Light to Medium Gaming Laptop Needed - $1200 max

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  1. Shabs

    Shabs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi everyone. I currently have a Mythlogic Nyx 1712 (a rebranded Clevo P170EM) that's served me well for the last 7 years. It's showing its age these days, so Im looking for a replacement. It's been a loooong time since I've waded in these waters, and Im clueless right now. Ideally looking for a best bang for the buck type deal for a light to medium gaming system that will let me play No Mans Sky decently, be sitting on my desk 95% of the time and will last me at least 3-4 years. Details are below, thank you for any and all help!

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    $1200 max

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen or Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    USA

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    No preference - Totally ignorant on whats around these days
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    Only from a very reputable dealer with good post purchase customer service

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Internet browsing, movie streaming, light to medium gaming

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

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Yes
    Latest game would be No Mans Sky, otherwise, much older games.


    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Doesnt matter, on desk mostly

    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 without seeing is fine

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Win 10

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    High Resolution: 1080p (1920x1080)

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    No preference

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    No

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    250gb seems plenty

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    This month (Oct 2019) hopefully

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    4+ years

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    A week or so, tops.

    19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?
    Ship is fine.
     
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