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Re: Suggestions for gaming laptop.

Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:59 pm

If all your daughter is going to use it for is playing SIMS and basic use like browsing and watching movies, you don’t even need to spend $1,200. The Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK as suggested looks like a good option, I totally agree. It comes with an SSD and a solid graphics card. The list of the best SSD laptops I read online before I bought my current laptop had Inspiron ranked number one. I have an Inspiron and I love it.
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Re: Suggestions for gaming laptop.

Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:49 am

Get the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar :)
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Re: Suggestions for gaming laptop.

Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:00 am

michaelthepro wrote:
Get the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar :)

Hey, I hear you can run DOOM on the touchbar!
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Re: Suggestions for gaming laptop.

Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:28 am

My recommendation is to wait for the GTX 1050 refresh of the Dell XPS 15, and then grab the best 1080P variant that you can afford.  Alternately, you could wait for the new XPS 15s and then buy a GTX 960 refurb/overstock/used unit on the cheap (albeit without much longevity).
Build quality is much more important for mobile purchases than desktops, and Dell has a proven record of solid units in this space.  Alternately, the i7559-763BLK is a great deal (especially if it gets refreshed with Pascal).
Whatever you do, avoid the "3K/4K/5K monitor" craze.  It'll kill both your battery life and frame rates.  Also, be sure to read reviews on individual laptops, as gaming performance is based as much on design as specs.  Expensive parts will perform like cheap parts if they are thermally constrained and throttle.
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Re: Suggestions for gaming laptop.

Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:47 pm

did a quick search online and found a good list of the best laptops for gaming. here, check this out:

i hope you find the right one!
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Re: Suggestions for gaming laptop.

Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:59 am

Im curious what OP ended up getting...
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Re: Suggestions for gaming laptop.

Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:40 am

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