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Initial post: 27 Mar 2012 15:52:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Mar 2012 15:52:45 BDT
Miss Hayler says:
Hi there.

I currently have an Acer Aspire 5740. It ran great for a couple of years but over the past few months the battery died (not that I could get much charge out of it when it was brand new anyway - 2 maybe 3 hours maximum) and it's overheating really badly, even when I'm just running browsers and msn, etc.

I have money to get a new laptop. I'm looking to spend between £500-£700. I need something that will run the Sims 3 on high settings and also the MMO named City of Heroes. My current laptop plays both but lags and overheats while doing so.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 18:44:14 BDT
Khanage30 says:
hey miss Hayler
U can get a dell studio xps m17 from ebay for £629, i play world of warcraft on mid-high settings and its ok, its got an i7 processor 6gb ram and 2gb nvideo geforce graphics card, good for work and play, if u want a laptop for gaming, then i am afraid the max battery life you are going to get is 2-3 hours.
hope that helps

Posted on 28 Mar 2012 11:46:07 BDT
P. Grey says:
Hi - looking at the link, I have a similar request -

I'm looking for a new Lap-Top for my wife. She used to be a mad Gamer but has not been playing for a couple of years. That was until Diablo iii finally got a release date and now she's back to her Mad-Gamer old ways...

Cant play Diii on her old Dell XPS although it's a fantastic 18' 1900x1080 screen... This is 5 years old and was one of the first Quad Core off the production line.

The business is picking up the tab for this as it's also used for the Accounts & Marketing info so we have a very healthy budget - especially when the last one is still running 5 years on - Say £2,500.00 (Max).

Can anyone suggest a solid 18' Screen 1900x1080 - Extreme GPU Gaming Laptop? I did go to Dell for Alien ware but the basic spec on this type of machine runs past £3,000.00 and you can buy a second hand BMW Z3 for that money!?!?

Don't Need Touch Screen, Not worried about the exterior too much, need lots of grunt, top rate graphics and preferably Blu-Ray... Any Ideas?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2012 19:18:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2012 19:23:18 BDT
Hi P. Grey,

It's quite funny how many people are upgrading their systems to play Diablo 3. I'm in a similar position to your good lady wife and wish to upgrade my current Gateway laptop as it's pushing 7 years old now.

I don't know about you guys but the thing that gets me is that all these gaming laptops are just hideous with glowing/neon lights and huge vents etc aimed at the 'kids with money' market.

You should remember that Diablo 3 is not a power hungry game and you can check out on youtube people playing the beta smoothly on pretty low spec laptops. Also an additional problem that I have had in the past is that gaming laptops are big, heavy and cumbersome...and by the time you've set them up you may as well of bought a desktop =)

I've been looking at something a little more subtle for Diablo 3:

Acer Aspire Timeline M3 Ultra 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2637M 1.70GHz, 6GB RAM, 256GB SSD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Bare in mind that people on youtube are playing D3 on Macbook Airs lol....i wouldn't reccommend one of those though.

Posted on 2 Apr 2012 19:26:22 BDT
Miss Hayler says:
Hi there!

Thanks for the responses. I managed to find a laptop that will run everything I'm looking for!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2012 17:14:43 BDT
Carol says:
which one did you buy?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2012 17:17:02 BDT
Miss Hayler says:
I bought this one:

Acer Aspire 5755G 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

It's been the best laptop I have ever owned. It runs games so smoothly!

Posted on 16 May 2012 23:05:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2012 23:07:27 BDT
Miss Hayler would you recommend that laptop for The Sims 3 and ALL expansions - World Adventures, Ambitions, Generations, Late Night, Pets and Showtime? Not the Stuff Packs because I do not have those. I'm looking for a laptop for gaming and work too. I'm stuck on what to buy, I've found a DELL XPS 15 but the Acer looks better.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2012 23:15:12 BDT
Miss Hayler says:
Hi there!

I use this laptop to play with all the expansions and stuff packs for the Sims 3. It runs everything on high with no lag and with custom content. It's been a brilliant computer and it performs really well!

Posted on 16 May 2012 23:17:26 BDT
Thanks for your response! Have you had any problems with it otherwise? (if you don't mind me asking of course!) such as break downs, blue screens etc because I just read a very unconvincing review on Yahoo about this particular laptop, but from what you said it sounds like what I want!! :)

Posted on 29 May 2012 16:19:35 BDT
Pigloo100 says:
Hi guys. To anybody who does actually have a healthy budget, I have the recommend the Gaming laptop I am using right now, The Alienware M18x Gaming laptop. Pricing from 1,499, It's not exactly cheap, but the results are outstanding.

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 20:49:38 BDT
Dont forget to check out the Asus gaming range of notebooks - G53 and G73 - 15" and 17" screens - fully loaded -

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2012 08:33:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jun 2012 08:33:57 BDT
M. Perry says:
hi p. Grey

if you really want that kind of laptop and you have that price range it is best to go to origin pc and get one of there custom built laptops. they do over clocking and are professionals when it comes to getting the most out of a mechine. you can get a eon 17 with all the trimmings for £2100 and it will play all the new games on the market this year and probably for the next 2-3 years as well (all on high settings).

Posted on 10 Jul 2012 13:44:39 BDT
B. Midda says:
Hi, i have a Asus N55SF-S2276V for sale if interested?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2012 03:34:49 BDT
christian says:
how much?

Posted on 18 Jul 2012 16:07:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Jul 2012 16:27:33 BDT
Max Payne says:
Sony VAIO SV-E1711C5E is very good laptop for gaming. This is different system, its got blu ray player and HD 17.3 inch screen 1080ip.

Sony VAIO SV-E1711C5E 43,8 cm (17,3 inches) Notebook, Intel Core TM i5-2450M, 2.50GHz processor, 6 GB SDRAM, 640 GB HDD, Blu-ray DiscTM player, Win 7 Home Premium, black - special edition

Posted on 2 Aug 2012 19:30:00 BDT
Felix says:
Lenovo G570 15.6 inch Laptop - Black (Intel Core i5 2450M 2.5GHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

Posted on 2 Aug 2012 20:16:41 BDT
P. Grey says:
Hi All in the Link - Just to update ... After lots of looking and reviews / Promo Codes not working / The release of a newer Chip-Set to upset everything mid selection ... We went nuts and got a (Dell) Alienware - 18" Super Res Screen, Duel ATI Graphics Card, i7, 8GB Ram, Pimped, Clocked, OMG... Its Awesome! Chews up Diablo iii - Looking for a new game that is 'Super GPU Hungry' to throw at the Laptop and see if it stutters... Currently, everything is processed like it's butter... Not a hesitation, it slips through without effort... I reckon we'll get to squeeze another 5 years or so with this one... The last Dell XPS machine (Its still going - but slowish) did 5/6 years productive gaming (initially at top end/Full) - Its now been downgraded to a Work-Horse and subjected to Spreadsheets and Word Doc's - It runs hot and the battery is knackered but its still good, 17" screen - first of the Duel Processors... so, yes, throwing a shed load at a laptop is Madness... Until you see what you get in Years Per Pound Spent...

Posted on 12 Aug 2012 19:02:29 BDT
mbh says:
Dell XPS L502X 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core I7-2630QM, RAM 6GB, HDD 750GB, 2GB GT540M, Windows 7 Home Premium).
This laptop is great for gaming and heavy usage as have 2GB dedicated graphics card intel core i7 processor. It is available on Amazon at this page.
Dell XPS L501X 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core I7-2630QM, RAM 6GB, HDD 750GB, 2GB GT540M, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 10:58:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Oct 2012 10:59:04 BDT
Ivor Stankov says:
If you want some good advice on buying a gaming laptop, you should check out this article:

It covers all the basic factors you need for a well functioning gaming laptop. :)

Posted on 20 Oct 2012 18:55:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Oct 2012 18:58:00 BDT
Samsung NP355V5C 15.6 inch Laptop (Silver) (AMD A10 4600M 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Dual Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premioum 64-Bit)

This laptop is £504.94 it has an AMD A10 2.30GHz quad core which is one of AMD's newest processors this laptop also features 8GB 1600MHz of RAM, a 1TB HDD and also 1GB of dedicated graphics memory. As well as being extremely good value for money this laptop is a Samsung which i would personally rate as a very reliable brand.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2012 11:23:55 GMT
Andy F says:
Dont buy a Dell XPS 15z, the mouse buttons keep sticking and causing locks and scroll lock to switch on, it is a killer if you try and play games on it

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2012 15:03:57 GMT
luchy says:
How much was it? I need to get one for my daughter. It must play Simms 3
Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2012 15:05:42 GMT
Miss Hayler says:
This laptop?

Acer Aspire 5755G 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

I got mine for £580.

Posted on 25 Nov 2012 11:42:17 GMT
S Sear says:
hi i am also looking for a gaming laptop and have found a samsung with 6gig of ram and an 15 processer will this do
oh and i will mostly be playing minecraft
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