This is why you don't buy laptops for gaming.

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  1. Pacheko17

    Pacheko17 かっこい男の子

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    Check your graphics card settings OP, it's most likely using the iGPU.

    Also, some people are real fucking idiots. Laptops can definitely be used for gaming, I've been gaming on low end laptops for years and while it's no where near as good as a top of the line PC, for $150 they're still pretty damn worth it.

    My next system will be a desktop PC though, i3 3220 with an R7 360 is what I plan on getting.
     
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  2. Valkyy

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    Hmm, idk. Earth maybe?
    I have had greater experiences playing games on my laptop rather than my old desktop. Laptops can definitely be used for gaming.
     
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  3. Byokugen

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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    And even better in some cases
    In the middle of a game, you can go to the toilet aand bring your game with you :-)
     
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  4. Valkyy

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    Hmm, idk. Earth maybe?
    um...I guess? but that's really weird.
     
  5. The Real Jdbye

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    That's a pretty bad build, are you buying new or used? And how much does it cost?
    You get way more bang for your buck buying used, especially on a low budget.
     
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    That one is a good one if you dont want the desktop. Its the perfect laptop.
     
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    I'm using a 2 years old gaming laptop and so far it ran everything almost perfectly. Heavy games work fine under medium settings to maintain a stable fps.
     
  8. felix.200

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    You got ripped off real bad buddy and apparently don't know much about computers. I am sorry for you :/.
     
  9. Byokugen

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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    I have a feeling op is trolling
     
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  11. goldensun87

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    I tried KM Player a while ago, and it is garbage. The only players you should be using, are Media Player Classic Home Cinema, and/or VLC Player.
     
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    Oh when it is so, then I‘m sorry. It‘s my experience wirh laptops. Maybe I had potato ones xD
     
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    Windows Media player with K-Lite mega codec pack.

    Never had any problems with it.
    No matter what I threw at it.
     
  14. Pacheko17

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    Used parts, will be around $110.
    I do live in Brazil though, so things are a bit more expensive here. If things do go well though, for the remainder of the year, I plan on getting something better.
    i3 3220 + R7 360 can play most of the games I want to play, and it will be a lot better than how my laptop currently runs.
     
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    Can't you just return it or exchange it for something better? Get an i7 laptop with gtx 1060. If that's still expensive at least gtx 1050 or 1050ti. It should play the latest games at relatively good fps on a 1080p resolution. You were ripped off at that price. You might as well get a Macbook. :rofl2:

    Gaming laptops are fine now especially when the Pascal architecture was introduced. Same specifications and performance on both desktop and laptop except for the thermal throttles since laptops are limited on heat dissipation compared to desktops.
     
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    Heck even my 2 years old laptop works great, and this one has a 960m in it. I also paid about $500 less.
     
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    You do usually have to spend a fair bit of money to get a laptop with a dedicated GPU that will be good for gaming. The cheap entry level laptops with integrated graphics just dont have the power for a good gaming experience, however are usually fine for School work / web browsing.
     
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    I paid 1000$ for mine. (costs 800 in the us lol), and it runs like a dream. gtx 1050 and an i5 7300hq
     
  19. cursetheroad02

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    Just get a console for gaming if youre not well versed with handling a pc.
     
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    Get a laptop that has an NVidia GPU would be my advice.