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#101341 Preedatore   Hamburger Thread CAGiversary!   1530 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:51 AM

Looking to pick up a cheap (and I stress CHEAP) laptop to take to and from work (all that requires is Word and the interwebz) that can play some casual/older games. Any thoughts on: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B075WDDXTH/

Or any suggestions in the $400ish range other than that? Not really interested in spending $700+ for a more modern laptop as I really don't game on them.


I saw an HP Silver Iridium Ci7(15-cc060wm) at Walmart on clearance for $499, originally $699. All stores in my area are showing that price, so it appears to be company wide. I've been keeping an eye on it to see if any of them decide to clear out even further at store level. Specs are decent but still only 768 and has a potentially useless touchscreen.

#101342 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4254 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:55 AM

Looking to pick up a cheap (and I stress CHEAP) laptop to take to and from work (all that requires is Word and the interwebz) that can play some casual/older games. Any thoughts on: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B075WDDXTH/

Or any suggestions in the $400ish range other than that? Not really interested in spending $700+ for a more modern laptop as I really don't game on them.

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#101343 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10164 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:10 AM

Thanks for the feedback, bros.  The memory amount doesn't bother me too much because I'll probably only rarely play games on it and when I do it's going to be indie stuff.  Nothing like Doom or a modern FPS/ARPG.



#101344 FoxAssGamer   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20292 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:41 AM

Looking to pick up a cheap (and I stress CHEAP) laptop to take to and from work (all that requires is Word and the interwebz) that can play some casual/older games.  Any thoughts on: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B075WDDXTH/

 

Or any suggestions in the $400ish range other than that?  Not really interested in spending $700+ for a more modern laptop as I really don't game on them.

It depends on how cheap you want to go and how important the casual and indie gaming aspect is to you.

 

This is what I have:

 

https://www.newegg.c...9-157-_-Product

 

I upgraded the RAM and bought an SSD for it.  Pushed it closer to $250 which is only about $100 cheaper than yours.  I've had this for 2 years and love it for work.  Dependable, tough, runs super fast for what I do on it.  I've tried some indie/casual games and they run, but the computer runs hot, but I haven't found any laptop that doesn't run hot while gaming.  For $100 more you'll be getting something more modern and more capable of gaming (I played Sleeping Dogs on a 5 year old A-series AMD laptop so they are great for gaming more than just indie or casual stuff), but just thought I'd put it out there. 



#101345 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5086 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 02:22 AM

Looking to pick up a cheap (and I stress CHEAP) laptop to take to and from work (all that requires is Word and the interwebz) that can play some casual/older games.  Any thoughts on: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B075WDDXTH/

 

Or any suggestions in the $400ish range other than that?  Not really interested in spending $700+ for a more modern laptop as I really don't game on them.

just grab a cheapo chromebook or any Android tablet with a detachable keyboard.



#101346 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   13845 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 02:47 AM

Looking to pick up a cheap (and I stress CHEAP) laptop to take to and from work (all that requires is Word and the interwebz) that can play some casual/older games.  Any thoughts on: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B075WDDXTH/

 

Or any suggestions in the $400ish range other than that?  Not really interested in spending $700+ for a more modern laptop as I really don't game on them.

 

HP 15.6" N3050, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD $200.

https://brickseek.co...er?sku=46429969

 

HP 15.6" Touchscreen, AMD A12, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD, $350.

https://brickseek.co...r?sku=955904502

 

HP 17.3" Full HD, AMD A10, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, $350.

https://brickseek.co...r?sku=535554960

 

HP Flyer Red 15.6" Pentium, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD $199.

https://brickseek.co...er?sku=46429958

 

Can probably find more on clearance at Walmart, too. Should be located next to the $1.65 Pumpkin Spice candles.



#101347 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1609 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:16 AM

just grab a cheapo chromebook or any Android tablet with a detachable keyboard.

To go along those lines, you can also find fairly cheap 2n1 windows refurbs at various places. I.e. I grabbed this one about a year and a half ago for 450$,

https://www.newegg.c...N82E16834315717

 

So you get a tablet and laptop in one. Suffices for basic usage and low-spec games. For an idea of performance you can run something like xcom(newer one) at like 720p. More basic games run just fine though, plus you can play touch enabled ones since its also a tablet

 

That being said I did also end up going back to an ipad just for ease of use and because you could get the 2017 256gb for super cheap right before the 2018's came out. The 2n1s are good if you are going to do some business oriented stuff, like I would use it for meetings at my old job and for note taking. After switching jobs though I just didnt really need to do that so an ipad sufficed just fine for travel and couch usage



#101348 cobolatrix  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:05 AM

Even if you don't  think you'll be needing too much ram, consider getting at least 8 GB, the OS and the web browser will appreciate it.



#101349 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10164 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:47 AM

Even if you don't  think you'll be needing too much ram, consider getting at least 8 GB, the OS and the web browser will appreciate it.



#101350 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:03 AM

This laptop (EVGA SC15) is great, if it ever drops in price to $1000 again:

https://www.evga.com...=516-34-1833-T1

 

EDIT:

Thanks for the feedback, bros.  The memory amount doesn't bother me too much because I'll probably only rarely play games on it and when I do it's going to be indie stuff.  Nothing like Doom or a modern FPS/ARPG.

If you get a not-so-gaming laptop, you could throw the old Doom games from the '90's (Doom 1, Doom 2, Final Doom) with GZDoom or a Source Port of some kind.

Any potato should run those great classics.

That stuff won't take up much space at all either.

I can run those fine on my NuVision W10 tablet.



#101351 lakers714  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:53 AM

How has Sega's recent ports been?I've been hearing bad things about Puyo, but how can they screw that up?

From recent memory Sega on their PC ports have done pretty well like Bayo and Vanquish I heard Puyo has gotten patches recently I dont know if it got fixed or what the issues were 



#101352 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10569 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:56 PM

CAG: Any suggestions for a $400 laptop for office work and light indie gaming?

 

Also CAG: LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY THOUSAND DOLLAR GAMING LAPTOP



#101353 smackattack   Seriously? CAGiversary!   1223 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

smackattack

Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:10 PM

Good advice. I ran the Samsung software and my ssd is fine. Have a corsair 800w ps since I used to have about 5 hds connected so I doubt thats the problem. I'll try the ram sticks individually and check for that switch on the video card.

I am the bro in question,  I have a 390x.  The card runs 50 degrees under load all day on drivers 16.51. These are over a year old.  If I install any driver after that version,  and I get artifacts on windows startup.  If I go into a game, the card will overheat and reboot the system somewhere north of 80 degrees.   I always completely wipe out the old drivers before installing new drivers.  Im running msi afterburner and cranked the fan up to max and it cant keep the card cool.

 

Ive had to hack the registry to lie about what version of drivers im using because some newer games set a minimum version.

 

Run msi afterburner and use it to watch your temps when you are in a game.



#101354 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   612 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:46 PM

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#101355 lakers714  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:15 PM

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Why would it have that for a free game haha 



#101356 madjoki   Hey, y no wen free!? CAGiversary!   5255 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:05 PM

Why would it have that for a free game haha 

So it can be used as crack for full version? See FFXV



#101357 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   13845 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:33 PM

So it can be used as crack for full version? See FFXV

Welp, looks like I'll be busy for a while investigating another one of your posts. Madjoki y u know of every free game/hack/exploit ever?



#101358 Preedatore   Hamburger Thread CAGiversary!   1530 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:09 PM

I saw an HP Silver Iridium Ci7(15-cc060wm) at Walmart on clearance for $499, originally $699. All stores in my area are showing that price, so it appears to be company wide. I've been keeping an eye on it to see if any of them decide to clear out even further at store level. Specs are decent but still only 768 and has a potentially useless touchscreen.


As an update to this, today I went in and it is down to about $280. Website still shows $499, so I'm guessing this is a store level mark down to get it gone. I didn't bite since I really don't need it, but I'm going to sleep on it and check stock tomorrow if I decide to waste money. They also have an i5 version for $235ish.

#101359 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:11 PM

CAG: Any suggestions for a $400 laptop for office work and light indie gaming?

 

Also CAG: LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY THOUSAND DOLLAR GAMING LAPTOP

Yeah, it's awesome. It should be, for the $.

 

There's nothing like running games at 90fps-120fps, no graphical issues, no tears, no sttuters & G-Sync works wonderfully. Take a nasty hit at a high framerate - boom, never notice it since it's running so fast on the frames and so smooth anyways, it's like it never happened.

 

PC gaming heaven.



#101360 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8288 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:17 PM

I feel really accomplished.

 

I spent the last few nights cutting my wishlist by half.

 

Still way to huge, but it's a start!



#101361 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7012 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:21 PM

I feel really accomplished.

 

I spent the last few nights cutting my wishlist by half.

 

Still way to huge, but it's a start!

I know what you mean.  Spent about 12 hours playing Civ 6 yesterday. 



#101362 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8288 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:34 PM

That's almost as good as me with Civ 5.

 

I have 16 hours on record in steam.  But I've only ever played the demo (probably 8-10 hours one day) and idled for cards once I got the full version.



#101363 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10351 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:42 PM

Going through my wishlist and installed games here. I had some 400 games installed because if they aren't installed, they will slip into the abyss that is my memory. There are so many that I thought I wanted to play, but I guess my tastes have changed since wishlisting/installing. Down to a little over 100 installed and a handful in the list. 

 

I guess what I'm trying to say is I've reached that final level...called acceptance.



#101364 FissFiss   Meow CAGiversary!   8365 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:45 PM

Lol gaming laptop

#101365 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4254 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:55 PM



Lol gaming


Ftfy

#101366 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:59 PM

Lol gaming laptop

The problem was really not the CPU, RAM, or any of that stuff the last few years on mobile v. desktop - but GPU's on mobiles vs. desktops were very much leagues apart.

 

The GTX 1000 mobile series are a game-changer. It's very close to its desktop brother. Namely, by a few to handful of frames, at most. Go ahead and check the benchmarks online.

 

G-Sync only makes things even better and smoother, if you have it.

 

The GTX 900 mobile (900m) series ran very similar to 700 series desktops. So basically, performance on the 900m's weren't even close to its 900 desktop series. Major difference.



#101367 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   2804 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:01 AM

I feel really accomplished.

 

I spent the last few nights cutting my wishlist by half.

 

Still way to huge, but it's a start!

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Don't judge me - my wishlist is essentially my store. Browsing my discovery queue every day and wishlisting titles that might be of interest helps to easily use sites like SteamDB or ITAD to sort through sales and bundles.

 

I honestly have no idea how anyone could tolerate browsing the Steam store looking for things to buy. There are certainly great and worthy games to be found, but once you get past the major AAA publishers and a handful of smash success indie games the store is a no man's land.



#101368 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8288 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:15 AM


Don't judge me - my wishlist is essentially my store. Browsing my discovery queue every day and wishlisting titles that might be of interest helps to easily use sites like SteamDB or ITAD to sort through sales and bundles.

 

I honestly have no idea how anyone could tolerate browsing the Steam store looking for things to buy. There are certainly great and worthy games to be found, but once you get past the major AAA publishers and a handful of smash success indie games the store is a no man's land.

That's how I use the wishlist.

 

A few years ago I constantly went through the discovery queue, until I did everything, and added any and everything that was mildly interesting, based solely on screenshots, to my wishlist.

 

Cutting it in half was just me looking at the stuff on there more closely.



#101369 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10164 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:19 AM

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6221790

 

This looks like the Intel version of the AMD Lenovo I originally posted.  Slower Ghz but I'm guessing that doesn't mean much on an Intel vs. an AMD.  Have also read that UHD 620 integrated graphics slightly beats out the R7 Radeon.  Plus I've heard latest Windows 10 updates runs poorly on AMD hardware.



#101370 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:21 AM

I think we should be able to have multiple Wishlists we can categorize the way we want and all on Steam.

Maybe have one for Indies. Another for RPG's. Action games. New releases. Another for Old Stuff.  Etc etc.

It's crazy, having one wishlist w/ almost 2000 titles here.