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    Best Laptop for 500gbp?

    Would really appreciate some advice on a new laptop for around 500.

    I'd mostly be using it for work but it would also be nice to get something that can play some older games too.

    Was thinking something like this but the Intel HD4600 is putting me off a bit..
    http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-g510...-black/p809062

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    Integrated graphics have improved a lot recently. I'm not sure what games you're thinking of playing but it can probably handle a fair amount. Not sure you'll get a laptop with a decent dedicated graphics card for 500.

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    Thanks man. Yeah I know it's a pretty small budget for something that can play games. Although I'll only be using it for games that don't require much horse power (New Broken Sword, Pool Nation, Rayman Origins, The Swapper, Grey Matter, Wolf Among Us, The Raven etc).

    Annoyingly they don't have that Laptop I posted in stock so back to the drawing board.
    This looks quite tempting...
    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...43673-pdt.html
    or this (lower spec than the other but 100 cheaper and in stock
    http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-g505...0#BVRRWidgetID
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    Those APUs have significantly better graphics than Intel HD Graphics 4600. So they should be more than plenty for the kind of games you're into.

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    Cheers bud.

    Got this in the end.

    Seems pretty good so far. Boots up and gets to the log in screen in under 10 seconds. Just downloading some games on steam to test it out :)

    Thanks for the help.

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    Considering it's 100 cheaper, looks a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnicalBen View Post
    Considering it's 100 cheaper, looks a good deal.
    It really is for what you get. Couldn't find anything close to that spec for that price. Quite impressed with it so far. Just tried Trine 2 on very high settings and it was running at a steady 30-50fps. Weirdly though, when I changed the power settings from Balanced to High Power, my gaming performance got worse for some reason.

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