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    So I've had my Dell XPS 15 for around 5 years now, I got it reduced from ~£1000 to £550 but its showing signs of failing and in need of a replacement.

    In an ideal world I'd get a gaming desktop however I've got 1 more year of university and my room at home isnt really desktop friendly, plus I would need to get a monitor and keyboard.

    I've been looking at cheapish gaming laptops and saw http://www.ebuyer.com/737456-msi-gl6...9s7-16j612-065

    any idea if this is a good deal/would it play newish games such as overwatch for the next 2-3 years maybe?
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    You need to look at some reviews but imo a 940 is not going to be powerful enough for you. They do higher specced versions.

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/la...aptop-3640162/
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    You need to look at some reviews but imo a 940 is not going to be powerful enough for you. They do higher specced versions.

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/la...aptop-3640162/
    Really tempted just to buy a gaming desktop, reckon I could get a decent one for like £650?
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    Really tempted just to buy a gaming desktop, reckon I could get a decent one for like £650?
    Well you are going to get better than a laptop. Yes, just make your own.
    As you are in 3rd year then you know how much you need portability and you cna get round that by just being better organised. You could also use a chromebook or a tablet for portable.

    Consider 2nd hand or use something like partpicker or toms hardware for suggested, builds. Loads of other sites. You might want to try and build a micro pc if space is that important for you. Obviously the advantage is more power per £ and upgradeability.
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    Just build one of your own. Buy the parts online research the better ones in your budget and build one.

    Youtube has a ton of awesome tutorials. Also, you will learn something new!
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Well you are going to get better than a laptop. Yes, just make your own.
    As you are in 3rd year then you know how much you need portability and you cna get round that by just being better organised. You could also use a chromebook or a tablet for portable.

    Consider 2nd hand or use something like partpicker or toms hardware for suggested, builds. Loads of other sites. You might want to try and build a micro pc if space is that important for you. Obviously the advantage is more power per £ and upgradeability.
    I'm graduating, but I have a PGCE year next year. Not sure if I'll need a laptop, if so it would pretty much just be for word (if that). I never really used my laptop as a laptop during my degree.
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    any idea if this is a good deal/would it play newish games such as overwatch for the next 2-3 years maybe?
    It's worth noting that the graphics card is the single most important determinant of performance, so you may wish to prioritise your search based on getting the best possible card for your buck, particularly if you're going for laptops. It may also be worth looking at refurbished Grade A1 laptops, which have been opened but never used (due to a cancelled delivery, or being used for advertising), and usually come both with full warranties and accessories, but with small price reductions compared to the brand new models.

    I've been looking at Medion's higher end stuff - perhaps [this] would be a decent choice?

    Otherwise, it may be worth keeping an eye out on Dell's Factory Outlet - these are refurbished laptops or ones that were left surplus in stock, and tend to be available at lower prices than they would have been upon launch: [link2]

    LaptopsDirect has some pretty great deals as well - this laptop practically has your name on it [link3]
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    Really tempted just to buy a gaming desktop, reckon I could get a decent one for like £650?
    I got my one for £400 on eBay

    Runs like a savage bear (good)

    £650 too much
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    I'm graduating, but I have a PGCE year next year. Not sure if I'll need a laptop, if so it would pretty much just be for word (if that). I never really used my laptop as a laptop during my degree.
    Build your own, its really easy.
    It will last longer than a laptop because you can replace failing components, which tend to be more robust anyway.
    Once you build one then you will always build them.

    Research is important and getting an idea of what components you need. Toms Hardware or kitguru are prety good starts.
 
 
 
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