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Need to buy a good laptop under $550

Q: Need to buy a good laptop under $550

Hi, I need to buy a good laptop under 550$. My requirements are given below.

1. Should be capable of playing games like FIFA 2014,15, VIRTUA TENNIS.
2. Viewing angles should be good.
3. If its backlit its good. Not very important.
4. Procesor can be AMD or i5.

Some of my findings are:
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A: Need to buy a good laptop under $550

The HP 15-F009WM doesn't have an optical drive but has a AMD Radeon Graphics card already installed with virtualization technology and it's going for real cheap at I think the price is at $229 for an open box. The HP-15039WM includes an optical drive but may not come with the Radeon Graphics card, however it has a turbo processing boost just for gaming of up to 2.41 GHZ and it is priced around $319 at the same site. The HP touchscreen is the latest model with the same processing speed and it around $380. You can also get the same features with the ASUS for around $50 less however the brand name of Asus is a little less well known than HP but it's probably like the difference between buying name brand and no name brand. Asus has some good quality ones for a low price.
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A:Good Deal/Good Comp? (Laptop)

i dont really compare laptop prices but the prices seems pretty good to me. that is one power laptop in my opinion. way faster than mine.
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A:Is my laptop going to be any good?

Very few laptops are "good to game on".

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Laptops then have to speed-step down to keep from overheating, so performance suffers.

Also, you quote the minim requirements for the game in terms of a single core processor. If the game is not written to optimise a dual core processor (likely for the second one?) then you are running it on a 2.0 GHz CPU for all intents.
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A:Would this be a good laptop?

Any gaming laptop (like the one you listed) will be adequate for what you want to do. the 16GB of RAM will come in handy for Photoshop, but the small screen might make Photoshop a bit difficult to use.
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A:know where to get a good laptop?

Get a Dell Inspiron.
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A:A good laptop?

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Just my experience with two desktop systems and I don't see any reason it would be different with a laptop.
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A:Is This A Good Laptop ???

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A:Looking for for a good laptop

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A:Is this a good laptop?

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A:Is this a good laptop?


Processor: 2.1 GHz AMD A10-5745M is not the fastest and the AMD is a power (battery) hog.
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A:Good Hp laptop

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A:Is this laptop good enough

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A:Help getting good audio out of laptop

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A:Refurbished Laptop: Is the Key still good?

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A:Need help buying a good laptop

What's your maximum budget? Also, where do you live? Will you be playing the latest games?
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A:A good laptop with number pad

Hi there,

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A:Is this laptop good for gaming?

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A:HP DV6-3045sa - good laptop?

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A:Is this a good gaming laptop?

It is good, the SLi isn't very necessary. You could probably bump the processor up to a better one as well, keep it as a core 2 duo but aim for 2.0 - 2.5 Ghz or higher. Remember, when you are buying from a brand name, you are also paying for that name and not just the parts. Although it is a laptop so it would be much harder to build it yourself and find parts...

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A:Is my laptop good for gaming?


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A:Looking to buy a laptop with a good battery?

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Hi  I hope this helps...There are 3 drivers listed, below is an example dated yesterday. Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver Rev.B169.8 MBApr 29, 2016

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A:Need help buying a good laptop

Jessy12 said:

Any suggestions out thereClick to expand...

Don't buy a laptop unless it's a MUST for your work or lifestyle or unless your going to shell out $$$ for a Macbook Pro. 90% of PC laptops can't be upgraded except for RAM and HDD, service is expensive, they are a pain to clean internally and cooling is always an issue. Save yourself the hassle and build a desktop. It will be cheaper in the long run, you will enjoy games more, it will be a much faster GPU and CPU and you don't have to buy a new computer in 4-5 years since you can just upgrade certain parts and get $ back by selling your old quality parts. Just a thought to put in your head.
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Go to this link and see the laptop

A:Is This A Good Gaming Laptop ???

the page is not responding - I think you will find laptops still do not play games very well - unless you pay a lot for the device - very few have a true seperate graphics card - you will need to look at the spec very carefully

my HP laptop DV5094 does have a seperate 128MB graphics card - but never played games on it.
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What does your RAM look like? You should atleast have a 2GB of it. I have four and I havent run into any problems. Only thing i suggest you look into is having 32 bit vista. I run on a 64 bit like you want and I run into problems with installing games using this version of Vista. Although 64Bit may be better, there seems to be less bugs with the 32
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This is a great choice. Although I don't how how much heavier is this device compared to the Dell XPS15.
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A:Looking for a good laptop (£500 to spend)

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A:Looking at a new laptop, good for gaming?

while that computer would probably run most mainstream games fine, it may struggle with the more CPU and GPU intensive titles and i personally wouldn't dish out a grand on an HP. if that's your budget you will be happier with a sony vaio or toshiba satellite desktop replacement. the pavillion seems decent but i don't typically approve of HP's build quality. of course, i will always opt for a mid to high end desktop for gaming anyway, since they are more expandable and robust, but it's up to you.
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Good Morning vookster82, have you considered carefully opening the battery and chasing suitable replacement cells.
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A:My Work laptop was stolen(this is so not good)

Welcome Bigred469 to the windows 7 forums.

Password protecting your laptop is a false warm fuzzy as anyone can take the disk out and read it with another computer in the brute force mode. also there are many bootable cd's that will tell you all the passwords.

In other words, there is no real way to protect your laptop outside of file encryption. Also a bios strong password helps a bit but still can be broken.

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Microsoft's update is not designed to do what you want.


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A:Recommend me a good cheap laptop

Quote: Originally Posted by Girom

I guess I could run bootcamp or Parallels on the Windows if I really need Mac? but so far I don't think I discovered anything definitely better in a Mac, except maybe the display. So I guess if I wanna use something like Final Cut Pro (Is there a Windows version that is just as good?) maybe I could just run Parallels (which is why I need a computer with good speed and size to tackle many apps at the same time)

Hi, and welcome to seven forums.

It is very hard to get Mac OS X running on a Windows machine. VMware and all that stuff is for people with a lot of computer experience.

In your search of a good laptop; go have a look at the Compaq brand by HP. They are quite cheap, but very reliable.

And for your Final Cut Pro alternative: Avid | Home --> Pinnacle or Sony Vegas Pro.

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128MB graphics seperate
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etc, etc

My son wants a PC so does my wife and her mother
so I'm thinking of getting three of these

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Though I've never heard of the Advent line, let me advise you that those widescreen (WXGA) LCDs run at some rather bizarre native resolutions. IMO, they're better suited for viewing multimedia (DVD movies, for example), than they are for serious desktop work. However, if the users are not going to be using the laptop for extended periods, that shouldn't be an issue. One obvious benefit is that they should be able to enjoy movie watching (especially wide-screen format DVDs) without a lot of aggravation. Don't expect great (or even good) sound quality from the "tinny" little speakers installed in most laptops; they're not much better than the speakers used in desktop systems to alert you to problems at bootup. Tin-cans and string come to mind...

I'm not aware of the AMD Sempron CPU being available in a low-power laptop version, though the Sempron itself tends to run somewhat cooler than the previous generation CPUs (though not more than a few degrees cooler overall). Heat can be a nasty issue to deal with, so I urge you to do more research on that particular problem. Hot laptops often require (loud) fans to cool them, and that fan noise can be irritating and distracting, to say the least.

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Check this URL for a list of the features:

As you can see, the inclusion of the V.90 modem (why not a V.92 modem?) and wireless networking are nice features, but the short CLAIMED battery life has me concerned. If the battery won't last longer than 1.5 hours under OPTIMAL conditions, you might end up investing in an extra battery for each unit (which would probably cost at least $100 US EACH, possibly up to L100 each); you should research the cost of replacement batteries for that Advent system before you make a final decision. You'd have to buy an external USB floppy drive, if that is a concern, though most people don't consider them important enough to let the lack of an internal floppy drive be a deal-breaker.

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Check into the warranty; is the backlight covered? If not, I'd look for a system with a better warranty. What is the policy on dead pixels? What about scratches on the LCD screen? What is the labor rate if the work you need done is NOT covered by the warran... Read more
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A:Is running laptop in AC supply good?

How i understand it. (i could be wrong) The types of battery's that are used now it doesn't effect the the battery to leave it plugged in all the time.

If you remove the battery it wouldn't have any effect either just the wear from taking it in and out.

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There is also a comparison listing the tiers and what each graphic card can handle at this link...
Notebookcheck: Comparison of Graphic Cards

Lastly, there is a chart with how well each mobile graphic card performs in certain games...
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Hi WebbyLight0.

I've only checked GTA V a.t.m.
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Hi -
Vipre was always (in my opinion) among the better Antivirus programs, but I find from all of the latest "reviews" that it seems to have slipped slightly from its highest rankings. The "reviewers" still list it in the top dozen or so, but "reviewers" come and go.
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try reading as much speed tweaks as you can in this forum first!!!
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A:Need laptop with good Nvidia graphics

Dell XPS 17


I just signed up to help you...

I am thinking of buying this laptop (XPS 17)... best I've seen so far (for my preferences)

In your case, it would cost about $1450 for the following specs.:
PROCESSOR 2nd generation Intel® Core? i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 64-Bit, English
HD DISPLAY 17.3" HD+ (900p) LED Display with 2.0MP HD Webcam
MEMORY 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M 3GB graphics with Optimus
HARD DRIVE 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
SERVICE PLAN 1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty (Shipping not included. 14x7 phone support) edit
OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook edit
BATTERY OPTIONS 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
SECURITY SOFTWARE McAfee Security Center with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 30-Day Trial

(sorry for the mess)

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A:[Help] Getting a good laptop for school/ some games

Oh thanks for moving the thread