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#ActualServant of the Lord

Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:22 PM

I'm looking for a ~$800 laptop for my brother, primarily for playing computer games (ugh, gaming on laptops).

He can tweak the settings down as needed, but being a Call of Duty fan, will no doubt want to play CoD: Ghosts (though he can lower the settings).

 

It's difficult to find a good laptop for gaming for such a low price. Heck, it's difficult to find a good laptop for gaming (Full stop).

 

Anyways, I'm looking at this laptop for him - here are my concerns:

  • The i7 core doesn't mention how many cores it has. But the model number (3630QM) implies that it's a quad core.
  • It's from a brand I'm not personally familiar (MSI). I've never had a MSI laptop, and until now I've never even heard of them. (But wikipedia says they are huge producers of motherboards and such).
  • The videocard is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M, which doesn't seem to be the fastest silicon in the drawer.

Is this a reasonable laptop, all things considered? What do you think about the MSI brand?


#1Servant of the Lord

Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:21 PM

I'm looking for a ~$800 laptop for my brother, primarily for playing computer games (ugh, gaming on laptops).

He can tweak the settings down as needed, but being a Call of Duty fan, will no doubt want to play CoD: Ghosts (though he can lower the settings).

 

It's difficult to find a good laptop for gaming for such a low price. Heck, it's difficult to find a good laptop for gaming (Full stop).

 

Anyways, I'm looking at this laptop for him - here are my concerns:

  • The i7 core doesn't mention how many cores it has. But the model number (3630QM) implies that it's a quad core.
  • It's from a brand I'm not personally familiar (MSI). I've never had a MSI laptop, and until now I've never even heard of them. (But wikipedia says they are huge producers of motherboards and such).
  • The videocard is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M, which doesn't seem to be the fastest silicon in the drawer.

Is this a reasonable laptop, all things considered? What do you think about the MSI brand?


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