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Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
reply to Snakeoil

Re: I'm on a Budget of 500 Bucks and looking for a gaming laptop

That budget and laptop for gaming are a recipe for rage-quitting my friend. Need a solid 800+ these days for a new laptop that can "game".


PinkyThePig
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join:2011-05-02
Tempe, AZ
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reply to Snakeoil

said by Snakeoil:

The boys play stuff like minecraft, league of legends, team fortress 2, left for dead, DDO [dungeon and Dragons online].

I just cannot emphasize enough that going for 3 laptops at 500 a pop is going to leave you with 3 computers whose maximum capabilities will barely be above watching youtube videos. The only possible way this would work is if you found some screaming deals on refurbs/used and even then your gaming would be limited to playing everything on low.

The only possible way I could see any of this working is going with a sort of hybrid setup. e.g. 1 desktop 1 laptop, 1 desktop 2 notebooks, but 500 a pop is really just equivalent to buying 4 wheels for your car that are actually wheels for an ATV. Sure, you'll have 4 wheels but they won't do what you want them to.

If anything you will want to come up with a different setup. Do they both need to take it to friends house at the same time? If no you could do 700 desktop and 800 laptop.

If you could save one purchase for later (such as buying yours later down the road) you could do two 750 laptops.

If they wont be playing much on the laptops while at friends (e.g. just watching cat videos) you could go with two 350 netbooks and a 700 desktop.

Another possible option would be getting them tablets (such as kindle fires for 270 a pop) and 1 or 2 desktops with the remaining 1000.

If at all possible desktops are so much more cost efficient than laptops. You get practically twice the power for the same price as a laptop.

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

$500 would be enough for laptops that can play tf2 and minecraft, aswell as l4d. Not sure about lol I know nothing of it.


demir
Premium
join:2010-07-15
usa

My phone can minecraft. This is a gaming PC --- let's set the bar higher than early 1990's graphics capabilities.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

The OP wants a pc that can play minecraft, I'm just saying for $500 he can get that.

Dude, minecraft has better graphics than early 1990's games I know I still play them.



cbrigante2
Cubs 20??
Premium
join:2002-11-22
North Aurora, IL

The $500 laptop builds from Toms Hardware can play BF3 at about 45 fps on high settings. I think it will run circles around Minecraft, but I was hoping for some of the opinions from the builders on here about that system.



Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
reply to Snakeoil

I've seen Minecraft rape RAM in upwards of 4gigs while playing.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

Is that with stock texture pack or high res?


51849693

join:2013-02-21
reply to Snakeoil

I think the Acer Aspire V3-571G-6407 15.6-Inch laptop would be perfect for you. It features with Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5 GHz (3 MB Cache) CPU, 4 GB SDRAM, 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 15.6-Inch Screen and NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M GPU
check link here »gaminglaptophome.com/cheap-gamin···der-500/