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Gaming laptop advice

Holysmoke 3,114 463 March 10, 2016 at 07:12 AM
Is this laptop worth $1,164?

Components
- Free step up to NP7258 with NVIDIA GTX 965M Graphics ($50.00 Value)
- 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor ( 6MB Smart Cache, 2.60GHz)
- 15.6" Full HD Matte Display (1920 x 1080)
- Stock Standard Thermal Compound
- Windows® 10 Home 64-Bit Edition Preinstalled
- 8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 1 X 8GB
- 512GB Samsung 850 Pro Series SATA3 Solid State Disk Drive [+$215.00]
- 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
- Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 AC Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Module

Software & Services
- Sager 2 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty

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Highly depends on brand and type not just specs. With that being said with those specs that's probably about average retail price.
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sager was a company enthusiasts kept mentioning. Ive never heard of them before.
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I recommend a desktop if you can. They are much more powerful for the money. Unless you absolutely must game on the go with a laptop.
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the 980 ebay card with the 8900 xps plus new PSU a far better option?
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I would recommend a desktop aswell.

If building is not an option I would recommend purchasing a computer that does what you want and not a lower-end and upgrading.

I used to use ebay, now I try to stay away when possible...
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If not gaming on the go, then definitely go with desktop like others said above. Laptops clog up and overheat quite well, then cpu/gpu start to throttle back and your games will be laggy.
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Quote from Holysmoke View Post :
sager was a company enthusiasts kept mentioning. Ive never heard of them before.
They've been around for ages. I went with MSI for my last gaming laptop. I have a gaming laptop because my primary PC use at home is on a laptop, and I want to be able to game on it. Yes, you get a lot more bang for your buck with a desktop, of course.
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If you're going to game, I'd recommend desktop as well only for the fact that if you need to upgrade components you can. You're pretty much stuck with the video card and peripherals of a laptop minutes perhaps a few adjustments.

That being said you should get good use gaming for the next 2 or so years easy. If/when you want the latest generation of Nvidia video card though you're stuck with that 965M so I'd recommend getting the desktop if at all possible.
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is this laptop worth $486?

I wonder what the AMD video card is?

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Processor Processor: Intel Core 5th Generation i7-5500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Operating System Windows 8.1 (Free Upgrade to Windows 10 Home)
Hard Disk Drive 1 TB SATA Hybrid Hard Drive (5400 RPM) with 8GB Cache
Memory 8 GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx2) Memory
Laptop Screen 15.6 Inch High Definition (1366 x 768) LED Display with TrueLife
Video AMD Video Card
System Color Moon Silver
Base Dell Outlet Inspiron 15 - 5548
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Quote from Holysmoke View Post :
is this laptop worth $486?

I wonder what the AMD video card is?
If they're not willing to identify it, that's not a good sign. Also the i7-5500U is a low-power ultrabook processor more than a gaming processor.

Aside from the screen, it seems like a good general purpose laptop, but I'm not sure I'd buy it to game with.
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Even if its 'worth' the money, doesn't mean that its what you want or its going to suit your needs. We really don't have enough information to help you out. You should first decide what your needs for this machine are, and go from there. Are you trying to game on this laptop? Heavy gaming? Light gaming? Is it going to have other uses?

The fact that you are mentioning a $1200 laptop and a >$500 laptop makes it seem like you have no idea what you are looking for.
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I went with the Inspiron 7559

i7 6700HQ
960M
swapping 5200 rpm drive with 480 GB PNY SSD
8 GB will add another 8 GB
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I went with the Inspiron 7559

i7 6700HQ
960M
swapping 5200 rpm drive with 480 GB PNY SSD
8 GB will add another 8 GB
Good choice, Enjoy!
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