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    Hey,

    I've recently been looking for a laptop that I could take to Uni, and have it last until I leave, so around 4-5 years. I would like to use it for gaming, eg minecraft, sims, age of empires (old, I know!), portal 2, assassins creed etc etc.... obviously a gaming pc should be able to deal with most other things I can throw at it, so I don't think there'd be a problem with, for example, maths programs....

    Anyway, basically what I'm asking is:
    1) Is it a good price for what I get?
    2) Will it be able to do the above?

    Here's the details:

    Base:
    Inspiron N5110 : Standard Base

    OS:
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

    Memory:
    8192MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x4096]

    Keyboard
    Keyboard : Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard

    Video Card
    1 GB nVidia GeForce GT 525M (Quad Core)

    Hard Drive
    1TB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Drive

    Optical Devices
    8X DVD+/-RW Drive

    Wireless
    Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030, Bluetooth v3.0+HS - European

    Primary Battery
    Primary 6-cell 48 WHr Lithium Ion battery

    Processor
    2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM (2.20 Ghz, 6MB, 4C)

    LCD
    15.6"(40 cm) High Definition (1366X768) WLED with True-Life

    Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook

    TOTAL :£548.10

    I'm not particularly hardware literate, but I think that's pretty good

    Thanks!
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    Hi For what you're wanting, that laptop will do well - tons of RAM, decent CPU and a good GPU.

    Have a look at these:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqwe47t3rIE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4eT1hhe_LY

    The answer to both of your questions is yes, in my opinion.
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    (Original post by Wookie42)
    The answer to both of your questions is yes, in my opinion.
    Hey

    Thanks very much, I decided to get it
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    (Original post by Nathdragon5)
    Hey

    Thanks very much, I decided to get it
    I would be more skeptical about the graphics card, those latest games, it's probably going to do ok around low and then any step up, it's going to struggle.
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    where are you getting that price from?
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    (Original post by Nathdragon5)
    Hey,

    I've recently been looking for a laptop that I could take to Uni, and have it last until I leave, so around 4-5 years. I would like to use it for gaming, eg minecraft, sims, age of empires (old, I know!), portal 2, assassins creed etc etc.... obviously a gaming pc should be able to deal with most other things I can throw at it, so I don't think there'd be a problem with, for example, maths programs....

    Anyway, basically what I'm asking is:
    1) Is it a good price for what I get?
    2) Will it be able to do the above?

    Here's the details:

    Base:
    Inspiron N5110 : Standard Base

    OS:
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

    Memory:
    8192MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x4096]

    Keyboard
    Keyboard : Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard

    Video Card
    1 GB nVidia GeForce GT 525M (Quad Core)

    Hard Drive
    1TB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Drive

    Optical Devices
    8X DVD+/-RW Drive

    Wireless
    Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030, Bluetooth v3.0+HS - European

    Primary Battery
    Primary 6-cell 48 WHr Lithium Ion battery

    Processor
    2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM (2.20 Ghz, 6MB, 4C)

    LCD
    15.6"(40 cm) High Definition (1366X768) WLED with True-Life

    Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook

    TOTAL :£548.10

    I'm not particularly hardware literate, but I think that's pretty good

    Thanks!
    Seriously where are you purchasing a laptop with an i7 for £550 :eek:
    I haven't seen any for under 600, and without a graphics card and Ram as good as that
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    (Original post by Crimmy)
    where are you getting that price from?

    (Original post by S1L3NTPR3Y)
    Seriously where are you purchasing a laptop with an i7 for £550 :eek:
    I haven't seen any for under 600, and without a graphics card and Ram as good as that
    Haha, research for the win. Okay, if you want it for £548, you'd better be quick, the 10% runs out today, but I guess there'll always be another voucher code that comes along soon enough otherwise it's £609 which is still a damn good price

    Here's the link:
    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...iron-15r-n5110
    The voucher:
    http://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/search/?q=dell&x=0&y=0
    or search "dell" in voucher codes if that link doesn't work

    Hope that helps

    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    I would be more skeptical about the graphics card, those latest games, it's probably going to do ok around low and then any step up, it's going to struggle.
    Yeah, I don't really have any more money to spend, so for the price its pretty amazing.... plus I swear if I have a dedicated graphics card that's i7, gonna be pretty beast?? I know it's only 2.2GHz but the quad core should make up for that :P anyways, thanks
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    (Original post by Nathdragon5)
    Haha, research for the win. Okay, if you want it for £548, you'd better be quick, the 10% runs out today, but I guess there'll always be another voucher code that comes along soon enough otherwise it's £609 which is still a damn good price

    Here's the link:
    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...iron-15r-n5110
    The voucher:
    http://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/search/?q=dell&x=0&y=0
    or search "dell" in voucher codes if that link doesn't work

    Hope that helps



    Yeah, I don't really have any more money to spend, so for the price its pretty amazing.... plus I swear if I have a dedicated graphics card that's i7, gonna be pretty beast?? I know it's only 2.2GHz but the quad core should make up for that :P anyways, thanks
    All i intel processors have built in graphics, but compared to a decent dedicated graphics card they are just for entertainment purposes and maybe at most some light gaming on low settings in the recent games.
    Processor will run the game smoothly, but it won't make up for the graphics that much.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    All i intel processors have built in graphics, but compared to a decent dedicated graphics card they are just for entertainment purposes and maybe at most some light gaming on low settings in the recent games.
    Processor will run the game smoothly, but it won't make up for the graphics that much.
    Ahh right I see, thanks..... however, sorry if I'm just being stupid.... but isn't the graphics card this?

    Video Card
    1 GB nVidia GeForce GT 525M (Quad Core)

    Which sounds dedicated?? I'm not sure if you missed that in the first post, or if I've totally got the wrong end of the stick :P

    Cheers
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    (Original post by Nathdragon5)
    Ahh right I see, thanks..... however, sorry if I'm just being stupid.... but isn't the graphics card this?

    Video Card
    1 GB nVidia GeForce GT 525M (Quad Core)

    Which sounds dedicated?? I'm not sure if you missed that in the first post, or if I've totally got the wrong end of the stick :P

    Cheers
    It's just that "1 GB nVidia GeForce GT 525M", I also said it should be decent, which this ain't when you compare them to your desktop counterpart this is in the low end area.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    It's just that "1 GB nVidia GeForce GT 525M", I also said it should be decent, which this ain't when you compare them to your desktop counterpart this is in the low end area.
    Ooooh I see thanks, yeah, unfortunately for the money, there was little else I could find, I'll bear that in mind when I get my next one.

    Cheers for the advice and help
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    (Original post by Nathdragon5)
    Ooooh I see thanks, yeah, unfortunately for the money, there was little else I could find, I'll bear that in mind when I get my next one.

    Cheers for the advice and help
    Anyway good luck....if your honestly going to try playing on good graphic settings then make sure your hard drive is defragmentated and is as fast as possible. And set your laptop power to performance and if your driver for your graphics lets you, slightly tweak it.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Anyway good luck....if your honestly going to try playing on good graphic settings then make sure your hard drive is defragmentated and is as fast as possible. And set your laptop power to performance and if your driver for your graphics lets you, slightly tweak it.
    Thanks and yeah, I know how to do the first two, I'll look up online how to optimise the third one again, thanks for that, hopefully it'll perform well, I don't expect to be playing on HD graphics or anything, but yeah, I'll use this if I fancy playing a higher setting

    Cheers
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    (Original post by Nathdragon5)
    Ahh right I see, thanks..... however, sorry if I'm just being stupid.... but isn't the graphics card this?

    Video Card
    1 GB nVidia GeForce GT 525M (Quad Core)

    Which sounds dedicated?? I'm not sure if you missed that in the first post, or if I've totally got the wrong end of the stick :P

    Cheers
    I've got a Dell laptop similar to to the one you're looking to buy except mine's an XPS. It's got a 1 GB nVidia GeForce GT 550M graphics card which easily runs games like Portal 2, Batman Arkham City and even Crysis 2 at high (though not ultra) settings.
    The 525M is only slightly inferior to the 550M so it is a very decent card and can handle games at high settings. (Any Nvidia card for laptops in the 500 series is great).
    Overall, the laptop you're looking at has fantastic specs, the only minor niggle being the 720p screen. But it's a fantastic price so you should go for it.
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    (Original post by ChampEon)
    I've got a Dell laptop similar to to the one you're looking to buy except mine's an XPS. It's got a 1 GB nVidia GeForce GT 550M graphics card which easily runs games like Portal 2, Batman Arkham City and even Crysis 2 at high (though not ultra) settings.
    The 525M is only slightly inferior to the 550M so it is a very decent card and can handle games at high settings. (Any Nvidia card for laptops in the 500 series is great).
    Overall, the laptop you're looking at has fantastic specs, the only minor niggle being the 720p screen. But it's a fantastic price so you should go for it.
    Ooh right cool, sounds great then! Yeah, I did, thought the price was a steal comparative to the other ones out there Just ordered it

    Cheers!
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    (Original post by Nathdragon5)
    Thanks and yeah, I know how to do the first two, I'll look up online how to optimise the third one again, thanks for that, hopefully it'll perform well, I don't expect to be playing on HD graphics or anything, but yeah, I'll use this if I fancy playing a higher setting

    Cheers
    But make sure, your laptop is well ventilated especially when gaming, cos it does heat up quite a bit.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    But make sure, your laptop is well ventilated especially when gaming, cos it does heat up quite a bit.
    Yeah, I bought one of those usb cooling stands for my old laptop, so I'll probably use that

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