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    Hello

    I will be going to university in October (Imperial to study biology) and I'm getting a new laptop, my current one is getting old now

    Anyway, I was wondering if you could give some suggestions.

    These are the things I need:

    Good performance for gaming.
    Doesn't overheat too much.
    Not too small.
    Can do all the things like use word, the internet, skype (stuff that all laptops can do :P but I'll mention it anyway).
    At least 3 USB ports.
    Preferably 500Gb or more hard drive.

    I'll basically be using this laptop for some gaming and talking to people on skype/facebook and doing any work I'm set, though I also have a youtube channel so being able to upload videos is reasonably useful (why I need the 3 USB ports)

    My top budget is £1000, though something around £700 would be a lot nicer :P


    Thank you! (If you have any other questions, please ask )
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    (Original post by Munrot07)
    Hello

    I will be going to university in October (Imperial to study biology) and I'm getting a new laptop, my current one is getting old now

    Anyway, I was wondering if you could give some suggestions.

    These are the things I need:

    Good performance for gaming.
    Doesn't overheat too much.
    Not too small.
    Can do all the things like use word, the internet, skype (stuff that all laptops can do :P but I'll mention it anyway).
    At least 3 USB ports.
    Preferably 500Gb or more hard drive.

    I'll basically be using this laptop for some gaming and talking to people on skype/facebook and doing any work I'm set, though I also have a youtube channel so being able to upload videos is reasonably useful (why I need the 3 USB ports)

    My top budget is £1000, though something around £700 would be a lot nicer :P


    Thank you! (If you have any other questions, please ask )
    Which games?

    500gb of hdd is about standard these days and higher.

    If you don't care about weight, pcspecialist, scan, overclockers and novatech sell more customised and specific laptops.
    If you are looking for more standard makers then check saveonlaptop.

    Though around the £700 or so, easily pick up something with a i7, 8gb of ram and something like a gt740m and higher.
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    (Original post by Munrot07)
    Hello

    I will be going to university in October (Imperial to study biology) and I'm getting a new laptop, my current one is getting old now

    Anyway, I was wondering if you could give some suggestions.

    These are the things I need:

    Good performance for gaming.
    Doesn't overheat too much.
    Not too small.
    Can do all the things like use word, the internet, skype (stuff that all laptops can do :P but I'll mention it anyway).
    At least 3 USB ports.
    Preferably 500Gb or more hard drive.

    I'll basically be using this laptop for some gaming and talking to people on skype/facebook and doing any work I'm set, though I also have a youtube channel so being able to upload videos is reasonably useful (why I need the 3 USB ports)

    My top budget is £1000, though something around £700 would be a lot nicer :P


    Thank you! (If you have any other questions, please ask )
    How about this laptop? Asus G56JR-CN199H

    It's £809.99, so not £700 but near it. It's got NVIDIA GeForce GTX-760M Graphics, as well as being i7 so should have good performance for gaming, it's 15.6inches so isn't too big like 17inches but not too small. It's got a total of 4 USB 3 ports too, and a 750GB HDD. Definitely looks nice which is a bonus.

    Some alternatives around the same specs:
    Acer V5-561G £699.99 - Cheapest but AMD Graphics
    HP Envy 15-J184SA £749.99 - Cheaper but only 4GB RAM and i5 - not good enough for gaming
    Lenovo Y510p £899.99 - Bit too expensive but best specs of all of them
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Which games?

    500gb of hdd is about standard these days and higher.

    If you don't care about weight, pcspecialist, scan, overclockers and novatech sell more customised and specific laptops.
    If you are looking for more standard makers then check saveonlaptop.

    Though around the £700 or so, easily pick up something with a i7, 8gb of ram and something like a gt740m and higher.
    A good range but ones with good graphics (bioshock, fallout series, elder scrolls). Don't worry...not crysis :P
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    How about this laptop? Asus G56JR-CN199H

    It's £809.99, so not £700 but near it. It's got NVIDIA GeForce GTX-760M Graphics, as well as being i7 so should have good performance for gaming, it's 15.6inches so isn't too big like 17inches but not too small. It's got a total of 4 USB 3 ports too, and a 750GB HDD. Definitely looks nice which is a bonus.

    Some alternatives around the same specs:
    Acer V5-561G £699.99 - Cheapest but AMD Graphics
    HP Envy 15-J184SA £749.99 - Cheaper but only 4GB RAM and i5 - not good enough for gaming
    Lenovo Y510p £899.99 - Bit too expensive but best specs of all of them
    Thanks!
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    I bought an Asus N56VB recently, and I plan to use it for web-design, video streaming, photo editing, some light gaming and general uni stuff. The specs are:

    Intel Core i7-3630QM
    NVIDIA GeForce GT740m (probably worth checking notebookcheck.net to see if this card supports the games you want to play)
    8GB
    750GB HDD
    4 USB ports

    PC World seems to be the only place selling it for £699.99, it usually retails between £740 - £799.99.

    I've only had it a week and have yet to use it for gaming but so far it's brilliant. Not too heavy and good screen size at 15.6", also very fast. Not as powerful as the Asus that was mentioned by yellowcopter but good for it's price.
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    (Original post by Munrot07)
    A good range but ones with good graphics (bioshock, fallout series, elder scrolls). Don't worry...not crysis :P
    Crysis 1 isn't hard anymore, nor is number 2, maybe 3 if you plan on maxing it now, other then that they will be playable.

    This would be a beast, just customise it, i7, 8gb of ram, up the hdd to 1tb and a 2gb gtx860m, plus full res screen:
    http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptop-computers/

    The 15.6" Optimus V
    The 13.3" Optimus V

    Or the The 14" SkyFire IV with a gt850m

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-g...50m-2gb-win-81

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/ran...piren1593.html

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/ran...piren1736.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CZ...0_1639553.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-C4...0_1590085.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-C7...o_1557996.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CZ...0_1632406.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Q2556...1_1629236.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/G750J...H_1594634.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CP...0_1641371.html

    Theres more on that site, saveonlaptops.
 
 
 
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