Advice for gaming laptop under $1300

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Guippezzini, Aug 13, 2014.

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  1. Guippezzini

    Guippezzini Newbie

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    Well, I just have 1300 dollars and would like to buy a laptop with i5 + a video card good as Nvidia-860m. Is it possible? (my choice for i5 instead of i7 its because I think I should spend more on the videocard, and i5 its enough). Where can I find it with great durability and components?
     
  2. Mr.Koala

    Mr.Koala Notebook Virtuoso

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    It's more than enough.

    Fill in the sticky please.
     
  3. sgelevators

    sgelevators Notebook Consultant

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    Welcome to NBR forum Guippezzini,

    as you wanted great durability and compenents, you can get the Clevo. It is easily upgradable so you can upgrade parts when you have extra money.
     
  4. idiot101

    idiot101 Down and Broken

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    You would do well with a laptop like the Lenovo Y50 which has several screen options. You should be able to get one with an i7 and an 860m with ease. Please look for user reviews and feedback. I would recommend sticking to the 1080p screen options (and there are two of them, please be careful here). Windows scaling just isn't good enough for you to enjoy high pixel density screens.
     
  5. Guippezzini

    Guippezzini Newbie

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    I build this Sager notebook, It costs more than i asked. $1485. Would like to know if its cheap and if would be recommended to have another accessories.

    Sager NP8268-S (Clevo P150SM-A)
    - No Back-2-School Special
    - No Back-2-School Special -
    - No Back-2-School Special -
    - No Back-2-School Special -
    - No Back-2-School Exterior Finish Special
    - No Back-2-School Student Special
    - No Back-2-School Notebook Cooler Special
    - FREE!!! – U.S. UPS GROUND SHIPPING (Use Coupon Code "FREESHIP" in Checkout) [U.S. Lower 48 ONLY / Restrictions Apply]
    - 15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Matte Type Sager Screen (SKU - SSC005)
    - FREE! - 30 Day No Dead Pixel Warranty
    - NO Professional Monitor Color Calibration
    - Sager - 4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4810MQ (2.8GHz - 3.8GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache) (SKU – SPU401)
    - FREE! - IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
    - NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 870M (6.0GB) GDDR5 PCI-Express DX11 [User Upgradeable] (SKU – GPU15X)
    - No Copper Cooling Upgrade
    - No Video Adapter
    - No External Mobile Display
    - 8GB DDR3 1600MHz [1x8GB] Dual Channel Memory (SKU - RAM02S)
    - Sager Branding
    - Standard Laptop Finish
    - No Laptop Laser-Sketch™
    - No Custom Laptop Painting
    - No Custom Laptop Painting
    - Non-RAID Storage
    - NO mSATA Solid State Drive
    - NO mSATA Solid State Drive
    - 750GB 7200RPM [SATA II - 16MB Cache] (SKU - HDD099)
    - 6X Blu-Ray Reader + 8X DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive (Sager) (SKU - ODD084)
    - No Extra Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy
    - No Back Up Hard Drive
    - NO External USB Optical Drive
    - Bluetooth Included *With select wireless cards only* (See “Wireless Network” Section Below)
    - Sager - Intel® Dual Band AC 7260 802.11 A/AC/B/G/N 2.4/5.0GHz + Bluetooth™ 4.0 (SKU - WIFI94)
    - No Network Accessory
    - Internal 9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo)
    - Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
    - No TV Tuner
    - Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
    - No Carrying Case
    - Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
    - No Car Adapter
    - No Spare AC Adapter
    - No Dock/Hub/Adapter
    - Integrated Fingerprint Reader
    - No Headset
    - No External Keyboard
    - Razer DeathAdder (2013 Edition)
    - No Notebook Cooler
    - No Thanks, Please do not Overclock my system (Overclocking will add 3-6 business days to build time)
    - No Operating System Redline Boost
    - ~Windows 8.1 - 64-Bit (64-Bit CD Included) + MS Office 2013 Trial
    - None
    - No Antivirus Essentials Software Bundle
    - No Back Up Software
    - No Unlimited GB Cloud Backup
    - - No Microsoft OFFICE Software
    - No Software Bundle
    - No Global Anti-Theft Protection (Options below require an operating system)
    - LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Technical Support (Labor through XPC)
    Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Parts Warranty Repairs (SKU - WTY099)
    - * 24/7 LIFETIME U.S. based technical support
    * Extreme QA testing by dedicated technicians
    * 24-72 Hour stress testing and benchmarking to ensure top performance and stability
    - Standard Production Time
    - No Outside of US Shipping Coverage
    - No thanks, standard double boxed packaging is okay with my order
    - No XOTIC PC Gear
     
  6. wingman4ever

    wingman4ever Notebook Consultant

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    Don't know of it's cheap but going for a GTX 870m is a smart choice. The GPU is faster than a PS4 which makes it very future proof. So most of the multiplatforms will run better on your system.
     
  7. sgelevators

    sgelevators Notebook Consultant

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    Why did u recommend Y50? The screen is crappy bothersome.
     
  8. imglidinhere

    imglidinhere Notebook Deity

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    The Sager NP7358 has an i7 and the 860M for under $1,100 and has a pair of HDD bays, mSATA slot, AND an optical drive. It only lacks the ability to upgrade the GPU, though the 860M there is the Maxwell variant, which is considerably quicker than the Kepler version and should easily handle whatever you want... so long as you keep MSAA and FXAA turned down or off.

    Great machine. :D
     
  9. SCARed

    SCARed Notebook Consultant

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    the screen is not great - for sure. but crappy? the Y50 does indeed provide a great performance for the price Lenovo demands. on the other hand, the posted Sager does have much more power.

    one thing I qould definetly change with the config: the i7-4810 isn't worth the upgrade cost. you won't note a difference to the i7-4710 in any games and even in almost all applications. the GTX870M is good, especially as the GTX860M in the Clevo-barebone is a Kepler-chip, which is roughly 10% slower than the Maxwell-based card in the Lenovo Y50.
     
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