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Old September 17, 2014, 06:26 PM
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Default Looking for a Laptop for School

I'm looking for a laptop, primarily for school, but that can also support light gaming (League, DoTa, Minecraft, Hearthstone) with medium or better settings. I am looking to spend around $600 but am not entirely sure what the prices are in laptops as I've not bothered with them before. I'm in the US if that matters, any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

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Old September 18, 2014, 12:30 PM
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I think you would be best served by a laptop with the AMD APU for those roles, like the HP Envy Model: m6-n010dx. But if I were you I would look for a used high end corporate machine with dedicated graphics, like Dell Precision M4400 or Lenovo T61p. Max out the RAM on it and add a SSD and you should be set.

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Old September 19, 2014, 12:06 PM
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You can buy a year old mid level business laptop with a good CPU and integrated and spend the rest on an eGPU like I did and get far better gaming performance than a low end GPU.
DAILY: MSI 970 Gaming/FX6300/16GB Corsair DDR3/ASUS CU II R9 270 2GB/128GB SSD+750GB HDD+2TB HDD

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