It's for someone who's stuck at the hospital for a while, it's forbidden to bring in laptops with a webcam there, even if it's covered/disabled. sites, but haven't found a gaming laptop without a webcam, there isn't even an option to not take one when you customize them. I've bought from Newegg/NCIX and Dell before, had no problems. The best thing to do is to ask for a custom bezel and how much that will cost and how much of a delay that will cause when assembling a laptop. Thanks for all your comments guys, much appreciated.
The laptop would need to run Skyrim very well on low settings. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? I'll try to offer him a Ps P vita, but I doubt it would work.
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Would a laptop CPU's hd4000 be that much weaker than my 3770K's? About the Ps P Vita, since there are two cameras on it, it's also forbidden. I bought a Hp laptop with a decent video card and took out the webcam in front of the guys at the hospital (We agreed that this was reasonable in advance).
Acceptable gameplay on medium would be ideal (since it would mean that low would play perfectly). Up to about 1300$ (I'd bump this to about 1500$ for something really worth it, but I'd need to tighten my belt for a bit). Would an Ivy bridge laptop's IGP (a intel HD4000) run Skyrim on low settings at a 720P resolution?
Knowing that such a laptop is probably very rare (laptops without webcams seem to be business oriented, not suited for gaming), I'd take pretty much anything that can play Skyrim well. (These requirements are loose, which is an indicator of my near desperation. I tried it on my desktop (i7-3770K with a HD4000 IGP), and it ran at 40-60 fps at 1440x900 on low settings, it was playable.
Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? No preferences, gaming on a battery probably isn't ideal. (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Watching videos, web browsing... How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? (Storage capacity less important than perfomance.) 9. The problem with that is you may need to ask for a custom bezel because all standard bezels will have a hole for the camera.
If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. Yes, Skyrim: Playable at medium, very fluid at low settings. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? Give the guys at a call and see if they can hook you up.