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Posted 17 September 2016 - 07:42 PM

I'm looking to buy a second hand laptop, that can play games, mostly indie games.

Will be on the move a lot, but don't need/want gaming laptop just for a year.

 

need to know what spec too look for, and what iGPU are good and what are useless.

 

budget, $500 Max

 

examples of games:

Stardew Valley

Undertale

Terraria

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

 



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Posted 17 September 2016 - 09:25 PM

Well, more recent CPUs should be more efficient and therefore give better battery life (or alternatively, performance). And a more recent laptop probably has a newer battery too, which will do the same. The best Intel integrated GPUs are the ones in the Intel HM / HQ CPUs, and in fact I think they're better than AMD ones too. Of course, an Intel quad core would be nice too. But unfortunately you're probably not likely to get either in that price range.


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