Looking for a lite gaming laptop around $700

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  1. Shpati

    Shpati Notebook Consultant

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    Hello,

    I am looking for a laptop for my brother.

    - He said he is willing to pay around $700.
    - He doesn't play any heavy games, but plays a lot of Football Manager, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and sometimes World of WarCraft.
    - He said he likes something like my laptop (ASUS N61JQ, see sig for specs). And mine runs those games just fine.
    - He doesn't need those fancy features (360 screens, touchscreens, etc.).
    - He would like a big screen

    This one caught my eye because it's 17.3 inch screen, and he wants a bigger screen, but it's only a dual core and not quad:

    (1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315446

    So it looks like it's going to be hard to find a 17" inch with decent specs around $700. I think I can talk him into a 15.6".

    So I thought about these:

    (2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...0015&cm_re=fz50vw-ns51-_-34-890-015-_-Product

    It's ASUS, and comes with a GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5, opposed to the 940M. And it also comes with a 128GB SSD, which will come in handy when he plays drive heavy games like Football Manager and WarCraft, imo.

    (3) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834315305

    This one is pretty much the same as the ASUS one above, but it's a 950 GTX. And about $150 cheaper.

    I'm not sure if any of those are IPS panels, but I doubt they are. He's really not picky like me. But I don't think he pays attention to that. However, I am willing to pay a couple of hundred more of my own money to get him a laptop with an IPS panel and 4GB of Video Ram.

    (4) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834298770

    I just came across this one. It supposedly is an IPS screen. And comes with 4GB of RAM. However, it only comes with an 8GB SSD, which I assume is just a boot drive. We can always upgrade that later. But it's DDR3L RAM and not DDR4.
     
  2. Robert249

    Robert249 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just a suggestion to check the outlet sites for more deals on open box and refurbished models. I like the lenovo outlet the best, but I'm probably biased. You could check out the lenovo y70 or y700 17" models. They generally run around $800, some less if you keep looking on there every day. Depends on when you want to buy this computer, and how much time your willing to sacrifice to find the best deal.
    http://outlet.lenovo.com/outlet_us/laptops/#facet-1=1,2,3,4&facet-3=21
     
  3. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    You really don't need 4GB of VRAM for the games your talking about with the gpus your looking at. It's not really gonna make a difference, even the 960m isn't affected much at 1080p and its a decent amount more powerful than a 950m.

    I would try and find a good deal on like a Dell Inspiron 7559 or something, not an Asus. However, if that's all you can find that's all you can do.
     
  4. Shpati

    Shpati Notebook Consultant

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    I know 4GB of VRAM isn't needed. But I thought it'd be more future proof just in case my brother wanted to play some new game that came out.

    I'm surprised I missed out on the Dell Inspiron 7559 you mentioned. It really has all that is needed. And I like the fact that it just comes with one 256GB SSD and not a SSD/HDD combo.



    Thanks for that. I see how it works now. I was confused because the listings would change everyday.
     
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