. It's not a beast, but it could work.


    Le EDIT: Ninja'd THREE TIMES?!
    Last edited by X-13; 18th September 2013 at 12:00 PM.

  15. #44

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,706
    Thank Post
    3,243
    Thanked 1,047 Times in 969 Posts
    Rep Power
    364
    Desktop wise again get a quote from @VeryPC or call novatech and see if they could tweak the low end gaming rig for 400

    http://m.novatech.co.uk/pc/range/nov...lacknta12.html

    Could get them to lower the ram to 2gb, 500gb hdd instead of 2tb and maybe a different amd cpu ? Although there base units come without an OS

  16. #45

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    524
    Thank Post
    34
    Thanked 87 Times in 77 Posts
    Rep Power
    39
    Which video editing software will your son by using?

    Which games will he be playing?

    Sadly in both cases I do not think 400 for either a desktop or laptop will be enough.

    Gaming wise you could probably push something ok for about 600-700, but then adding the video editing requirements will probably bump this price up for extra ram / storage.

    Very difficult situation (unless you know someone selling an older gaming system that is willing to sell for a reasonable price)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Recommend me a Laptop
    By Hightower in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 9th July 2010, 01:44 PM
  2. Recommend me a laptop
    By chrbb in forum Hardware
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29th January 2010, 11:07 PM
  3. Spec/recommend me a laptop please
    By CHR1S in forum General Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 13th January 2009, 03:04 PM
  4. Recommend me a Laptop for £450 -£500
    By Kyle in forum Hardware
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 30th November 2007, 09:50 PM
  5. Recommend me a laptop/notebook mouse
    By ajbritton in forum Hardware
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11th December 2006, 03:03 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •