I am looking to buy a notebook, but I never had one before and the market is a bit crowded, so I want to ask for people's recommendations.
This is going to be a desktop replacement eventually, so weight and battery life is not all that important.
I would like to have a 17 inch screen and I would like to play games(doesn't need to be high end, but it should be able to run stuff like Team Fortress 2 and Deus Ex:HR) on it, but I don't want to spend more than 800 Euros tops on the thing.
I am really confused by the different types of cpu and gfx cards that are used in notebooks, plus I can not find reviews for a lot of models I have seen that looked interesting. Or there are like 20 variations of one model and they are only testing the one I can not find in a store.
Some others where I did read the reviews confused me some more, because the machines had decent specs as far as I could tell, but then the review will say something like "can play Starcraft 2 on medium settings but huge framerate drops on higher settings, only running at 15 fps" or something like that.
So apparently I know nothing about hardware for notebooks, because my 2 year old desktop which has at least to my untrained eye worse components(less RAM, slower CPU, older grafic card) can run the game on ultra just fine.
So what would be a good notebook to get?
Brad R. Torgersen says:
Go read what I said about not arguing with third graders.