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Old January 13, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Default Looking for a laptop

I know this may seem a bit early but in March, Im going to be looking to purchase a laptop, I want something that can game Im hoping, Games like Battlefield 3, etc. In your personal opinions, What would be best for the cheapest I could get? Posting links too would be great thanks.
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Old January 13, 2012, 11:49 AM
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I recently bought a laptop with an A8 3500m and can tell you that it could get you by if you really wanted to play bf3 with everything on low and reduced resolution. So that pretty much eliminates integrated graphics for a good gaming experience in BF3. IMO for a playable gaming experience (smooth FPS with settings still low) you would want an i3 and 540 gt graphics card as a bare minimum...preferable an i5 with 6-8gb ram and the more graphics card power the better. This would be about as cheap as you will be able to get and have decent playablity in BF3 IMO.

Acer Aspire 4755G-6849 w/ Core i5-2430M, 6GB, 640GB, DVD+/-RW, 14in LED HD, GeForce GT 540M, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit at Memory Express

EDIT...by then amd next gen APU will be out (which should do better than my A8) and new graphics cards and cpu may be out from intel/amd/nvidia. Have to wait and see on that stuff.
Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3770@4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, 4x4gb ram, EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
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Old January 13, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Thanks, you've been helpful!
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