Budget gaming laptop ( $850 Max) UPDATED WITH NEW SELECTIONS

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#1 Posted by user809 (6 posts) -
- It must be 17 inch unless the specs are super... - So far the one below seems like the best option http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314004 http://shop.lenovo.com/us/itemdetails/21829TU/457/33BEC151D2E404EF2777F3D5F8160999 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009JXJWZI/ref=asc_df_B009JXJWZI2484288?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=cnet-pc-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B009JXJWZI http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/cto.do http://www.xoticpc.com/shopping_cart_show.php?wconfigure=yes
#2 Posted by General_X (9030 posts) -
What would you be wanting to do on this laptop?
#3 Posted by kraken2109 (13030 posts) -

Doubt the 730m is any good.

#4 Posted by user809 (6 posts) -
Well, mid-high settings gaming, video editing and music production.
#5 Posted by General_X (9030 posts) -
If you aren't dead-set on the 17.3in laptop then I think this is the best deal, will be slightly quicker for video-editing than the one you picked out and is more portable: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314017 Otherwise the one you picked out should get you what you're looking for, mid-high settings is about all that can be expected out of the 730m but there probably aren't many better options in this price bracket.
#6 Posted by kraken2109 (13030 posts) -

Turns out 730m isn't that bad for gaming, most games should run fine at medium settings.

#7 Posted by user809 (6 posts) -
nice to know...thanks a lot guys
#8 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6041 posts) -

i lift weights as a hobby and trust me carrying around a 7lb laptop around with you everywhere isn't funny.  It will not be portable, and will probably be on your desk the whole time.  You might as well just get a desktop.

#9 Posted by General_X (9030 posts) -
Out of the options I can see the Amazon link for the Acer Aspire V3-771G-9809 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black), seems to be the best machine. But like Blazn mentioned and as I've found from 4 years of hauling around a 17.3in laptop in college, they can be a huge pain in the ass.