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what laptop should i get for gaming?


adamandkate

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Im looking at a new gaming laptop. Im looking for something that will be suitable for 2/3 years (ie a laptop that in 3 years time will still run most new releases even if its minimum graphics etc).

My budget is about £1000 and i dont need an OS.

Im thinking about this one (but im open to other ideas)

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/vortexII-17/

with the ram increased to 16gb 1333 or 8gb 1600 (which is best)

my concern is that its a 2.2ghz laptop... arent there games already that reccomend higher? eg crysis 2 wants 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo. Would it be worth increasing to the i7 quad core 2.2ghz.

Im totally out of the hardware loop. I used to understand it when you needed a 486 or a 233mhz. but theres so many variables now!

thanks for the advice.

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difarn

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I am no expert at gaming but this article has a good review, although be prepared to spend twice your budget for a high-end spec.

However, I do know "gamers" who have bought laptops for this purpose and who have regretted it because there isn't the flexibility to upgrade laptops that you get with a desktop PC.

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adamandkate

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thanks for the help but that advice is like 5 years old! gaming laptops have come on a long way in 5 years

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chub_tor

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Latest reviews a USA site but you can pick out the best and then see if it is available in the UK

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difarn

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I do realise that laptops have come a long way in 5 years - I have 3 of them - and I did say that it was comments from "gamers" I was passing on. I also provided you with a link of high spec suitable gaming laptops.

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