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Help me pick a (moderately) high-performance laptop?

I am looking for a new personal computer which I would run Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software on. Other than that I am a light computer user. One recommendation I got for laptop specs to run Dragon 15 is 16GB RAM, 2.6GHz i7 processor with a 6MB L3 cache (example i7-6700HQ) and a solid state drive. What laptop should I get which has those specs (or other specs which would suite my needs), is a good reliable machine, and is a good price? [more inside]
posted by catquas on Nov 1, 2016 - 14 answers

New Gaming Laptop for Dragon Age Inquisition & Witcher 3

I want to play Dragon Age: Inquisition and Witcher 3, but my current laptop is not sufficient. What should I buy? I don't need the prettiest graphical experience ever, although, of course, that's nice. It'd be awesome if the laptop were good enough to allow me to play the next Mass Effect, next DA 4, and even the next Elder Scrolls game (maybe this is wistful thinking, given that a release date isn't even out yet...). Should I just go with the Wirecutter's suggested laptop, or is there a better choice for me? [more inside]
posted by Jaclyn on Aug 31, 2016 - 9 answers

Is a gaming laptop just a bad idea?

Can one buy a gaming laptop that not overheat on a regular table and still play modern games? (Hopefully for under $2000) [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Dec 3, 2015 - 13 answers

I'd like to get a new laptop, a bit better than the one I have

I want a small laptop that I can use to watch netflix and videos, and play steam games on. I often hook it up to my projector, so it needs an HDMI output. I am also curious about possibly getting one with a touchscreen to I can draw and make art in bed. Lots more details inside. [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 on Nov 27, 2015 - 3 answers

Super special snowflake laptop edition

I am thinking of getting my son a laptop but I have no idea where to start looking. And there is a list of what this laptop has to be able to do. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Sep 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Current PC Game(s) to Utilize My Graphics Card, but Easy on Processor?

I have never been a PC gamer...until now. I have a new gaming laptop that has a GTX970M with 6GB RAM, but only an i7 4710HQ (2.5/3.5Ghz). The only "game" I have for now is X-Plane 10. This is actually very processor-intensive and hardly uses my graphics card at all (about 1.8GB of VRAM according to in-game tools), even with the graphics-driven settings maxed-out. Are there any current games out there that will melt my GPU but leave my processor alone, comparatively-speaking? [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Jul 30, 2015 - 6 answers

switching to a PC laptop and have no idea what any of the specs mean

I'm buying a new Windows laptop computer after years of using a Mac desktop and enough has changed that I have no idea what to look for these days. I'd really like to run Dragon Age Inquisition on it (here's the specs for that) and I'd really like to buy it from someone reliable. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Nov 13, 2014 - 6 answers

What's the best gaming PC in the $1,500 price range?

My Steam-addicted 13 year old son is about to turn 14 and I'd like to surprise him with a new gaming PC. He's currently using a generic Dell from a few years ago that he says works fine but he'll need new hardware to keep up with the technology (and the competition). My goal is to find the best gaming PC as close to $1,500 as possible, preferably a laptop but I'll go with a tower if it makes sense. Any recommendations?
posted by Jamesonian on Sep 22, 2013 - 23 answers

Laptop Fan

Does purchasing an external fan for a laptop work or are they just marketing? Mine can run a little warm when I am pushing it with games so I am considering a cooling pad.
posted by zzazazz on Jun 7, 2013 - 24 answers

Upgrade the GPU on a Latitude E6430 or E6520?

Is it possible to upgrade the GPU in any recent Dell Latitude laptops using the Express Card slot or other non-soldering techniques? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Apr 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me find a laptop that will play the games I've been missing out on

I'm in the market for a new computer, and I'd like to find one that can handle some of the RTS and city building games I've missed out on in the past 5 or so years. I'm on a budget and I don't really understand computer hardware requirements. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by el chupa nibre on Mar 18, 2013 - 3 answers

17" gaming laptop with 1920x1200 screen

Is anyone still manufacturing high-end laptops with 1920x1200 (not 1920x1080) screens? I'm looking for a luggable/7.5 to 8 pound size, 17" screen laptop, Ivy Bridge based Core i7 CPU with a serious dedicated GPU and 1920x1200 screen. Everything I can find uses 1920x1080. Battery life is not a concern, this would be used in a role like an occasionally relocated, folding desktop PC.
posted by thewalrus on Jan 25, 2013 - 7 answers

All I want to do is play games on my gaming laptop!

Why does my laptop crash to a black screen only while gaming? [more inside]
posted by QueenHawkeye on Jul 14, 2012 - 15 answers

Please recommend me a good gaming laptop (with a max budget of £800)

Can I be recommended a decent laptop that is fast, has good graphics and is overall good quality please. My maximum budget for this is £800. [more inside]
posted by sockpim on May 18, 2012 - 7 answers

WLTM laptop for days of CS5 and evenings of Skyrim <$1000

My 8 year old Dell 8600c laptop while still working, no longer has a screen and so is retired to desk work only tethered to an external monitor. Now I need a laptop that I can move around again that'll play nice with Adobe CS5, run some decent games, and will cost no more than $1000. [more inside]
posted by merocet on Apr 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Recommend a gaming laptop

What gaming laptop won't rip me off? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Dec 28, 2011 - 7 answers

A new gaming laptop - ROG Over and Out?

Help me spend my money - I need a new gaming-capable laptop... [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on Nov 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Pew pew pew!!

Looking for a good gaming laptop that's not Alienware. Also, about wireless gaming... [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Aug 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Mac and MMO's don't mix.

I'm a gamer. I bought a mac. After going through a lot of hassles with Boot Camp, I've decided to switch back. I'll get around $1700 for returning the mac... My question is, would it be better to buy a laptop around this price or sell my desktop as well to up my budget? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2009 - 14 answers

Portable gaming laptop suggestions?

Can anyone recommend a lightweight gaming laptop? Everything out there seems rather massive, I am looking for something with a 15-inch screen and a weight under 8 pounds with some actual battery life; I won't have to worry about price. [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Jun 17, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me find an affordable gaming laptop

Cheap gaming laptop recommendations [more inside]
posted by Kudos on Sep 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Laptop with trackpoint and good graphics?

Is there a laptop with a TrackPoint that is not objectively horrible for gaming? [more inside]
posted by JZig on Jan 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Midrange gaming laptops?

Recommend a midrange gaming laptop for around $2000? [more inside]
posted by trokair on Oct 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Recommend me a mouse

Recommmend me a mouse for my laptop that's good for gaming and of sturdy construction. [more inside]
posted by CitrusFreak12 on Oct 14, 2007 - 2 answers


Another gaming laptop question. [more inside]
posted by pinkkitty on Oct 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Best gaming laptop under 5 lbs?

What's the best gaming laptop I can get that will come in under 5 lbs? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Mar 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Looking for a small, light gaming laptop

Are you an expert on gaming laptops? Help me pick a Windows laptop that's small, light, with decent graphics. [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jun 6, 2006 - 11 answers

Good gaming laptop?

Recommend me a laptop for gaming. [more inside]
posted by knave on Nov 15, 2005 - 10 answers

Pentium M vs. Pentium IV chip?

Being endlessly frustrated with a new computer game (City of Heroes) refusing to work with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 5150), I am considering buying a new laptop. While I know what I want for most of it, the option of a Pentium M vs Pentium IV chip confuses me. The M clocks in in the 1.~ range while the other is 3.~+. Which is faster? Which should I get for a gaming laptop?
posted by robocop is bleeding on May 18, 2004 - 14 answers

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