Budget Laptop for CSGO and Video Editing

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by CasimEly, Sep 13, 2018 at 10:14 AM.

  1. CasimEly

    CasimEly Newbie

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    I am in market to buy a laptop for CS GO and 1080p video editing (Camtasia 9, Adobe Premiere PRO).

    My budget is around $400 and I was thinking about buying an older Laptop because it might be cheaper.

    What kind of CPU, GPU and RAM do I need?

    Or which Laptop?

    ** AMAZON, EBAY, NEWEGG don't ship here.

    My previous Laptop was an HP Pavilion dv6t-2100 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
     
  2. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    You need a notebook with a dGPU and a decent CPU, you need to look on the used market. Where do you live and what possibilities do you have for used notebooks?
     
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    CasimEly Newbie

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    I live in Pakistan, according to the research i have done mid ranged laptops a year and a half year old (or older) pop up here and there in the used market here.
     
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    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    make sure you have an I5 or I7 non u processor. If possible try and get an i/ haswell, or I7 Ivy bridge combined with a middle end GPU such as GTX 750M/ GTX 760M or better.
     
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    Are 750/760 good enough for new games?
     
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    CasimEly Newbie

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    I made a list of GPUs I though were good:
    What do you think?
    940mx, 965m, 1050, Radeon RX Vega M GL.
     
  7. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    you have 400 bucks, you won't get a notebook that will give you a pleasent experience playing new games.

    If you can get a GTX 1050 or GTX 965M notebook with a proper processor (no U), then thats good, however 400 bucks for that kind of hardware seems unrealistic.
     
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    KING19 Notebook Evangelist

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    Sadly no but it depends on the games you wanna play. You would need to increase your budget more than $400 if you wanna play any newer games

    Also low-end laptops can easily run CSGO and a decent dedicated GPU will handle both Camtasia 9 & Adobe Premiere PRO
     
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    BrightSmith Notebook Guru

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    Or find something with an MX150, which is equal or better than the 940mx and more prevalent now. But $400 will be a tough find for a new laptop, as Danishblunt explained.

    Alternatively an AMD A12 processor with R7 integrated graphics is very affordable in this price range.
     
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