Gaming Laptop on a Budget - Help!

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Dave Cronshaw, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Dave Cronshaw

    Dave Cronshaw Newbie

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    I'm looking for something that can keep up with the latest games without having to play on the lowest settings, I know its probably a stretch but i would like it to be FHD if possible.

    Any recommendations would be great, cheers in advance!

    1) What is your budget?
    £800-£900

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    UK

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Dell, Acer
    b. Dislike: nope!
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    No

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Gaming

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Yes

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    Yes, Player Unknown, League of Legends, GTA, BF1, Overwatch.


    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    It will be plugged in most of the time.


    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    Online is fine

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Windows

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)
    1680x1050, 1920x1200 and 1920x1080 FHD


    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)
    Glossy, although not to fussed.


    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Nope

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    ASAP

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    At least 3 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    1TB - at least 128SSD

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    Not fussed
     
  2. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Dell Inspiron 7567 with the IPS display. It's pretty much the best budget gaming laptop on the market.
     
  3. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    These would be all your options : search results. You can change the results through the search parameters using the "Refine results" button. You can also click on the laptops for more information. (EU/US) stands for Europe/USA only model.

    I would have recommended the 7567 with the IPS display, but as far as I know, the IPS display hasn't made it to UK yet. Your next best option I think it's the Legion Y520 or the Acer Aspire VX 15.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    If the choice is between the Y520 and the VX15 - the Lenovo is the better one. At least that is my opinion.
     
  5. Dave Cronshaw

    Dave Cronshaw Newbie

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    I've been looking at the Acer Predator - Any thoughts on this compared to your suggestions?
     
  6. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    I think this is a better option than the ones I've mentioned. It is an older version hence why the lower price but I wouldn't worry too much about that.
    @don_svetlio Any thoughts?
     
  7. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Eeeh, the 970M is only as good as the 1050 Ti - it feels like a premium device but, apart from the screen, you're overpaying compared to the 7567 or Y520
     
  8. Dave Cronshaw

    Dave Cronshaw Newbie

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    I think the Dell 7567 in my price range only has the 1050 (not Ti)
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    The one you've linked has the garbage TN screen. Avoid that panel. If the IPS model is not available, then get the Lenovo Y520 or the Asus FX/GL553
     
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    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    The Y520 and Acer are likely to cost the same in UK. Best case 799 pounds for the Y520, but I doubt it. Given the price difference, I think he is better off with the Predator.
     
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