What laptop should i get?

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    (Original post by samb1234)
    I don't play league, but i have a lot of friends who play it including on integrated graphics because league isn't really a high end game - it is designed to run on pretty much anything so that they get more people playing it. It will probably run ok on most laptops at low settings but don't expect a particularly high fps if you don't have a graphics card
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    (Original post by vik_k1)
    Curry's have a sale on and I recommend getting the HP laptop- the 8GB, 1TB one with I3 processor. I don't know much about laptops but this laptop is ideal for schoolwork. If you want gaming and graphics, then get AMD processor. If you want a really fast one then get higher processors but the higher the processor is, the more expensive it is.


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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    do u know if gaming on a normal spec pc laptop like those OP posted will cause overheating and reduce lifespan of processor?
    I doubt it tbh- most laptops will have adequate cooling for whatever is inside them, for example my laptop has a separate gpu fan whereas an integrated graphics card in conparison will use a lot less power so wont get as hot. It will get hotter than it would just using word etc so i guess in that sense theres a chance it will reduce the lifespan but its not going to reach extraordinarily high temps that will straight up ruin the chip. Also other stuff like watching youtube downloading stuff etc will also stress the cpu and gpu so it will be a negligible difference most likely
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    If you buy cheap then you buy twice in my experience with laptops.

    Ideally you'll want:
    Intel i5 Processor (check reviews of that specific processor before you buy using Google)

    Deicated graphics/video card (probably something like a GTX 950M)

    SSD hard drive - they're expensive though but they massively boost how fast your laptop boots up and provides a decent boost in general too. A hybrid SSHD isn't quite as good but is cheaper & still provides a boost especially during the boot up.

    RAM - I'd say 4GB should be an absolute minimum. 8GB would be better.

    I'd say you're best off getting a custom made laptop from somewhere like PC Specialist
    (https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptops/)
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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    If you buy cheap then you buy twice in my experience with laptops.

    Ideally you'll want:
    Intel i5 Processor (check reviews of that specific processor before you buy using Google)

    Deicated graphics/video card (probably something like a GTX 950M)

    SSD hard drive - they're expensive though but they massively boost how fast your laptop boots up and provides a decent boost in general too. A hybrid SSHD isn't quite as good but is cheaper & still provides a boost especially during the boot up.

    RAM - I'd say 4GB should be an absolute minimum. 8GB would be better.

    I'd say you're best off getting a custom made laptop from somewhere like PC Specialist
    (https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptops/)
    950m and an ssd will be nowhere near their budget, especially from tescos. I don't think the primary purpose of this laptop is for gaming anyway so a 950m is overkill
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    ik but my mum has lots of tesco free points vouchers stuff so we're using those


    ok what about this one any better?
    http://www.tesco.com/direct/acer-asp...skuId=553-0602


    I'm a student so most likely word documents researching, browsing the web, the occasional game played
    budget around £500
    no touch screen thanks normal laptop a fast one should be ok
    What type of games?

    There's several decent laptops available for that price. One problem is that you won't be able to play most games at that budget. For gaming you'll need dedicated graphics, which start appearing £500+
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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    If you buy cheap then you buy twice in my experience with laptops.

    Ideally you'll want:
    Intel i5 Processor (check reviews of that specific processor before you buy using Google)

    Deicated graphics/video card (probably something like a GTX 950M)

    SSD hard drive - they're expensive though but they massively boost how fast your laptop boots up and provides a decent boost in general too. A hybrid SSHD isn't quite as good but is cheaper & still provides a boost especially during the boot up.

    RAM - I'd say 4GB should be an absolute minimum. 8GB would be better.

    I'd say you're best off getting a custom made laptop from somewhere like PC Specialist
    (https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptops/)
    You can't get 950M (or any GTX cards) for that price range.
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    (Original post by donutellme)
    What type of games?

    There's several decent laptops available for that price. One problem is that you won't be able to play most games at that budget. For gaming you'll need dedicated graphics, which start appearing £500+
    lol the computer isn't supposed to run loads of super high demanding games, just maybe league and a few other small games

    just mainly used for typing stuff up and research
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    950m and an ssd will be nowhere near their budget, especially from tescos. I don't think the primary purpose of this laptop is for gaming anyway so a 950m is overkill
    Actually there's a few laptops out that come with an SSD instead of an HDD for around that much.
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    (Original post by donutellme)
    Actually there's a few laptops out that come with an SSD instead of an HDD for around that much.
    Not with a 950m there aren't. And the majority of the laptops that come with an ssd at that price range have very small ssds for most people's uses, especially for games, rather than a larger ssd or ssd boot drive and hard drive combo found on higher end laptops
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Not with a 950m there aren't. And the majority of the laptops that come with an ssd at that price range have very small ssds for most people's uses, especially for games, rather than a larger ssd or ssd boot drive and hard drive combo found on higher end laptops
    I agree with that. Probably no laptop for that price with a GTX card.
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    lol the computer isn't supposed to run loads of super high demanding games, just maybe league and a few other small games

    just mainly used for typing stuff up and research
    the tesco laptop links you posted here are good enough for those.

    its just league of legends that i am unsure about.
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    (Original post by donutellme)
    I agree with that. Probably no laptop for that price with a GTX card.
    You can get things like the 920m for around that price, but certainly nowhere near a 950m and not from tescos. Mobile GPUs are very expensive unfortunately
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    the tesco laptop links you posted here are good enough for those.

    its just league of legends that i am unsure about.
    what is the difference between i5 and AMD processor?
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    (Original post by donutellme)
    You can't get 950M (or any GTX cards) for that price range.
    (Original post by samb1234)
    950m and an ssd will be nowhere near their budget, especially from tescos. I don't think the primary purpose of this laptop is for gaming anyway so a 950m is overkill
    I didn't mean a 950M specifically, I just made it as an example. I didn't even know they did cards below the 940M but I've just seen a laptop with a 920M.

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/asus-x55...skuId=735-7639

    I'm not sure how good this laptop would be without reading the reviews but it seems to have decent all round specs for the price. I don't think it looks particularly pretty but I've seen a lot worse.

    Processor : Intel Core i5-6200U Dual Core (2.3GHz, Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz)

    Screen : 15.6" (1366 x 768 HD Resolution)

    Operating System : Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    RAM : 8GB (DDR3)

    Hard Drive : 1000GB

    Optical Drive : DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)

    Graphics : Dedicated (NVIDIA GeForce GT 920M with 2GB Dedicated Memory)

    Wireless LAN : Wireless (802.11ac Wireless)

    Network Card : 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet

    Integrated Webcam : Integrated Webcam with Microphone

    Card Reader : SD Card Reader

    USB Ports : 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0

    Bluetooth : Bluetooth 4.0

    Speakers : Integrated Sound System

    VGA Port : 1 External VGA Port

    Charge Time : 2.5 Hours

    HDMI Port : 1 x HDMI Port

    Warranty : ASUS 12 Month Collect & Return Warranty

    Battery Life : 3-4 Hours (up to 4 hours with power management)

    Weight : 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.3Kg)

    Product Type : Notebook

    Keyboard Type : Laptop Keyboard

    Colour : Black and Silver
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    what is the difference between i5 and AMD processor?
    They are both produced by different companies, i3/i5/i7 is intel, AMD is AMD.

    There are some differences between different types of processors both companies produced i dont know all the details. Some processors of intel are cheaper/better/more powerful than some processors of AMD and some of AMD are cheaper/better/more powerful than some of intel.

    In terms of market share Intel is the boss and AMD is the underdog. A vast majority of computers are powered by intel so i guess intel is better??
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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    I didn't mean a 950M specifically, I just made it as an example. I didn't even know they did cards below the 940M but I've just seen a laptop with a 920M.

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/asus-x55...skuId=735-7639

    I'm not sure how good this laptop would be without reading the reviews but it seems to have decent all round specs for the price. I don't think it looks particularly pretty but I've seen a lot worse.

    Processor : Intel Core i5-6200U Dual Core (2.3GHz, Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz)

    Screen : 15.6" (1366 x 768 HD Resolution)

    Operating System : Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    RAM : 8GB (DDR3)

    Hard Drive : 1000GB

    Optical Drive : DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)

    Graphics : Dedicated (NVIDIA GeForce GT 920M with 2GB Dedicated Memory)

    Wireless LAN : Wireless (802.11ac Wireless)

    Network Card : 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet

    Integrated Webcam : Integrated Webcam with Microphone

    Card Reader : SD Card Reader

    USB Ports : 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0

    Bluetooth : Bluetooth 4.0

    Speakers : Integrated Sound System

    VGA Port : 1 External VGA Port

    Charge Time : 2.5 Hours

    HDMI Port : 1 x HDMI Port

    Warranty : ASUS 12 Month Collect & Return Warranty

    Battery Life : 3-4 Hours (up to 4 hours with power management)

    Weight : 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.3Kg)

    Product Type : Notebook

    Keyboard Type : Laptop Keyboard

    Colour : Black and Silver
    On paper yes that will run league no problem. It really comes down to what their prefences are, they might for example prefer to get something with a higher resolution screen and sacrifice the ability to play league as smoothly
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    itt op got more than they bargained for.
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    They are both produced by different companies, i3/i5/i7 is intel, AMD is AMD.

    There are some differences between different types of processors both companies produced i dont know all the details. Some processors of intel are cheaper/better/more powerful than some processors of AMD and some of AMD are cheaper/better/more powerful than some of intel.

    In terms of market share Intel is the boss and AMD is the underdog. A vast majority of computers are powered by intel so i guess intel is better??
    ok so the original one which i posted was better in terms of cpu

    the i5 one
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    ok so the original one which i posted was better in terms of cpu

    the i5 one
    You can't say tbh without more detail - i5 and amd is way too broad a category as there are so many different types of i5s, and amd is a manufacturer so make everything from budget chips to chips for top end £1000+ desktop
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    On paper yes that will run league no problem. It really comes down to what their prefences are, they might for example prefer to get something with a higher resolution screen and sacrifice the ability to play league as smoothly
    Since I've bought a 1440p monitor then yeah 768 is lacklustre but if you've not really experienced anything more than 1080 before then I'd say 768 is fine for a 500-550 quid laptop.
 
 
 
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