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    Enigma III 540: 15.6" Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
    Intel Core i3 Dual Core i3-2310M (2.10GHz)
    2GB Ram (1333MHz)
    nVidia gefore GT 540 2GB DirectX11
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

    The laptop above is a deal £633? , for an extra £30 I can go i5-2410M (2.30GHz).
    What do you think? I'm not worried about ram and hard drive because that stuff can be easily be upgraded.

    Does anyone have experience with getting laptops from pcspecialist?

    I've been searching laptops for ages, its hard finding a laptop with a decent GPU,
    I wanna play some games.

    Thank you for advice and stuff
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    (Original post by Nalced)
    Enigma III 540: 15.6" Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
    Intel Core i3 Dual Core i3-2310M (2.10GHz)
    2GB Ram (1333MHz)
    nVidia gefore GT 540 2GB DirectX11
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

    The laptop above is a deal £633? , for an extra £30 I can go i5-2410M (2.30GHz).
    What do you think? I'm not worried about ram and hard drive because that stuff can be easily be upgraded.

    Does anyone have experience with getting laptops from pcspecialist?

    I've been searching laptops for ages, its hard finding a laptop with a decent GPU,
    I wanna play some games.

    Thank you for advice and stuff
    Given you are getting a FHD screen and the GPU is nice, it is not a bad deal. Otherwise the specs are about right. You aren't getting some super-amazing deal, but those two factors make it a good purchase.
    A solid build.

    I would also recommend getting the i5. The i3 is acceptable, but it won't blow you away, and the i5 will be a huge improvement for little money.

    How much is upgrading to 4GB from pcspecialist? Obviously I know you can do it yourself, but last time I checked I don't think getting it done by them was really any more expensive. It is worth checking out at least, although maybe I have mis-remembered.
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    I've been looking at something similar. If you want a decent res screen then the Enigma laptops look to be one of the best ways to go.

    Check the price for increasing the RAM I don't think it's that much more for 4GB. If you know you're going to want more Disk space look at the costs of upgrading as you buy. It might be cheaper than buying the laptop and then changing the hard drive.

    As far as I'm concerned about the only thing these laptops are missing is the backlit keyboard. (although the TV card option they used to have on the Enigma II was nice but I think they had issues getting the cards)
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    an extra £5 doubles harddrive from 250GB to 50GB (5200rpm)
    an extra £20 gets the ram from 2GB(2x1GB) to 4GB (1x4GB)
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    Depends what you are going to do with your laptop. If you are going to play serious, graphic intensive games then you better grab the i5 before it's too late.

    An extra 30 pounds for an i5 is cheap - the i3 is a rubbish processor and the i5 will satisfy your needs more effectively. Also, get the extra RAM - that is also a good deal.

    Don't get the extra hard drive - I doubt you need it unless you are going to store thousands of torrented HD films.
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    (Original post by Nalced)
    Enigma III 540: 15.6" Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
    Intel Core i3 Dual Core i3-2310M (2.10GHz)
    2GB Ram (1333MHz)
    nVidia gefore GT 540 2GB DirectX11
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

    The laptop above is a deal £633? , for an extra £30 I can go i5-2410M (2.30GHz).
    What do you think? I'm not worried about ram and hard drive because that stuff can be easily be upgraded.

    Does anyone have experience with getting laptops from pcspecialist?

    I've been searching laptops for ages, its hard finding a laptop with a decent GPU,
    I wanna play some games.

    Thank you for advice and stuff
    Hey I was wondering, have you got your laptop yet? How is it? I am also considering buying from pcspecialist.
 
 
 
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