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[URGENT] Gaming but not expensive laptop?

vipul619

whodiswhodat
1) What is your budget? (INR or USD)
upto INR 35000 (barely 1-2000 more)

2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?

Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
or
Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
Main preference is a 14" screen.

3) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
a. Like: Asus, Samsung, Sony, Acer
b. Dislike: Dell, HP, LG


4) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
Heavy Gaming (Assassin Creed 2, Brotherhood, Skyrim V etc)
Other than that usual MBA stuff.

5) What screen resolution(s) & type (glossy/matte) would you prefer?
No such preference

6) Anything else you would like to say? (eg: local purchase, ASS,matte/glossy finish)
EMI options available.

7) Minimum Specs

Core i5
4GB RAM
1GB NVIDIA/ATI Card
No as such requirement of an OS.

I have only found oen matching my query but its 15inch.. :(

Flipkart
 
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vipul619

vipul619

whodiswhodat
The 1st one doesnt have a Graphic Card.

The 2nd one is AMD (AMD sucks when it comes to multi tasking, i might be wrong but i have experienced so and will avoid at all costs).

The 3rd one seems great.
But i found a similar one for 31k.

Asus

Its i3 instead of i5 but is almost 10k less in price.
Will i3 and i5 make a huge difference in gaming & usual experience??
 

RON28

Cyborg Agent
Samsung NP305E4A-S02IN: Flipkart.com: Compare, Review Samsung Notebook

don't know whether this supports crossfireX and you can get this lappy for 1-1.5k less at local dealers. AMD laptops are good and affordable. but do check the review of this laptop online or go with HP Pavilion G6-2005AX, but HP means HEATING PLATE :D

I suggested samsung lappy because its 14.1 inch :razz:

sorry didn't saw your budget is 35k :D I thoughts its 30k, ok so go for the 3rd one ASUS, but it has 2nd gen processor and compared to 3rd gen, its only 10-20% faster, but it has 15.6 inch screen :(

even i have some kind of attraction towards 14.1 inch screen laptops :D
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
The 1st one doesnt have a Graphic Card.

HD4000 can run most games. read the last time of my previous post.

The 2nd one is AMD (AMD sucks when it comes to multi tasking, i might be wrong but i have experienced so and will avoid at all costs).

hmmm, AMD is better is multitasking and weak in single threaded task. forget the earlier Turion or Athlon processors. Those were slow and those are history now.
And the GPU in this laptop is ~10% slower than the Asus lappy though the processor is lot more slow but total combo is worth at that price. will run most games at mid settings.

The 3rd one seems great.
But i found a similar one for 31k.

Asus

GT610 is several times slower than GT630. HD4000 will beat 610. don't go by the graphics memory. its the slowest discrete GPU you can find.

Its i3 instead of i5 but is almost 10k less in price.
Will i3 and i5 make a huge difference in gaming & usual experience??

yes only if the GPU is a highend one. something like GT660/GT670 or better.
 
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vipul619

vipul619

whodiswhodat
Samsung NP305E4A-S02IN: Flipkart.com: Compare, Review Samsung Notebook

don't know whether this supports crossfireX and you can get this lappy for 1-1.5k less at local dealers. AMD laptops are good and affordable. but do check the review of this laptop online or go with HP Pavilion G6-2005AX, but HP means HEATING PLATE :D

I suggested samsung lappy because its 14.1 inch :razz:

sorry didn't saw your budget is 35k :D I thoughts its 30k, ok so go for the 3rd one ASUS, but it has 2nd gen processor and compared to 3rd gen, its only 10-20% faster, but it has 15.6 inch screen :(

even i have some kind of attraction towards 14.1 inch screen laptops :D

Ok, thats just too good to be true.. :eek:
1TB HDD, 4GB RAM, and 14" :shock::shock:
Also in range :shock:
Great find man.. :D
Just one doubt, thats it supported by an AMD Processor.

@Sam
You seem to have quite the correct technical knowledge :D
Can you please analyse the Processor & Graphic Card of the samsung laptop suggested by RON.
This One

and compare it to the Asus

From the little knowledge i have, In terms of battery backup & HDD Space & pricing (33k with Windows Home Premium :shock:)
Samsung seems better
or maybe my 14" attraction is giving it an upperhand.

Since you are unbiased towards the screen sizes, plz give a verdict on which one according to you would be a better buy.
Also though i like HP, as RON said, i have read about its heating problem increasing similar to Dell.
Asus & Samsung seem to be the only ones that manage them.
So i'd like to avoid HP as well.
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
for the Samsung one, GPU is not as powerful as the HP. And so you can game with high details now but think about running games that will be released in 2013-14. if you are a casual gamer, the Samsung will work just fine but try maxing out and games will start to lag. though one thing, 14" or 15.6" have same resolution so in terms of performance GT630>HD7670>>HD6470. and i5 is lot better than 3420M as well as the 4500M but to bottleneck the processor you'll need either better GPU or display with higher resolution which all these laptop lack.

i know HP heat up and it'll be better to wait for a few days. A member here have already ordered the HP. So expect a review or first hand experience by next week.
 

aroraanant

Explorer
My suggestion for you:
Wait for sometime and let other/all brands come up with IVB processor laptops.

Apart from that spec wise HP 2000 2116TU looks good but I don't suggest HP laptops to anyone these days.
 
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vipul619

vipul619

whodiswhodat
I can wait for a week maximum, because by then my MBA would start and a laptop is compulsory for it.
Till then i am also planning on visiting a nearby market to get actual market price quotes.
but for now, keeping my 14" aside,
i'll take Asus to be my first preference..

will keep an eye out for the HP review.
In case the thread for it is already made, i'd appreciate if someone would link me to that thread so i can follow it.. :-D
 
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vipul619

vipul619

whodiswhodat
ok, i just found a laptop with a real sweet Dedicated GPU.
Acer : Flipkart

The only problem is that its acer.. :p
or is acer fine?
Is there any website where i can search laptops by Graphic Cards.
or do you know any laptops that feature this Graphic Card in this price range? :D
 

saswat23

Human Spambot
Oh Really! The GPU is the same as the asus one. So, its better to spend 2k more n get the Asus one with i5 compared to i3 and 750GB HDD compared to 640GB.
 
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vipul619

vipul619

whodiswhodat
Oh Really! The GPU is the same as the asus one. So, its better to spend 2k more n get the Asus one with i5 compared to i3 and 750GB HDD compared to 640GB.

yeah i just cross checked on notebook check.
they are almost equal.
btw
is it
A-Sus
A-Sooos
Asooos
or
Aaa-sus :duh2:

And i have kind of finalized on ASUS or HP

Please give a comparison on them on the basis of their processors.
I searched enough to know that the GPU in the HP is a bit better than that of the Asus.

The only things that are leaning me towards ASUS are HP's heating problem (awaiting that review, do remember to link me guys) and no knowledge on the processors performances.
 
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RON28

Cyborg Agent
^^^its Aaaaaa-ssuss, ;) wait for the review for HP laptop, because its a big risk esp. one has to clarify about heating issue. wait wait wait :meditate:
 
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vipul619

vipul619

whodiswhodat
Aaassuss at top priority.. :D
any idea when the review would pop-up because i have maybe 2-3days at max to make the purchase.. :|
 
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