Dear Eurogamer group mind,|
I have a couple of long train journeys coming up and fancy playing some pc games while I travel. I would like to buy a non-enormous, non-ridiculously-heavy laptop for this purpose. I can't find one I like the look of in the UK. Can you suggest any?
I quite like the look of http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/acer-aspire-timelinex-as3830tg/4505-3121_7-34844852.html (decent reviews in a couple of places) but it doesn't seem to be available in the UK.
recommend me a decent mid size laptop for long train journeys?
I can only assume nobody is replying to these latop recommendation threads because everybody's new laptops are broken already.
Come on, somebody must have bought a laptop recently that they are happy with. No?
I've been looking at i3 and i5 laptops for around £500 (mainly Asus, Samsung, Lenovo and Acer) but after doing a fair bit of research online people seem to spit at laptops without dedicated graphics, supposedly because the on-board graphics capability on second gen i3 / i5 processors is terrible.
Can anybody shine any light on this (or simply recommend a laptop) as this would help President_Weasel too if he's looking to do a little gaming on the train?
I wondered what had happened to this thread; maybe nobody reads the "online shopping" section. I always put the forum in "old school" view though so I didn't think it would matter.
I love my Sammy P480, I3 somethingorother, dedicated GF 330m GPU.
I suspect it'll struggle to play any modern FPS's, but is happy for Civ5, Starcraft 2 etc.
No idea if it represents good value for money, probably not, but it does a good job for my daily long train journey.
Cheers for the info. Personally I'm not too bothered about modern gaming on a laptop, as long as it has a nice screen, decent key layout, at least a dual core CPU and will output video at 1080p to my LCD TV.
I'm guessing most laptops for £500 would be capable of outputting a blu-ray file at 1080p, but I'm only guessing.
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Are the new(ish) AMD APUs out in retail yet? They'd be ideal for someone who wants to play games on the go, but doesn't want weight and a high price.
Sorry P_W - I've not looked at laptops in a long while so I don't really know what's worth getting, other than those AMD jobs, if they're available.
Thanks for the wise words Mr Spambot.
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