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    For anyone who's done a decent amount of gaming/programming,(more on the Gaming side I suspect) would I be able to do both relatively smoothly on a laptop? If so, suggestions?


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    For anyone who's done a decent amount of gaming/programming,(more on the Gaming side I suspect) would I be able to do both relatively smoothly on a laptop? If so, suggestions?


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    Depends on the laptop. CPU, GPU and RAM specs? A good i5 processor, 4-8 GB RAM (RAM is cheap nowadays!) and a modest GPU should be far more than okay, and is more or less my setup; XPS 15 Dell is a beast.
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    (Original post by drandy76)
    For anyone who's done a decent amount of gaming/programming,(more on the Gaming side I suspect) would I be able to do both relatively smoothly on a laptop? If so, suggestions?


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    Buy a ps4


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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Depends on the laptop. CPU, GPU and RAM specs? A good i5 processor, 4-8 GB RAM (RAM is cheap nowadays!) and a modest GPU should be far more than okay, and is more or less my setup; XPS 15 Dell is a beast.
    Should've specified that I was buying a new one, what's the difference between i5 and i7?


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    (Original post by drandy76)
    For anyone who's done a decent amount of gaming/programming,(more on the Gaming side I suspect) would I be able to do both relatively smoothly on a laptop? If so, suggestions?


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    programming yeah its just word but black background

    gaming lol no just play pinball
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    Buy a ps4


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    Don't really like playing consoles anymore fam, FM>>>Fifa


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    (Original post by Number Nine)
    programming yeah its just word but black background

    gaming lol no just play pinball
    Pinball isn't just a game, it's a way of life


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    (Original post by drandy76)
    Should've specified that I was buying a new one, what's the difference between i5 and i7?


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    Yeah, I got that after replying. Sorry. Uhm, not much of a major difference I found in my personal opinion. i5 is more than good enough given that you'd be bottle necked by your GPU for gaming related needs anyway.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Yeah, I got that after replying. Sorry. Uhm, not much of a major difference I found in my personal opinion. i5 is more than good enough given that you'd be bottle necked by your GPU for gaming related needs anyway.
    Fair enough, will look into stuff with the ~specs you mentioned earlier, thanks


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    (Original post by drandy76)
    Fair enough, will look into stuff with the ~specs you mentioned earlier, thanks


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    Check out the XPS though, it's price is not so bad, especially if you can get it nicely second hand and is a total beast, super thin as well. Thinner than Macbook even
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    So no grade boundaries this midnight, I can go to sleep then? xD
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Check out the XPS though, it's price is not so bad, especially if you can get it nicely second hand and is a total beast, super thin as well. Thinner than Macbook even
    Passed the eye test, think there's a Unidays discount for dells as well


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    (Original post by drandy76)
    Passed the eye test, think there's a Unidays discount for dells as well


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    Nice, let me know how you get on
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Nice, let me know how you get on
    Will do, though I'm paying for it with student loan, so I won't be buying it for another month or so


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    Few questions;
    1 When the results come out tomorrow night, is ucas updated at the same time and if not when is it updated?
    2 Is it worth ringing my college to make my case if (i) they have rejected me (ii)if ucas hasnt been updated and I missed my offer
    3 If I am rejected will I be told if I am in the summer pool or will i only find out if i have been accepted in summer pool? And how will it be communicated?
    Cheers
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    not really it wasnt even funny apart from the first time when i got Zacken
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    Ffs


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    When are the grade boundaries for step coming out
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    (Original post by kappadetta)
    When are the grade boundaries for step coming out
    I doubt they'll be out before we get our results since they're not out yet
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Depends on the laptop. CPU, GPU and RAM specs? A good i5 processor, 4-8 GB RAM (RAM is cheap nowadays!) and a modest GPU should be far more than okay, and is more or less my setup; XPS 15 Dell is a beast.
    I do not recommend buying retail laptops, they are overpriced and most importantly you cannot upgrade the components after 1-2 years when you need it. You can go for barebone machines and DIY the rest, usually the GPU/CPU is fixed for low end models, but I am sure you can change them for some high end machines.
 
 
 
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