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Ricky C

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Hi

 

I haven’t been on the forums for a while, but I am finally looking to upgrade my old Toshiba laptop as the panel and battery are both on their way out. I have been looking at budget laptops (around £400). However I cannot decide upon which one would suit my needs. I need something at will allow me to run 3d applications such as left for dead in medium/slow settings. Also I need it to be a laptop that I can easily purchase in the U.K.

 

Any Help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

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For up to 400 you don't really have much based on my searching - the HD 3000 could work with some games but I wouldn't be counting on 30++ FPS.

 

The E350 is good as far as the IGP is concerned but it's processor is pretty weak.

 

For a bit more these provide great bang for your buck:

 

http://www.ebuyer.com/252472-hp-probook-4525s-laptop-xx789ea-abu

http://www.ebuyer.com/267792-hp-pavilion-dv6-6077sa-laptop-lq756ea-abu

 

I don't like HP but they're cheap. For 400 and under your best bet would be, in my opinion, a 2nd generation Core i3/i5 with HD 3000 graphics.

 

If I had to choose, I'd take this Acer: http://www.ebuyer.com/268391-acer-aspire-5750-laptop-lx-r9702-072

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In that price range, you definitely want a Llano APU. It has the strongest - and by far - integrated graphics, and depending on the model it can have up to four cores.

 

I didn't search much in the UK, but here in Canada they are pretty cheap.

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In that price range, you definitely want a Llano APU. It has the strongest - and by far - integrated graphics, and depending on the model it can have up to four cores.

 

I didn't search much in the UK, but here in Canada they are pretty cheap.

 

The A series is what I wanted to recommend but the UK sites just don't seem to have them for some reason o_O

 

http://www.pcchecker.co.uk/Computers/Laptops/AMD/A6-3400M/ edited in, seems like they're pretty rare.

Edited by nikola19283

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Good find but the CPU looks a little weak.

was looking at it and it looks like ebuyer made a typo, if actually runs at 1.9, but will it still struggle

 

Edit: Actually looking into it would this be a heck of a lot better http://www.ebuyer.com/275875-lenovo-thinkpad-e525-laptop-nz62juk ?

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was looking at it and it looks like ebuyer made a typo, if actually runs at 1.9, but will it still struggle

 

Edit: Actually looking into it would this be a heck of a lot better http://www.ebuyer.com/275875-lenovo-thinkpad-e525-laptop-nz62juk ?

 

Lenovo is a +1 in my book (Thinkpad's are AWESOME) - though I can't vouch for the Edge specifically.

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