Lenovo Legion Y520 15.6 inch FHD Gaming Laptop Computer (Intel Core i5-7300HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10) 80WK00FHUS

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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

What gaming laptop to get? [R]

2 years, 1 month agokryish posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 3, 2018

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2 years, 1 month agokryish posted comment on buildapc.
Aug. 3, 2018

1050ti/256gb ssd/8gb ram/1080p screen. anything better and you are looking at the 1k mark.

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Computer-i5-7300HQ-GeForce-80WK00FHUS/dp/B06WVMJ713/

this one has similar specs as above and is 100 cheaper but it is not sold by amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Flagship-Premium-Acer-i5-7300HQ-Keyboard/dp/B07CWBM1B9/

this one has a better cpu but no ssd

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GV62-8RD-200-Performance-Steelseries/dp/B07D4ZML7M/

generally what you want to look for is a 1050/1050ti/1060 maxq/1060 GPU, a SSD and a decent processor.

Helping the GF find a laptop. USA Budget MAXMAXMAX Budget $1000 (Probably closer to $800) [R]

2 years, 3 months agoR3aL1337 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 27, 2018

* **Total budget and country of purchase:**

USA Max Budget $1000, Realistic Budget closer to $800

* **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.**

Best Specifications but good battery life as well

* **How important is weight and thinness to you?**

can't be too heavy

* **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.**

Not Mac or Linux.

* **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.**

at least 13-15in

* **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.**

Gaming. Final Fantasy 14 a Realm Reborn

* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?**

Final Fantasy 14 a Realm Reborn

* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?**

reliable build quality. Indifferent on the rest

* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.**

The GF has bad eyes. A back-lit keyboard would be nice (Shes jelly of my comp)

2 years, 3 months agoR3aL1337 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 28, 2018

Hey, this is my first suggestion here What about the Lenovo Y520 The build quality is better than the dell's and its quite slightly lighter too. The specs are pretty much the same, it has a 256 GB PCIe SSD so you would have to add the HDD There are versions with a HDD such as this and a certified refurbished one, which could be overkill since its 2 TB and also has an i7 instead of an i5 Also as a little bonus, it comes with Dolby Atmos speakers.

Display and durability? Normal or gaming laptop? [R]

2 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2018

I'm looking for a laptop with a good display (1080p IPS and good colors), and that is durable. I want it to last at least 3 years without going slow and breaking.

That being said, I'm not sure weather to get a regular laptop or a gaming laptop. The options I'm looking at are: ASUS VIVOBOOK S15 S510UN: i7-8550U MX 150 256gb SSD

HP Pavilion 15: i7-8550U MX 150 256gb SSD

Omen 15 ce000: 7300HQ Gt 1050 256gb SSD

Lenovo Y520 151 IKB: 7300HQ Gt 1050TI 256gb SSD

Gigabyte Sabre 15-G: 7300HQ Gt 1050 256gb SSD + 1 TB HDD

Which would be the most reasonable option here? In terms of durability and display. I will do some gaming as well, but my main gaming rig will be my desktop. And I won't be carrying it much, when I do I will be using a car and backpack. Thanks in advance for any help.

2 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2018

Out of those options, I would go with [Lenovo Legion Y520] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVMJ713/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you may need, 7th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS anti-glare screen which is a must have for this price range, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, long battery life, and high build quality. FYI: if you are on the new version of Reddit sorry about the link

Gaming laptop [R]

2 years, 5 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 19, 2018

Under 1000$ 60 fps for games like overwatch, fortnite, dark soulz, and titanfall 2. I core 7 good graphics card and I will also be using this for school so long battery life. Don't care much about the weight. I have been looking at reveiw and don't think the dell inspirion 15 7577 is good so don't recommend unless you have one and cat say that it is really good.

2 years, 5 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
April 21, 2018

I guess your next best thing is this one.

[USA]Looking for a laptop that can run DarkSouls 3/Hitman. <$900 [R]

2 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 14, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

$900 USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

Best specifications

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

Doesn't matter. whatever it takes.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.

Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

    15 inches give or take

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

Photoshop, Gamemaker studio, paint tool sai, Unity.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

Has to be able to run dark soul 3/hitman/MGS:V at mid settings. I prefer stable fps over graphics.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

Touch-screen and disc drive not required.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

I do have my eyes on a specific laptop.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834316155

But I'm unsure of if it's capable of running the games I want. I'm also unsure of what customization that would be best for it.

I'm mostly making sure if this laptop can suit my needs or if there is better options.

EDIT: Another option is this one superior to my original choice?

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-7RE-624-Gaming-i5-7300HQ-Windows/dp/B01MYBL5O4/ref=vsbg_lptp_601434_sr/135-3543290-0537219?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521068640&sr=1-5

2 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
March 15, 2018

I would recommend this Lenovo Legion Y520 because it comes with everything you need, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, good battery life, very good heat management, NVIDIA GeForce 10580Ti GPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget.

Looking for a Gaming Laptop without Red Highlights [R]

2 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 10, 2018

Hello everyone,

  • Total budget and country of purchase: I'd like to spend between $700 and $950. America.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for the money, battery as secondary.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? As long as it isn't stupid heavy we're good.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows I guess.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 or larger

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming.

  • iRacing

  • Dirt Rally

  • Rocket League

  • Fortnite

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I'd like to be able to play games on high settings.. right now I have an Intel HD graphics and have to play everything on the lowest of the low settings.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I really don't like the red highlights all the laptops have. I found a laptop that I like but you can't get it in anything other than "I'm an uber gamer" red. Here's another example of the other laptop I was considering that is also redded-out.

If it's possible, I'd like something comparable to the laptops I linked to (in regards to price, graphics capabilities of the 1050Ti or higher, etc.) Additionally, if there's a major flaw with the one I linked to let me know (basically feel free to suggest laptops you think are better for whatever reason for the same-ish price.)

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I don't dislike flashiness or colors - just really don't like the red and black. In fact, if it were orange or yellow with the black I would really like the look.

Thank you in advance!

2 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
March 13, 2018

I would recommend this Lenovo Legion Y520 because it comes with everything you need, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, good battery life, very good heat management, NVIDIA GeForce 10580Ti GPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget.

Trying to choose between Dell Inspiron, Lenovo Y520, and Acer Nitro 5 [R]

2 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 5, 2018

I'd like to preface by saying, I was set on the Lenovo Y520 and bought it from Costco and within 5 minutes of turning it on, the screen crapped out (began flickering, ton of lines). I want to know if it's even worth it trying to replace it or if I should just try another laptop completely.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: Under $1000 in the US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I need to be able to carry it around fairly easily, I'll be bringing it a lot of places.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Around 15 inches

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'll be doing a little bit of gaming but also need to use it for school.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Fortnite, Stardew Valley, maybe the Sims again lol

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? N/A

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I don't know a ton about laptops so I'm not sure if going for an i7 over an i5 is even necessary

The Lenovo I got: https://www.costco.com/Lenovo-LEGION-Y520-Gaming-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---4GB-NVIDIA-Graphics---1080p.product.100347159.html

Acer: https://www.costco.com/Acer-Nitro-5-Gaming-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---4GB-NVIDIA-Graphics---1080p.product.100376405.html

There were a lot of Dell Inspirons so feel free the suggest one of the others: https://www.costco.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-5000-Series-Gaming-Laptop---Intel-Core-i5---1080p---4GB-NVIDIA-Graphics.product.100339965.html

2 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
March 7, 2018

Depending on your type of work an I5 processor will the one to go with, The Y520 is the best among the three options you mentioned. As the dell comes with a TN panel display making it the worst option. The Y520 comes with a more powerful GPU. I would recommend this Lenovo Legion Y520 because it comes with everything you need, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 for faster boot up and loading, 1 TB of HDD for storage, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, good battery life, very good heat management, NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti GPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget.

Gaming laptops under £400? [R]

2 years, 6 months agoPuzzleheadedOven posted submission on laptops.
March 1, 2018

Hi I'm trying to get into the pc gaming industry on a budget. Id like to play games like fps, mobas, strategy,etc. But i need a decent gaming laptop first, however I don't know where to start or what to buy.

2 years, 6 months agoPuzzleheadedOven posted comment on laptops.
March 1, 2018

Hello, for a budget gaming laptop, I will recommend you to start with the Y520 but unfortunately it is above your budget. It is a pretty decent gaming laptop. Here's one review take a look and decide if it is worth the money. Anything lower than this, may not be about the support your games smoothly. Good luck!

How Good Can a Lenovo Legion Y520 Run FFXIV? [R]

2 years, 9 months agogunstar-throwaway posted submission on ffxiv.
Dec. 2, 2017

Just a little question I have. How good can it run ffxiv? Have you guys had one and played ffxiv? How well was it for you?

2 years, 9 months agogunstar-throwaway posted comment on ffxiv.
Dec. 6, 2017

What about this one? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVMJ713/ref=psdc13896615011t2_B06XWFCKYX

This is the one I am currently looking at for myself.

Laptop For Gaming and Transport (>$1000 USD, USA) [R]

2 years, 9 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 25, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Preferably less than $1000. Less is better, I'm a poor college student, haha.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I just want the best bang for my buck. While a 2 in 1 would be awesome, I'll go with anything.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not too important, as long as it is easy to carry around.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows, 64-bit

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Max 15.6, but with as minimal bezels as possible.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Lots of gaming. Destiny 2, Fallout 4, Mass Effect Andromeda, The Division, a few others.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I want to be able to run them smoothly with medium-to-high settings.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Minimal bezels or 14" screen to make it as compact as we can.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. So, I found a deal on a laptop that fulfills everything I need, but it's kind of pricey. I was looking at a Dell XPS 15 9560. It has a GTX 1050, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and minimal bezels. I want something like that, but am willing to compromise. Mostly, I just want a laptop that is portable (so if 15.6"--must have minimal bezels, if not must be a 14"), and can run the same games as my current desktop. My current desktop is an MSI All-In-One with 1TB HDD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M, Intel i5.

2 years, 9 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 27, 2017

Well the cost is a big part of the issue, but for your usage I would go with this one.

Programming laptop for college, <$1000 [R]

2 years, 9 months agoleftyflip326 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 26, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000USD, United States
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Specs!
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? As long as it's reasonably portable (fits in backpack).
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. I would like to dual boot Windows and Linux.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14''+

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Various IDEs. Image processing for computer vision tasks.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? My current laptop is failing and finals are very soon. This is no time for games!

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? 128GB+ SSD, 8GB+ RAM, fast processor. Good keyboard for programming. At least 2 USB ports, HDMI, and Bluetooth.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm looking for a performance programming and general usage laptop. I'm hoping to take advantage of any deals during this Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend. Amazon Prime shipping is a plus.

I don't need extra storage space, fancy audio, touchscreen/fingerprint scanner, etc... Just a reliable, fast laptop to finish out my Computer Science degree.

2 years, 9 months agoleftyflip326 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 26, 2017

Thanks for the suggestion (and the helpful website). The Swift is a strong contender.

I'm also considering the Lenovo Legion Y520 and Acer Nitro 5. They're a bit more expensive but have higher performance and a separate keyboard numpad, which I realized I use a lot. Waiting until tomorrow in the hope of getting a Cyber Monday deal.

Quality of Lenovo laptops in 2017? [R]

2 years, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 24, 2017

I’m looking for a new gaming laptop since it’s black Friday and I really want get the Legion y520. While I’ve heard a lot of good things about lenovo there’s one person that keeps telling me anything from lenovo is total trash and will crap out on me within months. I took a look online and I’ve found plenty of good and bad things about lenovo but none of the bad reviews extend past early 2016. I’d appreciate if anyone could give me an idea about how Lenovo’s doing right now.

Some of the problems I’ve been told are inherent in Lenovo’s hardware are faulty ports, motherboard problems, faulty keys and buttons, and overall just full laptop shutdowns.

ALSO: Can anyone compare the y520 to the HP omen? Just curious.

2 years, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 24, 2017

If you still didn't get one then this gets my vote

looking for a premium laptop under $700 [R]

2 years, 10 months agoNov. 22, 2017

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2 years, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 23, 2017

What about this one ?

College Laptop for Computer Science Major, Gaming, Programming, Game Development, USA, $600 to $1,000 [R]

2 years, 10 months agoNov. 20, 2017

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2 years, 10 months agoelvinelmo posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 21, 2017

For gaming, cad and game development you would need a quad core cpu and a dgpu. I would suggest the Lenovo Legion Y520 as a low budget option that can get the job done

  • 15.6" FHD IPS
  • i5-7300HQ
  • Vida GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • 8GB DDR4 DRAM
  • 256GB PCIe SSD
  • 5.28 lbs

The GTX 1050 Ti graphics card will provide a smooth gaming experience on AAA titles and get a high fps. Adding an HDD is recommended to get more storage space on this system

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Acer Predator Helios 300 is a more powerful laptop at the top end of your budget

15" Amaon Version17" Version amazon* | *17" version newegg

  • Display 15.6" Full HD IPS 1920 x 1080
  • Processor: Intel Core i7
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 256GB SSD (HDD can be added for extra storage)
  • Weight 5.95 lbs
  • Battery life 6 hrs

Overwatch Play throughThe Witcher 3 FPS

Detailed Review

List of the best available laptops for gaming and for college. [R]

2 years, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 27, 2017

I have noticed that I and a lot of other recommenders here have certain options that meets a lot of criteria for most of you seeking advice so I thought I would collect them here for you for ease of access, believe it or not but this post is over the 40k character limit, So sorry if it might seem a little incoherent in certain parts.

I know it is passed a month since the last update, but this posts takes a lot of time and effort just to update it.

Also, I have recived several requests to make a Canada/UK list similar to this, but the price and availability is so different that it is much harder to build so instead maybe you can take advantage of MyUS wesbite promo to ship from USA to anywhere else).

Last updated on 19th of December

*Other useful posts that you should check out *

********** Gaming laptops ***************

300~400 range Acer Aspire E 15.

  • Intel HD Graphics 620 is the best iGPU you can find for this budget which makes the laptop the best option for light gaming on a very tight budget.

  • Full HD (TN) 15.6 screen, which is very rare for this budget range and great for watching movies/videos.

  • Good upgrades available, can go to 16 GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

  • USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

  • Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
  • Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
  • Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
  • Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn't have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn't attract fingerprints easily)ز

500~550 The Acer Aspire E 15 Not the same model.

  • NVIDIA 940MX which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

  • 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD both are somewhat standards in 600 range so finding them on 500~ range is somewhat a catch.

  • Advertised battery life of up to 12-hours, Backlit Keyboard.

Here is a little in depth review of it :

  • Same with the cheaper Acer, it is made from plastic, but it feels sturdy, screen comes with anti glare finish so it will work well outside.

  • Battery life is great about 5-8 hours of general usage.

  • Backlit keyboard, quite and comfortable, Trackpad have been getting some mixed reviews, I think it is a software issue, or maybe it is because some people are not used to trackpads.

  • Speakers are good, above average for laptops in this range, the gaming performance is also above average since it is only 940MX but it the best for the budget.

  • Very thin, very quiet (can barely hear the fans), It has room for more ram as well as more SSD, Fingerprint magnet.


550~600 The new Acer Aspire E 15

  • 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, MX 150 GPU (a nice step up from the 940MX GPU).

  • Long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), weight 5.27 lbs, USB type C.

  • For a small review check the one for the older model, it is not 100% but they both should have very similar cons/pros.


500~600 ASUS VivoBook F510UA

  • 8th gen quad core CPU (a great enhancement in performance vs the 7th gen), 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, Full HD 15.6 inch screen.

  • Very light for the size and price at 3.7 lbs, USB type C, No backlit keyboard, long battery life.


600~750 Lenovo Ideapad 700

  • Quad core i5-6300HQ which is a great plus over the previous 2 acers, specially if you are going to play a CPU intensive game, or you are going to do other CPU intensive tasks like MatLab, AutoCAD, audio/video editing.

  • 950M which is more powerful than the 940MX on the other acer.

  • 12gb of ram and 256gb SSD.

  • 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops) and great if more than one person is going to watch a movie on the same screen as it has very good viewing angles.

Here is a little more in depth review :

  • The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

  • Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

  • It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

  • Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the "clicking" is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

  • It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.


700~800 The Nitro 5

  • It comes with Intel Core i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050Ti with 2GB GDDR5, 8GB of ram, 256GB SSD.

  • Very good build quality, average battery life (3.5-5 hours of light to moderate usage), Backlit keyboard, USB type C, Full HD IPS.


800~850 The Prostar Clevo N855HJ

  • The new and powerful i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 with 2GB GDDR5, 8GB ram, 128GB SSD, 1TB of HDD (the previous nitro has a more powerful GPU, but less powerful CPU).

  • Very good build quality, Backlit keyboard, USB Type C, looks more professional (doesn't look like a transformers laptops), Full HD screen(TN) (somewhat low quality, only get this if your max is 850).

  • If you can spend a 100 more get this configuration with IPS. (the previous nitro comes with IPS).


900~1000 The CYBERPOWERPC Tracer II T15300

  • 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core, 8 GB ram, 240GB SSD, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS.

  • Mechanical keyboard, which is very rare in this budget range.


800~950 The Lenovo Y520

  • Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7300HQ, 8 GB ram, 256GB SSD, 1050Ti GPU, Full HD IPS.

  • Temperory out of stock on Amazon, but it worth it to wait if you are not in a hurry.

Here is a more detailed review of it :

  • It can not be charged using USB C.
  • It is not user upgradable(you can not install another 2.5" hard drive along with the ssd).
  • Someone actually took the time to test the download and upload speed using wifi and it had great restuls.
  • Sound quality is another plus with two speakers on each side on the top of the keyboard, and no distortion when you increase the volume, but the bass is a little on the low side.

  • The base has a rubber thingy that lefts it up from the desk to provide better coolling.

  • If it is important to you, it has very good linux support.

  • Laptop is made from plastic as well and it feels sturdy the same way as the Acer VX 15.

  • Screen is quality IPS with very good viewing angles and brightness (as long as you keep it over 80%, some people feel that it gets dim when it is lower than that), it has some glare when used in direct lighting but the brightness is still pretty good, it does come with kinda big bezel and no G-Sync.

  • Keyboard is really good, feels solid, reliable, and responsive but with only red backlighting with two levels and off mode, the numpad on the keyboard is kinda weird though, to make room for full size arrow keys they moved the numbad up, and removed the enter key from the numpad itself.

  • Touchpad has its separate buttons, and very accurate, but it looks odd (check Amazon's pics to see what I mean).

  • It comes with Windows 10 Signature so not much bloatware to slow the laptop down.

  • Battery life is around 3.5-5 hours with light to medium usage ( not gaming of course).


850~900 The Acer VX 15 (refurbished not new).

  • Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7300HQ, 16 GB ram, 256GB SSD, 1050Ti GPU, USB type C, Full HD IPS.

  • very good build quality, average battery life (3.5-5 hours of light to moderate usage), backlit keyboard.

  • I bought this for myself, so if you are interested in it you can check out my AMA post about it here.

  • Quad core i7 version available for a 100 USD more, I wouldn't recommend it unless your are planning to use it for solidwork or video editing where i7 would be benificial.


900~1000 The Eluktronics N857HK1 Pro-X

  • Intel i7-7700HQ Quad Core CPU, GTX 1050 Ti, 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, 8 GB ram.

  • USB type C, backlit keyboard, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch.


900~1000 The Eluktronics N850HK1

  • Comes with i7-7700HQ quad core CPU, GTX 1050 Ti, 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, 8 GB ram.

  • High quality Full HD IPS screen, USB type C, backlit keyboard, high quality build, weighs 5.6 lbs great choice if you don't mind installing hard drives on your own, or if you are looking to professional looking laptop.

  • You can also get this configuration with bigger SSD, or this configuration with the bigger SSD and double the ram.


1000~1100 The Acer Predator Helios 300

  • One of the best priced laptops with 1060 GPU available, it also comes with Intel Core i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB, high quality Full HD IPS screen (but some report it as a little dim), 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD.

  • Very good build quality with great heating management as per The--Technician, and around 6 lbs.


1000~1100 The PROSTAR Clevo N850HK1

  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4, GTX 1050Ti, 120GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen.

  • Backlit keyboard, 1 Year Premium Warranty, USB type C.


1000~1100 The CYBERPOWERPC Tracer II VR TVR15400

  • 7th gen i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz, 16GB DDR4, GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 250GB SSD.

  • Full HD IPS screen, Full Red Backlit Keyboard, 1 Year Limited Warranty.


1000~1100 The Dell i7577-5241BLK-PUS

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5, GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 8GB ram, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD.

  • Full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen, Thunderbolt 3, USB type C.

  • Great value for money with the current sale, and very big battery which provides good battery life.


1050~1150 The PROSTAR Clevo N870HP6

  • Intel 7th gen i7-7700HQ, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1060, 1TB HDD.

  • 17.3 inch Full HD IPS, backlit keyboard, 1 Year Premium Warranty, USB type C.


1100~1250 The PROSTAR Clevo N850HP6

  • Intel 7th gen i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4, GTX 1060, 120GB SSD, 1TB HDD.
  • Full Color Illuminated Keyboard, 1 Year Premium Warranty, USB type C.

1100~1250 The Eluktronics N870HP6 Pro-X

  • Intel 7th gen i7-7700HQ Quad Core, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 16GB DDR4 RAM.
  • 17.3 inch Full HD IPS, USB type C, Full Size RGB Color Backlit Keyboard, 1 Year Warranty.

1100~1250 The Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition


1250 ~1450 The Eluktronics N870HP6

  • Comes with i7-7700HQ, 1060 GPU, 16 GB of ram, 512GB SSD.

  • 17.3 Full HD IPS screen, Full Size RGB Backlit Keyboard, USB Type-C.


1250~1450 The PROSTAR Laptop N850HP6

  • Comes with i7-7700HQ, 1060 GPU, 16 GB of ram, 500GB SSD, 1 TB HDD.
  • 15.6 inch FHD IPS, 1-Year Warranty, Full Color Illuminated Keyboard, USB Type C.

1250~1450 The P55Wv6-PC3D

  • Quad Core i7 6700HQ, GTX 1060 GDDR5 6GB, 256GB M.2 SSD, 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 16 GB DDR4 RAM.

  • Backlit keyboard, USB Type-C, kinda heavy at 5.73 Ibs, Full HD IPS screen.


1400~1600 **The Eluktronics Pro-X P650HP6-G.

  • Quad Core i7 7700HQ, GTX 1060 GDDR5 6GB, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 16GB Ram.

  • 15.6 inch Full HD 120HZ screen with G-Sync, 2 USB 3.1 Type-C, Full Size RGB Backlit Keyboard.


1400~1600 The Eluktronics Pro-X P950HR

  • Intel 7th gen i7-7700HQ Quad Core, 1070 Max Q GPU, 128GB PCIe G3 x4 NVMe, 1TB HDD storage, 8GB DDR4.
  • Full HD IPS 15.6 inch, Full Size RGB Backlit Keyboard, light weight for its power at 4.9 lbs.

1400~1600 The Gigabyte Aero 14Kv7

  • This is not as powerful as the rest of the laptops in this price range, but this is on this list because it comes with great weight at 4.17 lbs, and it is long battery life.

  • Quad Core i7 7700HQ, GTX 1050Ti GPU, 256GB M.2 SSD, 16 GB DDR4 RAM.

  • 14 inch QHD IPS screen, 2-Year Gigabyte USA + Global Warranty, along with promotional items.


1400~1600 The MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro-069

  • Main selling point for this laptop is its weight, it comes with at 3.75 lbs, and screen size at 14.3 inch Full HD screen.

  • It also comes with Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, 128GB SSD, Thunderbolt 3, Backlit keyboard with Metal build.


1600~1700 The Gigabyte Aero 14

  • This one on the list because of 3 main things, 14 QHD IPS screen, long battery life for a gaming laptop (6.5-8 hours for general usage), and its light weight at 4.17 lbs.

  • 7th Gen Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 GDDR5 6GB, 16GB ram, 512GB SSD, USB 3.1 Type-C, backlit keyboard.


1500~1750 The Acer Predator 15

  • Core i7-6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Full HD IPS with G-Sync, 1070 GPU.

  • A little heavy at 8.16 lbs, Thunderbolt 3, Great build quality.


1600~1800 The Eluktronics P650HS-G


1600~1800 The PROSTAR Clevo P650HS-G

  • 7th gen i7-7700HQ Quad Core, 16GB Ram, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 1070 GPU.
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS G-Sync screen with 120 Hz refresh rate, Full Size RGB Backlit Keyboard, 2 USB type C, 1 Year Warranty.

1600~1800 The Acer Predator 15

  • i7-6700HQ, 16GB Ram, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 1070 GPU.
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS G-Sync screen, Thunderbolt 3, 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer.

  • 17.3 inch and 7th gen version.


1500~1800 The MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro

  • 15.6" G-SYNC Full HD screen, GTX 1070, i7-6700HQ, 16GB, 256GB M.2 SATA, 1TB HDD.

  • Great build quality (all metal), very good heat management, Steel Series Full-Color Backlight Keyboard.

  • 7th gen CPU version.


*********** Honorable mentions ***********

The ROG Strix GL753VD(because of the bigger screen and 1050).

The P55Wv6-PC3D(because of the global warranty if you are buying from outside USA using something like MyUS promo to ship from USA to anywhere else and for the specs).

700~800 Dell Inspiron

  • 960M which is more powerful than the 950M on the lenovo+ SSD is the main advantage this has over the lenovo laptop.

  • Very good battery life, backlit keyboard( same applies with the other configuration).

  • You can get it for 100$ less if you are ok with getting the wharehouse deal from Amazon.


700~800 Dell Inspiron i7559

  • Quad core i7 which is its main advantage over the other model you get a better CPU which is only recommended if you are also going to use it for CPU intensive tasks previously mentioned.

  • Upgrade options are very good (add more ram or add a SSD same applies with the other configuration) also comes with great battery life just like the other dell.

Here is a more detailed review of it:

Easily upgradeable, remove a panel at the bottom and you will have access to the storage and ram bays, Keyboard is comfortable to use, comes backlit with 2 levels or brightness, trackpad is okay, you can mis click if you are not used to it, Speakers are also above average, minimal bloat-ware, nothing major, great heat management, even with intensive gaming, The fans are also quiet, you can only hear them (slightly) when under intensive gaming, it is made from plastic, but it feels sturdy, you can open the laptop with ease, screen is IPS which is great for the price, The battery is the main selling point for this laptop as it can go from 5-7 hours with moderate usage.

  • If you want it you will need to click the used & new.

Each of those has its own benefit aside from the raw power, so if you are interested in one of them let me know and I will explain why they are on the Honorable mentions.

************* * College laptops *************

FYI: the Upcoming laptops are refurbished laptops, which allows for better value for money, and better specs which equals better performance, they are a little heavier, but the smaller screen makes them good college laptops.

200~250 The Dell Latitude E6410

  • Dual core i5, 8GB of ram, 128 GB of SSD which is great specs for the money.

  • 14.1 inch screen but only HD

  • 90 day warranty and DVDRW which is not usually for this size.

250~300 The **ThinkPad T410.

  • Almost the same specs but with better build quality but also heavier by 0.3 lb.

250~300 Lenovo Thinkpad T430

  • Better CPU, better screen resloution.

300~350 HP EliteBook Folio 9470M

  • Bigger SSD, better CPU.

FYI 2: most of the upcoming laptops have very similar specs so I won't mention them, they are dual core i5, 8GB of ram, 256GB of SSD, and the corresponding iGPU (either 520 or 620) which is much more powerful than the previous options and the upcoming list is way lighter with better display and build quality which is why they cost a lot more although they seem to have similar specs.


450~600 The ASUS VivoBook F510UA

  • 8th gen quad core CPU (a big step up from the 7th gen CPU), 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD (you can exchange that with a SSD to make it a perfect laptop).

  • 15.6 inch full HD screen, USB type C, no backlit keyboard, and very light at 3.7 lbs.


600~700 The Acer Swift 3

  • 8th gen quad core CPU, 8GB of ram, 256GB of SSD, 15.6 full HD IPS screen.

  • Advertised battery of (Up to 10-hours of battery life)

550~650 The Acer Swift 3 with the current sale.

  • Different listing of it.

  • Dual core i5 CPU, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, lightweight at 3.31 lbs.

  • 14 inch Full HD IPS which is a great screen for the price (some complained that it is a little dim in direct sunshine though).

  • USB type C, backlit keyboard, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage.


550~650 The Acer Spin 5 with the current sale still ongoing.

  • Same specs as the Swift but smaller screen with better brightness with 2 in 1 features.

  • Better battery life, still has backlit keyboard but no USB type C.


500 ~600 The ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA

  • Comes with Fanless CPU which means it will be super quiet.

  • USB type C, 1-year Accidental Damage Protection, 2 in 1 features and very light at 2.9 lbs.


600~650 The Acer Aspire R 14

  • Bigger screen than the spin 5, while still having the 2 in 1 feature.

  • USB type C, has Backlit keyboard but it is off by default but it also heavier at 4.2 lbs.

  • Lower build quality than the Spin 5 and Swift 3 but still very good and above average.


600~750 The ASUS ZenBook UX330UA

  • Better CPU and better iGPU so this is the way to go if you are going to do some light gaming on the side.

  • Lightest and thinest on this list, higher build quality, cool extra features.

  • USB type C, no Backlit keyboard (only con in my opinion).


600~750 The ASUS K401

  • Still available through the "Other Sellers on Amazon" section.

  • NVIDIA GeForce 940M which is great if you want to do gaming on the side, while it is still somewhat light at 3.6 lbs.

  • Con is that it has 750GB of HDD instead of 256GB SSD like most light weight laptops on this list.


700~850 The Lenovo Flex 4

  • Has the new CPU/iGPU which makes it great if you are planning to do some light gaming on the side.

  • 8GB ram, 256GB SSD like the rest of the options in this list.

  • 2 in 1 features, Full HD IPS touchscreen, but also a little heavier than the rest at 3.8 lbs.

  • Lenovo Flex 5, which comes with similar specs, and pirce but with lighter weight at 3.5lbs.


700~850 The Acer Aspire S 13

  • Better battery life, USB C, backlit keyboard, lighter than the other acers.

  • Similar build quality to the R14 but with no 2 in 1 feature.

  • Similar screen but smaller than the R14 (13.3 vs 14).


800~900 The Lenovo Flex 4


800~900 The Acer Swift 5

  • 7th gen i5 dual core, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD

  • Lightweight at 2.87 lbs, USB type C, long battery life (advertised up to 13 hours).


800~900 The Acer Spin 7

  • One of the few that has the powerful fanless Intel Core i7-7Y75, the rest of the specs and build quality is almost identical to the Acer Spin 5 mentioned on this list, except for the more powerful iGPU.

  • At the moment it is overpriced at 1k, I would wait for it to be cheaper.


950~1100 The Dell XPS 13

  • Amazing battery life, very light weight at 2.61 lbs, very good build quality.

  • Very thin, almost no bezels, backlit keyboard.

***** General usage *********

General use laptops typically are 15.6'' and have a lot of value for their price. They're good for average consumers looking for day to day usage like watching movies, listening to music, browsing the web and so on.

250~300 The Acer Aspire ES 15

  • Intel Core i3-6100U which is powerful enough for most daily usages and best value for money for this price point.

  • 1 TB of HDD for storage, 4 GB of ram for basic multitasking (recommended to increase it to 8 if you have the budget).

  • Advertised 6.5-hours Battery Life.

250~300 The Lenovo 110.

  • Very similar to the previous Acer in almost all aspects (specs wise, build quality wise, price wise).

300~350 The Acer Aspire E 15.

  • Full HD 15.6 screen, which is very rare for this budget range and great for watching movies/videos.

  • Good upgrades available, can go to 16 GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

  • USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

  • Best CPU/iGPU for the price and great value for money.

400~500 The Dell Inspiron 5000

  • Close in specs to the Acer, but also has Backlit keyboard, double the ram, and better Speakers.

  • Comes with Touchscreen if you enjoy using those this is a good plus.

400~460 The Dell Inspiron i5559

  • Very similar to the above but Signature Edition which means there is no annoying bloatware to remove.

450~500 The HP 15-ay013nr

  • Main advantage is SSD (although a little small) instead of HDD which is me is worth the difference if you can afford it.

450~500 The Lenovo 17

  • Comes with bigger 17.3 screen, but with lower screen resolution (HD+ not Full HD).

600~700 The ASUS F556UA

  • Main advantage is better iGPU, bigger SSD (256GB instead of 128GB) which is again to me is worth the difference if you can afford it.

  • 6 hr advertised battery life

500~600 The HP x360

  • Main advantage is Full HD IPS screen, 2 in 1 features, average weight of 4.5 lbs.

600~650 The Lenovo Ideapad 700

  • Main advantage is the quad core CPU for those who is going to do CPU intensive tasks like work on huge excel spreadsheets and such.

  • Full HD IPS scree, 12GB of ram, 1 TB HDD, 950M GPU.


600~700 The Asus X756

  • Bigger screen (17.3 Full HD), more ram (12 GB), Dedicated GPU (950M), USB Type C.

700~750 The Dell Inspiron

*More ram (16GB ), similar screen (17.3 Full HD), Backlit keyboard.

700~850 The Lenovo Yoga 710

  • Smaller screen (14 inch Full HD IPS), 2 in 1 feature, with touchscreen, 8 GB of ram and 256GB SSD.

The list is still working progress, it will be updated often in the next few days.

2 years, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 20, 2017

Ooh I missed that part, Then this is your 2nd best option value and weight wise.

Thoughts on the Lenovo Y520? Competitors? [R]

2 years, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 16, 2017

I was just browsing around the sub and noticed some mentions recently about this Lenovo laptop.

Here's the version I was specifically looking at getting:

https://www.costco.com/Lenovo-LEGION-Y520-Gaming-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---4GB-NVIDIA-Graphics---1080p.product.100347159.html

I've read a few comparisons online about some competitors but honestly this looks like its the best for its price point. Anyone out there that thinks they have a better deal or better hardware for a similar price or lower?

I'm in the US, and this is more of an opinion poll more than anything. Not really a full on suggestion post as I'm almost 90% sure I'm getting the Lenovo y520. (hope I'm not breaking any rules!)

Thanks!

2 years, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 17, 2017

I like the Y520 but I would go with this configuration because you don't need 2 TB of storage or the i7 CPU.

Laptop for gaming and art [R]

2 years, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 16, 2017

Hi,

  • Total budget and country of purchase: upto $1000, US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. 2 in 1 would be great for art but not mandatory. Good battery life

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I have back muscle issues so weight is important

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Comfortable with any

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6 and below preferable

  • **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? Yes. I want to use it for digital art. Photoshop, krita, steam, rocket league, civ

** -fill here, remove dashes- * If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Currently play at the lowest settings

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Nope

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. -fill here, remove dashes-

I am looking to buy a new laptop. Never owned one with a dedicated graphics card. I want to use the laptop for gaming. I also do digital art and would love it if the laptop would be good for that too. Also I would like to have more hard disk space, like 1 TB and also decent battery life. I don't necessarily need an i7 processor. Budget is upto $1000 Screen size: prefer 15.6 and below Games: with my previous laptop haven't been able to okay anything demanding in terms of performance

2 years, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 16, 2017

There are not many powerful gaming laptop within budget that are also light, with that said, the lightest/powerful combination would be this Lenovo Legion Y520 because it comes with everything you need , i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, slighlty weight less than most gaming laptop at 5.3 lbs, very good heat management, 1050Ti GPU which is very powerful for gaming, and it is within your budget.

Looking for gaming laptop around $900 [R]

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 23, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Around ~$900~ | US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Don't care for battery life, unless it's absurdly low

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Does not matter

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Any windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

    At least 15.6

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

Gaming is probably the most intensive stuff thing I would do.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

From that, the most intensive stuff would be recent games (2016-2017), med settings ish. Wanting at least 30-40 fps or more for those.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

Prefer: Backlit keyboard | ssd + hdd | GTX 1050 ti or similar

Must: Touchscreen

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

I'm pretty sure this is a really hard request to fill, been having a lot of trouble finding something for this. I understand touchscreen is pretty extra and unnecessary but I've personally come to love it. I'm open to anything that fits most of these conditions, so I've tried to phrase some things vaguely because I think I can give up some things if necessary.

If touchscreen is really not possible, I can give that up as well.

These are some of the ones I've been looking at

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 23, 2017

Well this is currently on sale and I would also suggest this Nitro 5 both comes with i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB (or 16 in case of the nitro) of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 1050Ti GPU, and it is within your budget.

If you can/want to push a little over the 1k mark then This acer would be another great option for 1060 6GB and I7 CPU.

LF Secondary Gaming / Misc. Laptop - $800 or less [USA] [R]

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 22, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $800 give or take, I live in the USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Low to moderate

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15" or bigger

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Mainly WoW for gaming, and Snagit for video recording.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? WoW and maybe League of Legends, 30-60 FPS at Medium to High settings

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Nothing comes to mind, maybe a laptop where it's difficult for debris to fall between the keys (I'm a little OCD)?

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. This will be my secondary computer for when I'm traveling, other than some light gaming of old and well optimized titles (like WoW), I don't need it to be particularly powerful. I just need something reliable, the only laptop I ever bought (an HP Pavilion dv6 had major issues with overheating).

Thanks!

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 22, 2017

Two options came to mind when I read your post, this one because the current sale makes it within your price range aND this acer because it comes with everything you need, 7th gen quad core CPU, 16 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 256gb SSD for faster booting, full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen like you wanted, Backlit keyboard, USB type C, and it is not too much over budget.

Looking for a laptop for Uni and casual gaming. [R]

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 20, 2017

Total budget and country of purchase:(CAD) $800 - $1000

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. 2 in 1 not required. Good battery preferred.

How important is weight and thinness to you? Prefer lightweight, will be travelling often.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows.

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14" minimum - max 16"

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming (Overwatch, FF14, PoE), Must have Microsoft Office for Uni work.

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Overwatch, FF14, PoE. 30-60 fps. Not fussy about playing in ultra, I don't mind playing med-high.

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Needs to be sturdy enough to last minimum 3 years (last laptop hinge failed within a year). Good keyboard would be nice. Decent WiFi card would be good.

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Nothing too bulky please, preferably in a light colour. Something on sale would be a bonus.

Thank you!

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 22, 2017

Well this is currently on sale and I would also suggest this Nitro 5 both comes with i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB (or 16 in case of the nitro) of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 1050Ti GPU, and it is within your budget.

If you can/want to push a little over the 1k mark then This acer would be another great option for 1060 6GB and I7 CPU.

Best specs that money can buy [R]

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 19, 2017

Can I get a laptop that atleast has a GTX 1050Ti under $700 USD.

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 22, 2017

You mean this one ?

Good Gaming laptop for occasional gaming, and browsing under $1,000 [R]

2 years, 11 months agoOct. 22, 2017

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2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 22, 2017

Both the two you mentioned are great options, this is currently on sale and I would also suggest this Nitro 5 both comes with i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB (or 16 in case of the nitro) of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 1050Ti GPU, and it is within your budget.

If you can/want to push a little over the 1k mark then This acer would be another great option for 1060 6GB and I7 CPU.

U.S. Student looking for laptop with writing/browsing/gaming $800 budget [R]

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: US looking for something in the $800 range

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not Important

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. N/A

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Looking to do some moderate gaming, Civilization, Overwatch, and Mass Effect trilogy.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? N/A

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good keyboard is very important to me, I like to do a lot of writing am looking for a well laid out, comfortable keyboard.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I have done some research and it looks like the Lenovo Y520 and Dell Inspiron 7000 might be the two top contenders. I am not married to either of these if someone has a better option though. Thank you!

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2017

My vote would go to this one and with the current sale it is just within your budget.

8th Gen laptops already on sale a Quad Core cpu on an ultra portable laptop the Acer Swift 3 [R]

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 20, 2017

A month ago Intel announced the 8th Gen Core CPUs with double the number of CPU cores on mainstream consumer notebooks and promise performance increases as high as 40 percent over the current, 7th-Generation "Kaby Lake" processors, but we have only seen the U-series so far .

The U-series means that it still uses a 15W TDP while having a four physical cores and eight threads the additional cores should lead to stronger performance, especially for multitasking, but to be able to do that with a 15W TDP the base clock speed of each chip is substantially lower than their predecessors while still having a higher turbo boost .

We have our "WEEKLY" DISCUSSION THREAD 9/22/17 about that .

So if i can put all of this in a simple description in my opinion this Intel's approach to the Max Q idea where you take a powerful CPU and put a limit on it's power consuming on the sweet spot between performance and power usage.

We already have seen a few 8th Gen laptops in the market this days but I want to talk about the Acer Swift 3 here are the speces

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)

  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM

  • 14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display

  • 8GB LPDDR3 Memory & 256GB SSD

  • Up to 10-hours of battery life

  • 3.75 lbs

As we said before this is still a U-series CPU so you shouldn't worry about any heating issues plus the MX 150 (which is double the 940 MX ) is also considered as a low voltage chip meaning you get a great battery life as it's advertised with a good performance jump .

I would recommend this for :

  • Any student as it's considered light (only 3.75) with an all-aluminum body and a great battery life .

  • Photo editing also the screen might not be the best for this but it's still an IPS screen with a decent color accuracy and if you hook it up to an external screen it should be more than enough .

  • light gaming as the MX 150 with the I5-8250 U could handle AAA games on medium to low setting with a playable FPS, (Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on low 1280x720 79 FPS)(Mass Effect Andromeda on low 1280x720 67 FPS)(Overwatch on high 1920x1080 ~ 64 FPS)

  • Light video editing again the i5-8250 u with the MX 150 should handle that but for heavy work I would still recommend the I7-7700 HQ as you need a stable high base clock

You could also check my list for other options .

The great news is that it's on sale right now.

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 20, 2017

This is completely true especially with the great deal on the Lenovo Legion Y520 but keep in mind it won't be 3.75 lbs., it won't give you 10 hrs of battery life and defnetlly it won't be an all aluminum body laptop .

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 30, 2017

I have noticed that I and a lot of other recommenders here have certain options that meets a lot of criteria for most of you seeking advice so I thought I would collect them here for you for ease of access, I have updated the gaming section with the latest additions and working on updating the college/general usage.

I have thought about adding what would each laptop in here be useful for to help you deiced, but it came out to big so instead I have a list of icons explaining my recommendation .

Here is what the icons mean :

  • Long battery life (4 Hrs) 🔋 .

  • Best bang for the money 💰 .

  • Lightweight 🍁 .

  • Great keyboard 🔠 .

  • Good for photo editing 📷 .

  • Good for video editing 🎥 .

  • Professional look 💼 .

  • Light gaming 🎲 .

  • Medium gaming 🎳 .

  • Heavy gaming 🎮 .

  • Running CAD and a like 🏗 .

  • CPU intensive work ⚙️ .

  • Great screen 📺 .

  • Student life 👨‍🎓 .

  • Good build quality 🔨 .

  • Touch screen ✍️ .

Please let me know if you like the ICONS idea or I should go back for the old formatting, If you have any comment please go ahead I am all ears

If you do own any of this laptops and you would like to tell us your opinion to help others it will be very appreciated .

Have a nice day all :)

Now for the recommendations

********** Gaming laptops ***************

300~400 range Acer Aspire E 15. 💰🔋🔋🔨💼👨‍🎓

  • Since it issometimes goes out of stock here it is on eBay but it is sold their for more.

  • Intel HD Graphics 620 is the best iGPU you can find for this budget which makes the laptop the best option for light gaming on a very tight budget.

  • Full HD (TN) 15.6 screen, which is very rare for this budget range and great for watching movies/videos.

  • Good upgrades available, can go to 16 GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

  • USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

  • Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
  • Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
  • Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
  • Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn't have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn't attract fingerprints easily).

400~500 Asus P2540UA 💰🔋🔋💼🔨

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5 7200U dual core, HD 620 iGPU, 8GB of ram, 1TB of HDD, Full HD (TN) 15.6 screen.

  • Weighs 5.2 lbs, no backlit keyboard .


500~600 The Acer Aspire E 15 Not the same model. 💰🔋🔋🎲🔨💼🎳

  • 8th gen Quad Core CPU

  • NVIDIA MX 150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games

  • 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD both are somewhat standards in 700 range so finding them on 500~ range is somewhat a catch.

  • Backlit Keyboard.

Here is a little in depth review of it :

  • Same with the cheaper Acer, it is made from plastic, but it feels sturdy, screen comes with anti glare finish so it will work well outside.

  • Backlit keyboard, quiet and comfortable, Trackpad have been getting some mixed reviews, I think it is a software issue, or maybe it is because some people are not used to trackpads.

  • Speakers are good, above average for laptops in this range, the gaming performance is also above average since it is only MX 150 but it the best for the budget.

  • Very thin, very quiet (can barely hear the fans), It has room for more ram as well as more SSD, Fingerprint magnet.


700~800 Acer Swift 3 🔋🔋💰💰🍁📷💼👨‍🎓🔨🔨🎲🎳🏗

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U

  • MX150 2 GB GDDR5 which is double the 940MX on the other acer.

  • 8GB of ram and 256gb SSD.

  • 14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display


800~900 The Lenovo Legion Y520 💰💰🔋🔠📷🎳🎮🏗🔨🎥

  • i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 8GB DDR4 DRAM, 256GB PCIe SSD.
  • Somewhat light at 5.3 lbs, A red backlit keyboard, full HD IPS, USB
  • It can not be charged using USB C.
  • Someone actually took the time to test the download and upload speed using wifi and it had great restuls.
  • Sound quality is another plus with two speakers on each side on the top of the keyboard, and no distortion when you increase the volume, but the bass is a little on the low side.
  • Laptop is made from plastic as well and it feels sturdy the same way as the Acer VX 15.
  • Screen is quality IPS with very good viewing angles and brightness (as long as you keep it over 80%, some people feel that it gets dim when it is lower than that), it has some glare when used in direct lighting but the brightness is still pretty good, it does come with kinda big bezel and no G-Sync.
  • Touchpad has its separate buttons, and very accurate, but it looks odd (check Amazon's pics to see what I mean).
  • It comes with Windows 10 Signature so not much bloatware to slow the laptop down.

850~900 The Acer VX 15 💰🔋🎳🎳🎮⚙️🏗🔨

  • Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ, 16GB ram, 256GB SSD, USB type C, Full HD IPS.

  • very good build quality, backlit keyboard.


900~1000 The Eluktronics N850HK1 💰📷🎥💼🎳🎳🎮🏗🏗⚙️⚙️📺

  • Comes with i7-7700HQ quad core CPU, GTX 1050 Ti, 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, 8 GB ram.

  • High quality Full HD IPS screen, USB type C, backlit keyboard, high quality build, weighs 5.6 lbs great choice if you don't mind installing hard drives on your own, or if you are looking to professional looking laptop.

  • You can also get this configuration with bigger SSD, or this configuration with the bigger SSD and double the ram.


1050~1100 The Acer Predator Helios 300 💰💰🔋🎮🏗🏗⚙️⚙️🔨

  • One of the best priced laptops with 1060 GPU available, it also comes with Intel Core i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB, high quality Full HD IPS screen (but some report it as a little dim), 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD.

  • Very good build quality with great heating management as per The--Technician .


1150~1250 The P55Wv6-PC3D 💰🔠📷🎥🎳🎳🎮🏗⚙️📺💼🔨

  • Quad Core i7 6700HQ, GTX 1060 GDDR5 6GB, 256GB M.2 SSD, 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 16GB DDR4 RAM.

  • Backlit keyboard, USB Type-C, Full HD IPS screen.


1200~1500 The Eluktronics Pro-X 💰💰🔠📷🎥🎥💼🎮🏗⚙️⚙️📺📺🔨

  • i7-7700HQ Quad Core, GTX 1060, G-SYNC , 128GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 8GB DDR4 RAM.

  • 2 USB 3.1 Type-C, Backlit Keyboard, 15.6 Full HD 120Hz 5ms.


1600~1700 The Gigabyte Aero 14 🔋🔋🍁📷📷🎥🎥💼🎳🎳🎮🏗⚙️⚙️📺📺👨‍🎓🔨

  • 7th Gen Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 GDDR5 6GB, 16GB ram, 512GB SSD, USB 3.1 Type-C, backlit keyboard.

1850~1950 This config of the MSI GT72VR DOMINATOR PRO DRAGON 🎮🎮🎮🏗⚙️⚙️🔨

  • 7th Gen Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ .
  • 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 (VR Ready)
  • 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD
  • 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Wide View Angle 120Hz 5ms 94%NTSC

1850~1950 This config of the Gigabyte P57Xv7-KL3K3 🎮🎮🎮🏗⚙️⚙️🔨💰📷🎥🎥💼📺📺

  • 7th Gen Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ .
  • 16 GB DDR4 2400
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 (VR Ready)
  • 256GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD
  • 17.3" QHD 120Hz IPS

************* College and General usage laptops *************

300~400 range Acer Aspire E 15. 💰🔋🔋🔨💼👨‍🎓

  • Since it issometimes goes out of stock here it is on eBay but it is sold their for more.

  • Intel HD Graphics 620 is the best iGPU you can find for this budget which makes the laptop the best option for light gaming on a very tight budget.

  • Full HD (TN) 15.6 screen, which is very rare for this budget range and great for watching movies/videos.

  • Good upgrades available, can go to 16 GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

  • USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

  • Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
  • Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
  • Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
  • Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn't have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn't attract fingerprints easily).

550~650 The Acer Swift 3 🔋🔋🍁🍁💼👨‍🎓🔨

  • 14 inch Full HD IPS which is a great screen for the price (some complained that it is a little dim in direct sunshine though).

  • USB type C, backlit keyboard, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage.


550~650 Another Acer Swift 3 🔋🔋🍁💼👨‍🎓🔨💰⚙️📷

  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS which is a great screen for the price (some complained that it is a little dim in direct sunshine though).

  • USB type C, backlit keyboard, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage.


550~650 The Acer Spin 5 with the current sale still ongoing. 🔋🔋🍁🍁💼👨‍🎓🔨📺✍️

  • Same specs as the Swift but smaller screen with better brightness with 2 in 1 features.

  • Better battery life, still has backlit keyboard but no USB type C.


500 ~600 The ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA 🔋🔋🍁🍁💼👨‍🎓🔨✍️

  • Comes with Fanless CPU which means it will be super quiet.

  • USB type C, 1-year Accidental Damage Protection, 2 in 1 features .


600~650 The Acer Aspire R 14 🔋🔋🍁💼👨‍🎓🔨✍️

  • Bigger screen than the spin 5, while still having the 2 in 1 feature.

  • USB type C, has Backlit keyboard but it is off by default but it also heavier at 4.2 lbs.

  • Lower build quality than the Spin 5 and Swift 3 but still very good and above average.


600~750 The ASUS ZenBook UX330UA 🔋🔋🍁🍁💼👨‍🎓🔨🔨

  • Better CPU and better iGPU so this is the way to go if you are going to do some light gaming on the side.

  • Lightest and thinest on this list, higher build quality, cool extra features.

  • USB type C .


600~700 Acer Aspire 5 🔋🍁👨‍🎓🔨💼🎳

  • Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7200U which is a great plus over the previous 2 acers

  • MX150 2 GB GDDR5 which is double the 940MX on the other acer.

  • 8GB of ram and 256gb SSD.

  • 15.6 full HD screen .


700~800 Acer Swift 3 🔋🔋💰💰🍁📷💼👨‍🎓🔨🔨🎲🎳🏗

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U

  • MX150 2 GB GDDR5 which is double the 940MX on the other acer.

  • 8GB of ram and 256gb SSD.

  • 14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display


850~900 The Lenovo Yoga 720 💰🔋🍁⚙️🏗👨‍🎓🔨✍️

  • Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, USB type C, Full HD IPS.

  • very good build quality, backlit keyboard.


800~900 The Lenovo Flex 4 🔋🔨💼🎳✍️

  • Intel dual core i7 and 16GB of ram (double most on this list).

950~1100 The Dell XPS 13 🔋🔋💰🍁🍁🍁💼👨‍🎓🔨🔨🔨

  • Amazing battery life, very light weight at 2.61 lbs, very good build quality.

  • Very thin, almost no bezels, backlit keyboard.

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 20, 2017

Actually for lower price I would recommend the Lenovo Legion Y520 this one has the GTX 1050Ti insted of only GTX 1050 on the acer .

Suggestions for decent gaming laptop under $1000? [R]

2 years, 11 months agoNoPantsDanceMcGee posted submission on gaming.
Oct. 18, 2017

Does anyone have any suggestions for decent gaming laptops for under $1000? Mainly FPS type games will be played on it.

2 years, 11 months agoNoPantsDanceMcGee posted comment on gaming.
Oct. 18, 2017

Out of the two items below, which is better in your opinion, and would they be easy to upgrade the HDD? They both virtually have the same specs...

Lenovo - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVMJ713/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I1RAQF0MV5EL2V&colid=21CUEZTXVWRMM

Acer - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3ISIL8JUC4GKE&colid=21CUEZTXVWRMM

Need a gaming laptop for around $800 [R]

2 years, 11 months agoThe---Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 15, 2017

I would perfer a 17" (I can compromise for a 15") around $800 gaming laptop. I live in the US.

I'm going to be using this for game development and gaming. I would like 8gb of RAM and at least 1TB of space.

The games and programs I will be using are Unreal engine, Unity, League of legends, Player unknown battlegrounds.

I really don't care much about the battery as it will be almost constantly plugged in.

The lower the price the better. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks!

2 years, 11 months agoThe---Technician posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 15, 2017

In that budget range, in terms of best performance I would go for this Lenovo Legion Y520 with the gtx 1050 Ti graphics card, powerful quad core i5 processor plus a fast SSD and 8 GB RAM..It will do a decent job at the above mentioned games.

Looking for laptop suggestion on a workplace presentable laptop that is good at gaming [R]

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 10, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Im thinking 1200USD to 1400USD. I am gonna need to have it shipped though since I currently live in SEA.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Of course I want good specs, but I also dont want the laptop to look too unprofessional, that is to say I dont want people to see it and think its a game laptop (Even if I want to play games on it). Something low key

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? 8/10

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 12 to 15in no larger

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. gaming mainly. Games I want to be able to play new AAA games as they come. Although only on something like med graphics

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Medium Settings Maybe something like 40-50fps

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I prefer SSD. Also w/ regards to brand I want either an Asus/Acer/Dell/Lenovo brand since I live in SEA and I want to make sure there is a service center near me. Although my most preferred brand is Asus since my current laptop is a Asus N550JV which I was satisfied with for the past few years. Battery should Ideally last at least 4 hrs

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I would like to re-emphasize that the laptop should not look like a gaming laptop and be presentable in a work place/office.

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 12, 2017

I think that

> The Acer Aspire V 15

Has some heating issue I would recommend The Lenovo Legion Y520

Specs:

  • i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 8GB DDR4 DRAM, 256GB PCIe SSD.
  • Somewhat light at 5.3 lbs, A red backlit keyboard, full HD IPS, USB .

Review:

  • It can not be charged using USB C.
  • It is not user upgradable(you can not install another 2.5" hard drive along with the ssd).
  • Someone actually took the time to test the download and upload speed using wifi and it had great restuls.
  • Sound quality is another plus with two speakers on each side on the top of the keyboard, and no distortion when you increase the volume, but the bass is a little on the low side.

  • The base has a rubber thingy that lefts it up from the desk to provide better coolling.

  • If it is important to you, it has very good linux support.

  • Laptop is made from plastic as well and it feels sturdy the same way as the Acer VX 15.

  • Screen is quality IPS with very good viewing angles and brightness (as long as you keep it over 80%, some people feel that it gets dim when it is lower than that), it has some glare when used in direct lighting but the brightness is still pretty good, it does come with kinda big bezel and no G-Sync.

  • Keyboard is really good, feels solid, reliable, and responsive but with only red backlighting with two levels and off mode, the numpad on the keyboard is kinda weird though, to make room for full size arrow keys they moved the numbad up, and removed the enter key from the numpad itself.

  • Touchpad has its separate buttons, and very accurate, but it looks odd (check Amazon's pics to see what I mean).

  • It comes with Windows 10 Signature so not much bloatware to slow the laptop down.

  • Battery life is around 3.5-5 hours with light to medium usage ( not gaming of course).

Mid/lower-end high range gaming laptop ($700-$900, USA) [R]

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 27, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: No more than $1000, but ideally in the $700-$900 range, United States

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Specs for the money is top priority

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Unimportant

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Ideally no smaller than 15.6"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, Xcom 2, Battlefield 1, Battlefront 2, PUBG, Fallout 4

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? 60+FPS, high settings for the slightly older games, mid settings on the newest games is acceptable

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? N/A

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm not looking for a world-crushing battlestation, just a solid laptop for when I need to travel/don't have access to my desktop. Thanks in advance!

2 years, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 27, 2017

For your usage and budget a couple of good options are available, I would recommend either Lenovo Legion Y520 or Acer Aspire VX 15 because both come with 7th gen quad core i5 CPU, which is great for your usage, 256GB SSD for faster booting time and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screens, 1050Ti GPU which is the best you can find in this price range, and it should be more than enough for your games to play on high settings with very good FPs, the main difference specs wise is that the Acer comes with 16 GB of ram and the Lenovo comes with only 8GB ram, but there is a price difference that justify the difference in price.

Hello everyone! I am looking for a budget gaming laptop! My budget lies around 50000 INR (800 USD)! Any suggestions? [R]

2 years, 12 months agomamaangry posted submission on GamingLaptops.
Sept. 25, 2017
2 years, 12 months agomamaangry posted on GamingLaptops.
Sept. 25, 2017

Hello, you may want to check out this review to know what's on the market now. For your budget, I will recommend this. Good luck!

Dell 7567 Or lenovo Y520 [R]

3 years agoSept. 20, 2017

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2 years, 12 months agomamaangry posted on Laptop.
Sept. 21, 2017

Hello, you should really check out this review. Both the Y520 and 7567 are compared together with a bunch of other alternatives.

And my vote goes to... this. Good luck!

Gaming laptop at 1000$ [R]

3 years agoSept. 20, 2017

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3 years agomamaangry posted on GamingLaptops.
Sept. 21, 2017

For Dell 7567, you may want to check out this review. I'm leaning towards this. Good luck!

WHAT Laptop SHOULD I BUY? - Your weekly device inquiry thread! [R]

3 years, 1 month agomamaangry posted submission on Laptop.
July 30, 2017

Come and share what type of laptop your looking so we can discuss it with you.

3 years agomamaangry posted on Laptop.
Sept. 17, 2017

Hello, you should also check out this review to know what's currently available on the market. I will also recommend this. Within your budget and the specs should last your a good few years. Good luck!

WHAT Laptop SHOULD I BUY? - Your weekly device inquiry thread! [R]

3 years, 1 month agomamaangry posted submission on Laptop.
July 30, 2017

Come and share what type of laptop your looking so we can discuss it with you.

3 years agomamaangry posted on Laptop.
Sept. 17, 2017

Hello! Based on your requirements, I would recommend this. You may also want to check out this here. Good luck!

WHAT Laptop SHOULD I BUY? - Your weekly device inquiry thread! [R]

3 years, 1 month agomamaangry posted submission on Laptop.
July 30, 2017

Come and share what type of laptop your looking so we can discuss it with you.

3 years agomamaangry posted on Laptop.
Sept. 16, 2017

You may want to consider this. Good luck in your search!!

Finding a Laptop [R]

3 years agomamaangry posted submission on GamingLaptops.
Sept. 10, 2017

I'm wondering what laptop will be right for me. I play games such as Minecraft, Rocket League, Subnautica, steam games, etc. I also would like to have a backup for school just in case. Does anyone have recommend dations for a great gaming laptop under $1000?

3 years agomamaangry posted on GamingLaptops.
Sept. 10, 2017

And I would recommend this. It has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB with is pretty awesome!

Need a gaming laptop under (give or take a bit) 800$ [R]

3 years agoInfinity6Gamer posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 6, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 800 dollars or so USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Probably the best specs. Any Battery life probably won't be an issue and as far as the form factor of the computer I don't think I want anything different from the tried and true.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very but I guess I prefer something that doesn't weigh a super big amount and is at least moderately thin.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows I guess.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'll record my league plays I guess. Other than that probably not

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? The best graphics I think and as far as FPS I'll cap it at 60. I'll play mostly League, I think, but I'll play a bit of the other popular games; overwatch, skyrim, fallout 4, destiny 2 (maybe), borderlands, stuff like that.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? No not really however I was looking at other recommendations on this sub and the idea of a light up keyboard really intrigues me (in a good way)

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Thanks for reading guys and I'm sorry if I messed anything up it's my first time posting here.

3 years agoInfinity6Gamer posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 7, 2017

You could get the y520 for 799 here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVMJ713

I need help I want to buy a laptop [R]

3 years agoInfinity6Gamer posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 6, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $700-$850. U.S.A

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications then good battery life

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not too important but preferrable

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Yes I'm a civil engineering student so i do CAD and a little gaming not too extreme.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

None particularly * Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? good build quality and if possible touch-screen(not too important)

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I need it to be an IPS screen and have a nvidia gtx 1050 2/4gb dedicated. 8gb ram should do but should be upgradable. 256gb ssd is okay with space for 1tb hdd. Quad core processor also wanted. Thank you.

Advice Needed for Gaming Laptop [R]

3 years agonovanima posted submission on GirlGamers.
Sept. 6, 2017

Hi all! So my old laptop is desperately in need of an upgrade, and between a new side job and what is going to be an epic tax return at the beginning of the year I'm planning to get a new laptop (probably purchasing January/February 2018, but starting the search early so I can set up my budget). I'm looking for some advice about a couple things:

*What I should look for in a laptop *How much I should expect to spend *Things I should avoid

I'm pretty familiar with computers, but I'm also a big fan of practical experience, which is why I'm asking. Gaming-wise I almost exclusively use my computer for Overwatch and Warcraft, with an occasional dabble back into SIMS or a GameBoy emulator game. Outside of gaming I mostly work in Google Docs, some Adobe stuff, and browse the internet. I do need it to be a laptop because we have a very small apartment which doesn't have room for another desk with my husband's giant gaming PC that he built last year (I have a very nice lap desk and set myself up on the bed or at the coffee table), plus I travel for 1-2 week stints a couple times a year and need to be able to take a computer with me. Ideally, I'd like to also be able to run Adobe Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Internal storage isn't a huge concern for me, as we have a 12TB NAS that I can keep all my files and such on, and honestly I keep most of my stuff in Google Drive anyway. Not sure how relevant it is, but we have a 100/100 mbps connection and internet speed has never been a problem, even when running 2 computers on Overwatch and streaming from Twitch. I'd really like to get at least a couple good years out of it and/or have the option to upgrade components myself. I'd like a nice-sized screen, but since I will travel with it I still want to be able to stick it easily in a standard-size carry on. Cosmetic-wise, I would love a numpad and a backlit keyboard, but I'm willing to compromise on those for a solid machine.

Thanks in advance for any ideas/advice!

3 years agonovanima posted on GirlGamers.
Sept. 6, 2017

What to look for: If you want to play games on your laptop, you need a discrete GPU. Integrated graphics won't cut it for gaming. In terms of performance/power balance, NVIDIA is king. If you want to run Adobe software, you'll probably want an Intel HQ series chip, rather than the U (ultrabook) series.

What to avoid: Outdated GPUs. Don't skimp by buying an older model laptop with a previous generation GPU, like the GeForce 960M. You want to look for an GTX 1000 series or, on the lower end, the newly-released MX150.

How much to spend: Well, the sky's the limit, as they say. If you want the absolute minimum, you can spend as little as $599 for the new Acer Aspire 5 (this link is for the new model--again, be very careful to avoid older models). If you want something decent that will last you a while, you're looking at around $1000. Your best options here are the Lenovo Y520 and the Dell Inspiron 7567. But again, you can always go higher. The GTX 1060 is a pretty big bump from the 1050, but it'll set you back an extra $200-$300. It's all a matter of what your budget is. The more you spend, the longer the laptop will remain capable of playing the latest games.

EDIT: Updated link for the Dell laptop.

Looking for a Laptop to Learn CAD With (13"-15" Screen, <$1,000 USD) [R]

3 years agoSept. 4, 2017

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3 years agoelvinelmo posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 4, 2017

The lower end of your budget would lead you towards the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 its not the best suited for cad work as it only has a dual core processor but it has the SSD for the OS and the slot for the HDD. Dolphin emulator will work well on this laptop as well

  • Display: 15.6-Inches Full HD Notebook 1920 x 1080
  • Processor: i5-7200U
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • Storage: 256GB SSD (HDD can be added)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB of GDDR5
  • Battery life: 8 hrs+
  • Weight: 5.27 lbs

Detailed Review

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More powerful quad core laptops would handle CAD such as the Lenovo Legion Y520 but it doesn't have the touch screen you want

Under $750, Screen Size N/A, U.S.A. [R]

3 years agoInfinity6Gamer posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 4, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: I'd like to keep it under $800

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I don't care about 2 in 1, battery and specs are important

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? It's not the end of the world if it's a bit heavy, but I don't want to be carrying around a brick

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. The only program besides all the basic stuff is Overwatch. If it can run Overwatch we're good

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? The only game is Overwatch, at fast-normal graphics and moderate (30-45) FPS

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? A reliable keyboard for light gaming, and preferably either a second USB drive or an audio in jack

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm helping a friend pick out a laptop, mostly for school and Overwatch as mentioned above. It should be of decent quality, but nothing overkill. The beefiest software this thing will probably ever run is Overwatch.

3 years agoInfinity6Gamer posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 4, 2017

Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17" for US $750 - Anything better for the price with a 14"-17" display? • r/SuggestALaptop [R]

3 years agoInfinity6Gamer posted submission on laptops.
Sept. 4, 2017

US / Gaming+School Laptop / ~800 USD [R]

3 years agoSept. 4, 2017

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3 years agoInfinity6Gamer posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 4, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVMJ713

AMAZIN' deal for the Y520!

Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17" for US $750 - Anything better for the price with a 14"-17" display? [R]

3 years agoInfinity6Gamer posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 4, 2017

Lenovo is selling the Ideapad Y700 17" for $750. It has roughly the minimum processing specs I need for now but I'm wondering if anyone has a better suggestion at around the same price point or lower. A 14"-17" FHD or WQHD non-touch screen is fine.

Used for coding, simulation, light gaming. Will be connected to an external 2560x1440 monitor.

Here are the Lenovo specs:

Product ideapad Y700-17ISK

Processor i7-6700HQ (2.60GHz 6MB)

Operating System Windows 10 Home

Graphics GeForce® GTX 960M 4GB

Memory 16GB DDR4 2133 MHz

Webcam HD 720p

Storage 1TB HDD + 128GB PCIe SSD

Keyboard Red LED Backlit with 2 Level Brightness Control

Display 17.3" FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS Anti-Glare with integrated camera

WiFi 802.11 AC (2x2) WiFi + Bluetooth® 4.0

2 x USB 3.0

1 x USB 2.0 + Always-on

DC-in

2-in-1 Audio Combo Jack

1 x HDMI

1 x 4-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)

$700 - $800 Budget For a Gaming Laptop, Currently Residing in Cambodia [R]

3 years agoInfinity6Gamer posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 3, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

    My budget is around $700 to $800, I'm currently residing in Cambodia.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

    I prefer best specifications for the money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

    It doesn't matter at all.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.

    I've been using Windows for my whole life, so I'm sticking to Windows, preferably W10.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

    I'm indifferent.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

    Primarily for gaming, but if it's also possible for video editing & video editing ( who knows if I might need to do one someday), it'd be better.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

    If it can run GTA V at High Settings & 60 FPS, it's already a bless, otherwise, I'm still fine. I don't really know much if it's possible with only such budget.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

    If possible, it'd be better if it has at least 3 USB slots, my last office laptop with only 2 USB slot is a real pain in the a**.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

    The reason I'm picking a laptop instead of a PC is because I'm currently in Cambodia only for work, I'm not planning to stay here forever, and I think it'd be a hassle if I buy a PC and need to send it back to my country someday. Also, I have almost zero knowledge about PC specs, since I used to do console gaming and mobile gaming before I moved to Cambodia.

Medium range laptop for school and gaming (~$800) [R]

3 years agoThe---Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 3, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: United States, would like to spend <800 including a warranty if possible

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. 2 in 1 not necessary, battery life is not too big of an issue, would like an i5 processor with a dedicated graphics card for gaming

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? preferably not too heavy but not really that big of a deal

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. not small, >13" or so?

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Hearthstone, LoL, skyrim on low-med settings

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? realiability just because of the issues I've had with my previous laptop

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. This laptop just has to be able to manage schoolwork as well as run the aforementioned games without lagging up a storm. I have a 256GB SSD that I can/will transfer over so if it has an HDD that's not a problem.

3 years agoThe---Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 3, 2017

You could get this Lenovo Legion Y520 with the gtx 1050 Ti graphics card and 7th gen i5 quad core processor... It would do a decent job as a gamer and school laptop.. It's battery life is not the best though, so you probably will have to get near a plug every now and then at school,.

LF a Laptop under 700$ [R]

3 years agoDarkeKnight posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 31, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 700 USD. Can purchase from USA, Singapore or India. Can go upto 750 if it's really worth it.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I want something that runs fast and has a good display. Won't be installing a lot of stuff. Just Unity and some games. I'll usually have a charger with me so battery isn't too much of a worry.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very important

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Doesn't matter.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. At least full HD - 1920*1080. Nothing lower.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming. Unity3D and general programming.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Pretty much only League of Legends, Civilization V, Civilization VI and XCOM 2.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Don't care about optical drive, touchscreen or fingerprint reader. Want a good keyboard. Will be using an external USB mouse for the most part.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm looking at this and the i5 model. If you guys have any better suggestions, please tell.

3 years agoDarkeKnight posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 1, 2017

Hey! So sorry to ask you again, but thoughts on this one?

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Legion-Y520-i5-7300HQ-80WK00FHUS/dp/B06WVMJ713/ref=sr16?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504281160&sr=1-6&keywords=lenovo+laptop&refinements=p_36%3A70000-80000

Seems like the exact same specs and my brother says that Acer isn't good or something .-.

Laptops that are bare bones but with a great processor? [R]

3 years agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 29, 2017

So I'm back on the laptop search and I'm finding it difficult to find customizable laptops. I'd much rather get the best possible processor and just buy my own ram/SSD to add in.

Are there any high end laptops out there that I can get the minimum possible but with a really good processor (particularly at a cheaper price) and just upgrade it myself? Especially because touchscreen and screen resolution doesn't matter to me much.

3 years agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 30, 2017

I think you can find a better laptop for that price like this Y520 8 GB ram , 150Ti GPU, 256 GB SSD, and you can still add more ram/storage if you want.

Cheapest decent (sorta) gaming laptop out there right now? Aiming for 1080p for around ~750$ [R]

3 years agoDigitaldreamer7 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 29, 2017

Hey everyone, going back to school very soon and need a laptop, however I'm looking for something a little more powerful as I am going into Computer Sciences. I'm aiming for something with a 1050, and want to go for 1080p. Even running at low settings is good with me, as long as it can go for ~60fps. I know things are really cheap right now for some good performance.

Price range 600-750 USD or 900 CAD

3 years agoDigitaldreamer7 posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 29, 2017

Not at $750. Cheapest is around $800

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Legion-Y520-i5-7300HQ-80WK00FHUS/dp/B06WVMJ713/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1504026270&sr=8-3&keywords=1050ti+laptop

Need a laptop for college that also plays RL [R]

3 years agofxbeta posted submission on RocketLeague.
Aug. 24, 2017

I was hoping someone here could help me out.

So here are the basic things I need

1- lightweight (unlike my previous alienware)

2- tough (so the harddrive doesnt die from bumps)

3- under $1000 ( preferably under $700)

4- can play rocket league in any settings (stable fps)

I know there are lots of post like this with answers, but most of them are pretty old or don't give specific laptops for answers.

I got a headache from too much thinking, I dont understamd specs, I just need someone to give me an amazon link. I'm starting college soon so i really need it.

Thank you in advance.

3 years agofxbeta posted on RocketLeague.
Aug. 24, 2017
  1. A thin and portable laptop is more expensive than a chunky one. And the thinner it is, the more inconsistent the fps. That is because they lack proper cooling/ventilation so both the cpu and gpu are more prone to overheating and throttling down. You can't get anything lighter than around 5lbs and expect it to play games well.

  2. Just look for one with an SSD instead of a hard disk.

  3. $1000 is a reasonable budget.

  4. You want something with a GTX 1050. The 960m is older, slower, and sucks up more power (worse battery).

Some choices (just a quick search - I can't personally vouch for any of these but their specs fit):

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Legion-Y520-i5-7300HQ-80WK00FHUS/dp/B06WVMJ713/ref=sr120?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1503593699&sr=1-20&keywords=gtx&refinements=p_36%3A70000-100000

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Nitro-i5-7300HQ-GeForce-AN515-51-53W5/dp/B073PXNPG7/ref=sr137?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1503593817&sr=1-37&keywords=gtx&refinements=p_36%3A70000-100000

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GL62M-7RD-1407-Performance-SteelSeries/dp/B072QT88DG/ref=sr121?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1503593699&sr=1-21&keywords=gtx&refinements=p_36%3A70000-100000

Sub $1000 laptop for CAD and programming. (US, any screen size) [R]

3 years, 1 month agoAug. 19, 2017

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3 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 20, 2017

I agree that this is a great option however, I would actually recommend this configuration of the acer vx 15 I bought one for myself and you pay less and you get doublt the ram.

US Bellow $1000 laptop for programming/data processing [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 19, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: The United States and anything below $1000.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I'm not sure what a 2 in 1 form factor is but I'd prefer best specifications/battery life for the money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I'd prefer something small and lightweight.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows or Linux, but would prefer if it could run both.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'll be using CAD programs such as solidworks from time to time. Other programs I would use include Mathematica, Matlab, Labview, Java, and Xilinx.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? A good keyboard would be nice but I'm not too picky.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I am a senior studying physics and will go on to a phd program next year. I am looking for a computer that I will be able to use for programming, data processing, and maybe run a few simulations on. I currently have a mac that doesn't have enough storage or isn't compatible with programs I'd like to use so any recommendations/tips would be very helpful.

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 19, 2017

As mentioned, for CAD, you'll want a quad-core and dedicated GPU.

Best option is this.

Sub $1000 laptop for CAD and programming. (US, any screen size) [R]

3 years, 1 month agoAug. 19, 2017

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3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 19, 2017

How about this?

Gaming + development. [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
Aug. 17, 2017

Hello Y'all, I am looking for a laptop that's equally good for gaming and software development. My budget is around $1000 and I'm looking at the Asus Rogue series and MSI(not sure which one).

I could use some additional suggestions and recommendations. Thank you.

Total budget and country of purchase: Country: USA, Budget: $1000

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications and a battery that does decently.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Moderate.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. -Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Min 15"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming and Software Development without occasional video editing.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Farcry, Counter Strike, Battlefield, Skyrim, Call of duty, Fifa. High, 30fps if not 60.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good keyboard(backlit preferably and touchpad. Reliable build quality. The touchscreen, fingerprint and optical drive are optional.

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
Aug. 18, 2017

How about this?

Too good to be true? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 14, 2017

Dell Inspiron i5577-7342BLK-PUS,15.6" Gaming Laptop

https://shopineer.com/laptops/Dell-Inspiron-5000-Series-Gaming-i5577-7342BLK-PUS-15-6-Traditional

Found this guy for $950 and it looks like it meets all my needs. Unfortunately I haven't had much luck finding reviews on it. Just wondering if I should be leery or if I should just go for it. Are there better options for around that price range ($900-$1100) that I should consider first?

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 14, 2017

You can get a 1050Ti within your budget. How about this?

[USA] Need a high end college laptop, $1300 [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 13, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: No more than $1300, USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Battery life and best specs are pretty important, don't care about 2 in 1 at all.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not a huge deal but I will be carrying it around in a bag all day so lighter the better.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Probably going to dual boot Win10 and some version of Linux

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6 or 17 inch is fine

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. light video editing, maybe some gaming, running virtual machines.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Not a huge deal, I have a really nice tower for gaming.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good build quality would be valued, this will be carried around in my bag basically every day.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Min specs I can take are i5/i7, 16GB RAM, 2GB VRAM, 250GB hard drive (obviously would prefer SSD)

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 13, 2017

How about this?

Starting grad school - I want a Laptop I can play games like WoW on AND make music on. Best option [R]

3 years, 1 month agoAug. 12, 2017

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3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
Aug. 13, 2017

How about this?

Dell inspiron 7567 or something similar within that range [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 12, 2017

I posted this in another subreddit but where could I get this in Vancouver, Canada (or anything within this range with similar specs) ? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-256gb-solid-state-drive-black/5872507.p

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 13, 2017

How about this?

Laptop choice problems? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
Aug. 10, 2017

Well I'm buying a new laptop for college, I really want a laptop I can do my school work on and also game (day z mostly) and video editing etc. I got 1000 give or take a bit but if anyone could help me out that would be sweet!

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
Aug. 10, 2017

How about this?

Laptop for (light) gaming and general use [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 10, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: ~$800 possibly able to go up a bit if it's worth it

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very important

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15-17 inches

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, mostly league of legends, overwatch,

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Mostly League of Legends, Overwatch, and other blizzard games (D3 and SC2), perhaps PUBG and Witcher 3. As long as I can hit 60 fps on those I should be good, besides probably Witcher 3 which I wouldn't mind getting around 40fps.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I'd really like an SSD as well as an HDD (I can always get an external one though if you would recommend it), and a build that can hold out on me for at least 3-4 years.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. If my needs aren't very realistic for the price point please let me know, and if you can find something that fits what I want for a slightly higher price I would still appreciate being shown the better laptop and I can consider raising the budget. Thanks for all the help :)

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 10, 2017

For those games, you'll want a 1050Ti or better if possible.

How about this?

Looking for a laptop capable of modern gaming and CPU intensive music production [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 10, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase:The cheaper, the better; nothing bank breaking, definitely under $1000 (refurbished is fine). United States.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for the money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not at all, but of course the thinner/lighter the better.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A, but the bigger the better.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Modern graphics intensive gaming in general. FL Studio and a variety of plugins for music production, I'm usually handling very heavy projects.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? The higher the better. Really whatever I can get by with to play games like Outlast 2, Nier Automata, Overwatch, Hellblade, Horizon, etc etc without it being a terrible experience.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Nope.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I just can't express how important it is that I can capably work in heavy FL project files without it turning into a muddy unusable mess or without it crashing. Really that and gaming are the only things I care about.

Thanks in advance for any help!

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 10, 2017

If you don't mind something with a 1050Ti, how about this?

Trying to decide which laptop to bring to college [R]

3 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 5, 2017

http://imgur.com/a/apxM4 Which should I go with out of those 3 http://www.strawpoll.me/13629435

3 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 5, 2017

How much for the Lenovo Legion Y520 because That gets my vote, you can read a more detailed review of it here it is a long list, but the range should help you find it.

Asus gl553ve vs. Lenovo y520? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 3, 2017

I'm getting these two for the same price. Both have 7700hq and 1050ti. The Lenovo has 16 gigs of ram and 128 GB SSD. The Asus has 8 GB of ram and no SSD. I'm unable to find reliable data on the weight of the Asus machine. Claims range from 2.4 to 2.8 kgs. Battery life isn't crucial, but since these laptops tend to be quite bad in that area, I'd like to squeeze out whatever I can. I've read that even though the Asus has a higher capacity, actual life is lesser? Also, how are the displays on these? What about keyboards and trackpads?

My ultimate goal is gaming, some AutoCAD, and coding (mainly c++ and java).

3 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 4, 2017

Out of the two I would go with this one.

Looking for a lightweight tank of a laptop for MATLAB and CAD, $1000, US [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 2, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 1000, US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. -fill here, remove dashes- Battery life is a priority, 8 hrs actual use is the minimum, with 14+ the goal. No 2in1.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Weight is important, below 5 pounds is a must b/c textbooks. Thinness doesn't matter.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 12-15 inch, if possible.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. MATLAB, CAD, some coding in C or Java, older/lower end games, I already have a gaming rig at home.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? The highest end would be along the lines of Homeworld: Deserts of Kakis, Avorion, or Starmade. While it would be nice if it looked pretty, low-medium at 30-45 fps is more than acceptible. I don't expect it to run ARMA 3 with 240 gb of mods, for example, I have other things for that.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good build quality is an absolute must. I'm a trainer for a volunteer search and rescue unit in my spare time, and I may need to take my laptop out in the field. A touchscreen is unnecessary unless it's a 2-in-1, but a good keyboard would be perfect.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Right now I've been taking a good look at the Lenovo x270. Its got battery life in spades, is durable, and strong enough to run MATLAB or some lightish CAD with ease. Unfortunately it is also on the high end of my budget, and I'm not sure about the performance of the intGPU for what games I plan to use on it.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, Fire

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 2, 2017

How about this?

Is this laptop too good to be true? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
Aug. 2, 2017

Hey guys, I was just in the market for a new laptop and my requirements fit closely with the XPS 15 though I do not have the budget to spend on one. While scouring the internet I happened upon this laptop. It looks perfect on paper! It has an i7 processor, a dedicated GPU GTX 1050 (I don't care what GPU it is since I am not a gamer, but I prefer having one), an all metal construction (I am kind of a klutz so a good build quality is important to me), a 256GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD, a FHD screen with apparently a good color gamut and viewing angles, and only for 999$?

Is there a catch here? Does anyone own one?

Thanks for the help!

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
Aug. 2, 2017

If you're cool with the weight/thickness, how about this?

Cheapest laptop for college that can run Witcher 3 on low to medium at decent fps? (900 dollars and below budget [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 2, 2017

Hey guys, I'm looking for a college laptop that can run the above (i live in US america) . I move into my dorm next tuesday, so I'm trying to get my laptop as soon as possible.

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 2, 2017

I'd shoot for something with a 1050Ti if possible. How about this?

[DEAL] This deal seems too good to be true. What am I missing [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 28, 2017

I have been shopping for a new laptop for a while for some gaming, CAD, & video editing that is under $1000 (USA). I've become pretty set on getting an i7 quad-core, SSD, 16 Gb ram, and decent video card (4gb Ram). This seems to have everything for under $900 and you know the old saying if something seems to good to be true . .

EDIT -http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-15-5577-15-6-Full-HD-Gaming-Notebook-Intel-Core-i7-7700HQ-2-8Ghz-/391844525081?icep_id=117&ipn=icep&customid=a5d12b4c73aa11e7b9cbced5612574d30INT&pub=5574652453&campid=5337259887&afepn=5335869999&rmvSB=true&afepn=5335869999&siteId=0&pguid=e1deac3a15a0ab1dd7737501f58d851f&AdChoicePreference=true&rmvSB=true

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 29, 2017

See this page for more info.

I would instead go with this.

Why is this laptop so loud and slow and how do i avoid getting another one like it? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
July 26, 2017
3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
July 28, 2017

I need a new laptop For school [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
July 28, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $800-900 in the US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs. Runs quickly. Internet connection runs smoothly.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I don't want it to be heavy, but thinness does not matter too much.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows or Mac

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14.5" or bigger

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Lightworks, photoshop, steam

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Skyrim, Sims 4, Civilization V

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Prefer touch screen. Keyboard that can keep up. Touchpad doesnt matter too much because i use a physical mouse. For everyday usage and college classes.

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
July 28, 2017

Are you okay without a touchscreen? If so, how about this?

$1000 US work laptop- trying to run WildFly [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 27, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: US, $1000

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Battery and specs

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Weight fairly important (nothing over 7 lbs). Thinness doesn't matter

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Linux

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. nothing bigger than 15"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Recently started doing web dev for a startup. PHPStorm, Chrome and WildFly are eating all my memory.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I play a lot of SC2, looking for 30FPS at High/Ultra settings and the ability to run other programs in the background

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Multiple monitor support is a must. 2+ monitors (plus the screen) required. Love the keyboard on the laptop I linked. Don't really need the rest touchscreen etc.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. My Dell Inspiron 7352 doesn't have enough RAM.

Considering this MSI GL62M 7RD-032

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 28, 2017

How about this instead?

[DEAL] This deal seems too good to be true. What am I missing [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 28, 2017

I have been shopping for a new laptop for a while for some gaming, CAD, & video editing that is under $1000 (USA). I've become pretty set on getting an i7 quad-core, SSD, 16 Gb ram, and decent video card (4gb Ram). This seems to have everything for under $900 and you know the old saying if something seems to good to be true . .

EDIT -http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-15-5577-15-6-Full-HD-Gaming-Notebook-Intel-Core-i7-7700HQ-2-8Ghz-/391844525081?icep_id=117&ipn=icep&customid=a5d12b4c73aa11e7b9cbced5612574d30INT&pub=5574652453&campid=5337259887&afepn=5335869999&rmvSB=true&afepn=5335869999&siteId=0&pguid=e1deac3a15a0ab1dd7737501f58d851f&AdChoicePreference=true&rmvSB=true

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 28, 2017

Seems that notebook has a TN panel.

I might instead go with this.

USA consumer looking for a laptop that can run Hobby Phoenix Flight Simulator, $800-1000. [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 27, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Total budget is about 800-1000 dollars, for the USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Prefered, but battery life can be sacrificed. I'm not planning on taking it on long trips and I'd like to plug in a second monitor when I'm at home.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not critical, though if I can get it light it is a slight bonus.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A. Most of the time I'll be running the flight simulator through the second monitor.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. No gaming, but the main purpose of this laptop is to run the Pheonix R/C Pro Simulator. I run a drone club at the university, and I want to give the members simulator time before they try their hand at the field. Lot cheaper to crash a simulation than a ARF.

Minimum specs on this site. https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/airplanes/airplane-radios/simulators/phoenix-r-c-pro-simulator-v50-rtm5000

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Again no games, mainly the flight simulator.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good keyboard, maybe a little wiggle room for a mouse, but not critical.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Not really sure what to specify for a laptop. I have some experience building PC's, but laptops aren't quite as modular. The main use is the drone club, but I'd still like to use it for my daily routine if possible.

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 27, 2017

How about this?

Please help me find a good laptop [R]

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
July 27, 2017

Looking for a good, fast laptop that has decent memory and can be used for schoolwork. Now heres the hard part: needs to also be able to double as a pretty decent gaming laptop, I want it to run steam games very well. My budget is $1000, but I can go a tiny bit above within reason.

3 years, 1 month agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
July 27, 2017

How about this?

Mild gaming laptop for undergraduate student (USA) [R]

3 years, 2 months agoJuly 20, 2017

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3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 20, 2017

This would be my top choice. Possibly a bit heavier than you'd like, but also the most powerful for your budget.

If you prefer something lighter, then you can check this out. Overall seems to be decent, but be aware that it has a TN panel. For more info, check out our sidebar.

Looking for Gaming Laptop with Best Possible Specs for around $1000 [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 20, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, about $1000 give/take

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Specs are most important, but a decent battery would be welcomed

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not important. Laptop will be stationary most of the time.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Preferably Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Preferably upwards of 15 in. but it's not very important

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Aside from general use, it will be used to run some AAA games as well as some less demanding titles

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I would like to be able to play games such as Overwatch, Shadow of Mordor, and Rise of the Tomb Raider on medium-high settings

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? An IPS display with at least 1080p is very important to me, but I can deal with any other flaws it might have

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. SSD storage would be ideal, but if the tradeoff is worth it, I'm happy to use HDD

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 20, 2017

How about this?

Budget Gaming Laptop $900-1050 USD [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 20, 2017

Total budget and country of purchase:

  • $900-1050 USD

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

  • Best performance for money but a laptop that won't throttle when playing games.

How important is weight and thinness to you?

  • I have a 6.4 LB laptop right now so anything near or lower than that would be fine.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.

  • Windows

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

  • 15.6" so it will fit in my backpack.

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

  • Gaming. Accounting major so the only program I really use is excel. :/

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

  • I play a lot of shooters and love open world games. I also play a lot of CSGO (4:3 Stretch), Rocket league, BF (High if possible), Witcher 3 (Medium to high). I would like to be able to play most games at 1080p at medium to high settings and be able to get a decent and consistent FPS (60-120 depending on the game).

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

  • IPS screen, i7 7700 (2.8 Hz) for longevity and must have a 1050 ti. It's also really important to me that the laptop has a decent cooling system. I do understand that budget laptops have to skimp on this sometimes.

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

  • Thank you for any responses. Have a wonderful night c:
3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 20, 2017

How about this?

Looking for a sick laptop $800 budget {Amazon} [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
July 20, 2017

Hey, I have abunch of credit on Amazon.com and am looking for the best bang for my buck. Could you guys give me some idea's on some good laptops? atleast 12/16+ GB RAM, and perferbly for gaming like CS:GO, and H1Z1. :)

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
July 20, 2017

Can you spend more for this?

Looking at 15.6", ~$950 Laptops, Which is Best? [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 16, 2017

Hey guys!

I'm an incoming college student looking to buy a laptop for gaming and my comp sci major. Currently I am stuck between three options, of which I have put a pro/con sheet below. Since I have never purchased a laptop before, I was wondering which features, like a backlit keyboard or aluminum case, would be worth the cost.

All have same CPU, GPU, RAM, and HDD:

Asus M580VD: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834234645#close

  • 256GB SSD +
  • Aluminum Case +
  • 5-6 hour battery +
  • Better Quality Speakers +

  • $999 -

MSI GL62M: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834154494

  • $850 After Rebate +

  • 128GB SSD -

  • Plastic Case -

  • 4 hour battery -

  • No Backlit Keyboard -

Gigabyte Sabre 15G: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834233204

  • Backlit Keyboard +
  • Good Speakers +

  • $930 ~

  • 5 Hour Battery ~

  • 128GB SSD -

  • Plastic Case -

Thank you for any help!

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 16, 2017

Cross out the Asus. It has a TN display. Same with the MSI.

This would be your best option.

Looking for a good laptop that would last through college [R]

3 years, 2 months agoJuly 16, 2017

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3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 16, 2017

You will have to drop the 2 in 1 form factor for Rainbow Six.

How about this?

Mid range price laptop [R]

3 years, 2 months agooverlordhun posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 15, 2017

I was looking for a good laptop for a while now and i have found this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N11JKA3/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498720590&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=acer+aspire+vx+15+gaming+laptop&dpPl=1&dpID=51LptbJAClL&ref=plSrch And i was just wondering if i could got anything better for my money. I would use laptop mostly for gamming and basic programming

3 years, 2 months agooverlordhun posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 15, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Legion-Y520-Traditional-80WK00FHUS/dp/B06WVMJ713/ref=sr14?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1500150477&sr=1-4&keywords=Lenovo+gaming+laptop

Found this earlier if you have 200 dollar +. It's almost the same with lower temperatures...=longer life time. here is a complet review from it.http://www.ultrabookreview.com/16162-lenovo-legion-y720-review/

[$900 Max] Looking for a laptop that's good for gaming on High settings, rendering, and will last for a few years! [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 12, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: I have a max for $900 without tax in USD.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. As for specifications, I'm looking for the following:

1. 7th Gen Intel i5 or i7 Processor

2. 1TB or more HHD (or maybe a good SSD as I can get a portable hard drive)

3. 8GB of RAM or more

4. Nvidia GTX 960M or better (The computer I was looking at earlier had a 1050i)

5. FullHD IPS display (If you can find all the specs above in a desktop paired with a good monitor, I'll also consider that)

6. 3 USB ports (2 3.0 and a 2.0 is fine)

7. (Optional) SD Card reader

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not much of a concern as I will be using it on desks most likely.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. I'd prefer Windows 10 or 8.1. I will likely not be using Linux, but if there's really a good computer that benefits from it, I'll consider it.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Only thing that matters to me is that it's Full HD or above and that it has an IPS panel.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'll likely be playing games along the lines of Nier: Automata, Overwatch, and Rocket League. Based on that, I'll be fine with anything that can run most games on high if not medium settings. I'll also be using some Adobe products with light/medium rendering such as Adobe Premier Pro and Adobe Photoshop

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? A clean 60+ FPS on most games under medium settings will be fine with me. I will also be playing Super Smash Bros Melee Netplay, so Gamecube and Wii level emulation will be ideal.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I'll be getting a better mouse later on, but good build quality is a must. I'd prefer not to have a touchscreen laptop, but it really doesn't matter that much.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've already looked at this laptop and this one as well and I was wondering if they were good for the price. I was also curious about the IPS display on the former one as it doesn't say if the $800 laptop has a TN or an IPS panel. Also, don't be afraid to knock down a few spec as long as the computer works well with what it has.

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 12, 2017

How about this?

Looking for a laptop for school [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 12, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $800 - $1000, USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Prefer no touchscreen or 2 in 1; should have good battery life and specs

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not too important but the lighter the better

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. less than 17in

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. None

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? n/a

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? optical drive, good keyboard

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Here are the recommended specs from the school(I'd prefer a little better to be safe):

Processor: Intel Multi-core or AMD equivalent Memory: 4 Gig RAM

Hard Drive: 500 Gig Hard drive

Networking: 10/100/1000 BaseT ethernet port

Wireless Networking: 802.11 g/n

Display: 13-inch or greater for laptops. 17-inch or greater for desktops.

Operating System: Windows 7 or 8 with the latest Microsoft service packs and updates applied. Apple with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.x) or Lion (10.7.x) with the latest updates applied.

Thanks in advance for the help!

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 12, 2017

How about this?

Best gaming laptop? [R]

3 years, 2 months agoJuly 11, 2017

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3 years, 2 months agoHawkdup45 posted on gaming.
July 11, 2017

This is good enough for your games but VR ain't happening at that price point. Lenovo Legion Y520 - 15.6" Traditional Laptop Computer (Intel Core i5-7300HQ / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / 8GB / 256GB / Windows 10 Signature Image) 80WK00FHUS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVMJ713/ref=cmswrcpapa_-InzzbHKMFST8

Looking for a new laptop for some level of gaming, photo editing, and general use. [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 9, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: ~$1000, cheaper would be better but I'm willing to pay for quality. USA.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. 2-in-1 is not important to me at all. Good battery life/best specs would be more important.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I don't want to be lugging a brick around all the time, but I'm not lugging my laptop back and forth most of the time so it's less of an issue. Same thing for thinness.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6 or larger

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and similar adobe suite items. General gaming.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? As embarrassing as it sounds, the Sims. I'd like to be able to play and not have my laptop get hot enough to fry an egg. I'd also like to explore games through steam which is impossible right now with my current computer.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Backlit keyboard would be a plus. No touch screen required. I do a lot of typing so a reliable and comfortable keyboard is a must.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. My current laptop is from 2011. 2011! Literally anything will be an upgrade, but I want a computer that's going to last me a while, not lag during games, and not need to be restarted 20 times in order to actually turn on.

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 9, 2017

What about this?

USA main entertainment/gaming laptop [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 9, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1,000-$1,500. Could possibly be swayed a little more if really worth it. USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs, but I don't want to live in an outlet

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? 5/10. Mostly will be used at home but I don't want to be picking up a cinder block.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. What's generally best? Windows?

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14+

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. This will vary greatly. I play/watch/do what I find interesting.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Currently into rocket league, as well as cod, bf1 and many other very general games. Of course the best is preferable but I prefer smooth game play, video and overall loading.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Nothing at this point

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Over all I don't know much about computer specs. It will take time and research to learn but I just want the best bang for my buck to get me started. It will be mainly used for home entertainment. Just want a couple decent options that I can get solid over all use of.

So r/suggestalaptop what would you suggest for a noob for his first "good" laptop?

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 9, 2017

How about this?

Programming Laptop $1000, USA (Lots of specs inside) [R]

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 9, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

$1050, USA; Lower is always better.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

Best specifications for money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

Not important. I do plan to bring it to school/library/cafes to work on, but it's not a big deal.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.

I'm learning programming, so I would like the computer to be a Linux machine. Dualboot, or just windows with a VM is fine though.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

Minimum 13". Preferred 13.5-16", but no upper limit.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

No gaming, no CAD, no video editing.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

No.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

I would like a nice build quality laptop. My last two laptops were netbooks, and fell apart in 1-2 years.

Here is some relevant advice I found while searching for advice on other subreddits:

"Focus on the human aspects, not the specs. Programming is 99% staring at a computer monitor and typing on the keyboard, so make sure the display is nice (the larger, the better, though portability is important too since it's a laptop) and the keyboard is comfortable."

"Minimum screen resolution of 1080p. You have no idea how horrible it is to write code without a high res screen until you are stuck doing it."

I'm learning towards 1080p resolution vs 4K, since the small size of the screen and potential scaling issues.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

I will use this laptop for: browsing the internet, and programming: running linux,unix, web development, machine learning, machine vision, big data, app emulation.

8GB RAM, but preferable 16GB. (Based on advice and other posts of people asking about programming laptops)

Here are laptops from quick picks that I like, but are also a bit out of my price range. Any advice on why these might not be good options, are welcome:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZG0E40/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5SK83S/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IHHGSUS/

Thank you for the help and advice!

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 9, 2017

i would recommend the Lenovo Y520 because it comes with i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 1050 GPU and it has a backlit keyboard.

Game design student, laptop for game dev - Unity, Visual Studio, Photoshop, etc, and some light gaming - 1000 USD roughly [R]

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

    Roughly 1000, living in the US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

    Don't care about 2 in 1 or battery life (I'll be plugged in most of the time), really just want the fastest I can get for efficient workflow and minimal frustration.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

    Lower weight would be nice since I'll be carrying it around a lot, but I'm also pretty used to lugging around my current heavy brick.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.

    I'd prefer windows.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

    Bigger is always nicer, my current one is 15.6 and that's nice but it's not a huge deal - I also have a 24' secondary monitor that I can use pretty often.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

    Yeah, as mentioned in the title, I'll be using this primarily for game development, so I'll often have Unity, Visual Studio, Photoshop, several Chrome tabs etc all running at once. I actually mostly do 2D stuff, but I'd like to be able to do some 3D if necessary.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

    Despite being a game designer, I actually don't do a TON of heavy gaming myself, but I would like to be able to run games like League or Hearthstone or SSBM emulated on Dolphin fairly smoothly. I'm not a huge stickler for high graphics settings though, and I don't really play much in the way of "run around and do stuff in a giant 3D world" type games.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

    Don't really care much about those types of features.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

    I'm not super knowledgeable about this sort of stuff but I've heard nice things about SSD's being cool and loading your OS super fast and that sounds like a nice thing?

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 8, 2017

i would recommend the Lenovo Y520 because it comes with i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 1050 GPU and it has a backlit keyboard.

Need a laptop for college [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2017

Hi guys I'm in need of a laptop for college in the fall. I'm going to be an engineering major and I do enjoy doing some gaming every once and a while. Below is the template that the sub provides hope you guys can help!

  • Total budget and country of purchase: United States, up to $1200

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? They aren't the most important thing for me but I would want to try and avoid something that's overly thick and bulky.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Fairly indifferent but I'd like something around 15 inches.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. CAD and other engineering softwares like solidworks. Also some basic games like CS:GO.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? CS:GO right now I play at all low settings with a resolution of 800x600 and get around 130 FPS. If it can be in that ballpark then I'd be fine with it for the gaming side.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Just an overall good laptop that should last me a good few years.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I talked with the tech guys at the university that I'm attending and asked them what they reccomended for an incoming engineering student. I was told around 8 gigs of ram and an I5 processor. They also said an integrated graphics card would be fine as well. I would be fine with that since my current tower has integrated so I'm used to it.

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2017

How about this?

Which laptop is better? [R]

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $750

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications for the money and good battery is also good but second priority.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Doesn't matter

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14" - 16"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Light to medium gaming like LoL, EU4, Civ 6, and programming

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I want 60 FPS, but a little lower is fine.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good build quality

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

The laptop will be used for college with some light to medium gaming. Nothing hardcore. Like LoL, EU4, Civ 6, and others similar to those. I don't care about touch screen.

These laptops are the same price and both from Costco. Which would you prefer and which one do you think I should get?

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2017

i would recommend the Lenovo Y520 because it comes with i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 1050 GPU and it has a backlit keyboard.

What's the best sub $1000 i7 7700hq 1050ti gaming laptop? [R]

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2017

I don't care for battery, weight or looks. Must be 15in

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2017

i would recommend the Lenovo Y520 because it comes with i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 1050 GPU and it has a backlit keyboard.

Best Laptop/General Specs for Design Work, Music Editing, and Video Editing? (USA, $400-$1500) [R]

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $400-$1500 (as less as possible given what I want)

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I would love an affordable 2 in 1 like the HP Spectre, but if I can get a much better/affordable laptop otherwise without the feature, I'm good. I want to have a fast machine that doesn't get searing hot too easily, and will last me a while. I want good storage as well, as my current macbook air only had 64GB and despite endless cleaning, the disk is full.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? It is important, but doesn't have to be air or chromebook type lightness... Thickness is okay as long as it isn't super heavy.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows or Mac

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13 inches or greater

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Still a newbie to video editing, but at the very least imovie. I don't game but may in the future.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Would love quality touch screen/tablet feature, but it doesn't need to be there. I thoroughly dislike the new 15 inch macbook keyboard feel, would prefer something less shallow.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Overall I want a really good laptop that will run fast and last me a while! I'm a college student which is why I don't want the laptop to be too heavy. Ideally, I would like to be able to "try" the laptops I finalize on in person. Via my best buy adventures, I figured out that I love the Microsoft Surface Book (13.5 in) the most, but that shit expensive.

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2017

i would recommend the Lenovo Y520 because it comes with i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 1050 GPU and it has a backlit keyboard.

Laptop for Heavy Music Production/Video Editing ($950 Budget) [R]

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

$950 (after tax), US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

Best specs for the money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

Not important, specs over everything.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.

Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

15"+

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

I will be running Ableton, Fl Studio, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop. I will be running these programs heavily, not all at once though of course.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

I will not be gaming, but I do want a good screen for video editing.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

As long as the specs are good and the keyboard/touchpad is nice enough, that's good enough for me.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

I would like it to have only an SSD drive, along with quad core i7. 4k is appreciated but not expected with my budget. Thanks for any help!

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2017

i would recommend the Lenovo Y520 because it comes with i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 1050 GPU and it has a backlit keyboard.

Looking for a laptop for around $700, 15.6", and +1 [R]

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2017

Hi there, I'm hoping someone can help me find a laptop within my price range of $700, I'm willing to go up to $800.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $700-$800 and US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life is welcome, but I'm hoping for the specs to be good

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not a big deal, but maybe around 4lbs

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" or higher if possible

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, video editing, and CAD. Games will usually only be Indie or what is usually seen as low spec games.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? As stated before, usually jut Indie and low spec games.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Backlit keyboard is about the only thing I'd want if it's possible, I'm okay if not.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. This is meant for both personal and gaming use, but I'd like it to be able to run well with most things.

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2017

If you could push your budget a bit i would recommend the Lenovo Y520 because it comes with i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 1050 GPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on high settings with very good FPs and it has a backlit keyboard.

What's the best sub $1000 i7 7700hq 1050ti gaming laptop? [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2017

I don't care for battery, weight or looks. Must be 15in

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2017

This is a pretty solid option.

Highly Portable Laptop for School and Play $800-$1000 [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 3, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $800-$1000 USD

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Specs before battery life though both are important. I have better access to outlets so I'm willing to compromise on battery life if need be.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very important, needs to be portable. Must be under 5lbs. Will mostly be used at a desk but will spend a lot of time between me and my steering wheel.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. about 13in-15in

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Video/Photo editing as a hobby, might run Adobe products or something similar. If any gaming, would be mostly older titles.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? People mention Witcher 3 a lot so let's use that as the benchmark. Doesn't have to be perfect, just playable.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? No glare would be great, backlit keyboard even better. A number pad is nice too but not as important.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Mostly will be used as a general use pc for personal and college use: word processing, internet/youtube, etc. This will go from home to work with me a lot and must be able to take a little abuse from quickly going in and out of a backpack and occasional bumps. SSD is preferred and at least 3 usb ports. I'm ok with a loud fan if it keeps my legs and desk from igniting but cool and silent is ideal. Hoping for about 4-6 years of use before completely replacing, will upgrade over the years.

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 3, 2017

How about this?

Looking for a laptop that I can use for school work, and also use for gaming. Budget $600-$900 U.S. [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $600 - $900 U.S.
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good Battery life, and possibly on the lower side of my budget.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you?I would like somewhere in between on both, but possibly on the lighter and thinner side.
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A (Nothing too big)
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Just something that can be able to run photo editing and gaming (Adobe Applications, Microsoft Applications, Blizzard, and Steam).

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Overwatch/HOTS @ Medium-High, 60 FPS (If possible, not #1 priority)

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good Keyboard, smooth touchpad, quality input ports, study build quality.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Want this Laptop to last me through the remainder of high school and through college.

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2017

How about this?

Aspir F15, good for engineering? [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2017

I'm going to start my engineering course soon and I can't decide which laptop to get.. will be aspire F15 with 12 gb ram, inter core i7-7500U, 1000gb storage HDD (there isn't SSD) be good enough? Or should I get a laptop with SSD? Thank you.

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2017

How about this?

USA Looking for a 15 inch laptop for PS, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchup, that looks nice and wont break - 500 to 900 USD [R]

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 25, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

around USD 500 to 800, max of 900 if its worth it

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

    • Portable and slim, decent or lightweight, good screen for graphic design. I don't know if i5 or i7 matters
  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

    around same size or more lightweight that the HP Envy 15 which is about 5 lbs

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.

Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

15 inches

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

    for graphic design work, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, some google sketchup. Games like The Sims 4 and City Skylines

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

    -Cities Skylines and The Sims 4 in High settings would be good.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

    • Reliable build as my hp envy 15 that i bought 3 years ago has an almost broken hinge on the screen,
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

    • I plan to have 2 harddrives. One mSSD or M2 drive for booting windows, and a regular 1 or 2 TB Harddrive so i need a laptop with a m2 or mssd drive. Enough USBs would be good too for a tablet, mouse and other things.

EDIT: I am also ok with graphics cards that are older if the price would be lower

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 26, 2017

Well there is the Y520 and the Clevo N850HK1 I would lean more towards the Clevo, but it is a little over budget.

The 1050Ti is worth the upgrade from 950M, 960M, and maybe even 970 (unless the price is really good).

Need a laptop that runs quiet and fast [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 24, 2017

What's y'all suggestion for looking a laptop that runs quiet and pretty fast. Also that plays 1080 hd, and can run halo online smooth. Prefer windows and I'm in the US with 600-1000 range

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 24, 2017

How about this?

Looking for general use laptop, 13.3-15.6", under $1000 (US) [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 24, 2017

I'm just closing out year four of using a 2012 HP Pavilion dv7, and I'm fed up with the machine for several reasons, including shoddy build quality, lack of portability, slow running of Windows 10 (and Windows 10 in general for the long, unprompted restarts/updates), and poor battery life. My favorite computer on the market right now is the new MacBook Pro, but I don't think I can afford it right now (it's about $1300 before tax).

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000 maximum, US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life would be great, but I tend to run a lot of programs at once, so I'm hoping to find something with a good processor/good RAM.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? My current computer is 17.3" and a little under 7 pounds. I want something lighter and smaller than that, but not as light/small as, say, a MacBook pro. It's not hugely important, as long as it's not larger than 15.6".

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Mac or Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Between 13.3" and 15.6" would be ideal

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Light gaming (Stardew Valley and similar), Ableton, Audacity, possibly Photoshop and InDesign, Serato/Traktor

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Stardew Valley

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I would prefer it not to have a touch-screen

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Let me know if you think it would be better to save up for the MacBook Pro. The total cost would be high even if I get one of the models with a shitty 128GB HD, though, since I'd have to re-purchase programs like MS Office. All my stuff now is on Windows, so it would be easier to migrate over to another PC. I admire Macs for their usability (and what seems like less bugginess and less time spent updating), form factor, and build quality, but I've just never been able to afford one.

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 24, 2017

How about this?

Laptop for college - United States - $1000-1200 [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 24, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000-1200; USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for money, although good battery life is still very important.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I'm not sure how much the weight would be, but enough to carry around a relatively small campus in my backpack. Thickness does not matter, as most books will probably be electronic.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15" or smaller

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I would like to do some video editing, probably with Sony Vegas Pro. Would like to do a fair amount of gaming--on Steam, probably.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Civ V, Bioshock Infinite, Mafia II, and probably newer games but I have not had a computer that has been able to run them in a while so I am not invested in that market as of now. High-highest settings possible.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Optical drive would be ideal, reliable build quality is a must, and a good keyboard is always nice. Finger-print reader sounds cool, but not sure of its functionality. Good speakers are also preferred.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I will be using this laptop hopefully for all four years of undergrad. Futureproof is a stupid concept, but if there is a way for this to last four years, I would like that to be possible.

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 24, 2017

How about this?

Gaming Laptop under $800 [R]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 23, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, and $800 max

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. No, not much requirements. Just needs to be able to play games at high settings. Also needs to be able to stream to Twitch smoothly via OBS. (I know some of it has to do with internet, but I'd assume some of it is due to the computer)

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not at all

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows is a requirement.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Needs to be able to run OBS.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I need to be able to play Overwatch at Ultra settings, and Fallout 4 on max settings.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I don't know if this is possible, given that this my first time buying a laptop, but if possible, if it had HDMI ports that'd be optimal. Again, not sure if it is.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Nope :]

3 years, 2 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 23, 2017

Can you spend more for this?

Laptop for college [R]

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 23, 2017

Total budget and country of purchase: ~$900.00 in the U.S.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Preferably not a 2 in 1, and best specs for the money are most important.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? The weight not important but not super thick and bulky.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Preferably 13.x'' but flexible about it.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I will be running CAD.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? N/A

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Mostly metal body

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I would like an SSD (size doesn't matter as I can get an external HDD) and at least 8 GB of ram that aren't soldered to the motherboard and is able to be upgraded. Also one that is normal looking and one that looks funky like a gaming laptop.

3 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 23, 2017

I would recommend the Lenovo Legion Y520 because it comes with everything you need , i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, high build quality, very good heat management, Decent battery life, 1050Ti GPU would be great for your CAD work.

USA $1000-$1500 15.6" or bigger [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 22, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, $1000 is my ideal price, obviously I would go less though, max is $1500

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. battery life has to be good but doesn't need to be exceptional, best specs for the money is very important

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? semi-important, the lighter the better, but I don't mind lugging around a tank if it has the firepower to back the size

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. windows 10 pro is my OS of choice and I will likely dual boot linux

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" to 17" is about my ideal range, i wouldn't be picky a little outside of that

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I expect to do a moderate amount of gaming. I am a computer science major in college, so programs like sublime, IDEs, and anything else my classes will require.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I play rocket league, CSGO, Civ, will likely buy fifa, KSP, and maybe battlefront 2 if it doesn't bust.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I need reliable build quality the most. It must last 4 years of college.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I have been looking at the Lenovo ideapad 700 and thinkpad P series. I am also looking to the Asus ROG and Acer Aspire as good gaming options. It has been suggested that I will likely need a minimum of 16GB ram and an minimum of 500GB hard drive space with an SSD to boot off of.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 22, 2017

How about this?

US college student for school and music production, max $1,100 [R]

3 years, 3 months agoJune 20, 2017

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3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 20, 2017

How about this?

Would this be a good laptop? [R]

3 years, 3 months agoJune 19, 2017

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3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 20, 2017

As mentioned, the Flex has a dual-core. You may want something with a quad-core just to be safe (since you don't know what programs you may be using).

How about this?

Please help an incoming college student and gamer buy a new laptop [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 19, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Around $1000 (there is some leeway, but close to $1000 please), USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications for money, but atleast a solid battery life as I will be a college student

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Ideally not a brick, but I'd prefer good specs over a slick, light computer

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13 or 15 inch

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming- I play League of Legends, Overwatch, but want the flexibility to play more

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? League of Legends, Overwatch, but like I mentioned I want to play slightly more demanding games like Witcher 3 and Dying Light that my current computer can't run. I'd like to run on medium-high settings and smooth fps (I play LoL on 60fps which is ideal)

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Ideally good keyboard and USB and HDMI ports

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. As I will be and engineering student, I anticipate taking some coding classes that I'll need my laptop for, if that's relevant

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 20, 2017

How does this look?

Opinions on Dell Outlet Inspiron 15 7559 $1000 [R]

3 years, 3 months agoJune 20, 2017

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3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 20, 2017

960M? For $1000?

You'd be better off getting something with a GTX 1050Ti.

How about this?

College laptop advice between mac, windows, or chrome book. [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
June 14, 2017

I would just like some info and recommendations in regards to a good fit for college being most likely a physics/astronomy major with some decent pc gaming capabilities. Obviously MacBook Pro is a good choice but I have heard great things about the surface and chrome book as well I am just less knowledgeable. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also i have an iPhone which is a little nicer to connect with macbook but that's not important.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
June 14, 2017

How does this look?

Best laptop for Animating/Editing/Producing? Animator in need of advice. [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 14, 2017

I've been using a cheaper Windows laptop to animate/draw with for a long time. I use Photoshop, ToonBoom, Adobe Primiere, After Effects, FL Studio and a few others and my laptop just can't handle it. It crashes a lot and doesn't work well with my Wacom tablet. I heard that Apple Laptops were the way to go with this kind of stuff but they seem incredibly overpriced. I was wondering which mid-range laptop (1000 or under) would be best for doing this. I'm tired of having lag and choppiness in my editing programs.

Looking forward to the advice, thank you! C:

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 14, 2017

What about this?

Gaming Laptop under 1000$ [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 14, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, 1000$

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Specs over all else

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Don't care

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows and planning to dual-boot with a linux distro

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming mostly

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I want to be able to run the latest games for around 3-4 years on this with playable fps on medium setings if need be

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Decent keyboard, build quality is important as I will be using it for college so it will be moving around a lot

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've looked around and basically narrowed down my selection to the dell 7567 and the lenovo y520. I have not been able to reach a decision as the lenovo's slightly cheaper with 16gb ram while the dell has a better battery life but with 8gb ram at a higher price. I was concerned as to the display quality of both the screens and also if there is any significant performance difference between them despite running nearly identical hardware.

Lenovo y520 config(864$): -i5-7300HQ -1050ti -16gb ram -1TB HDD

Dell Inspiron 7567 config(950$): -i5-7300HQ -1050ti -8gb ram -256gb ssd

I don't really need an i7 so I was comparing their i5 models and the 1050ti. Is cheaping out and skipping on an i7 something I might regret in the future?

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 14, 2017

No, if you are just gaming, the i5 quad-core should be just fine.

Though you may want something with an SSD. How about this configuration?

Incoming freshman looking for a 15"/~1k laptop to use at college [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 12, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: US and ~1k

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I listen to a lot of music and watch a good number of shows/movies. Good screen would be one thing that I would want on my laptop.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I dont feel like carrying another textbook with me every day but weight isn't the priority if other criteria are met.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13-15 inch would be fine

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Football manager/league/overwatch(if the specs wont allow then i wont play)/civ/various free steam games

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? 60 fps for modern games would be optimal

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I think I listed pretty much everything that I want in the above bullets

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. thanks in advance

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 13, 2017

How about this?

Looking for a Mid-High Performance Laptop, US, Max $1000, maybe a little over [R]

3 years, 3 months agoJune 12, 2017

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3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 12, 2017

How about this?

$900(US) budget for a laptop for college engineering work and some gaming [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 11, 2017

I will be doing computer and electrical engineering in college, and I need to get a new laptop for it.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $900 US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good specifications for the price and battery life

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Around 5 and a half pounds or less is fine

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. At least 14 inches

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Not 100% sure about CAD, but it's very possible. Programming will almost certainly be done on it, along with gaming.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? It should play most games on at the very least stable 30fps and medium settings.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? At least 3 USB 3.0 ports, I have an external keyboard and headset I plan to use whenever possible and a mouse I will keep with it at all times so those don't need to be very high quality. No touch screen is needed. I'd like for it to be easily upgradeable if I want to add more RAM or long-term storage (The cost of these does not need to be included in your recommendations).

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'd like to be able to get a 4 year protection plan with it for accidental damage, the cost shouldn't be included in the $900 budget but I'd like it to be as low as possible. Everything else was already listed above, thanks in advance for any help.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 11, 2017

How about this?

I am choosing between these three laptops, or something better if someone tells me about it... [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 9, 2017

I can't decide between the Dell Inspiron 7000 w/ ips display (new thing), 8gigs of ram and 256gb ssd ($950), Acer VX 15 with 256gb ssd ($900) and 16 gigs of ram, and the Lenovo Legion y520 with 1tb hdd and 120gb ssd ($900) with 8 gigs of ram. (all of these have i5's and 1050ti's). I want the laptop for gaming (of course) and for highschool, so I don't want it too look too gamey and I need it to have a good amount of battery so I don't need my charger. I also need a lot of storage for work and games. I also refuse to buy something without an ssd because I need it to boot fast.

Edit: I got the on sale for -$100, and I had a -$100 student discount at Best Buy, so I got it for $750! I also added a 1tb 7200rpm hdd.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 11, 2017

I would go with the Y520. 256GB SSD version here.

Gaming laptop or chromebook+gaming pc for college? [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 9, 2017

Hello I'm looking forward to study mechatronics engineering or something like that. But as the title says, what do you recommend for me? Do you think is better to have a gaming laptop or a chromebook plus a gaming pc? Pros and cons etc

One of my questions is that what would happen if I need to use Autocad in class. Can a chromebook be able to do this job?

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 11, 2017

No, a Chromebook won't be able to do that. You'll need a Windows notebook.

How about this?

choosing right computer for wow [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 10, 2017

Hi, well the time has come. For me to upgrade from my 2012 MacBook pro with Intel HD Graphics 4000 and processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5. This no longer meets WoW's minimum requirements and the game is consistently crashing. I have no idea which avenue to take for getting a new comp. I want something that exceeds requirements for WoW but nothing too crazy.

is the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 with 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz on the new MacBook pros any good? The 13 inch model. https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs/ I am not extremely tech savvy and not certain if I should get another MacBook or if anyone has cheap PC options with good graphics cards. Not looking to spend over $1200 realistically. Ideally under $1000.

I just don't know where to start.

link for system requirements for Windows/Mac

https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/World-of-Warcraft-System-Requirements

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 11, 2017

According to the system requirements, you may want a dedicated graphics card.

How about this?

Laptop for rising college freshman/possible CS minor/casual PC gamer [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 10, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000 (will certainly do cheaper if possible), USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very important

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. I would prefer Windows unless someone strongly suggests otherwise

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I will most likely be minoring in Computer Science and I have dabbled in video editing on Adobe Premier Pro&After Effects in the past for hobby-ish film editing. I also play L4D2 and TF2 very, very occasionally.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? As mentioned above, I rarely play and do not care about FPS or graphics

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I would say reliable build quality, I want a laptop which lasts me through all of college and hopefully beyond.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. My dad suggested purchasing this laptop: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N85KT0212

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 11, 2017

You may want a quad-core if possible. How about this?

USA/$1,000/15.6" Gaming laptop [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 6, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1,000 USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery & best specs for the money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not important, but needs to be able to take a beating.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" or larger

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming! StarCraft II, Smite, and CS-GO.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? StarCraft II, Smite, and CS-GO. 60 FPS.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Needs to be able to take a beating.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. This is replacing a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p Intel Core i5 4200M(2.5GHz) 6 GB Memory 1 TB + 8 GB SSHD Hybrid Drive 15.6" Gaming Laptop that worked well and finally died after almost five years of abuse.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 6, 2017

How about this?

General Use Laptop w/ Occasional Gaming [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 5, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: ~$1000, USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very important at all

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. No

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Current games on medium/low settings (seems NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 would be perfect from my research)

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Would like reliable build; don't care for touch-screen or finger-print reader.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I found a laptop that is very close to what I am looking for, but it is an upgraded HP Pavilion Power. I have read poor things about HP lately and am wondering if it is worth going for. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 5, 2017

How about this?

Gaming Laptop [R]

3 years, 3 months agoJune 4, 2017

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3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
June 4, 2017

How about this?

Asus ZX53VW or Lenovo Y520? [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 4, 2017

Hello. This is my first time on reddit. I signed up just to ask this question so I hope I'm in the right place. I'm going to be purchasing a laptop within the next month. I'm a college student, light gamer, heavy media user. I have an $800 budget (not including tax, shipping, etc). I've narrowed down my choice to two laptops, the Lenovo Y520 ($779, exactly as is, link below) or the Asus ZX53VW ($799 from Amazon, link below). I know that the CPU and GPU on the Lenovo are better but the specs on the Asus are more than likely sufficient for my needs. 2.5ghz i5/1050Ti for the Lenovo and 2.3ghz i5/960M for the Asus. The Asus also has a disc drive, which is a plus but not a necessity, and an SSD rather than an HDD, which is what the Lenovo has. (I've never used an SSD so I'm not sure of the difference.) I have a 2TB external hard drive since I'm currently running a Toshiba Chromebook 2 so the extra space on the Lenovo is a plus but not a necessity. Both have 8gb ram, 15.6" 920x1080 anti glare screens, 720p camera, and backlit keys. Both look great but I can't decide. Has anyone used these? Which runs smoother? I like Asus but the Lenovo looks good too. Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated.

Lenovo: http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/lenovo-legion-y-series-laptops/Lenovo-Y520-15IKBN/p/80WKCTO1WWENUS0/customize?

Asus: https://www.amazon.com/i5-6300HQ-keyboard-Microsoft-signature-Anti-Glare/dp/B01LXCBXQO

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 4, 2017

Actually, how about this model of the Y520? Gets you an SSD and the 1050Ti.

Looking for a budget laptop for college and photo editing. [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 4, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA $800, possibly up to $850

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I prefer good specs but I would hope for the battery to last at least a few hours using lightroom

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Don't care

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Mainly light room and Photoshop.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Not super interested in gaming but it would be nice if I could play gta5 at not terrible settings.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Sd card slot would be nice but not essential, same with a backlit keyboard.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've been looking around at various models and from what I've gathered a gaming laptop would probably be the best bet for photo editing performance. I'm hoping that this laptop will last me at least 4 years of college.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 4, 2017

How about this?

Or if you need something less expensive, how about this?

Need to buy a laptop for video editing [R]

3 years, 3 months agoJune 3, 2017

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3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
June 4, 2017

How about this?

[USA] $600-$800 Moderate gaming laptop [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 4, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA; budget is $600-$800. The budget can be upped a bit if it can be justified (if that little extra can really match my preferences).

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications for the money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? (edited) Weight and thinness being minimal would be nice for me, but mostly I just don't want anything that is bulky. To that end, I would also prefer a laptop that has a fairly modest, normal design (preferably no flashy logos or stylized vents).

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13"-15". As previously mentioned, I prefer a smaller form factor in general, so a 13" or 14" might be a nice fit for me (but it seems that 15.6" is the most prevalent size in the gaming laptop market, so I can live with that). Resolution wise, 1080p is fine with me. In terms of screen type, I am avoiding any TN panels, and would like respectable viewing angles. Refresh rate - 60Hz is fine.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming. The range of games I'd like to play on this is pretty broad, but I'm looking to mostly play low to mid demanding games. Perhaps a good way to reference it is that I'd like to be able to run Overwatch-type graphics at high.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? As mentioned above, I'd like to run Overwatch and similarly demanding games on high settings. 60 fps is a must. It would be nice if I also had the option to play more graphically impressive games such as Tomb Raider on low or even medium settings.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? A quality keyboard and touchpad are always appreciated if available. The other items aren't required. I don't know if this is an innocent request or something that will require more money, but I'd like to be able to connect this to a TV for couch multiplayer gaming. The TV is ~32", 60 fps if that matters.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I mainly game on my desktop PC, but my family recently started camping and I'm looking for something that I can bring along for rainy days. Part of this would be hooking the laptop up to the TV and using it for couch co-op games with my family and part of it would just be for me to play single player games (of which are rarely triple-A, demanding titles). Specs that I have in mind:

  • Processor: i5 or higher

  • Graphics: GTX1050 or GTX1050Ti (I'd consider 1060 models but I fear that if a laptop with a 1060 was in this price range then it would sacrifice the quality of other aspects of the machine)

  • Screen: 13" to 15", non-TN panel, 60 (or more) Hz

  • Memory: 8 GB is fine (DDR4)

  • Storage: My preference would be a 256GB SSD. If not that, then a 128GB SSD and a larger (512GB to 1TB) HDD.

One last side note, do there tend to be sales on laptops in June due to graduations? I'm wondering if I shouldn't hold out to do some sale-searching.

Thanks in advance, friends!

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 4, 2017

Can you spend more for a GTX 1050Ti?

Looking for gaming laptop, preferably under $1,000 [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 2, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1,000 or below preferably

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not important.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. At least 15 inches.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming mostly, could be used for Ableton Live as well.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Overwatch mostly, Battlegrounds, GTA.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Willing to buy peripherals separate, mostly concerned with performance.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Willing to buy peripherals separately.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 2, 2017

How about this?

Gaming laptop under 1000.00 [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 2, 2017

Looking for a better laptop for gaming. Most used game is civ5 and the sims, but I want to be able to play skyrim at least on medium settings. Would prefer an SSD over HDD. Best graphics/ram I can get for my buck. Good resolution. What do you suggest?

Edit: I am in the U.S.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 2, 2017

How does this look?

Been using an Asus rog g750jw for a couple years now and looking to upgrade to something that doesnt struggle with newer games. [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 1, 2017

I have been looking into buying a new laptop and want it to be able to play games such as overwatch, or player unknown's battleground on high/very high settings. Im willing to pay anywhere from 500-800.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 2, 2017

Okay.

Can you spend some more for this?

Laptop under $800 in US, minor gaming [R]

3 years, 3 months agoMichiganders posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 1, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: -Under $800, willing to go up to $900 in US.-

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. -Prefer really long battery life as I do travel sometimes. I don't care about 2 in 1 or whatever.-

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? -Prefer a lighter one as I carry it in a backpack regularly. Not so thin that a single tap would break it though.-

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. -Windows-

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. -More on the big side, if this makes sense-

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. -I use Camtasia Studio 9 currently and plan on playing a couple games.-

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? -Sims 2 and 3 with moderate to high settings and a crap ton of CC/mods. I play Combat Arms and Riders of Icarus too, the latter of high graphics settings.-

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? -I just want a pretty big keyboard, I stretch my fingers a lot when typing and dislike my hands touching.-

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. -I am willing to go up to $900 but that's my limit as my most of budget is being saved for a desktop build. So if the laptop can at least run Sims 2/4 (maybe 3 unless it's too much) and a few minor space games, then I'm good.-

3 years, 3 months agoMichiganders posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 1, 2017

At the top of your budget, you could look into the Lenovo Y520 for $900. It has some of the best specs you'll find for under $1000 and should be able to play pretty high ends games (including Raiders of icarus and similar). It has a Quad core kaby lake processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and a GTX 1050 Ti. It weighs in at 5.28 lbs, has a full 1080p IPS display, and a pretty solid build quality.

If you want to save a bit you could look into the Acer VX15 for $800 with a GTX 1050, but it weighs a bit more at 5.5 lbs. Also look into the HP Pavilion 15 for $870 which also has a GTX 1050 and is a bit lighter at 4.9 lbs.

Undergrad Engineering Major 600-900 [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 31, 2017

I need a first year college laptop for 600-900. I understand engineering requires higher processing for formatting and drafting. I am assuming Macs are a waste of money so any other options?

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 1, 2017

If you need something with a good CPU, you'll probably want something with a quad-core and a dedicated GPU.

How about this?

Need New Laptop for College [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 31, 2017

Hey,
I need help buying my first laptop for upcoming college. I have been researching and I think I want something with a touchscreen for notes as well as enough power to do a little gaming on the side. Looking for 15-17" Full HD screen, with an i7 and a Nvidia chip. All help and info is appreciated, Thank You.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 1, 2017

How about this?

Need to replace a stolen lenovo w540 but want to explore more inexpensive options [R]

3 years, 3 months agoMay 28, 2017

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3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
May 28, 2017

How about this?

Is this a good deal? HP ENVY 17t Laptop [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2017

Just wondering if this is a good deal or not. Got a coupon in the mail for this item, it was priced $799.

https://www.costco.com/HP-ENVY-17t-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---4GB-Graphics---1080p-.product.100351256.html

Edit: I was also wondering if it was quad-core. I can't really tell.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 27, 2017

How does this look?

Light/Moderate Gaming, Getting into CAD, Photo, Video and Audio Editing. [R]

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2017

I am sure there is at least one post matching this in recent history, but my detective skill are weak and I could not find it.

  • Total budget and country of purchase:

$800-1000, USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

Best Specs > Battery life > 2 in 1

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

Moderately important, don't want a brick, but not paper thin.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows preferable.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15" preferred

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

I don't currently, but I'd like to get into CAD/Video&Audio editing. I would like to be able to play a few games.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

Possibly R6 Seige, and Overwatch. FPS isn't a huge factor, all my experience is on a console, so 30 FPS has worked so far,

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

Good Trackpad and Keyboard. Touchscreen would be cool for the more artistic stuff, but not necessary.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

Realistically, I need something that I can do the basics and a little above for all realms. I need an everyday computer (email, web, document production), that can handle light gaming, and help me get into the world of CAD/Video and Audio editing. However, I'd like it to work well, and handle bigger better programs if my skill grows enough to need them.

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2017

How about this?

Need suggestions for a new laptop! ($1000, US) [R]

3 years, 3 months agoMay 26, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, hoping to spend no more than $1000

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. no need for a touchscreen, would love best specs for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? as a college student, pretty important

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. I love Chrome OS, but will need Windows for gaming.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. not particularly, but something moderate like 13"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. 90% light use (note taking, Netflix, YouTube), but occasional gaming with Skyrim, Rust, etc.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? low settings, decent performance

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? none

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Crosspost from another subreddit: A couple years ago I custom built a desktop PC to use for gaming. It's fantastic and runs flawlessly, but now that I'm in college I really don't have the time to keep gaming. I'm thinking about selling it and instead getting a lightweight laptop. Here's what I'd need:

  • Thin and lightweight, but durable enough construction for carrying between classes.

  • I've never really been into touchscreens, so no 2-in-1 would be needed.

  • Hoping to spend no more than $1000 90% of the usage would be for taking notes, watching Netflix, and some freelance web design work. I thought about going with something like a Chromebook, but...

  • occasionally I'd like to be able to play games like Skyrim or Rust. I know this will require a better processor and probably be more expensive, but I'm fine playing on lower graphics settings as long as there is little to no lag. Thanks for your suggestions!

3 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2017

How about this?

Lenovo Legion Y520 [R]

3 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2017

I've been looking at the y520, and was wondering if anyone has any thoughts about it? Any issues that have been found that are not on the reviews? Is it worth the money for a model around 800$?

3 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2017

Prebuilt Laptops for a Friend [R]

3 years, 3 months agoviv1d posted submission on buildapc.
May 24, 2017

So, I'm in a bit of a situation. I've been PC gaming for ~7 years, but I have minimal experience with laptops.

A friend of mine is heading off to college, and wants to buy a pre-built laptop. I have no real idea of what to suggest, I've heard decent things about ASUS but I don't want to give him a terrible deal when there's a better one elsewhere.

I know it acts against the idea of this subreddit, (as building your own is always preferable) but do you guys have any suggestions?

He has pretty heavily stated that he does not want to build his own. He just wants it shipped to his house, ready to play games.

Budget is $900.

3 years, 3 months agoviv1d posted on buildapc.
May 24, 2017

Lenovo Legion Y520 - 15.6" Traditional Laptop Computer (Intel Core i5-7300HQ / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / 8GB / 256GB / Windows 10 Signature Image) 80WK00FHUS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVMJ713/ref=cmswrcpapi_iTBjzbXJKGGNF

Would this Laptop be good for editing 4K Video? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoMay 19, 2017

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3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 19, 2017

They're alright. This is a good amount cheaper; you can always add a 1TB HDD and some more RAM if needed.

Laptop for College, Gaming, and CAD (US, $1000) [R]

3 years, 4 months agoMay 19, 2017

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3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 19, 2017

How about this?

Help with purchase for less than 1000USD in Mexico/US [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 16, 2017

Hello, I am looking to find a replacement for my ASUS N53SV from 2011, i7 2nd gen, 8Gb RAM, Gt540m 1Gb chip, which I love and is in perfect shape but is getting old =( Here goes:

  • Total budget and country of purchase: I paid a bit less than 900 USD back in the day, so hopefully something around that mark, it will be bought either in México or from the US through Amazon.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I'd say best possible specs as you'll see below

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not important at all since it's a desktop replacement that is moved in a car once in the morning and once in the evening every day. I'd even consider a desktop pc if they had a battery =D

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Preferably Win 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. No less than 15.6"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Yes, I am an architect who mainly does translation work, so I do the odd AutoCAD drawing, leaflet on Illustrator and/or rendering and I type like a maniac most days.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Gaming is a natural consequence of an architect's laptop, which I practice to take the edge off, but I have no use for ULTRA HD 4K VIRTUAL REALITY 144HZ 120fps!!! I just need my minecraft (with shaders) fix now and then.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? As to build quality it does need to take the occasional bump (inside a padded backpack) without breaking. Also, my fingers would appreciate having the largest possible keys and the numpad is a must, and if you can avoid the omnipresent chiclet keys, I'll sacrifice a pig to the pagan god of your choice

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I am considering buying an ASUS Vivobook N552VW from Amazon, which is sort of the descendant of my current laptop, except the 4k screen is subpar and cheap, the 5400 rpm disk is an unnecessary bottleneck, lousy wifi, chiclet keys (WHY?!?!) etc. and other buyers complain of the build and components quality, on the other hand it costs the target 900 USD! Amazon link here

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2017

I would recommend either this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 both come with the latest quad core i5, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, 1050Ti GPU which is the best you can get for this budget, Full HD IPS screen, decent battery life (few hours of non gaming usage), and both under 950 USD and over great value for money.

Windows laptop w/ at least Nvidia 1050 Ti and good battery life (as an aside, how powerful are the current 15" Macbooks for gaming? Both iGraphics and dGraphics [450,455,460]) [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 16, 2017

Total budget and country of purchase: Budget flexible, buying in USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Battery life a must, would like a touchscreen, but not as a 2-in-1

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Don't want a brick, don't care about thickness

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15", 14" works as well

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. some light video editing, some gaming

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? prefer 60fps (obviously), don't need highest settings.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Build quality. FP reader would be nice, as would touchscreen

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Thanks for helping! :)

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2017

For your budget I would recommend either this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 both come with the latest quad core i5, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, 1050Ti GPU which is the best you can get for this budget, Full HD IPS screen, decent battery life (few hours of non gaming usage), and both under 950 USD and over great value for money.

Or If you can push your budget a little over 1k then this acer would be a great choice with very great value for money because it comes with quad core i7 and 1060 GPU making it the most affordable option right now with 1060 GPU.

Is this the best laptop I can get at that price? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2017

Here is the link:

$717.59 for:

Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor

8gb DDR4

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5

128GB Solid State Drive M.2 PCIe

15.6" FHD (1920x1080) LED Backlit, IPS, Anti-Glare Display

I will mainly be using it for gaming

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2017

Give me a verdict on these three laptops (1k budget, 15.6 screen size, U.S.A.) [R]

3 years, 4 months agoMay 17, 2017

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3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2017

No to the OMEN and dell, both come with weak GPUs for a 1k budget, instead I would recommend either this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 both come with the latest quad core i5, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, 1050Ti GPU which is the best you can get for this budget, Full HD IPS screen, decent battery life (few hours of non gaming usage), and both under 950 USD and over great value for money.

Or If you can push your budget a little over 1k then this acer would be a great choice with very great value for money because it comes with quad core i7 and 1060 GPU making it the most affordable option right now with 1060 GPU.

Not familiar with these three brands/models. Notes and recommendations are appreciated! [R]

3 years, 4 months agoMay 16, 2017

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3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017

If you don't want to spend most of your budget then I would recommend either this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 both come with the latest quad core i5, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, 1050Ti GPU which is the best you can get for this budget, Full HD IPS screen, decent battery life (few hours of non gaming usage), and both under 950 USD and over great value for money.

Or If you can push your budget a little over 1k then this acer would be a great choice with very great value for money because it comes with quad core i7 and 1060 GPU making it the most affordable option right now with 1060 GPU.

Need help finding a laptop for grad school and gaming. [R]

3 years, 4 months agoMay 17, 2017

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3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017

If you want to spend most of your budget I would recommend either this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 both come with the latest quad core i5, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, 1050Ti GPU which is the best you can get for this budget, Full HD IPS screen, decent battery life (few hours of non gaming usage), and both under 950 USD and over great value for money.

Or If you can push your budget a little over 1k then this acer would be a great choice with very great value for money because it comes with quad core i7 and 1060 GPU making it the most affordable option right now with 1060 GPU.

XPS 13, Inspiron 15 Gaming, or something else? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017

Hi guys,

I've been looking for a laptop for a while, and I can't decide on either of these, or if there is a better option I should consider.

I live in the US. The thinner and lighter it is, the better, and I don't care for 2-in-1's, but form factor really doesn't matter to me. As long as it's portable.

I would like Windows on it, and I don't have a preference for screen resolution/size. As long as it's 1080p or better.

I don't do any video editing, but I wouldn't mind having a portable gaming machine, since I have a gaming desktop.

That said, I don't NEED a portable gaming machine, but I do need a nice keyboard (backlit necessary), and a nice touchpad is very well appreciated.

I tried the XPS 13, and it was okay. A lot of people say it doesn't have a lot of key travel, and I didn't really notice, even though I use a keyboard with brown switches (the no midclick ones, they have to go all the way down). I haven't gotten my hands on a inspiron 15 gaming, and I was wondering if it was similar.

Any opinions and/or suggestions you have are welcome.

Thanks!

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017

For gaming there is this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 and for something like the XPS there is also this Acer Spin 5, this Lenovo Flex 4 and this Acer Swift 3 all come with very similar specs i5 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, both Acers have better build quality than the other two, the Spin 5 has 2 in 1 features, with smaller screen, backlit keyboard, and slightly heavier than the swift. The swift comes with bigger screen, lighter weight, backlit keyboard, USB type C, slightly cheaper, but no 2 in 1 features.

[$1300] Asus GL753VE GTX1050Ti [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017

Any competitor of this laptop at this price range? I'd like to check them out too. Thanks.

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017

Can you link it please ? I guess there is this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15

Beginner in PC Gaming, 15" screen in USA, would like to stay under $1K [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: I would like stay under $1,000 an live in the USA.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life is not super necessary as I don't mind having it plugged in. Would like best specifications for a beginner in PC gaming.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not too important.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Would like to get Windows just for ease of compatibility with most computer games.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Would like at least 15inch screen or larger.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Would like to use for gaming.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Want to start playing more Blizzard games and PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds. Not sure best FPS...

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Would like something reliable in build. I don't mind using a separate keyboard and mouse for gaming. Would maybe like to get into streaming so would be nice if I could stream to Twitch eventually.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm a girl so I don't have a ton of girlfriends that I can ask about this hahaha, hopefully you'll forgive my noobness. So I'm just getting started in gaming and I really enjoy playing my Xbox. I want to play more PC games and am realizing those are mostly Windows compatible. I currently have a Macbook Pro (2015 model) and was debating on possible installing windows onto it, but not sure how it would handle playing games on it? Is it feasible? Also, would like to stream in the future so from what I've read Mac laptops are not ideal. So I've decided I may just have to get a new laptop with windows...maybe an Asus? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I don't need the nicest/newest setup as I'm just beginning and probably won't notice all the little specific things that more experienced gamers would. I'm a super noob, so forgive me, I just really enjoy gaming and would appreciate any help. :)

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017

If you want to spend most of your budget I would recommend either this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 both come with the latest quad core i5, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, 1050Ti GPU which is the best you can get for this budget, Full HD IPS screen, decent battery life (few hours of non gaming usage), and both under 950 USD and over great value for money.

Or If you can push your budget a little over 1k then this acer would be a great choice with very great value for money because it comes with quad core i7 and 1060 GPU making it the most affordable option right now with 1060 GPU.

USA - Laptop for Gaming and Web Development ~$1,000 [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: ~$1,000 USD max (USA)

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best Specs

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not Important

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming and Web Development, also may need to do some photo editing in Photoshop as well.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I'd like to play most games in decent to higher settings, anything from super old games to Fallout4 with mods

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? N/A

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I was looking into this dell but I was seeing some issues with it not being screwed together securely enough. So I would love some input.

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017

The one you linked comes with 960M, which is a little weak to get for your budget, while for gaming beasts at the higher end of your budget I would recommend either this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 both come with the latest quad core i5, 256GB of SSD, 1050Ti GPU, Full HD IPS screen, decent battery life (few hours of non gaming usage), and both under 950 USD and over great value for money.

If you can push your budget a little over 1k then this acer would be a great choice with very great value for money because it comes with quad core i7 and 1060 GPU making it the most affordable option right now with 1060 GPU.

Need upgrade from current laptop, have no clue about laptops and desperately need help. [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 16, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

Below $1000 USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

    I would like to have the best specs for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

    Not too worried about either

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.

    Windows 10 but will dual boot Linux

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

    Currently have a 17.3" HP Pavilion (https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-g7-1300-notebook-pc-series/5186814/document/c03157100). This size would be ideal but could go down also. Nothing bigger than this though.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

    I will be using this for gaming and coding (python, Java)

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

    Mostly Rocket League and Rift would like to be at 60fps but a little lower would be alright also.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

    No touch screen, backlit keyboard.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

    I've had my current laptop for a while now and I feel it's time for an upgrade. Want to stay away from HP, was looking at the Asus, Acer, MSI laptops but have no idea which would be good. Would want something that is powerful enough for gaming and some coding for when I'm on the go. Something that'll last me a while. Any help would be great!

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017

Well for gaming beasts at the higher end of your budget I would recommend either this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 both come with the latest quad core i5, 256GB of SSD, 1050Ti GPU, Full HD IPS screen, decent battery life (few hours of non gaming usage), and both under 950 USD and over great value for money.

If you can push your budget a little over 1k then this acer would be a great choice with very great value for money because it comes with quad core i7 and 1060 GPU making it the most affordable option right now with 1060 GPU.

For almost half your budget you can get The Acer Aspire E 15 because it would run your games just fine with great battery life.

  • NVIDIA 940MX which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

  • 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD both are somewhat standards in 600 range so finding them on 500~ range is somewhat a catch.

Here is a little in depth review of it :

  • Same with the cheaper Acer, it is made from plastic, but it feels sturdy, screen comes with anti glare finish so it will work well outside.

  • Battery life is great about 5-8 hours of general usage.

  • Backlit keyboard, quite and comfortable, Trackpad have been getting some mixed reviews, I think it is a software issue, or maybe it is because some people are not used to trackpads.

  • Speakers are good, above average for laptops in this range, the gaming performance is also above average since it is only 940MX but it the best for the budget.

  • Very thin, very quite (can barely hear the fans), It has room for more ram as well as more SSD, Finger print magnet.

Need help finding a laptop for grad school and gaming. [R]

3 years, 4 months agoMay 17, 2017

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3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017

How about this?

Gaming laptop for roughly $1000 usd? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 16, 2017

I've been suggested the ASUS fx502vm, which runs for roughly $1k. Perhaps something around that tier.

Anywhere in the $800-1000 range would be ideal. I'm not super picky about max settings, but I'd like to get back into gaming with a solid laptop.

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 16, 2017

I would recommend either this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 both come with the latest quad core i5, 256GB of SSD, 1050Ti GPU, Full HD IPS screen, decent battery life (few hours of non gaming usage), and both under 950 USD and over great value for money.

If you can push your budget a little over 1k then this acer would be a great choice with very great value for money because it comes with quad core i7 and 1060 GPU making it the most affordable option right now with 1060 GPU.

Should I go for the Dell 7567 with GTX 1050? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 15, 2017

Guys, I want to buy a Dell Inspiron 7567 eith the Gtx 1050 Ti. But that one's unavailable. So should I go with the 1050 one? Does the Ti make a huge difference?

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 16, 2017

Yes it would make a big difference and we recommend that you get the IPS version too, if it is not available then the closest thing to price and build quality is this Lenovo Legion Y520 and this Acer Aspire VX 15 both come with the latest quad core i5, 256GB of SSD, 1050Ti GPU, Full HD IPS screen, decent battery life (few hours of non gaming usage), and both under 950 USD (which I think how much the dell with 1050Ti and IPS is)

Laptop for Gaming / Game making / School [R]

3 years, 4 months agoMay 14, 2017

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3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 15, 2017

How does this look?

Lightweight, light gaming [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 10, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase:preferably under 1200, USA

    • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.specs*

How important is weight and thinness to you?lighter the better*

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.windows*

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.13-15.6*

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.I game but the games I play really don't require much. Talking runescape, rocket league, csgo, hearthstone, etc. Mostly really easy to run*

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?games answered in previous question. I really don't care about graphics. If it's low but running 60+fps I'm happy. To be clear here I don't care about graphics, but I do care about screen resolution*

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?good keyboard and reliable. Everything else is nice but not make or break*

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

Tl;dr: light, good reliability, high res, low end gaming

Thanks 🙂

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 12, 2017

I would go with this configuration the 1050 TI is worth the extra cash, if you can't afford it then I would go with This Y520.

Looking for mid-high performance laptop, ~$1000, USA [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
May 7, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Somewhere around the $1,000 mark or under, USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Not interested in the 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life is important, but not entirely crucial, and best specs for the money is the most important.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? It's not a deciding factor, but I would rather not be carrying around a complete brick of a laptop

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14"-16"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I plan to use CAD programs and some light gaming. Things like Solidworks, Autodesk, Blender, and Rocket League.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Rocket League on mid to high quality settings. ~60 fps.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable build quality is important, good input devices are also desired.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I am upgrading on my current laptop which currently struggles to run Rocket League on lowest settings and Spotify at the same time. I just want something that can smoothly run the programs I will be using and will last me at least until the end of college (3 more years). Thank you!

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
May 7, 2017

How about this?

Want do you think of this laptop? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
May 5, 2017

I'm looking at this laptop from costco.

https://www.costco.com/HP-Performance-Pavilion-15t-Touchscreen-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---4GB-Graphics---4K-Ultra-HD.product.100336555.html

I was looking for something under 5lbs that I could use for some light gaming and then for school. What do think? Any other recommendations?'

EDIT: I also can't really find this model or any reviews of this model. So if anyone sees any let me know.

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
May 6, 2017

I would point you to this model.

Razer blade stealth + core? USA ~1k budget [R]

3 years, 4 months agoMay 5, 2017

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3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 5, 2017

A Razer Stealth will limit you if you're looking to play newer games due to the low voltage dual-core.

This is more of what you're looking for.

Tekken 7 machine for otherwise patient gamer [R]

3 years, 4 months agostarchaserro posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 2, 2017

I'm looking for a cheap laptop that can run Tekken 7. I don't know how good the port will be but I'm happy to run it on lowest/low as long as there are no frustrating fps drops and it doesn't kill the laptop. Cheap is good!

  • Total budget and country of purchase: 600-900$

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. N/A

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? N/A

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Tekken 7, Gamemaker studio

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Tekken 7 (Any settings, smooth framerate)

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Strong WiFi would be nice. Keyboard and stick are all sorted! If I were to shell out extra money it would be for an SSD (never had one before).

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. HP laptops/heaters need not apply.

3 years, 4 months agostarchaserro posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 3, 2017

Hi,

I recommend to check Dell Inspiron 15-7567. It's a budget gaming system that runs current games smoothly, it has efficient cooling system and good battery life. The standard TN display is known to be lackluster, but fi you get the IPS version you will be fine. The Lenovo Legion Y520 might be also a good option, it offers strong performance for its price, stylish design and a nice IPS display, but the battery life is mediocre.

Also, the Acer Aspire VX 15 recommended by shopineer is a good option.

$800-900 budget [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 1, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $800-900 USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best Specs for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? A 4 out of 5. Somewhat important.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. n/a

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, The Witcher. Civilization IV. Fallout 4

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? High settings if not then medium settings. High FPS 100 being lowest.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable build. Also a good keyboard.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. recommend me something even if it's not in the budget, please.

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 2, 2017

Can you spend a little more for this?

Hi I'm looking for a gaming laptop (USA) that is under $1,000 usd and has the following (in description) [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 2, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, less than $1,000 USD

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. best gaming laptop that can fit that budget

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? not to heavy, anything max. 10 lb. is ok

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. heavy gaming: skyrim (with ultra settings and gameplay and graphic enhancing mods), skyrim special edition (with ultra settings and gameplay and graphic enhancing mods), battlefield 3 (ultra settings), battlefield 4 (ultra settings)

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? skyrim (old and special edition on ultra settings) with as much fps possible along with graphic enhancing mods, same with battlefield 3 & 4 for ultra settings (no mods); if possible the ability to run 4k (again, it is optional)

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? lightup keyboard, strong/ good quality build

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. • best possible battery life

• won't heat up very quickly and/or can cool down quickly

• hdmi compatible

• if possible, ability to change the graphics card

• a fan that isn't noisy and is efficient

• Bluetooth capable

• USB port(s)

• the most hard drive memory and most ram available for that price

• over clocking without any problems (if possible)

• excellent or greatest possible speaker quality

• headphone jack

• if possible a removable battery

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 2, 2017

What about this?

College Student looking for a general use laptop with some gaming [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Budget is around $1000, USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life. Something that can last quite awhile with light use.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Seeing as I will probably be carrying it around everywhere, I would want something light and thin.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 inches

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, may get into some light photo and video editing in the future. I am a Computer Science major, so something that'd work for that is important.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? League, Overwatch. May get into heavier games, but I wouldn't mind them running it on lower qualities.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good touchpad, reliable build quality, maybe SSD over HDD. At least an Nvidia 1050 GPU probably.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I would like a laptop that is fairly professional looking. Nothing too flashy. I really enjoy the look and build of the Dell XPS 15. I was considering getting the model with 256 GB SSD and with discounts it would come down to around $1200. Posting here for other possible suggestions that may be a little bit cheaper.

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2017

How does this look?

Looking for a laptop for work and gaming [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 29, 2017

Total budget and country of purchase:

<$1,000 USA

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

Must have an i7, SSD & hard drive. Preferably a 1050*

How important is weight to you?

Not at all

Which OS do you require?

Windows

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

15"

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A.

I'll be using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Premiere) and light gaming.

If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

High/60fps

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

Definitely want it to be reliable

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2017

How does this look?

(USA) 15", under $1000, light gaming laptop with SSD [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 29, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, under $1000

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Relatively important. I'll be traveling with this laptop so it can't be TOO heavy.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15", matte display. Would prefer 1080p since higher resolutions tend to have annoying scaling issues.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'd like to run Dolphin emulator and PCSX2. Also Photoshop. I do multitask a lot and run several tabs at time, if that's relevant.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I'd mostly be emulating older games on Dolphin and PCSX2 but I might wanna give some newer stuff like Overwatch a try. I'm fine with medium-low settings as long as FPS is stable.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Matte screen, needs to have a SSD, total storage (between SSD and HDD, if a HDD is present) has to be at least 512GB, at least a decent keyboard since I type a lot.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. The ASUS K501UW-AB78 looked perfect except I'm too wary to buy it due to what I've heard about the display. So laptops similar to it, but with a better display, would be great. (Or try to convince me that the display isn't that bad!)

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: forgot to mention that I would prefer a more neutral design for the laptop (not big into the usual gaming laptop look)

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2017

How does this look?

Any opinion on the new Dell 5000 series gaming laptops? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 29, 2017

Reviews on Amazon are on and off

Dell Inspiron 5000 Series Gaming i5577-7359BLK-PUS 15.6" Traditional Laptop Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFGF7SN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_LRvbzb76E85FK

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2017

Display is a TN-panel. Avoid it.

This is a better option.

USA, Laptop for school up to $2200, preferably below [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA. My school gives financial aid for up to $2200 for a one time purchase of tech related merchandise. I would prefer less than 1k, as whatever I spend here will be added to my Student Loans, but I'm willing to spend more for a long term investment.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I like good battery life.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? It's not that important.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. It doesn't really matter that much. I'm hoping to do Astronomy research which uses a lot of Python and IRAF, which runs well on most systems (I think?). A lot of people in the department use Macs, and for any scientists out there, I'd love to know what you use! I'm comfortable using any of the systems listed in the title.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List programs here I'd like to be able to run a audio recorder/editor.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Ideally, I'd like to be able to play XCOM2 Long War 2 at the lowest settings, but it really isn't too important. The other games I play are much less CPU intensive.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? N/A

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I usually rent laptops from my school if I need them. I'll be going abroad next year, however, and I have no idea if they run the same technology loan program. My uses will generally be paper writing and running python for research purposes. I tend to spend too much time on the computer, and having lower specs will probably help me get out of my apartment to explore the cities. I would like to have this laptop last me for a while, so durability would be nice.

Thanks so much for your help!

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2017

How does this look?

[USA] Laptop for a gaming and digital art under $1,000 [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 29, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Under $1,000 USA.
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life and best specifications for the money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Doesn't really matter since I wouldn't be taking it around with me. But I prefer it not to be too heavy or thick.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Around 15 inch sounds good.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Mostly gaming, I'll also be doing some digital drawing on it.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Sims 4, Civ 6, and LoL. FPS doesn't matter as long as it's not to chunky.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? None. Maybe finger-print reader and optical drives, but not necessary.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Kinda want a laptop that can run Rainmeter or Wallpaper engine without a problem, but I don't care too much for it.

Sorry if this is too vague, I don't know much about computer.

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 29, 2017

How about this?

15"+, USA, ~<$800 [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 28, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: I would like to spend as little as possible in order to run some current title games. I am shooting for less than $800 (USA)

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for the money. This will typically only be used once a month on average. I have a nice tower I built for daily use.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? not at all

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Not really, but 15"ish sounds good. Feel free to be flexible here.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming mostly.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Overwatch, CSGO, Leage of Legends, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Rainbow Six Siege, etc. I really want a machine that could run these at 60fps at a fairly high setting.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? A decent keyboard. I will be using an external mouse so trackpad is no concern. Never had touch-screen so don't need it. No optical drive needed. Would prefer an IPS display, but not a deal breaker for the right price. I would like 8+ gigs of ram as I usually am doing a lot of multitasking, but again I can be flexible here for the right price.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. In essence I want a machine with a nice graphics card. I prefer nvidia 1050ti +. Maybe I'm missing something but I found the Lenovo Legion Y520 to be in a league of it's own for its price ($850, http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/lenovo-legion-y-series-laptops/Lenovo-Y520-15IKBN/p/88GMY500808). That laptop fits all of my needs, but it is more than I would like to spend. Since this is not going to get a lot of use I wouldn't be afraid of getting a refurbished laptop. I've never bought used electronics from ebay, so that kinda scares me but I could be easily swayed if that looks like my best option.

Thanks for the help!

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 29, 2017

What about this?

$700-1000 Laptop for Music Production, Video Editing and Gaming [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 27, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000, though obviously saving money is nice. USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for money. Battery life is nice, but will be plugged in most often.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Around 5 pounds or less would probably be ideal. A little heavier is fine though. Thinness is unimportant.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15" or bigger

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Pro Tools, Adobe Premier

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Recent console games at 60fps. I.e., Fallout 4, XCOM 2, Witcher 3. Medium/High Settings

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? 3 or more USB ports, HDMI, good keyboard, reliable build

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I currently have a MacBook Pro 2012 that I bootcamp. It does pretty much what I want it to, but it's almost five years old now and an upgrade is in order. With audio software, I need strong processors and RAM. Have 8GB of RAM currently and frequently am maxing out in larger sessions with many time-based effects.

Edit: I will be performing live music off it, so reliability is a must. That being said, my 4 year old MacBook is still pretty reliable as what I need it to do live actually doesnt require a whole lot of CPU. Still figured it was worth mentioning.

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 27, 2017

What about this?

Looking for <$1000 gaming laptop for home and occasional travel use [R]

3 years, 4 months agoApril 27, 2017

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3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 27, 2017

How about this?

The Difference Between The Two [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 27, 2017

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050ti-1tb-hard-drive-128gb-ssd-black/5744108.p?skuId=5744108

VS

http://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/productdetails/inspiron-15-7567-laptop/dncwf510s?selectionState=eyJGUHJpY2UiOjExMjYuOTksIk9DIjoiZG5jd2Y1MTBzIiwiUXR5IjoxLCJNb2RzIjpbeyJJZCI6NTcyLCJPcHRzIjpbeyJJZCI6IkZHMDAyNSJ9XX1dfQ%253D%253D

Is there a different between the two laptop? If so what is it and is it worth the cheaper version from bestbuy? Also does the BestBuy version included IPS Screen.

Thanks in advance

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 27, 2017

Seems that the one that Dell offers from their website has the IPS panel whereas the Best Buy one probably does not.

But I personally wouldn't go with either of those; they're expensive for just having a 1050Ti. This is a better value.

$1,000 budget for a business/gaming laptop in the USA [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 27, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1,000ish in the US. Slightly cheaper is okay too.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life is most important with specifications for the money coming in second.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not super important, but as I would like to use this for a work machine I will need to be able to bring it along to a coffee shop.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. I prefer the 15" screen size, as I find 17 too big to carry around

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. This will mostly be used for business work (office suite) and games.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Currently I play games like Football Manager, Darkest Dungeon, and Rocket League. I would like to have the ability to play console style games from my PC, and haven't been able to do to my current laptop.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I need a 10-key as I am an accountant and would like a good enough keyboard to do work on it.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I currently have an HP Envy 15 x360 and I am finding it difficult to work with when multitasking for work. It tends to stutter and can't keep up with many simply tasks running at once like Skype and Excel. I am looking for a machine that I can do work with mostly. However I also play games and would love to on a laptop. I currently shy away from games as Rocket League does not run well at all on my machine, so if I can find a dual purpose laptop that would be great.

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 27, 2017

How does this look?

[USA] Looking for laptop for travel, browsing, and medium/light gaming. [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 24, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA. $1K at most, though I wouldn't complain about cheaper if it did what I needed.
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Performance is my main concern. I wouldn't use a touchscreen at all, and 6 hours of battery life on light usage would be fine by me.
  • How important is weight to you? Not really important.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A. Would prefer 1080 resolution though.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Gaming.

  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I absolutely want this to be able to run Project M in Dolphin at 60 FPS. If it can run this perfectly, then it should be able to run/do everything else I want it to. If I want to do anything graphic/cpu intensive, I have my desktop.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Would like a small SSD for the OS+select programs, but not necessary. Having at least 3 USB ports would be nice as well, but not necessary.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. The main things I'll be using this laptop for are browsing the internet, watching shows/movies, and playing Project M on the go. My current laptop can hardly even handle watching Twitch streams, so anything is better than what I got x.x

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 24, 2017

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Looking for gaming laptop around 800$ [R]

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 24, 2017

I'm looking for a new gaming laptop, around 800$ I'm looking for intel i5 or i7 Nvidia gtx graphics card, preferably 1050ti. 8 gb RAM and preferably an ssd, or one with easy access to the inside so I can put an ssd in myself. I've been looking at the Dell 15 7567, with the 256 gb SSD. But I've heard the display is bad, so I've come here for recommendations.

3 years, 4 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 24, 2017

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[US] Looking for the cheapest gaming laptop I can get that can play Witcher 3 on medium ($1500 budget) [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 23, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1,500 in the United States

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for the money

  • How important is weight to you? Not at all

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Witcher 3

  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Witcher 3

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Don't care

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Witcher 3 and comparable games

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 23, 2017

How does this look? The GTX 1050Ti is something you'll likely want.

<$900 15" college/gaming laptop (USA) [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 23, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Budget of $900, located in the US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life, durable body, snappy CPU for light video editing

  • How important is weight to you? Not incredibly important, however I will carry it to class every day. I'm a bigger guy so I don't mind carrying a bit extra weight.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Linux with the option for a dual boot Windows (laptop can come with either, I have a windows 10 license)

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. ~15" is going to be right for me.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Sublime text, Office Suite, Atmel Studio, Hitfilm 4 express for video editing, and some games like Battlefield 1 and older FPS games.

  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

Battlefield, older COD games, maybe Overwatch.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

    Good keyboard, solid construction, prefer a few USB3.0 ports. Also hoping for it not to look too "gaming", more like a powerful business laptop.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

I originally asked here and was directed towards a Dell Inspiron 7559 with an i7. However I see that there are some laptops with GTX 1050TI video cards and I think they might be the way to go. I still would like to focus on having a good CPU for editing/multitasking and good build quality, but having a little more gpu power would be nice. Battery life of at least 4 hours is also needed.

Thanks for any suggestions!

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 23, 2017

Yes, you'll want to lean towards something with a 1050Ti.

How about this?

I need laptop for programming and gaming [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 22, 2017

Hello! I need help choosing laptop that I'll be using mainly for programming and gaming from time to time. My budget is around 850 dollars. The laptop that caught my eye was Lenovo Legion Y520 (the model with i5 with quad cores, GTX 1050, 8 RAM and no SSD). Is this a good choice? I really want a laptop that will hold on for atleast a couple of years. If this one isn't good choice could you recommend me another one? Or another brand? Thanks in advance!

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 23, 2017

How about this?

Reliable, decently powerful, non-touchscreen laptop ($900-$1200) [R]

3 years, 5 months agoApril 22, 2017

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3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 23, 2017

How does this look?

Lightweight Gaming Laptop for College [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 23, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000 USD, but could go up to $1200 depending on the laptop
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life would be a huge plus
  • How important is weight to you? Very important as I am going to be carrying this laptop all around my campus, I'd say I'd want to keep it at 4.5 pounds and 4.8 at most
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" or 14"
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. A little bit of gaming as well as coding and typing essays
  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? No certain games, but I would want to run games on medium-high settings
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? N/A
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. One laptop I was looking at was The Asus K501, but it lacks a quad-core processor.
3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 23, 2017

Yeah, in that case, you may want a quad-core and preferably a GTX 1050Ti.

How does this look?

I am moving for work in USA. I can buy a laptop there or in Netherlands in the 700-1000 euro range. [R]

3 years, 5 months agoEksander posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 20, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA or Netherlands, 800-1000 euros

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for the money

  • How important is weight to you? Weight not important, but a slim aesthetic is would be nice to carry it around. Metal casing is prefered

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. I would go for 15'' or 17''.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. I will be doing some gaming for sure but probably not high end.

  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Fallout 4 at medium-high with 60 FPS and some older titles.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Not really, but a solid metal case is prefered.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

3 years, 5 months agoEksander posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 22, 2017

In your opinion, how does this one Lenovo Legion Y520 fare agaisnt those two you pointed out?

Seems that the tradeoff is between the I7 CPU and the extra slimness/portability. GPU on the lenovo is 4Gb instead of 2Gb tho. Not sure about battery life

Looking for a mid-range graphic design and gaming laptop. [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 21, 2017

Hi all! First post on Reddit and I'm looking to upgrade to a new laptop (I've been rocking a lenovo y580 for the past four years). I'm in school for graphic design, but I also like to do some light gaming. I've been looking at the lenovo y700, mostly because I've heard some good things and I like the idea of being able to add more ram and/or an SSD later on. I'm also not buying ASAP, but more like within a month or so. Thanks in advance for your thoughts and responses!

  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, somewhere between $1000 - $1300,

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for sure

  • How important is weight to you? I'd prefer something lighter because I'd be running around with it a lot.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows please

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. I'd prefer 15.6 in, but I can probably be convinced of another size if the specs make it worth it.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Adobe Creative suite, namely Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and DreamWeaver. I need something that can run multiple Adobe applications without bogging down and handle larger After Effects files smoothly.

  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? For gaming I mostly play Stellaris or Overwatch. I'm not looking to play AAA titles on ultra, but if I can get my hands on something that will let me play on medium-high settings with solid frame rates on higher end titles I'd be happy.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I'd like a high res or IPS display to help with design work, and I'd actually prefer no optical drive to cut down on bulk. Touch screen could be neat, but is not mandatory. Track pad won't really matter as I'll be using a mouse. A simplistic and aesthetically pleasing looking machine would be a plus (not really a fan of how over-the-top some gaming laptops look).

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'd like to do some gaming, but the biggest thing for me is to have a solid workflow. It would be nice to have the option to be able to add more ram or an SSD later on to help with speed. Thanks again everyone!

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 21, 2017

Actually I'd grab one of these since it comes with the GTX 1050Ti.

Best gaming laptop for $1000 [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
April 20, 2017

I need recommendations on the best gaming laptop there is for $1000 and under.

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
April 21, 2017

This is probably what you're looking for.

Looking for an All Around Laptop for College [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
April 20, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000 USD Prefer to keep it under $800

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply. 2 in 1 would be nice to have. 5+ Hours of battery life during light use is a need.

  • How important is weight to you? Not at all, as long as its 8 or less pounds, and yes I know most laptops dont weigh this much.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. At Least 13.6 inches at 1920x1080

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Light video editing and gaming. Both of these will primarily be handled at my desktop in the dorm, but being able to do some on the go would be nice.

  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Most demanding On The Go game I would see me playing would be Rainbow 6 Siege at 60FPS, Low is fine.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good Keyboard is a must with decent travel times. An example of the Travel times I like is from that of the HP-15ac121dx, which is my old laptop. At least 2 Type A USB ports.

An SSD is preferred. If it is an M.2 SSD then a 2.5 Inch bay available would also be nice. The Ability to open up the laptop for repair and upgrades.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. NO HP LAPTOPS. I have had bad experience with HP with my last laptop. 2 dead hard drives within 4 months. RW heads stuck specifically on certain sectors. Called HP about it and they said that my warranty was voided because I swapped the 2GB stick for a 4GB stick. When the laptop fully went it was the BIOS needing to be re-flashed nearly every boot and then the memory system failing.

Current Laptops Ive looked at:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834234484&cm_re=asus_zx53vw-_-34-234-484-_-Product --Asus ZX53VW

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1490831422&sr=8-3&keywords=960m+laptop --Dell Inspiron

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
April 21, 2017

How about this?

Looking for a semi/gaming school laptop/desktop need help [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 20, 2017

So I found this https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16834315131 can anyone recommend anything better for a decent price trying to stay under 800-900 dollars would appreciate it! Either a desktop or a laptop would work

Submit me some links please

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 21, 2017

How about this?

ASUS K501UW-AB78 @ 800$ Opinion [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 20, 2017

I7, 512 SSD, GTX 960M and DDR4 8gb ?? Sure sounds amazing at that price range !

I would prefer not to invest into a 512Gb SSD, as I won't need that much.

I like how it combines good looks, good battery life, is slim and light and can still run some games !!

My usage: Programming and latex for a internship/Msc thesis as well as gaming on my free time.

Anyone had experience with this laptop ? Any other recomendations I should look at?

EDIT: I'm planning on buying it in the US as I am moving there for work.

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 21, 2017

Yes. Or you can also just get the cheaper config here.

ASUS K501UW-AB78 @ 800$ Opinion [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 20, 2017

I7, 512 SSD, GTX 960M and DDR4 8gb ?? Sure sounds amazing at that price range !

I would prefer not to invest into a 512Gb SSD, as I won't need that much.

I like how it combines good looks, good battery life, is slim and light and can still run some games !!

My usage: Programming and latex for a internship/Msc thesis as well as gaming on my free time.

Anyone had experience with this laptop ? Any other recomendations I should look at?

EDIT: I'm planning on buying it in the US as I am moving there for work.

3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 21, 2017

You'd be better off buying in the US - cheaper stuff.

How about this?

Are there any stores that are selling the Lenovo y520? [R]

3 years, 5 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 19, 2017

So I can't buy this laptop online because Lenovo keeps declining my card for some reason even though the bank is approving the transaction, so I need to buy it in a store. Is anyone like best buy carrying it?

3 years, 5 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 20, 2017

There is couple of them available on Amazon this one and this one.

I need a laptop for college and very light gaming [R]

3 years, 5 months agoApril 18, 2017

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3 years, 5 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 19, 2017

I would configure it with the 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD.

You may also be interested in this option, too.