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i have a £550 budget and i need a high performance laptop; one that can run games comfortably, good graphics + audio, switch between applications comfortably and reliable.

i'll mainly be playing games, computer programming, streaming football/films/tv and portability is also important (need to be able to bring my laptop to a friends house, library etc.)

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which one is more cost-for-money and which will be more suited to my needs? i'm sick of playing league of legends with 19 fps, my charger melting my palms after 2 hours of use and videos randomly crashing because my graphics card is poo

right now i'm favouring laptop 1 but need other opinions. ty in advance
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I'd get the first one if I was in your position.
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Get the PCSpecialist laptop I recommended in your other thread and bump the processor up to an i3 for £583. If £550 is an absolute max, get this one and choose the options for GT 750M, i5 4200M and 4GB RAM, for a total of exactly £550. That's the best graphics performance you'll get for your budget, but it's definitely worth lumping the extra £30 for the 760M model.

Of the three you've linked, the first one is definitely the best (but a step down from the one I've linked above in terms of graphics card). As I said in your other thread, the integrated graphics in the second one will be terrible for gaming and the third one's graphics card won't be a huge step up either.
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1st definitely.
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(Original post by shartos maximus)
i have a £550 budget and i need a high performance laptop; one that can run games comfortably, good graphics + audio, switch between applications comfortably and reliable.

i'll mainly be playing games, computer programming, streaming football/films/tv and portability is also important (need to be able to bring my laptop to a friends house, library etc.)

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exhibit 2:


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which one is more cost-for-money and which will be more suited to my needs? i'm sick of playing league of legends with 19 fps, my charger melting my palms after 2 hours of use and videos randomly crashing because my graphics card is poo

right now i'm favouring laptop 1 but need other opinions. ty in advance
1st one, obvíous choíce, has a gt740m...............though gofre's custom optíon wíll get you more fps.

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Sony-...1_1401319.html
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gofre, doesn't allow me to get a gt750m graphics card still looks good though, will consider.

found this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Quad-C...item19e92f55a9

not sure bout the 512mb dedicated graphics though, but how does that compare to the custom laptop? sometimes for my course projects i have to run like 3-4 software at once so i need a lot of processing power (i want smooth transitions between windows and applications)

p.s. that sony vaio looks decent, something about it pisses me off though (honestly dont know what)
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gofre, doesn't allow me to get a gt750m graphics card still looks good though, will consider.
It's definitely there;
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Are you looking at the link in this thread or the one in your other thread?

found this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Quad-C...item19e92f55a9

not sure bout the 512mb dedicated graphics though, but how does that compare to the custom laptop? sometimes for my course projects i have to run like 3-4 software at once so i need a lot of processing power (i want smooth transitions between windows and applications)
It will be a lot worse than the 740M+ options you've had suggested so far in terms of graphics performance.
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oh right, my bad.. didn't let me choose it last time

gonna give this another day or 2 of thought before rushing into anything but so far you have fully convinced me with the pcspecialist laptop.. looks pretty slick too

purely out of curiosity, what machine do you use and what games do you run on it?

edit: my friend tried playing skyrim (lowest settings) on his toshiba earlier (which usually runs LoL @ 60fps, i've seen it play starcraft and gta very nicely too) and it ran for 45-60 mins, got heated then the entire system shut down. even though i'll never play skyrim, will the same thing happen to the cosmos 2 you suggested?

£550 is a pretty low budget for a gaming laptop so it wouldn't put me off it if it were to crash, just want to see how far this thing can go lol
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(Original post by shartos maximus)
oh right, my bad.. didn't let me choose it last time

gonna give this another day or 2 of thought before rushing into anything but so far you have fully convinced me with the pcspecialist laptop.. looks pretty slick too

purely out of curiosity, what machine do you use and what games do you run on it?

edit: my friend tried playing skyrim (lowest settings) on his toshiba earlier (which usually runs LoL @ 60fps, i've seen it play starcraft and gta very nicely too) and it ran for 45-60 mins, got heated then the entire system shut down. even though i'll never play skyrim, will the same thing happen to the cosmos 2 you suggested?

£550 is a pretty low budget for a gaming laptop so it wouldn't put me off it if it were to crash, just want to see how far this thing can go lol
LoL is a relatively undemanding title compared to the likes of Skyrim. Laptops will heat up under heavy load, the GT 750M will be able to give games like Skyrim a good go at medium settings, but laptops typically have to sacrifice cooling performance for space saving so it's definitely wise to stay aware of the machine's temperature and fan speed. If it starts getting uncomfortably hot or uncomfortably loud, it's best to stop whatever it is you're playing and give it time to come back to "ambient" temps, as overheating can be seriously detrimental to the health of the laptop's parts.
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