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#1 SNIEVES

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

Hello

    My son is studying computer multimedia web design win a minor in video game design at devry university, his old laptop is beat up a bit, and he is thinking of getting new laptop prefered a 17 inch???, he would used this laptop for school work and for playing, the games he is interested in are, : minecraft, the binding of isaac and guild wars 2, any suggestions ,he doesnt neccesarly need a super top of the line but something decent .

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

Just be sure that the laptop has a discrete GPU or, in lower priced units, an APU.

What's your budget? (Roughly)

#3 Nexdeus

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

$899 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834310660
$1,399 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834230408

The Lenovo is a good choice for bang for your buck, good size, great chassis, excellent CPU and GPU.
The Asus is a beast of a machine, it has a higher price, but it's also a lot more power behind that machine. The great features about this system are the dual HDD bays, and the ability to add more RAM, on top of the powerful CPU + GPU combo. It does have a bigger screen as well, along with great cooling.




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