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?