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new laptop shepard+dog 17/03/03(Fri)05:24 No. 22448 ID: 344038
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im looking to get a new lap top in like a week and a half from now, nothing crazy just tf2 and robo craft but anyone at work i ask for imput is constently trying to get me to by some like 500 alien ware right after i clearly say im on a 300 budget would you guys recomend?

im hoping to stay under $300 and get at least enough power to run tf2 and some other simple low power multiplayer games


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Anonymous 17/03/03(Fri)13:12 No. 22449 ID: d7b757

https://pcworld365.com/best-gaming-laptops-under-300-dollars.html

I'd pick something with a core CPU rather than a celeron or pentium, if you're going with intel. AMD's APUs are also worth a look as they used to have good graphics performance (I haven't checked in a while)

example
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J42JPL4/
(acer isn't exactly a great brand I'd recommend, but I'm just giving an example)
then you check the graphics are intel hd graphics 520 and google for tf2 performance
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/request-team-fortress-2-fps-on-intel-hd-graphics-520.792764/
or check on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZDRfa2k1SQ

you may have to shop around and look at features. (do you need touch? screen size etc)


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Anonymous 17/03/03(Fri)22:05 No. 22450 ID: 1d7577

If you're looking for a basic laptop for work and general usage get an Intel CPU.
If you're looking for a basic "gaming" laptop get an AMD-APU.

>>22449
AMD's APUs are great if you're on a budget, I built my current desktop using A10-7700k and it's run everything I've thrown at it (in 720p with mid-high settings). If you're building a desktop with one it'll be more expensive if you shell out for a discreet graphics card in the future but at least you can game while you saving for one; personally, I spotted an R7-250 for $30 and cross-fired it with my APU for a noticeable improvement over the APU alone. The big thing to note with APUs is RAM speed is crucial, the difference between 1600 and 2133 is a good 15-20fps.


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Anonymous 17/03/04(Sat)06:50 No. 22451 ID: 448961

Intel laptops will generally have better CPUs and weaker GPUs than AMD laptops.

However most tasks are being offloaded to GPU now and CPUs reached the "fast enough" stage around the time of Core2. As a result unless you're doing something really CPU intensive like compressing video you're unlikely to notice the weaker CPU, while you will notice the GPU being slower in just about everything else. Even Windows/Linux offloads functions to the GPU.

The problem is $300 is just too low for anything except an Intel Atom or Celeron, with a bottom of the barrel barely functional crippled GPU. There's a lot of Chromebooks down that low, but you probably won't want to live with ChromeOS on hardware that's basically the same (Atom or Celeron).

If you're willing to go refurbished there are some better options, although some of them are rather long in the tooth...
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834234530

If you need a better understanding of any laptop with minimal information like that one, just punch its model number into Google, someone will list better information on it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YR6BMOQ



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