Gaming Laptop need help

  Keenan66 21:40 17 May 2011

Just wanted to know if this would be a good laptop for games for my son . Don't know alot about laptop The price is £699... Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Processor - 2.0 GHz (up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost) - 6 MB L3 cach- 6 GB DDR3 RAM - Intel® HD Graphics 3000 - 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive - 2 x USB 2.0 1 x USB 3.0 1 x HDMI 1 x VGA 1 x HDMI (digital video/audio) 1 x VGA (analogue video) screen size 15.6" -

  gengiscant 08:03 18 May 2011

Please do not post in 2 separate forums it just causes confusion.

  Keenan66 09:32 18 May 2011

Sorry did'nt know...its my first time using forum's...will know in future

  AllThumbs 10:26 18 May 2011

I don't know if the question was answered elsewhere but all the specs on the laptop exceed my tower desktop which runs modern games fine however I don't recognise the graphics device - sadly though for a gaming laptop graphics is key. I think it's an integrated device and these things are less good for modern games. Might run older games fine but I suspect you'd run new games on low resolution if at all.

(I may be wrong - I can only find a few reviews of the Intel® HD Graphics 3000)

  Keenan66 13:51 18 May 2011

Thanks for your help

  kateadover 22:19 26 May 2011

If you're going to be playing games look into Alienware's lineup. Dell acquired them. Look for a dedicated video card, meaning that it is not integrated and it doesn't share memory with the system. Also, make sure you get at least 4GB of RAM. 8GB would be ideal though, especially if you are running the latest 3D games.

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