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due to certain funding situations I am able to get a laptop with the following specs for £384 down from £530 Operating System: Windows 10 HomeProcessor: Intel Core i5 6200U Processor 2.3GHz Tu… Read More
archfiend Avatar
8m, 1w agoPosted 8 months, 1 week ago
due to certain funding situations I am able to get a laptop with the following specs for £384 down from £530

Operating System:
Windows 10
HomeProcessor:
Intel Core i5 6200U Processor 2.3GHz Turbo Boost to 2.8GHz
Screen size:
15.6 Inch IPS 1920 x 1080 Anti-glare
Hard drive:1TB HDD 5400rpm
RAM:8GB DDR4 RAM (up to 12GB)
Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB Dedicated Graphics
Battery Life:Up to 5 Hours Video PlaybackWeight:2.2 kg
Dimensions:(mm) : 379 x 260 x 22.9
(inches) : 14.92" x 10.24" x 0.9"
Connections:
2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI™
1 x RJ45 Gigabit LAN
4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)Feature 1:Built-in DVD Drive

I'm not much of a pc gamer but would like to be able to play more pc games
archfiend Avatar
8m, 1w agoPosted 8 months, 1 week ago
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#1
With a 940MX graphics chip and a "U" (low-power) CPU, that's not a gaming laptop.

What sort of games did you have in mind playing on this?

Edited By: Illusionary on Nov 16, 2016 21:58
#2
Illusionary
With a 940MX graphics chip and a "U" (low-power) CPU, that's not a gaming laptop.

Think he'd be hard-pressed to get a better one for <£400

OP what kind of games are you hoping to play?
#3
LetoKynes
Illusionary
With a 940MX graphics chip and a "U" (low-power) CPU, that's not a gaming laptop.
Think he'd be hard-pressed to get a better one for <£400
Fair comment and if archfiend's not looking to use it for anything intensive, it may be fine - I just wouldn't want them to buy this with the expectation of being able to run the latest 'AAA' games at high quality.
#4
Illusionary
LetoKynes
Illusionary
With a 940MX graphics chip and a "U" (low-power) CPU, that's not a gaming laptop.
Think he'd be hard-pressed to get a better one for <£400
Fair comment and if archfiend's not looking to use it for anything intensive, it may be fine - I just wouldn't want them to buy this with the expectation of being able to run the latest 'AAA' games at high quality.


thanks for the quick response guys. like I said I'm not much of a pc gamer, so AAA titles are strictly console bound. the main thing the laptop would be used for is running unreal engine 4 as I'm a first year games technology student. but I'd like to be able to comfortably play Civ 5, the first 2 witcher games and the majority of $1 humble bundles
#5
archfiend
Illusionary
LetoKynes
Illusionary
With a 940MX graphics chip and a "U" (low-power) CPU, that's not a gaming laptop.
Think he'd be hard-pressed to get a better one for <£400
Fair comment and if archfiend's not looking to use it for anything intensive, it may be fine - I just wouldn't want them to buy this with the expectation of being able to run the latest 'AAA' games at high quality.
thanks for the quick response guys. like I said I'm not much of a pc gamer, so AAA titles are strictly console bound. the main thing the laptop would be used for is running unreal engine 4 as I'm a first year games technology student. but I'd like to be able to comfortably play Civ 5, the first 2 witcher games and the majority of $1 humble bundles
You're probably okay on this basis, though I'd suggest that you may want to do a bit of research on the system requirements for any other specific games that you have in mind.
#6
Illusionary
archfiend
Illusionary
LetoKynes
Illusionary
With a 940MX graphics chip and a "U" (low-power) CPU, that's not a gaming laptop.
Think he'd be hard-pressed to get a better one for <£400
Fair comment and if archfiend's not looking to use it for anything intensive, it may be fine - I just wouldn't want them to buy this with the expectation of being able to run the latest 'AAA' games at high quality.
thanks for the quick response guys. like I said I'm not much of a pc gamer, so AAA titles are strictly console bound. the main thing the laptop would be used for is running unreal engine 4 as I'm a first year games technology student. but I'd like to be able to comfortably play Civ 5, the first 2 witcher games and the majority of $1 humble bundles
You're probably okay on this basis, though I'd suggest that you may want to do a bit of research on the system requirements for any other specific games that you have in mind.


Cheers fella, I'll hit up steam and see what I've got on my wishlist that the current pc won't handle
#7
For the price it's probably up there with the best you could get for that rate, specs will run a game like CIV 5 comfortable but may struggle when you get to the higher FPS games. my only recommendation would be to consider an SSD upgrade as that will make the general performance of the laptop a lot better.

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