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HP ENVY - 17t Laptop as a Gaming Laptop? (under budget)

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December 19, 2014 8:39:34 AM

I'm a newbie to laptops, and in need of advice from professionals like you!

I have been looking for gaming laptop with 17.3 inch display under $1000 budget.
Believe it or not, this HP Envy 17 seems to be the best to me so far.
What I mainly want are the 17 inch screen, and a balance between graphics and processor.
What I can forgo is portability.

Here's the laptop spec. It is priced $847 (after coupon yet before tax)

17.3-inch diagonal Full HD WLED-backlit Display (1920x1080)
4th generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U Dual Core Processor
4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M Graphics
12GB DDR3L System Memory (2 Dimm)
1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive

Here are some questions.
1) Am I missing something that I should be considering when buying a laptop?
2) Are there other gaming laptops better for similar price?(has to be within my budget)

Any inputs will be sincerely appreciated.


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December 19, 2014 9:39:34 PM

That's actually pretty damn good for the size and price. You can get one with better specs for less than a grand in a 15" model but for a 17" model you're right there in the sweet spot. Personally I'd rather have a 15" with a 860m if I only wanted to game but if you plan to run any heavy apps the i7 will be beneficial. Since mobility isn't important to you the 17" makes sense.
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