Guest COMR4DE Posted November 17, 2014 Share Posted November 17, 2014 Hey guys! I'm in the market for a gaming laptop, I've only ever bought one and it was almost 4 years ago and $1k bucks at the time so it was pretty good. Obviously with time electronics quickly lose their edge and oddly the laptop can barely chug along BF2 at max settings (cant even do bf4 on lowest lol). Anyways, I'm going to be gone from my home for an extended period of time and I need my gaming fix! It's not appealing to lug around my ps3 (I wouldn’t dare bring my new ps4 or gaming desktop with me) and a tv/projector, and a laptop anyways to do a day to day things. So I figured I'll retire my laptop and dish out another $1k ish into a "gaming" laptop. I know it wont be state of the art or in competition to my gaming desktop. - What I'm looking for is the ability to run the last gen games at or almost max settings. - SSD is not mandatory as I can wait for stuff to load, but preferred 7K+ RPM just for performance needs. - I'm not well versed in Mobile GPU or CPU's but I imagine 2gb + and quad core of 2.0ghz+ would be minimum. - I think 8gb RAM would be good for now, again I don’t plan on MAXING next gen games, so long as this laptop can play games at least at bare minimum for the next 3 years I would be thrilled. Plus RAM is the easiest to upgrade. - Optical drive not mandatory, it saves room and cost just to have a 20 buck external DVD reader. - Speakers don’t need to be super awesome, I have headphones :) - At least 1 USB 3.0 port for my external HDD - Would be nice to have a backlit keyboard, but it is not worth it if it severely shortens the performance of the keyboard - No touch screen monitor, that is silly I think a few of my specs are pretty much the case for every laptop now a days. But what I dont know is laptop build quality and reputation. It's funny I know how to fix laptops like the back of my hand, I've swapped HDD's, RAM, Screens, and Keyboard all the time oversees when the heavy handed Army guys got tired of the slow satellite internet ;) I just don’t know jack when it comes to buying a complete gaming laptop. Like I said things change in electronics every month something bigger and better is out, but over the course of time what do you think have been the better laptop manufacturers? Do you suggest buying a premade laptop from websites like Newegg or Tiger Direct? Or do you suggest buying from a website that allows you to custom build like Cyberpower or OriginPC? For reference I have the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570, still works just fine just outdated performance wise. I thought the keyboard on it was great and it survived 1 year of heavy use in adverse weather conditions. I think I covered every aspect of my dream cheap but good gaming laptop :) Again just looking for suggestions and opinions from people that have dabbled more into gaming laptops than I. I have yet to find one that suits me but again I don’t know where to look for the good ones. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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