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User Info: TOhasNoRing

TOhasNoRing
3 years ago#1
So im in the market for a gaming laptop, not a desktop since ill be going to college and traveling a bit, but I would still love a decent amount of power in the laptop, and somewhat decent portability.
I'm looking for something no more expensive then $1300.
I'll be playing games such as minecraft, dayz, battlefield, watch dogs, and other games of that nature.
I'm wondering if this is the best laptop I can get, or if you guys know of any better options.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/lenovo/y-series/y50/#customize

Thanks.
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User Info: Mcbeth

Mcbeth
3 years ago#2
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8143742&CatId=3998

http://www.amazon.com/G750JM-DS71-17-3-inch-Gaming-GeForce-Graphics/dp/B00IKF2H12?tag=deals-in-laptops-20

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT60-Dominator-424-9S7-16F442-424-15-6-Inch/dp/B00IMTQ5G4?tag=deals-in-laptops-20

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE70-2OE-017US-17-3-Inch-Laptop/dp/B00CU9GKU8?tag=deals-in-laptops-20

Maybe one similar to those.
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User Info: the_dracolich

the_dracolich
3 years ago#3
inb4 PharohofLaptops
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User Info: coldyron

coldyron
3 years ago#4
I have the Asus G750JM, it's pretty good as long as you aren't looking for portability. Runs all the games I have with almost every graphics option turned all the way up at 1080p. The only problem is the thing weighs like 10 pounds (plus a few more with the power supply) and is pretty large so don't expect to fit it in a regular sized backpack.

User Info: PharohofLaptops

PharohofLaptops
3 years ago#5
>Wants to travel with an expensive, yet inferior piece of tech

>Wants to play video games on said "tech"

>Wants decent portability.

You don't purchase laptops to play games on them, people.

User Info: acangial

acangial
3 years ago#6
Brosef, how about buying a good enough laptop to do your schoolwork. Save the rest of your money for other school supplies. Then, instead of playing video games on the weekend, get out, make real life in the flesh friends, get laid, party a little, and actually enjoy these precious 4 years of your life.
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User Info: datopgamer

datopgamer
3 years ago#7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231630

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152558

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152559
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User Info: 30aught6

30aught6
3 years ago#8
acangial posted...
Brosef, how about buying a good enough laptop to do your schoolwork. Save the rest of your money for other school supplies. Then, instead of playing video games on the weekend, get out, make real life in the flesh friends, get laid, party a little, and actually enjoy these precious 4 years of your life.


Best advice anyone here is gong to give you.
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User Info: PEASANTSgonPEZ

PEASANTSgonPEZ
3 years ago#9
acangial posted...
Brosef, how about buying a good enough laptop to do your schoolwork. Save the rest of your money for other school supplies. Then, instead of playing video games on the weekend, get out, make real life in the flesh friends, get laid, party a little, and actually enjoy these precious 4 years of your life.


This. Aside from the last part. In short, don't WASTE your money on a "gaming laptop". It's time to focus on school. Get a normal laptop if anything.

User Info: Dragnfyr

Dragnfyr
3 years ago#10
I wouldn't recommend a gaming laptop for college. The mid-range ones aren't very powerful and aren't very portable so you're making large compromises on both sides. If you really want to game I would recommend getting a mini-ITX desktop + ultrabook. That will run you around $1700-$1800 but you'll be much more satisfied with the performance and portability.

If you really want a gaming laptop I would recommend getting a gaming ultrabook like the MSI GS60 or Razer Blade 14 (2014 edition). They're quite expensive but that's what you have to pay if you want good portability and good performance. Lenovo has made the Y50 a lot thinner and a bit lighter than the old Y570 but the battery life is still crap.
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