Gaming Laptop, suggestions?

All,

Looks like I'll need to bite the bullet and purchase a new laptop (had this one since 2014 so pretty archaic). My gaming PC died last year though been content to use this laptop since then. I bought both items from Novatech back then as they were fairly recommendable. I've held onto it due to my love for Windows 7, though saw on this forum you can use software to make Windows 10 look like 7, which I done on the wife's notebook.

Website recommendations? What sort of specs am I looking at as a minimum nowadays, RAM, graphics, etc.
 
Many of the latest generation processors (e.g. AMD Ryzen) only appear to be compatible with Windows 10. SWMBO was looking to upgrade but she hates Win10 - this was a deal-breaker for us.
 
If you have the money, one of the Dell Alienware, expect to spend £2,500 - £3,000 though.
 
I echo @UKRaider's point: PC Specialist are good.

You can also then do a bit of mating your preferred game to the laptop: mine is customised for grand strategy and citybuilders, because I rarely play FPS and therefore don't care if my laptop doesn't run them well!
 

4(T)

LE
I've tried several brands over the years, but eventually went for a second-hand Alienware - picked up a mint one in the box.

Apart from performing well and having really good build quality, the Alienware support system is excellent.

Only downside is that it sounds like a helicopter turbine starting up....
 
Another shout-out for PC Specialist here - our last 3 PCs all came from there - my 15 year old box from them is still going strong (albeit a bit slow now (rather like me!)).
 
If you have the money, one of the Dell Alienware, expect to spend £2,500 - £3,000 though.

Yea was looking though in retrospect, I don't actually play any high end games. Literally needing a new rig to play WoW TBC Classic (sad I know).

So far it's looking like picking up a ~£700 number from PC Specialist.
 

theoriginalphantom

MIA
Book Reviewer
I got a reconditioned medion eraser, I needed something for photo editing so good graphics, decent processor and a f'ton of storage on an SSD.
It just happens to run FPS quite admirably.
 
All,

Looks like I'll need to bite the bullet and purchase a new laptop (had this one since 2014 so pretty archaic). My gaming PC died last year though been content to use this laptop since then. I bought both items from Novatech back then as they were fairly recommendable. I've held onto it due to my love for Windows 7, though saw on this forum you can use software to make Windows 10 look like 7, which I done on the wife's notebook.

Website recommendations? What sort of specs am I looking at as a minimum nowadays, RAM, graphics, etc.
Much the same for me. I'm using a Novatech Windows 7 (i7-3730QM CPU) also bought in 2014. I like Win7 but as that is no longer being supported I'm thinking of trading up in the near future. It will have to be W10 but as I no longer play games it doesn't have to be an ultra-high end confuser, just have decent specs.
 
All,

Looks like I'll need to bite the bullet and purchase a new laptop (had this one since 2014 so pretty archaic). My gaming PC died last year though been content to use this laptop since then. I bought both items from Novatech back then as they were fairly recommendable. I've held onto it due to my love for Windows 7, though saw on this forum you can use software to make Windows 10 look like 7, which I done on the wife's notebook.

Website recommendations? What sort of specs am I looking at as a minimum nowadays, RAM, graphics, etc.
My suggestion is grow up and stop playing games
 
Many of the latest generation processors (e.g. AMD Ryzen) only appear to be compatible with Windows 10

I just saw your post as I don't come in here much. I have a new desktop which has a Ryzen 9 (I think it is). It'll take any x64 bit version of windows but not 32 bit. So Far I've installed Windows x64 bit versions of windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10. I can't remember if I did Windows 8 x64 bit but I could check if you like.

I only tried doing it because I was bored one night, I've since settled on Windows 10, the fairly recent H something or other. I won't be using it for now though as we are being hooked up with fiber optic internet so it's bye bye satellite internet.

I just an hour or so ago received an email asking me to call them and set up a hookup time. Satellite internet has done what I've need it do do but anything else such as streaming or downloading then forget it, that and it's not that cheap either.
 

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