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Old 09-29-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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Question $1000 to Spend on a Gaming Laptop?

Hi everybody.

So basically, I have a maximum budget of $1000 to spend on a new laptop that I will be using to play video games. (Note: I need a laptop, not a desktop)

I will be playing games such as Skyrim, Minecraft, etc.

Do you have any recommendations? Somebody suggested Alienware but I've heard they are overprices.

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Old 09-30-2014, 03:26 AM   #2
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Newegg have this nice Lenovo gaming laptop for $999 Lenovo Y50 - Gaming Laptop - Newegg.com or this one from MSI MSI CX61 2PC-499US Gaming Laptop Intel Core i5 4200M (2.5GHz) 8GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 - Newegg.com. I'd steer clear of Alienwear as they are Dell and the support is crap.

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Old 09-30-2014, 05:25 AM   #3
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I'll stay away from Alienware because they are overpriced.

checkout this filtered list:
Newegg.com - Computers & Tablets, Laptops / Notebooks, Gaming Laptop, Gaming Laptops, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, $750 - $1000, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M,...
  • They all have ether the 860m or 850m GPU. (those are some great mobile GPU's)
  • They all have ether an up to date i5 or i7.
  • They are all between 850 and 1000 bucks

My personal favorite of them is this one:
Acer Aspire V3-772G-7616 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4712MQ (2.30GHz) 8GB Memory 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M 2GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Newegg.com
  • It's big. 17inch. Good for laptop gaming
  • It's on of the i7 laptops from the list
  • It has a 256gb SSD. I would have bought one later if it didn't come with one. so i save some money here

The downsides is that it's not as pretty as the Lenovos in my opinion and is doesn't have backlid keyboard as a few of the other once from the list. It also "only" have the 850 instead of the 860. But i rather game on a bigger screen and have an SSD.

If you are not interested in 17 inch, then go with this one: Lenovo Y50 - Gaming Laptop - Newegg.com
  • It has an i5, instead of the I7. Doesn't matter for gaming anyway. I7 is designed for CPU rendering and de/compression tasks
  • It has the 860 GPU. That's gonna give you an extra boost in gaming compared to the 850.
  • It has a backlid keyboard and in my opinion a better design than the Acer .
  • It comes with a pathetic 8 gig SSD. Well... better then nother i guess. You can use it as SSD cache. That will speed up the boot time
  • The screen is a 15 inch instead of a 17. But if that isn't a bother for you, then get this one.
MOBO: Asus Maximus 6 Hero - GPU: Gigabyte GTX 980ti xtreme - CPU: I7-4770K - PSU: Corsair AX760
RAM: Corsair Vantage 2x4GB - SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 512GB - Case: NZXT H440
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:29 AM   #4
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Get the Lenovo Y50. I recommended it to a friend and it kicks ass! He got a better model though that was on sale for 1000. It had a 128gb ssd, an 870M, and a better proc. That was some sale But yeah the Y50 is awesome period. Trackpad is awful though.
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