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just looking for something that can game(old games) and has a decent screen under 400cad, or 330 usd. I know it may not exist but Im sure you kind gentlemen can find something as iv'e looked till I can't look no more



General Questions

1) What is your budget? 400-500 (need to buy a nuc in the next month, would be willing to go higher if its a really good deal)

2) What size notebook would you prefer?
a. Ultraportable; 10" - 12" screen  this
c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen this
d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen this
e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
3) In which country will you buying this notebook? canada

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
a. Like: everything but acer and msi
b. Dislike: acer msi
5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? yes

6) What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook? gaming

7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? mostly stationary

😎 Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?) crysis, grid autosport.

9) How many hours of battery life do you need? as many as I can get, hoping for 8-10

10) Would you prefer to see the notebook you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK? yes

11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.  chrome or windows
12) What ports do you require on your laptop? (ex. MiniDisplayPort or HDMI? Displayport or USB-C w/ DP?)  hdmi

Screen Specifics

13) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? See further below for explanations. 1080p up

14) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? See further below for explanations. either is fine

Build Quality and Design

15) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? no

Notebook Components

16) How much storage space do you need?  will upgrade so 256 gb up

Timing, Warranty and Longevity

17) When do you consider purchasing this laptop?  next 2 months

18) How long do you expect to use this laptop?  2 years- 4 years

19) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail? no issues

20) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?  no

The only laptop that I could find was a dell generic gaming laptop with 10 hours battery life and able to game at 1080p .


            Omen 16 2021

            Zenbook 14 oled

            Vivobook 15x oled


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i can go as high as 800 next month. so no flash sales. i just care about what my bros hate. thin and light gamer with good battery life


            Omen 16 2021

            Zenbook 14 oled

            Vivobook 15x oled


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ended up getting a 200 buck hp 15dy2018ca has intel xe which is fine for its 1366x768 display.


            Omen 16 2021

            Zenbook 14 oled

            Vivobook 15x oled


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