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Notebooks Which model to go for? (Low end gaming)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cookie! nom nom, 27 Aug 2020.

  1. cookie! nom nom

    cookie! nom nom Member

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    Hi guys, been looking at loptop and trying to decide what model to go for so far I have limited it down to the:

    https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/ideapad/300-series/IdeaPad-Gaming-3i-15%E2%80%9D/p/81Y4000FUK?clickid=RAjyqXVIGxyOUzQwUx0Mo3EHUkiQ8OyIb0GYX80&Program=3766&pid=121977&acid=ww:affiliate:74clty&cid=uk:affiliate:rk5fv4 £639

    And the hp
    https://ao.com/product/133w8eaabu-hp-laptop-black-75691-251.aspx
    £600

    Is it worth spending the extra £40 on the ti version of the card with the 120hrz? I think the most demanding game I play is war thunder but I might try the new cod fortnite thing.
     
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    sandys Well-Known Member

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    Both look pretty good for the money, not a lot in it between a 1650 and 1650Ti about 5-10% depending on title.
     
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    I have had a quick look on YouTube but that still didn't help me make a decision :/

    Just can't make my mind up if it's worth spending the extra.
     
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    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Just to play devil's advocate, consider a refurb XPS 15 or similar. Might not be as gaming-focused but you'll find it a lot easier to live with day to day.

    In my experience, entry level gaming laptops are a big bundle of compromises most of the time. They never really excel in any area.
     
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    you they will often fail on build or screen quality, but an xps for 600quid, don't think that happens does it?
     
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    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    You can sometimes snag a 9560 for the £650 mark - I know I did! It was a minter too, although I did end up replacing the battery after about 6 months to get it back up to the 10 hour mark for working on.

    It won't be playing 2020 AAA titles with all the eye candy turned up, but for an all rounder that can actually game from time to time I've been very impressed.
     
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