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July 24, 2015 10:07:15 PM

Hello guys, I'm new here and i know that there's already a thread about this but it's kinda old so i just created a new one.

So I'm looking for a budget laptop that can play games like dota2, cs:go, hearthstone and WoW on low/medium settings. I only play 3-4hrs a day. I'm not a tech savy person but i believe these games are not demanding so i don't think im gonna need a dedicated gpu. Im also on a very tight budget so i can only afford no more than $1000. Less is good as long as criterias as met.

Must haves:
Broadwell or Haswell(preferably the one with Iris) i7 processor with a good integrated gpu that can handle those games.
15" screen with FHD display (or 17" if there's any)

I have my eyes on ASUS and lenovo as ive heard alot of good things about them. But any other brands would do.

I don't need a touch screen display and a dedicated gpu to save money.
Looks doesnt matter to me. I dont care if its sleek or bulky. And I dont want a Macbook.

Thanks guys.

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July 25, 2015 3:49:20 AM

I checked the CyberPowerPC Fangbook. Well, it has a dedicated gpu which i dont need.

Im really having a hard time finding a laptop without dedicated gpu. I saw this Dell xps 13 it has what want. But its only 13" which is too small for me. Any other suggestion? Thanks
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July 25, 2015 5:05:15 AM

I'm uncertain why you are ruling out a separate GPU. You can get a very nice laptop with a separate GPU for under $1,000. Can you explain the antipathy towards separate GPU? Note that laptops with separate GPUs have automatic graphics switching, so that the chipset graphics are used during most tasks (saving power) and the GPU card is used only for higher demand tasks/programs.
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July 25, 2015 2:46:03 PM

You should still have a dedicated graphics card; it would be better gaming on than on integrated. :) 
July 25, 2015 11:05:02 PM

I kinda like the ASUS X751LX-DB71 and it actually fits my budget. I think i'll consider it. I may even pick that one. My target buying date is on the 1st of August. So until then i still have plenty of time to decide.

Now forgive me for being redundant but i just want to know how important is a dedicated graphics card. I mean, i will only use this for light gaming. Will it be an overkill? And btw i do most of my gaming in consoles(xbox/ps). I just need a laptop for games which i cant play in consoles like MOBA, MMORPG and other games.

July 27, 2015 4:48:45 AM

No, it will not be overkill at all. On multiplayer games especially, you'll want your CPU fully available for game processing and to free it up from graphics work. A GPU will be the difference between normal graphics settings and high/ultra settings...and frame rate will be much improved.

Of the two models I linked, the one with the GPU is the better buy perhaps even if you ignored the GPU. Any laptop outfitted for gaming at any level will include a GPU. As the GEICO commercial would say, "It's what you do".

Just one note. If you do buy a laptop with a GPU, sometimes the GPU isn't used except for programs you designate under the graphics settings menu. Many people post on these boards that they aren't getting good graphics performance even though their laptop has a GPU- and the reason is usually that the laptop hadn't turned on the GPU for their game/program. It is possible in the settings to have the GPU always on, but that would waste power and lessen battery life.

Good luck with your new toy!
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