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What is the most powerful laptop my brother can get for $500?

It doesn't need to have a touchscreen, raw performance is priority in this case.

He will be playing some games on it, mainly because he doesn't have a desktop PC for now.

Budget is sorta tight, as he is in university right now. 

 

What is the best laptop he can get?

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Probably not one with a dedicated GPU so gaming on it will be quite limited.

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No dedicated GPU for that price. Might aswell just buy a tablet or something.

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The most highest AMD A-series he can get meanning from best to worst are A10-A8-A6-A4.

Dedicated GPU are way powerful but APU have GPU power to play games a tablet couldn't.

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