Best traditional laptops according to redditors

We found 67,984 Reddit comments discussing the best traditional laptops. We ranked the 5,048 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/bidaum92 · 84 pointsr/hardware

So...

Lets base this more accurately..

$500 6 years ago after inflation is between $550-$600 nowadays

The Core i5-350m has a passmark score of 1909
https://cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i3-350M+%40+2.27GHz&id=743

A modern mid-range laptop CPU is a Core i5-6200u this has a passmark score of 3900
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-6200U+%40+2.30GHz

It also has a max TDP half of the 350m and probably uses less than half of the power of the 350m.

It's not all about clockspeed.

Hell
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-2512BLK-Generation-GeForce/dp/B015PYZ0J6/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1467049899&sr=1-1&keywords=dell+inspiron+15+7559.
This has an IPS 1080P screen, a core i7 skylake, a dedicated 960M GTX, 8GB ram, backlit keyboard and a SSHD. for only $850 USD

Edit: https://www.amazon.com/HP-15-ay013nr-Full-HD-Generation-Windows/dp/B01CGGOZOW/
Or a HP with SSD and 8GB ram.. only $450 USD

u/ProphetChuck · 56 pointsr/pcmasterrace

/r/SuggestALaptop is a great place for purchase advice. Notebookcheck.net has some good laptop reviews as well.

My personal recommend is to always go with a latest generation cpu, 1080p ips screen, 8gb ram and always with an ssd. Sometimes you can find a good laptop with 4gb ram, so I would always check the ram upgrade prices on crucial.com. If you focus on those four main parts, you will always find a quality model.

The Acer Aspire E15 is a frequently recommend laptop on /r/SuggestALaptop for example.

Depending on your needs and budget, you can never go wrong with a business grade laptop. All major companies have good ones, especially Lenovo's Thinkpad T and X series.

u/BA1969 · 47 pointsr/NoMansSkyTheGame

To play the game, you would need something like this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ or http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-12623RED-Generation-GeForce/dp/B015PYZ186/

These 2 would be the bare minimum for the game when it comes to the graphic processor (GTX 960m). They will as far as we know now, handle the game, but most likely at minimum settings.

A lot better would be something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233094R

But... laptops aren't so good for gaming, not even gaming laptops. Graphics cards produce a lot of heat and laptops don't cope too well with heat. For laptops graphic processors to work well in a laptop, the make them slower and less powerfull then a desktop one. This way the consumer less power and produce less heat. Laptops aren't build for gaming.

For less money you can buy a desktop, the handle heat well and don't need to take power consumation into consideration, since they don't have a battery. Something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227604 or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883102076 both will run circles around the laptop when it comes to gaming. They will run NMS very comfortably. You would of course still need a monitor.

Then there's the PS4.... for half the money, you can get a PS4. It has everything you need to run the game, no worries, no hassle. You don't need to worry about drivers, settings or if your laptop/pc will run the game. Whatever game is released for the PS4, always runs well on the PS4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16868110152

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I'm a pc gamer and pc gaming has a number of advantages over PS4 gaming, I've owned a PS4 as well as a gaming PC. Seriously, if all you care about is this game, then do yourself a huge favour and save yourself a lot of money and hassle and get the ps4.

u/ryios · 40 pointsr/personalfinance

Get a laptop, finance it if you have to, like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ

Teach yourself how to build websites. Learn all things web development.

Start with just basic knowledge of windows and computers:

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/

Now, start learning a platform to write some code:

https://www.microsoft.com/net/learn

Also refer to knowledge dump sites like

www.stackoverflow.com

Can't afford internet? Ok, camp out at a McDonalds (they are everywhere, and have free wifi).

Even if you end up homeless with nothing but this laptop, you can find a McDonalds with an ac outlet and wifi to continue learning.

Teach yourself,

Google.com is your friend (bing.com sometimes too). Ask question on stackoverflow.com

There are online resources to learn everything you need to know for free.

And eventually, you'll be building websites.

Now, try to get into freelance work:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245953

Once you feel confident, start applying to development jobs.

I linked all MS and C# resources above, because well, that's the easiest kind of web development job to land at entry level (or internship) that's in high demand and pays really freaking well.

E.g. Enterprise Level .Net developers make 6 figures, easy (I'm one of them and almost to 6 figures).

I mention this, because this is a mental job that requires your brain, not your body. You don't do any physical labor, not an ounce of it, in software development.

After you've learned all this and you want to get hired somewhere:

  • Contribute to Stackover.com, consistently, build rep there.
  • Make a LinkedIn profile. Connect with anyone you do freelance work for. They'll endorse your skills.
  • Start a tech blog and blog about code, techniques you've developed, cool things you've made.
  • Check in things you've made to GitHub.com (online source control)

    Build rep, connect with other professionals on LinkedIn, blog, and get your code in the public eye.

    Now when you apply somewhere, you can site your source code on github, your linkedin endorsements, your stack rep (user name), and your blog.

    Talk passionately about code and what you've done and learned. Make them think you love the stuff. Be confident, don't doubt yourself, and you will sell yourself well.

    Web Dev jobs now days don't give a damn if you've got a college degree. They just want someone who knows how to do it and the above resources are find for showing them that, as long as you can pass their questions in the interview. They'll ask you thinks like:

  • I've got a class in Dll 1 I want to reference in Dll 2, but Dll references a different class in Dll 1, will this work?

    No, it'll create a circular dependency between dll 1 and dll 2, to resolve this, refactor with Dll 3 so classes common between Dll 1 and Dll 2 are in Dll 3. Reference Dll 3 in Dll 1 and Dll 3 in Dll 2.

  • I want to add a record to the database in MS Sql Server, but if it already exists I want to update that instead, how should I do that?

    Use MS Sql Server's Merge command, it's designed specifically for that, as opposed to the old way of doing it with an IF ELSE block which is less efficient.

    So this simply means that you need to be well read. Don't just learn to code a little, really dive down into your chosen platform and read change logs for new releases, read other professionals blogs, follow the creators of your platform (Microsoft, Oracle, Python, etc etc). Be reading something tech related all the time.

    Got a Phone? Install FlipBoard and subscribe to topics related to what you are learning. Read that crap everytime you take a shit.
u/AwesomeBrownGuy · 32 pointsr/buildapcsales

Costs 10 more bucks on amazon and comes with a 512 Gigabyte SSD

https://www.amazon.com/K501UW-AB78-15-6-inch-Full-HD-Gaming-Glacier/dp/B01DT49XN8

u/Lorben · 28 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK 15.6 - $800

i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz

8GB RAM

GTX 960M 4GB

u/ctb0045 · 28 pointsr/Vive

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD, Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, G3-571-77QK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_yjE5Ab3WS2GRB

I, too, am a teacher and recently purchased three vives and three of the above mentioned laptops. They’ve been great. My only complaint is touchpad sensitivity. GTX 1060 is plenty powerful for educational VR applications. Hit me up, would love to discuss and maybe collaborate on ideas for VR integration.

u/Brandon_Westfall · 20 pointsr/buildapcsales

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B074Q54GSR/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&psc=1

Acer Nitro 5
i5-7300HQ
GTX 1050 ti
8GB Ram
256GB NVME
IPS Display


Not a bad deal for $520 after the discount.

u/singhun1t22 · 19 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Wait for this cyber Monday, I'm sure there will be some killer deals. For that price look into laptops with atleast 7700hq processor and gtx1060. I will look one up now for you as an example. This for example is a great pc: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-7700HQ-1060-6GB-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1511621010&sr=1-3&keywords=Gaming+laptop

u/SloppyCandy · 18 pointsr/buildapcsales

Maybe for someone, but for me it seems like a poor choice to buy a 5 generation old refurbished laptop to save ~$100 (after SSD upgrade) https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-8130U-Memory-E5-576-392H/dp/B079TGL2BZ/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1538494326&sr=1-4&keywords=laptop+acer

I can't imagine battery life is too good either.

u/RadioNick · 18 pointsr/Ubuntu

I use an Asus Zenbook UX305FA which is a bit more than $500, but runs totally silent with a Core M processor and has an SSD unlike most machines at this price. It runs Ububtu great, I currently triple boot it with Fedora, Ubuntu and Win10.

For about the same price, their new model has a Core i5, USB C and a fingerprint reader: UX330

u/SrslyCmmon · 17 pointsr/pcgaming

$1000 for an i5 / 1050 with a 144hz panel? That won't push those frames on newer games anyway. $1400 for a 1060? I can find better deals on amazon right now and it's not even black friday.


Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" FHD IPS w/ 144Hz Refresh Rate, Intel 6-Core i7-8750H, Overclockable GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD

For $1100, even the non sale price is better than Wally.

u/Ahmadhmedan · 17 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Hope you get better man,you can beat cancer i'm sure.
Now for the laptop looking at WoW specs i think around 600$ is a great price and no need to spend more so i suggest the acer aspire E15 with the mx150 and it should be more than enough:
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7?th=1&psc=1

oh and for streaming and such ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM dual cards.the gtx 1080 is more than enough and your current setup is perfect and there is no need to buy anything at all even for streaming,and even if you are serious i would suggest something like the i7-8700k(6 cores with higher FPS but worse streaming) or the ryzen 7 2700x(8 cores great for streaming) with an RTX2080ti (honestly your current card is more than enough and the RTX is throwing money away for the sake of it).
DO NOT buy dual cards as very few games will scale and that will be like 70% scaling at best and MOST games won't use the second card at all.

u/tjrissi · 15 pointsr/playrust

Definitely not running rust on an integrated GPU. You'll need at least 8gb of ram and I would recommend a GTX 1060. you might be able to get by with a 1050 on potato quality. For a gaming laptop I would recommend the Acer Helios 300. Probably the single best bang-for-your-buck gaming laptop.

u/Tsukino_Stareine · 14 pointsr/wow

I would try this

Much better processor in that one you'll regret not getting a better processor for wow especially. Also 16GB RAM is nice for some multitasking

u/dragonfleas · 13 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/Drizu · 13 pointsr/buildapcsales


spec sheet

slickdeals thread about this model from august for $600

It seems to be a variant of this Acer Aspire V15. Main differences that I can spot are that this one has a 4k screen instead of 1080p, and a 1TB HDD instead of 256GB SSD.

Not quite as absurd of a deal as the Aspire V Nitros posted earlier, but this is still a fucking ridiculous deal considering this is what a laptop in this price range normally looks like.

edit: just realized I put DDR3 ram in the title. I meant to type DDR4.

u/Somethingcleaver1 · 13 pointsr/buildapcsales

Ridiculous pricing on a laptop.
Update: you already missed it if you're reading this, $899 on a 1060 7700HQ laptop.

u/nrbrt10 · 13 pointsr/gadgets
u/zombiex5000 · 12 pointsr/wow

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS, Intel i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, Windows 10 64-bit, G3-571-77QK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_T-U7BbHTDNZDC

This one seems good.

u/skitthecrit · 12 pointsr/buildapcsales

Had to resubmit due to the title being wrong, it actually has a TN display. As /u/HEROxDivine pointed out, there is the Acer Helios 300 on Amazon for $1050 before tax that is another option for a 1060 6GB laptop, it comes with a 256GB SSD and 7th gen CPU, as well as better build construction. It is a thicker laptop, however, the MSI is .69", the Acer is 1.05". Some reviews do say that this laptop does have some thermal issues after a while gaming under load. The build quality is also questionable, it's not going to fly apart, but it can feel a bit more flimsy than more premium laptops.

u/Erik_Andresen · 12 pointsr/MagicArena

I have done a little bit of searching... You may possibly get lucky and find a cheap used laptop that will -barely- be able to play the game. If it were me, I would personal prefer a $200 gift card to Amazon or Newegg to put toward getting a decent new Laptop that can play the game fairly well. I don't know much about the very bare bones specs to play the game, but from what I have seen, about $350 is your lowest price point.

Something like this should be able to play the game well enough for it to be an enjoyable experience ( I am sure graphic settings for the game will need to be lowered in-game)-

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B079TGL2BZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_aOeDCbVJFRSNV

u/TheBode7702Vocoder · 11 pointsr/Concordia

https://www.newegg.ca/black-acer-helios-300-standard/p/1TS-000X-012R2


✓ 8th gen i7

✓ Can handle SolidWorks.

✓ GTX 1060 6GB, plenty good for those games and can play AAA titles at decent settings.

✓ 1 TB SSD NVMe + 1 TB HDD, plenty of space and speed.

✓ 16 GB memory, plenty for a laptop.

✓ 1080p IPS screen @ 144Hz (probably the best part). In my opinion, 1080p IPS @ 144Hz is way better than 4K TN @ 60Hz. Resolution isn't everything.

✓ $25 over budget, BUT, it's on sale at 30% off, free shipping and only 5% tax.

Reviews:

4.25/5 https://www.ultrabookreview.com/27055-acer-predator-helios-300-review-ph315-52/


4/5
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3341337/acer-predator-helios-300-review-the-bestselling-gaming-laptop-on-amazon.html

4/5 (1772 user reviews)
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-7700HQ-1060-6GB-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C

Note: Some of the reviews have slightly different configurations, but it's otherwise the same model, i.e. Predator Helios 300.

u/aurialLoop · 11 pointsr/oculus
u/washyleopard · 11 pointsr/askscience

You are very far off on the cd spin speed and given the difference in size, even for a "rough" calculation, I wouldnt just divide the speed by mass. You can get a 20 dollar dvd drive that spins at 48x CD-Rom speed or 9600RPM. It was the first one I looked up so Im going to assume its common.

A CD weighs .015 kg, OD of .12 m, ID of .03 m giving it an angular momentum of 0.00459 Kg*m/s. [This] (http://www.amazon.com/F555LA-AB31-15-6-inch-Full-HD-Laptop-Windows/dp/B011KFQASE/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1459352416&sr=1-1&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_sixteen_browse-bin%3A3093652011
) laptop will spin at 11.5 RPM to obtain the same momentum (assuming its a rectangle with evenly distributed mass).

u/ingo2020 · 10 pointsr/buildapc

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Pros: Assuming you mean this laptop, then there are quite a few. This is coming from someone who has a high-end dekstop (980Ti, i7 3770k, 16GB RAM, 1TB of SSD storage/3TB of HDD storage) and a mid-range gaming notebook (i7 4720hq, 960m, 12GB RAM, 1TB SSD)

  • The laptop can run most games at medium/high settings, GTA V played at 45fps on a mixture of high/medium. Rome Total War 2 was 45fps on medium. Arma 3 got up to 60fps on ultra in singleplayer, but MP performance basically wont be affected by anything higher end.

  • It's not terribly heavy, or big. It's very middle-of-the-road in it's form factor and weight.

  • The model I linked comes with a 256GB m.2 SSD with an expansion slot for a 2.5" drive to go alongside it. That coupled with a 1-screw backplate make this the most upgrade-able unit in it's price range.

  • According to LTT's video, the laptop has a decent battery, screen, touchpad, and keyboard. (with backlight!)

  • Overall it's looks aren't too flashy, which is not a common trait of gaming laptops.


    Cons:

  • The main components (CPU/GPU) are not upgrade-able. You will find yourself running games at lower and lower settings/framerates as the years go on.

  • Unless you buy an accidental damage plan, you are SOL if you physically break the laptop. You will have to handle the machine with extreme car

  • If you ever have to send it out under MFG warranty, your options are limited.

  • You will need to be near a power outlet to play games. Period. It throttles too much and has too short of a battery life otherwise.

  • Although this is always true, it's still an issue to consider; Nvidia will be releasing the 1060 supposedly this fall, with pascal-laptops probably coming soon after. If you can wait that long, do it, and save more for something better.

  • Webcam/Mic aren't great.

  • Although the speakers are decent, you will need headphones in public (unless you want to be a jackass).

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    That's about the laptop.

    You also have to ask yourself:

    Do I have time to play games when I'm constantly out and about?

    Do I really want to use that time to play video games?

    Will I be in a place that's comfortable and has room for my gear? (Mouse, backpack, charger, you will basically be taking up a lot of space

    Do I want to have the distraction of being able to play games while I need to study?

    If you answer no to any of those questions, reconsider your options.

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    I bought my laptop for the same reason - to use at college. It was, in my opinion, a mistake. I should have gotten either a Chromebook or a mid-range ultrabook. But my use case was a bit more different and YMMV.
u/The---Technician · 10 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

PUGB is pretty demanding... The gtx 1060 graphics card is usually recommended to run it at regular settings- you wont get a laptop for $700 with that card.. This Acer Nitro 5 though that is currently been sold for $699 will allow you to play it at decent enough setting and with okay frame rates. It has the gtx 1050 ti graphics card, 8 GB RAM, fast 256 GB SSD and a powerful quad core 7th gen i5 processor.

u/angelxwinds · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

I think the one off of Amazon is a much better deal if you're willing to pay at 799.99 since it has a 256GB SSD instead of the 1TB HDD.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ

u/CUcommute · 9 pointsr/CarletonU

>cost no more than 500

I'd get a refurbished T-series thinkpad. T440 or T450. They're more reliable than anything new on the market at that price point. You can then put in more ram, an ssd, or switch to a bigger battery afterwards. Dell inspirons (intel not amd) are also ok for <500. Once again, put in an ssd and more ram. Or this for 350USD + shipping to Canada

Or go on /r/SuggestALaptop

u/smexypelican · 9 pointsr/Amd

If AMD's thin and light laptops are price right I would consider it. However the current "gaming" notebooks are also quite compact, so at least to me it becomes whether trading that form factor is worth the performance hit.

These are the current offerings out there:

Acer Aspire E15 with 8250U, MX150, $600

Acer Aspire E15 with 8550U, MX150, $750

Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 2500U, $750

Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 2700U, $900


A Ryzen 2700U laptop with integrated Vega cannot go for $900. Even the 8550U+MX150 for $750 is on the high side, so where is the justification for a similar 2700U+Vega laptop to cost so much more? Drop $200 on the Ryzen laptops and I think people will start to take interest, and there is a lot of room for these laptops to go cheaper since there's no discrete graphics.

u/DoomKnight101 · 9 pointsr/razer

A little disappointed with the prices to be honest. For $100 less than Razer's cheapest model, you can get one with the same specs but a 1070 graphics card and 15.6" display.


I guess Razer's models are for people who prefer smaller displays above all else.

u/LonerIM2 · 9 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

What you are asking for already exist here you go, half the ram, but double the storage.

u/Regi5118 · 9 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This one is very close. Just need to add 8 GB of RAM and a M.2 512 GB SSD and you have a machine more capable than the new macbooks for less than half the price.

u/elvinelmo · 9 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

For your budget and requirements the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 is your best bet. It has the dedicated GPU, i5 processor and a solid 256 GB SSD. The battery life is much higher than the 5 hrs that you wanted. The build quality is very good and this laptop provides great value for its price

  • Display: 15.6-Inches Full HD Notebook 1920 x 1080
  • Processor: i5-7200U
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • Storage: 256GB SSD (HDD can be added)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB of GDDR5
  • Battery life: 8 hrs+
  • Weight: 5.27 lbs
u/Tibrael · 9 pointsr/laptops

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_uJvPAbP0Q687T

u/Crazykirsch · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

I don't know much about the different Swift versions but the Aspire E-15 with the i5-8250 is $20 more, but comes with a dedicated mx150 GPU. It's been the standard to which most of the $500-600 laptops are compared.

u/Gcarsk · 8 pointsr/Rainbow6

I'm looking at buying it as well. $1049

Link

u/DesechableMX · 8 pointsr/mexico

Estoy 90% seguro que Mollie-MX es un vendedor que lava dinero en Amazon, sus productos siempre tienen un sobreprecio estúpido y dudo que vendan algo y todos sus reviews deben ser fabricados.

Ejemplo
https://www.amazon.com.mx/ASUS-N550JK-DS71T-computadora-port%C3%A1til-Ordenador/dp/B00IAA5BSS/ref=sr_1_21?m=A2KNINL499PLXA&s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1487185402&sr=1-21&keywords=Macbook

u/aspbergerinparadise · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

I think this one for $50 more is a better deal:

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-NVIDIA-Windows-E5-575G-53VG/dp/B01DT4A2R4

Basically the same, but it has the 6200u instead of the 7200u and a 940MX instead of the iGPU. And Free shipping.

u/SoCalflyguy · 8 pointsr/laptops

No it is not. Here are the specs on that computer:

Intel Core i3 6006u (6th gen)

8GB DDR4 Ram

1366 x 768 resolution

Up to 8 hours battery life

This unit here from amazon is cheaper, with a better display (1920 x 1080), better battery life (up to 12 hours) and better processor (8th gen, i3 8130u). It trails the other with only having 6gb of ram but is still upgradeble to 32gb. You wont notice the 2gb difference. Additionally, ram is one of the few things you can upgrade in a laptop. The processor and screen are generally not upgradeable and would require a new laptop to replace. Better to go with one with higher specs in the things you cant replace, and take a small hit on the things you can replace (ie Ram). Hope this helps.

u/Michiganders · 8 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Finding a mix of battery life, portability, and a powerful graphics card may be a bit difficult in your price range. Games like DOOM and PUBG are fairly demanding and will require a decent dGPU to run smoothly.


I wouldn't really suggest any of your three choices there. If anything, the non-refurbished Acer Helios 300 would be a significantly better choice - especially if you have Amazon Prime (it reduces the price to $900). With a GTX 1060 it'd be easily powerful enough for your needs, has a decent build quality, and an okay battery life. However, it is a bit on the bulky side at 5.6 pounds.

An even better choice may be the Lenovo Legion Y530. It's not quite as powerful but it's still easily good enough for the games you've listed. It's also a bit lighter at 5.0 lbs, has a bit more sleek of a design, and an okay build quality. Unfortunately the battery life on it is below average at just 3-5 hours.

If you want more options to compare check out my recommendation guide. Also feel free to comment if you have any questions, best of luck!

u/Slayer_Blake · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard $314.99

both ram modules are replaceable 4gb stick for $23.95 for a total of 8gb


picture of insides

the laptop i linked is in Windows 10 S mode... you can exit S-mode for FREE and have a full Windows 10 Home... there are several guides out there

u/Choxie808 · 8 pointsr/Guildwars2

If you can save another $100 I'd check this one out
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457042105&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+gtx+960m

Has an SSD for quick load times, the i5 should be hefty enough, and a 960m is great for most games nowdays.

On the other hand, you could really build a decent desktop with that money.

u/Jaguar_undi · 8 pointsr/gadgets

That is $700 for an i5, 8gb of ram, and no ssd. Seems like a shit deal to me. Definitely not worth $1000.
EDIT: this is at least what you should expect from a $1000 pc https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-Overclockable-Aeroblade-PH315-51-78NP/dp/B07CTHLX8C/ref=mp_s_a_1_115?keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1558587218&s=gateway&sr=8-115

u/binaryhermit · 8 pointsr/chromeos

Probably not. And if you were to try, you'd want the 32 GB version. And I'm guessing you'd be able to get a better Windows laptop for $359.

EDIT: For instance, http://www.amazon.com/F555LA-AB31-15-6-inch-Full-HD-Laptop-Windows/dp/B011KFQASE/ for $349.99.

u/The--Technician · 8 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Go ahead and get the Acer Aspire E 15 laptop .It is in your budget range and will do an excellent job at playing those games you listed above. It has a nice 6th generation i5 processor, 8 GB RAM which is great, a 256 GB SSD which is great as it provides some much needed speed, and of course it has a NVIDIA 940MX dedicated graphics card.

u/pfbangs · 8 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I would strongly recommend focusing on refurbished laptops. Separately, you're either going to be looking at "gaming laptops"
or "professional mobile workstations." You want at least 4 cores (8 total threads aka virtual cores) for the CPU. Almost all current CPUs have 2xcores = threads/virtual cores, at the moment. It's nice. (Edit for clarity-- the # of cores advertised is usually recognized as 2x as many cores by the operating system and related software. This is "cores" vs "threads" in advertising and formal specs) You'll probably want Intel gen 8 or 9 or ryzen 5. If your applications are heavy on CPU, the more cores/virtual cores, the better. More cores can cut rendering time down significantly.

Regarding CPUs: there is a base clock value, and a boost clock value.

Example for Intel here

Example for AMD here

Google the specific processor. They boost automatically, on demand. They are advertised, however, with base clock (unless it specifically mentions "boost"/"turbo" next to the number). Boost is generally and reliably consistent, so it's safe to choose a CPU if the boost frequency meets the softwares' suggested/recommended CPU specs/speed. I pretty much guarantee your focus will be on core count, not speed, as the machines you're looking at have ample CPU speed across the board.

Regarding GPUs, this is what will likely break your budget. A quick search for "best laptop for Oculus Rift 2019" (strong emphasis on quick) came up with this one as the only under $1k before tax. That's a decent little machine. I'd be worried that it'd overheat, and that's something you should consider-- either cooling options (raise it off the desk/surface, fan blowing under, or similar) or getting an actual PC with better fans. Gaming laptops slow down due to heat when they're doing things [read:VR], and in my experience, their overall life/viability is reduced on the whole.

Further, re:GPUs:

You do not want "embedded" or "on board" graphics. You need a dedicated GPU (with the physical connections needed for the VR headset).

depending on what you're rendering, the GB value on the GPU itself matters. If your virtualized and/or rendered scene has high detail textures (think about an actual 4k image repeated 16x to cover a large wall in your VR scene), those 4/6/8GB of memory on the GPU itself will be needed to store that texture data. Higher the GB value on the dedicated card, the more texture detail your VR space will be able to handle.

If you have questions about certain CPUs or GPUs as you're looking at these things, just go to youtube and check for that component and how they work with VR. Shoot-- check for reviews for that specific component for any ofd the specific applications you're using. There's tons of reviews/content on that sort of things across the board. Separately, newegg, frys, microcenter, amazon-- focusing on refurbished, I believe, is your best bet. GL Last edit-- you'll be fine with 16GB RAM on any of the related machines.

u/Kashiroo · 8 pointsr/ffxiv

If you can spare another 100 bucks you should seriously consider this laptop: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1453642122&sr=1-1&keywords=Inspiron+7559

I don't think you can find another laptop with similar specs for that price.

u/ronniedude · 7 pointsr/Xiaomi

If anyone here is looking to buy it for the specs alone, then you can get the EXACT SAME CPU/RAM/GPU in this acer for $550 https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-NVIDIA-Windows-E5-575G-53VG/dp/B01DT4A2R4

EDIT: Of course youre sacrificing build quality, screen resolution, possibly thermals.

u/NateY3K · 7 pointsr/LaptopDeals
u/axl456 · 7 pointsr/vzla

ACER con 6gb de ram, procesador i3 y 1tb hdd en $309


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TGL2BZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_2zNBDbGMRB8CC

u/drmcclassy · 7 pointsr/windows

Those are some pretty demanding requirements. My first thought is an XPS 15, but the price is really cutting it close for the i5 configuration (don't forget the coupon code 10%OFFXPS), and significantly over if you want the SSD included. You could always get a HDD configuration though and swap the SSD yourself.

Doing some quick searches if you want it to stay cheaper, this Dell looks pretty nice. Or this Acer Aspire V Nitro.

I don't think you're going to find a 15.6" laptop that weighs much less than 5 lb, unfortunately.

u/safeforworkman33 · 7 pointsr/classicwow

First of all, when people meme about it running on a potato: I've tested it on a potato and it only runs above 30 fps if you crank everything down (including render scale.) It's an unpleasant experience at best, but yes it will run.

I've posted in a few of these threads, but my recommendation is still this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RF1XD36/ref=psdc_13896615011_t1_B079TGL2BZ

I know it is a bit higher than your price range ($10), but I truly believe it is the best ROI you're gonna get from a cheap no-frills laptop right now. As an investment, I really cannot recommend aiming any lower than the one I linked.

Edit: I forgot to mention, the "S mode" thing. It boots S-Mode Windows 10, which is basically a walled garden mode for windows. You can opt out of it and use normal windows without any sort of problems. Also, it does start with only 4gb of RAM, the motherboard does have another usable slot for a RAM upgrade if you feel 4gb isn't enough.

u/edit1754 · 7 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

This is my go-to choice for games under $1000: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PYYDMQ

NVIDIA GTX 960M, 15.6" 1920x1080 IPS display (The MSI and ASUS laptops with this GPU for this price use low-quality TN displays), and 256GB SSD (not a 1TB HDD unfortunately, that's the only thing)

EDIT: There's also this for $794 with an 960M and IPS display http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=Homepage_SS-_-P4_34-331-904-_-11302016&index=4 Not sure how long the deal will last.

EDIT2: fixed link

u/glymao · 7 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Avoid that. Buy this from Amazon, and if you cannot, you may visit your local computer shops to find used ones. That laptop is literally 3 years old so you might just get an used.

Pentiums are okay for most basic tasks but it slows down over time. And at that price I doubt the laptop has a quality that may last a few years.

u/obi5683 · 7 pointsr/ffxiv

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series is $800 (US) on Amazon and has a Skylake i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and an NVIDIA GTX 960 w/4GB GDDR5.

u/PVonMuter · 7 pointsr/hardware

The average consumer buys around a 700 dollar laptop, so this is the area in the market where most price gouging is.

Laptops are incredibly low margin to sell, single digits in many cases, so manufactures try to save as much on BOM costs as possible.

However, I don't agree they haven't moved. Yes ram amounts and harddrives are the same but there are improvements on the whole. 1080 screens are increasingly becoming the norm at $500, these laptops are getting much thinner with lower wattage CPUs, which are typically faster than six years ago by a large margin.

Also, remember six years ago the Canadian dollar was worth more than the US dollar. However, now buying the equivalent $700 dollar laptop in Canada is around a $500 laptop in America.

Here is a $550 laptop with SSD, Dgpu and 1080p screen

Here is entry level gaming at regular consumer purchasing price

u/patz2009 · 7 pointsr/gpdwin

I mean, with the GPD WIN you're paying a premium for the small form factor. If you're only concerned with price and performance, with portability not being as big a concern, then a laptop or desktop will definitely give better performance. Here's a quick example I found and took 5 minutes to find that's in a similar price range but better performance to the WIN: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1IO3QW/

u/TheAlbinoRino · 7 pointsr/uwaterloo

Asus zenbook is your best choice, it has amazing battery and really good performance, SSD, 8gb ram, i5 7th gen. It's on sale right now, definitley worth a look. https://www.amazon.ca/Asus-UX330UA-AH54-i5-7200U-Windows-13-3-Inch/dp/B01M18UZF5/

u/LotusCSGO · 7 pointsr/gadgets

The cheap gaming laptop that actually has decent specs is the Dell Inspiron 15 7559, found here: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ

$700 for:

Quad Core 3.2 GHz (turbo) Intel Skylake CPU (i5-6300HQ)

NVidia GTX 960M 4GB

8GB Memory

15.6" 1080p IPS Screen

256GB SSD

and actual usable ports. It's not exactly thin like the Asus K501UW-AB78, but it's cheaper, and has a much better CPU (albeit more power hungry). The Acer would be if you valued thinness and lightweight over performance, while this Dell I'm talking about is more performance oriented with components that put out more heat, and therefore require a larger battery and better cooling.

u/Eirches · 7 pointsr/blackdesertonline

Since you aren't going for anything art related you won't need a screen with an amazing color gamut to do what you want then.

I'd take a hard look at this to start with: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=psdc_13896615011_t1_B01N9SSQ9E

A very good price/performance tradeoff, if you can stomach the somewhat questionable aesthetics. The only real downside is that you've only got 256gb of storage. You will likely want an external drive for anything large such as movies (if you get one, make sure it is USB3).

Note that when gaming your battery life is going to tank, and your fan noise is likely to be high. There isn't any getting around that regardless of what device you choose.

u/drfoqui · 7 pointsr/lowendgaming

There are some sales on Amazon you can check out.

This one has Intel HD5500 graphics.
This one has HD520 which are better.

Those will even run things like Rocket League, which I've player on a laptop with a i5-3370u and HD4000 graphics.

u/Corillynx · 7 pointsr/laptops

I just got the Acer Aspire E15 a couple of weeks ago and it's been great. Don't expect to play newer games at 1080p at 60FPS, but it'll do Fallout 4 at 720p medium settings at around 40-50fps. The processor should handle just about anything you throw at it unless you are doing CAD or something like that.

u/MechAegis · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

In the same boat and eyeing a couple deals from walmart. If you have not already, take a look at the Asus Vivobook for $249 if you're will to spend a 100 more totaling at 399.99 - HP Pavilion Laptop is what interests me.

Edit: another to consider is the Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop i5-8265U - $399.99

OR

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop Ryzen 3 3200U - $259.99

Good Luck

u/everyone-is-a-victim · 6 pointsr/wowservers

Think about this; vanilla was released in 2004. Hardware since then has evolved drastically, to the point where it's very hard to find hardware from 2004. Even the worst hardware, as long as it's modern, would run vanilla just fine, even with integrated graphics.

Do you need that for school? Its price tag is beyond a ripoff.
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1481783440&sr=1-4&keywords=gaming+laptop

cheaper, better, it'll run current gen. If you need the drawing portion, I recommend just buying an art tablet with it. My only problem with it personally, the only company I've come to trust is Asus. Had bad experiences with MSI and HP, dell is kinda iffy. Now if you are really willing to spend in the 1000$ area, I recommend buying a laptop from Origin PC. Not cheap, but the equivalent to a desktop.

https://www.originpc.com/gaming/laptops/

or if the extra 600 is too much (back to the 1k you were planning to spend)

https://www.amazon.com/K501UW-AB78-15-6-inch-Full-HD-Gaming-Glacier/dp/B01DT49XN8/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1481784540&sr=1-6&keywords=gaming+laptop

Tablets: (don't let wacom fuck you on prices, they're assholes, their shits made in China yet they still charge out the ass because their brand is well known, you can get another better Chinese tablet for a quart of the price. Doesn't seem to be an escape from buying Chinese tablets unfortunately, I have yet to find a US manufacturer).

https://www.amazon.com/Huion-H610-Pro-Graphic-Carrying/dp/B00ZWRSQ4I/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1481784853&sr=8-10&keywords=art+tablet

https://www.amazon.com/Ugee-M708-Design-Graphics-Drawing/dp/B00VUHQECU/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1481784964&sr=8-17&keywords=art+tablet



u/thecentury · 6 pointsr/aion

$550 with no dedicated gpu and no ssd? I like what I got for $50 less. Still an i5, had a dedicated gpu, a 250gb ssd, and expandable memory slot avaliable.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG Laptop, 15.6 Full HD (Intel Core i5, NVIDIA 940MX, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_xaUpyb6SA9NCW

Runs Aion with no issues.

u/Freeze95 · 6 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Those specs are fine, but for SolidWorks using integrated graphics is going to be painful.

Here is a PC with similar specs but a dedicated graphics card:
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575G-57D4-15-6-Inches-Notebook-i5-7200U/dp/B01LD4MGY4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1509920748&sr=1-1&refinements=p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A3012497011

u/hi_im_spork · 6 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Sure,

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LD4MGY4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's not touchscreen but I knew that before I bought it. Absolutely fantastic laptop, haven't had any issues with it. I suspect I'll be using this for at least another 4 years.

u/slam_bike · 6 pointsr/oculus

Short answer: yes, it is VR Ready.

Suggestions: Acer Predator Helios 300

I assume you'd be paying about $900 for the one you posted. For $150 more, the one above has a 1060 6b, which has about a 10% boost in performance, and 6 gb of vram will be good for years to come. It has a 7700hq instead of the 6700hq. This is about 10% boost in performance and is the latest generation of Intel processors. Probably the most notable improvement however, is the 256 gb ssd. This will make a drastic improvement in boot times. This laptop is only $1050, and I think those three improvements are well worth the upgrade if you have a little bigger budget.

Edit: The one I posted also has 16 gb of ram, while yours has 8 gb. This is also a nice improvement and a little future proofing.

u/dspitts · 6 pointsr/wow

Here's a pretty decent option that's in the same price range.

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/podcasting

Acer E15 - Under $400.

This budget laptop is great for audio editing in Reaper and Audacity. I personally use Reaper to record and Audacity to edit but neither are resource intensive programs.

You can install a cheap M.2 SSD in it as well, I spent about $80 for a 275GB SSD and still keep the 1TB drive for your data storage.

u/-Argih · 6 pointsr/mexico

No compres mac a menos que quieras la laptop con la peor ingeniería y con más errores de diseño además con la reparabilidad más baja del mercado.

Así nomas con una revisada rápida salió esta Asus

https://www.amazon.com.mx/ASUS-VivoBook-i5-8250U-Fingerprint-F510UA-AH51/dp/B0762S8PYM/

Y esta lenovo

https://www.amazon.com.mx/Lenovo-Ideapad-330s-BLUE-81F5006GUS/dp/B07G8WVJ83/

Que ofrecen básicamente lo mismo menos el SSD pero pues en ese rango de precio te darían uno de 128 Gb de cualquier forma.


Evita apple como el cancer que es.

u/ImKatz · 6 pointsr/thesims

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 15.6" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, Intel i7-9750H, GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, PH315-52-78VL https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QXLFLXT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AtahDbV7X0A6V

Macbook: 1400
This fucking beast: 1200

u/slider162 · 6 pointsr/GamingLaptops

Or the Helios 300 with a GTX 1660TI for $600 less.

u/TomJ20 · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

It's $900 on Dell's site with only 8GB RAM + tax


It's $780 on Amazon with only 8GB RAM + tax


It sounds like a decent laptop for graphics apps too for the price.


Linus review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPQfWCuxAo

u/harddisc · 6 pointsr/india

Do you have frens in umrika ? I like this one not available here

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07RF1XD36/ref=psdcmw_13896615011_t1_B07RJ687N3

u/denismeniz · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465828421&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+gaming

Best deal out there. Please note the track pad is garbage but the rest of the system is very nice. Just bought this for my wife knowing I would inherit it in four years or so..

See decent review here ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPQfWCuxAo

u/areyougame · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/jvivavev4 · 6 pointsr/lowendgaming

Now is a bad time to buy a laptop with Raven Ridge and Coffee Lake coming soon. If you really need something now though I'd recommend the Acer Aspire E 15. It's got a 1080p screen and has an i3 + HD 620 iGPU that can handle light gaming.

u/cmays90 · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

Your comment was removed because it contained an affiliate code/tag. Here's the link without it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01M18UZF5/?condition=used

Original comment with correct link:

> Hmm, I posted this because of the gtx 1080 for ~460+tax but that seems to have sold out since I looked. [This](https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01M18UZF5/?condition=used
) seems decent if you're looking for an ultra light.

u/yogurtshooter · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/fifa2003 · 6 pointsr/LaptopDeals

Check out the Acer Aspire E 15 for $379 would be a great option for you.

8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)

15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit Display

6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB HDD & 8X DVD

Up to 13.5-hours of battery life

Windows 10 Home

u/adoreandu · 5 pointsr/patientgamers

We downgraded from a couple of badass gaming desktops to http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011KFQASE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01

It's been an adjustment...

u/brotbeutel · 5 pointsr/joinsquad

One of my friends just picked up the Acer Predator Helios 300. He runs squad at around 60 FPS on most maps. For the specs you can't beat the price. i7 1060. $1,049.99

https://www.amazon.com/Amazons-Choice-Predator-GeForce-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C

u/nicekid81 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I think a few factors come into play;

  1. You probably purchased the laptop when it was just released, correct? So the retail was probably $1.2k but you got it for less, which means you got a deal from the get go.

  2. To its credit, the laptop has still modern specs. Having that been said, discontinued products have a wildly unrealistic selling price. Look up some of the "new" pricing on phones that were released before 2014, for example.

  3. There are current gen laptops with SSD, an updated processor, and same or better GPU selling for much less.

    Taking those three factors into consideration, I would say a $550-$600 USD range is realistic.

    Edit: Grammar
u/Nestledrink · 5 pointsr/nvidia

How?

The products are out there.

Just to name a few:

https://smile.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-Gaming-GeForce-GX-792-703D/dp/B01N353QOO

https://smile.amazon.com/Strix-GL502VS-Gaming-Laptop-i77700HQ/dp/B01NALTGWN

https://smile.amazon.com/GL502VS-DB71-Full-HD-Gaming-i7-6700HQ-Windows/dp/B01K1INYD0

https://smile.amazon.com/ASUS-ROG-G752VS-XB72K-17-3-Inch-i7-6820HK/dp/B01K1JW5DY

These Max-Q SKUs are not replacing the existing laptop GPU lineup. Just giving more options to people who wants higher performance in thin and light form factor.

Saying the same thing over and over again doesn't make it true.

u/OrangeBuck · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

There are gaming laptops across the spectrum from $500 up to $2300. While filling out the sidebar form would yield the best recommendation, the Asus N550JK is honestly the best pick at $1000. The Nvidia GeForce 850M is a mid-range card that should do well for most things, and the laptop itself is a solid piece of metal. Definitely the best thousand-dollar laptop on the market (at the price of minimal portability).


$500 : Acer Aspire E5 571G : Very low end. Not great perfomance.
$750 : Lenovo Y40 : Surprisingly good performance and a good budget pick as the little brother to the Y50.
$1000 : Asus N550JK : Best Value or whatever
$1250 : Asus UX 303LN : Starting to get much better portability in exchange for some performance.
$1500 : Gigabyte P34Gv2 : Best laptop that combines portability and power in exchange for a terrible (4 hrs) battery.



Above this are the Razer Blades and MSI GT lines. I know nothing of these realms besides their superiority.

u/AtomicMuff1n · 5 pointsr/aggies

I'm a tech guy. Love following PC hardware and laptops and Mac all over the place, even built my own PC and stuff. I'm looking through the BYOD suggested list and all I can think is that they're scamming freshman. Straight up I can think of 5 or 6 laptops with better specs and way better performance than this lenovo off the top of my head that are WAY cheaper than $1500. I just want to know if we should suggest other laptops for the freshman BYOD requirement that might not be as crappy as this.

Like, seriously, $1500 and only a U-series i7, a freaking 2GB discrete graphics chip and 8GB of RAM??? The 2019 Acer Helios 300 for example is $300 less, has a 144hz IPS display, 16GB of RAM, the same amount of hard drive space, a freaking H-series 6 core i7, and a spankin' 1660Ti under the cover with x3 the VRAM.

Did I mention it was $300 less too? Here's the amazon link for proof. Seriously guys, be careful with BYOD. I have friends who straight up wasted $1500 on something just as terrible instead of buying something actually great.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-9750H-Keyboard-PH315-52-78VL/dp/B07QXLFLXT/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=helios+300&qid=1566524666&s=gateway&sr=8-3

Edit: Also, if you're looking for an allegory to the Lenovo, look at the Y530. It's only got a 1050Ti, but the 8750H is still a beast and the 1050Ti is okay for anything 1080p medium settings at 50-60fps. The Helios is better, but that's Acer if you're not into them.

u/i-know-not · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Hello,

Lasting 4-5 years is not a frequent thing for laptops. Lasting 4-5 years AND portable AND 15"? ...well ^challenge ^accepted ^^probably ^^not
After 4-5 years, the battery life on any laptop will be crap. Like less than a third of the original battery life. The battery life will end up being too short for you to carry your laptop around, or you would need to find a laptop with a replaceable battery. Replaceable battery would rule out a lot of ultrabooks, leaving you with 5+ lb laptops to choose from.

Portability also means less space and less weight budget for cooling parts. Portable devices have to run at lower performance in order not to generate too much heat.

I also like to say this a lot, but if you want to keep your laptop at a decent amount of performance for that long, you really need to know your way around Windows, and disable/remove anything that you don't need but may affect performance. Remember that performance of new computers doubles every few years.

Let's compromise!^ugh

I searched Amazon and Newegg, but you may want too look for more retailers.

Search criteria:

6 lbs max

15" or more

Intel i5 or i7, must be 4th gen. I tried to stick to i7 though

$1000 max

Maybe aluminum

-

Here are some of your options:

u/Rah148 · 5 pointsr/gaming

Currently using a 17" Acer Predator in college for game dev, and some gaming. Mine was 1400$ but they have cheaper ones that are 15". Runs all my games at high-ultra at 60fps.

Looks like they are right at 1000$ now. Definitely suggest this over something thats closer to 600$ for obvious reasons. And Acer has a 2 year manufacture warranty, while most have 1 year.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_bjxNBbGJHPE62

u/hbarSquared · 5 pointsr/civ

Civ isn't a massive performance hog, so that price range should be reasonable. If you can bump up your price by $100 you get into the range for gtx 1050Ti graphics cards, which are going to be solid cards that last you a long time. You probably don't need a full 8GB of ram for Civ, it might help in the late game but it's realistically out of your budget anyway.

MSI w/ i7, 1050Ti

Dell w/ i5, 1050Ti

Acer w/ i5 1050Ti

My wife and I both have MSIs and we love them - the keyboards especially are best in class for laptops, IMO. You might also try over in r/gaminglaptops, there's not always a lot of answers but you might get lucky.

u/The_Adviser100 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
--- |----
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen "| 15.6"" FHD IPS"
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It's a little on the heavier side .

u/legos45 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Hey,

How about the ASUS Vivobook F510UA? It has:

  • i5-8250U 4-core processor

  • 8 GB of RAM

  • 1 TB HDD storage

  • 1080p 15.6" display

  • Weight of 3.7lbs and battery life up to 5 hours

    This laptop is not 2-in-1, it is a regular laptop. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. The laptop will be great for schoolwork, League of Legends, and watching YouTube.
u/timcookytech · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

www.amazon.com/dp/B07CTHLX8C

save for tower, this should work perfect for wow, btw you should clean fans every 3 months

u/kjm99 · 5 pointsr/GamingLaptops

Not right now, there's a new version with the 1660ti releasing soon. I think it's a similar price too. https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-9750H-Keyboard-PH315-52-78VL/dp/B07QXLFLXT/ref=sr_1_4

u/IDWasTakenAgain · 5 pointsr/hardwareswap

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-8750H-Overclockable-PH315-51-78NP/dp/B07CTHLX8C/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1538417882&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=acer+helios+300&psc=1

with better processor, ram, storage and a 144hz screen.

And people won't even pay more than 1100 used for that model. Your asking price is way too high.

u/subtleReaper · 5 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I bought this computer about 2 months ago and it can run CSGO consistently above 90 fps. It can even run BF1 at 60-70 fps (with some tweaks). Its an awesome computer and really fast thanks to the SSD and its only $550! highly recommend if you already have a good desktop and want something to game on the go!

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-NVIDIA-Windows-E5-575G-53VG/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1472918371&sr=1-1&keywords=acer+aspire+e15

u/asasiner12 · 5 pointsr/Warframe

Pushing the budget a bit but this seems good and up to date with times

u/JagSKX · 5 pointsr/sto

> The end of dx9 support was almost arriving, and just a few days before that my pc had to be repaired, and its now even worst than it was. One thing led to another, and so on.

The revamp of the graphics engine and introduction of Lighting 2.0 has raised the minimum requirements of the game, but that is not surprising. However, the requirements to play the game is still relatively low; especially when Lighting 2.0 is disabled. An inexpensive modern laptop like the following Acer with a Core i3-7100u CPU and integrated Intel HD 620 graphics core will not have any problems running the game at 1080p with Lighting 2.0 disabled and a mix of low and medium graphic settings... as long as you install another stick of 4GB of DDR4 RAM for a total of 8GB of RAM.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1519403276&sr=1-2&keywords=i3-7100u

You can't expect too much from an 8 year old laptop when it comes to games.


> Besides new ships and missions is there a drastic change on gameplay, or what was considered good equipment? I still remember the whole beam boat rule of the same energy type with that terran rep beam, don't know if that is still the case.

Yes, there was some changes to combat mechanics. It only really nerfed high DPS'ers in the game. Some "normal" players commented that the changes seems to slightly improve their ship performance. The biggest hit was to the "plasma exploder" fleet consoles which got nerfed to the ground and are basically considered worthless now. The Plasmonic Leech took a hit; it can now only provide up to 7.5 power per subsystem. In the past with very, very high drain skills it can provide over 30 power per subsystem and most people basically agreed that it was overpowered.

Firing cycles for energy weapons have been standardize. All energy weapons have a 5 second firing cycle which include firing and recharging. Beams fire for 4 seconds and recharges for 1 second; 4/1 firing cycle. Dual cannons and turrets have a 3/2 firing cycle. Dual heavy cannons have a 2/3 firing cycle and have finally been updated to have a default +10% critical severity.
The drop-off damage of cannon weapons have been lessened so that they now do a little more damage at longer range.

> I remember the economy being a mess because of the infinity lockboxes, is there any cheap t6 ships on the exchange that weren't before?

Yeah, there are "cheap" T6 ships available on the Exchange. A few are as low as 70 million EC, but those are the unpopular ones. Most lockbox ships generally settle between 250 million EC to 350 million EC. Prices of other lockbox "stuff" has also decreased as well. Overall, a lot of players have benefited from the release of the Infinity Locboxes.

> Also dil rate, which was over 400 at the time iirc. I saw it today on somewhere around 280 i think, how was the evolution so far, was it even lower and its going up or is it declining?

It is pretty stable at 280:1 to 300:1 nowadays. This is mostly thanks to the Phoenix Prize Packs which are purchased using refined Dil. It offers a chance (however slim) for players to obtain ships and other things that they may have missed. For those players who have everything they want, there are the Phoenix Upgrade Kits which are pretty popular to upgrade gear with.

https://sto.gamepedia.com/Phoenix_Prize_Pack

During the first few hours when a Phoenix Prize Pack Event begins the exchange rate can dip below 260:1 before floating back to around 270:1 to 280:1. It is an overall benefit to F2P players, but I am sure players who uses Zen to purchase Dil prefers a higher exchange rate.

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The most recent mechanic change is Re-Engineering which allows you to change the modifier of many, but not all gear... at least not yet. It is a new system that still needs to be fleshed out. It is yet another Dil sink and you also need a new currency called salvage to roll the dice in order to change mods on some gear; the interface is actually similar to a slot machine (which I am sure was intentional tongue in cheek humor). It is now pretty easy to get a weapon with [CrtD]x4 [Pen] now... as long as the weapon already has [Pen] which can only obtain when a weapon is crafted.

On person mentioned that he was able to sell epic weapons with [CrtD]x4 [Pen] on the Exchange for 60 million EC. Now that has dropped to 30 million EC and I suspect prices can drop a little more in the future as more and more players play around with re-engineering.

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10764734-introducing%3A-re-engineering!

u/Orangematz · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

How about this?

u/sniper344 · 5 pointsr/LaptopDeals

Yes I agree the

Acer E15
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would be the best choice for you in that price range your working with.

u/dgbowers · 5 pointsr/hardwareswap

I’ve got this exact laptop. Thing is a beast. Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD, Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, G3-571-77QK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_j.oWAbEH9ZX8Q

Edit- it’s $1049 on amazon right now.

u/BestBeating · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

In this price range for gaming I would rather choose Acer Predator Helios 300.

It has:

  • 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
  • GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display, Up to 7-hours of battery life
  • 16GB DDR4,
  • 256GB SSD

    More details
u/SaneBRZ · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Take a look at the Asus Zenbook UX330UA-AH54. Aluminium chassis, new Kaby Lake CPU, enough RAM, SSD, fingerprint reader, USB-C. Everything you need for under $700.

u/KaboomOxyCln · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Dell 7559 for $769 $788 shipped for those that want a 960M. This one has the i7-6700HQ, 1TB SSHD, and 16GB of RAM. Refurb. Also i5 version on Amazon for $699, new.

Edit: Added Amazon link.

u/StormMasterBaitor · 5 pointsr/laptops

u wont get a new laptop with a 970m at that price range, the cheapest will be about $1170 or something like that, u can however get a 15 7559 dell inspiron for $800 with a 960m

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1459293530&sr=8-2&keywords=15+7559

u/muuurikuuuh · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

If it's going to be your only laptop, Dell's Inspiron is one of the best for under 1000$. It leaves you room to get some good peripherals, or a monitor if you want to have it also pull double duty as a desktop.

u/steadead · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Amazon.com also has the Helios 300 with similar specs to this, but with a 144hz IPS panel.

Price is roughly the same, even with duties calculated.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QXLFLXT?pf_rd_p=2d1ab404-3b11-4c97-b3db-48081e145e35&pf_rd_r=ZJ72X48R24BW6DKPCSVB

u/jlmess77 · 5 pointsr/chromeos

I know right! I have been keeping my eyes on this:

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Display-Graphics-Keyboard-A515-43-R19L/dp/B07RF1XD36/

But it's not using Chrome OS though.

u/Cooper720 · 5 pointsr/gaming

http://www.amazon.com/K501UX-15-inch-Gaming-Processor-Windows/dp/B0146DD02G/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1451940494&sr=1-1&keywords=gaming+laptops&refinements=p_36%3A2421889011

That portable console device is only 720p. The above is 1080p. Not to mention it has an i7 cpu, an SSD (so load times are a fraction of that of the console), a battery so you don't always need to plug it in and a vastly superior display. And like I said much lighter and easier to transport.

That took me 60 seconds to find. Given more time I have no doubt you could find an even better deal.

u/wolfsnowpack · 5 pointsr/footballmanagergames

TBH if you wanted to buy a laptop for FM you should of asked like a week ago, when Black Friday and Cyber Monday were going on (If you live in the states that is). If not wait for Christmas to get a bit closer and there will probably be some good deals.

You should minimally look for a laptop with at least a hard drive (Storage size is up to you) at 7200 rpm, or an SSD. An I5 processor that can run higher than 2.6 ghz, and at least 4 gb. I don't think graphics are really that intensive in the game, but having a dedicated graphics card would help.

[549.99, but no dedicated graphics] (https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-F556UA-AB54-Intel-Windows-Laptop/dp/B01M08DL26/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480721464&sr=1-4&keywords=laptops+on+sale&refinements=p_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289793011%2Cp_n_graphics_type_browse-bin%3A14292273011%2Cp_n_feature_fourteen_browse-bin%3A2057441011)

499.99, but weaker processor

659.99 looks like a very solid laptop, but no reviews on it

u/CyberJeeves · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

You're welcome! How much does portability factor into this? If you wouldn't mind a 6 pound laptop, then the ASUS N550JK-DS71T would be a fine choice too. It has:

  • i7 4700HQ quad core CPU
  • 8GB ram (you can upgrade to 16GB)
  • 1TB HDD storage 5400RPM
  • 1920x1080 15.6” IPS glossy touchscreen (excellent image quality/viewing angles)
  • GTX 850M GPU w/ 2GB DDR3 memory (Maxwell core)
  • 5 hours of battery / 6 pounds heavy / 1.1” thick
  • Windows 8.1

    While you don't game much, this GTX 850M would be much better than using integrated graphics, especially if you'd like to play CoD. The IPS 1080p touchscreen is actually very nice if you don't need a QHD/3K screen.
u/DistinguishedTrout · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I'm thinking that the XPS 13 would be perfect for you. Great build quality, great battery life, and it's the right size. The HD 620 iGPU in the lower tier models should be able to give you close to 60FPS on Medium settings according to NotebookCheck.. Here's a video of the someone testing Sims 4 on medium on the exact specs and it's running great at medium.

If I were you, I'd go for the i5-7200U version, but the i3-7100U would be fine. You may also consider upgrading the 128GB SSD to 256 for 100$ more on Dell's website. That would put you anywhere between $791 for the i3 and 128GB SSD to $1089 for the i5 and 256 SSD.

The XPS 13 really is top of the line in its class though, and that is reflected in its price. There are budget options that can take care of your duties for cheaper.

  • Acer Spin 5 - 13 inches, same specs, $589, but has touch screen

  • Asus Zenbook UX 330UA - Same shit, except no touch screen, slightly better build, and $699.

    The XPS is nicer, but it's not inherently better. I'd be tempted by the Acer and Asus if I'm being honest. Same specs and can be had for cheaper.







u/thingymajigy1 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Long time apple user here. DO NOT GO WITH the Macbook Pro, port selection will be a nightmare to you. Check this one out:

Amazon's Choice - Travel - ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 13.3-inch LCD Ultra-Slim Laptop (Core i5 Processor, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Windows 10) w/ Harman Kardon Audio, Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint Reader https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M18UZF5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_O50Kzb08YTPC3

u/construktz · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Absolutely the ASUS N550JK. Which is cheaper than $1150 from that link, by the way.

Since you're doing CAD and working with 3D modeling and graphics, you definitely want the high quality IPS touch display that comes with the Asus. IPS displays provide the best color reproduction and viewing angles which are really important for those purposes. I often suggest this for engineering students, or architecture of course.

It's slimmer, higher quality, has a MUCH better display, and will get better battery life than the Y510p. The Y510p is pretty much out of date now.

u/ITman2000 · 5 pointsr/GamingLaptops

The [helios 300 7th gen] (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-7700HQ-1060-6GB-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1537760938&sr=1-2&keywords=helios+300&linkCode=ll1&tag=gaming0789-20&linkId=22cf6f3f530f36406cdab3c967d00013&language=en_US) is now below a 1000 dollars. It's a true powerhouse laptop, which comes with a powerful gtx 1060 gpu and i7 processor, Great IPS screen display which is good for wide angle viewing. 7 hours of Battery life.

u/ThatSmallFighter · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

The Acer Aspire E15 is a good choice for non high end laptops

u/frc_atariguy · 5 pointsr/FRC

I'd say bump up the price range to $300-$400. This will increase the cost by quite a bit, but the improvement would be well worth the money. You would want to find something that has a pretty nice balance of CPU power, GPU power, and memory. For laptops at this price range, you'll want to find something with good integrated graphics, over 4GB of memory if you can find it, and have it be a 15.6 inch laptop. That last one might seem weird, but that is the size where you can usually find the best pricing because it's big enough that the internals won't be an absolute nightmare to deal with (which makes manufacturing more expensive), but small enough to not have anything too crazy on the outside, like a bigger display (which makes manufacturing more expensive). Here's a good example of what I'd recommend: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-8130U-Memory-E5-576-392H/dp/B079TGL2BZ

If you find something else and aren't sure, I can take a look at it and give my opinion on how I think it will hold up.

u/luxshots_films · 5 pointsr/videography

A desktop.

But, if you want good performance, a laptop designated as a gaming laptop
would be a good start. A better one would be a desktop replacement laptop. And best would be a workstation laptop.

u/BudgetSetHelp · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Here are some options that match your Description:


Acer Helios 300 price: $1100 (Best option, if there is a discount)


ASUS ROG G531GT price: $830


Ideapad L340 price: $716


Acer Swift 3 price: $700


Asus TUF FX505DT price: $700


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u/fritocloud · 5 pointsr/GamingLaptops

Everything I've heard on reddit and other forums says to avoid AMD products in laptops. The 2019 Helios 300 is just under $1200 right now, though that laptop is only 15". I know that line has 17" models but not sure on prices.

That being said, if this is what your heart is set on, obviously no one can give you a 100% answer. Amazon Prime Day was just last week and a lot of other businesses ran similar sales to try to snipe away some of Amazon's business. We are now getting into the back to school sales but there is no guarantee that what you want will go on sale (or if that sale would be worth the wait) so you could be waiting for nothing. Most brick and mortar stores (i.e. not Amazon) will refund you for any price changes if the price drops during your refund/exchange period (Best Buy will, for sure.)

Black Friday would probably be your best bet, but once again, no one can say for sure. I do want to reiterate that I think the 2019 Helios 300 is your best bet. I was a little miffed about the 15" screen but I eventually decided that investing in a nice (and bigger) external monitor would be better for gaming at home and that 15" would be good enough when out of town.

u/michaeljoudan · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Acer Aspire 5

This is the cheapest laptop from Dave2D’s back to school laptop guide.

Dave2D - REAL Back to School Laptop Guide

u/DaClownie · 5 pointsr/Overwatch

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PYYDMQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

That one will play it, 60fps at 1080p on high. It's the one I have for when I'm on the road

u/deathlokke · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I have the 960 version and it's been great. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PYYDMQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 For $800 I got a 250GB SSD, 8GB memory, and an i5 along with a GTX 960 and an IPS panel. It's quite a bit lighter than my previous laptop, and can run for several hours on battery.

u/FallenTheDoge · 5 pointsr/razer

Just looked up finding this one.
It has a SSD and a 1TB HDD. It also have a better GPU and it's 800€ cheaper for me, and with no risk to deal with razer support, but no 4K. May consider this one right now, thanks.

u/Allhailhaels · 5 pointsr/thesims

Idk your budget, but something that has at the minimum an Intel Core i3 processor with Intel Integrated graphics card and 4GB Ram. This would go for about $300-$400 dollars, would be able to play the Sims 4 at very low settings and the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection at comfortable settings/smooth gameplay.

If you can spare some more money, ideally you should get an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, preferably a 6/7/8th generation (generation indicated by the first of number that follows, so for example I have an i5 6200U processor). 8GB+ RAM (more the better) is all suggested. The processors I just mentioned will suit the game fine for medium/high settings but for ultra settings look for one of the i5/i7 with “HQ” at the end. The difference between a processor ending is that 6/7th gen and below processors that end with U are only “dual core” while HQ means “quad core”. If you don’t have the money to grab a quad core/HQ that’s ok, but it leads to my next point.

If you can’t get an HQ processor, try to at least get a U processor accompanied by a dedicated graphics card! Some dgpu’s in a decent price range that work well for sims are the Nvidia GeForce 940m, or MX150 made by the same company! Ultra settings could benefit from a Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 or above (1050,1060,1070,1080). That’s basically it!

The first option is only recommended if you’re on a tight budget. You can get more bang for your buck if you go for a desktop, ie. better processor/graphics card for less money but you use the portability factor. I like to game in bed and also have college to worry about so I need my machine to be portable.

Here are some good laptop choices

If you’re on a really tight budget (ie. first option):
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch FHD Notebook (Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM HD, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10 Home), Obsidian Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_oHeJAb87X98XF

Have a bit more money to spare:
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nIeJAbZFVCXT4

Other pricier ($600+) but better choices:
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5577 Gaming Laptop - (15.6" FHD (1920x1080), Intel Quad-Core i5-7300HQ, 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR4, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB, Windows 10 - Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFG7157/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_iJeJAbCQ911ZA

HP Pavilion Power GTX 1050 Gaming Laptop - 15" Full HD, Intel Core i7-7700HQ , 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, Black - 15-cb077nr https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075VT9LFD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6KeJAbYG1C2XN

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6" Full HD, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AN515-51-55WL https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wLeJAb9TZ7ZEH





u/Bzg145 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch FHD Notebook (Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM HD, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10 Home), Obsidian Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_uEbZAbT21GT51

u/shopineer · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

If you prefer a gaming laptop with only SSD, what about the [Dell i7559-763BLK] (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/)?

  • Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Quad-Core (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
  • 8 GB DDR3L / 256 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 15.6-Inch FHD IPS, Wide-Angle, Anti Glare Screen.

    Here is the typical gaming performance of a 960M GPU:

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960M.138006.0.html

    (scroll down to Game Benchmarks)
u/NoseFaceButt · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

3 Laptops I can recommend for you.

I shall assign them nicknames.

Gamy

General-usey

Sexy



Processor: In terms of clock speed gamey obviously has the best fucking processor, with a clock speed higher than me on LSD (I'm kidding, never do drugs, and if someone offers them to you say your mom doesn't let you.) but overall there isn't too much of a difference even though general-usey has an i5, i5's and i7's aren't very different (except that i7's cost a fuckton) unless you do a lot of photoshop/video-editing/AutoCAD.

GPU: Like the penis, it is not actually the most important part but in a man's mind it is. Gamey will easily pull of 50 FPS at GTA V ultra, but the general-usey doesn't lag far behind pulling off a respectable 42 FPS. So they're both very good, though gamey will last you longer.

RAM: NEVER CHOOSE A LAPTOP BASED ON RAM YOU FUCKTARD. IT'S UPGRADABLE.

OS: Win 10

Screen: All have anti-glare screens gamey is a 17", so you know the ladies like that ;) while general-usey packs a punch with his 15.6 incher and lagging far behind is Sexy, with a 13 incher.

Weight: Sexy literally weighs less and a macbook air and is thinner too. Yep pretty amazing. Heard she's on a diet.

General-usey is pretty light but not super light, I'd call it mid range.

Gamey is so heavy a crane wouldn't be able to lift it.

Battery: All have very good battery life for browing, doing uni-work etc. None would be able to pull off more than 2.5 hrs while gaming.

Storage: Sexy has an SSD so she can only store 512 GB but she has a very fast boot time. The others have a TB but probably launch apps 75% slower and boot much slower.

Personal recommendations

If I were to buy for myself I would get gamey, because weight isn't a factor for me.

Another laptop I can easily recommend is the Dell Inspiron 7559.

It has the most VRAM out of all these laptops, looks awesome, weights somewhere in between general-usey and gamey and has a fucking powerful processor.

Sorry for swearing so much, I just woke up.

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Additional tips: If you plan on gaming(which you do, apparently), you should rule out Sexy immediately.

Also, inbox me your steam ID.

u/techstar2000 · 5 pointsr/LaptopDeals

This list will help you to pick. It has the best laptops for gaming and high performance in various budget ranges. Just identify the budget range you have and ask any question you think is necessary.


Would something like this Helios 300 be something you would work with in terms of its appearance ? The performance power is definitely there, but it has quite a gaming appearance. This Pavilion Gaming 15t Notebook has a weaker graphics card, but a better display and more powerful processor.

u/AaronJoyVictor · 5 pointsr/dubai

Get the Acer Predator Helios, off Amazon. It ships here too, but the S&H and Import fees almost total up to 500 dirhams. Check SnS. The laptop's $1049 which is 4549 including the S&H and Import fees, and I don't think you'll get many good deals at GITEX, but it's worth checking out. :)

u/upuuyt · 5 pointsr/CitiesSkylines

I would spending $799 (552 pounds on a Dell Inspiron 7559. You may be thinking, WHY IN THE WORLD would I want an Inspiron? Keep in mind that this is not their Alienware lineup, this computer is actually reasonably priced. It has an i5-6300 HQ which well get the job done. It also has a GTX 960M which will be perfect for gaming, and 8 GBs of RAM which is sufficient for any task. Keep in mind it only has a 256 GB SSD, so I would recommend keeping some external drives around unless you don't download a LOT of stuff like me. The screen is only 15.6 inches, but that is reasonable for the price. I don't personally own this laptop, I'm just viewing it by the specifacations, but if you want more insight on the laptop check out LinusTechTip's Video

u/thejbone · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I do not advise getting him a Alienware, they are overpriced for cosmetic reasoning. I'd say go with a dell or something in that range, but it all depends on what your budget is. What is your budget and I'll see what I can find?
EDIT: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ is a good laptop for under 1000 dollars, but it all depends on your budget as said before.

u/doveandfawn · 5 pointsr/thesims

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6" Full HD, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AN515-51-55WL https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ARiXDbWDEEVHH

This is what I got. I know nothing about computers so all of the tech stuff is gibberish (Simlish) to me.

u/ThatAnonIrishMan · 5 pointsr/ireland

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_a7fKBbTXGCA04

Got this one myself in the last week or two, it’s worth as far as college work and a little bit of gaming. Reviews are only pretty decent on. It’s only accessible if you wanna change the SSD/RAM,don’t have to tear it apart. Important from the states took four days to come.

u/starchaserro · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Firstly, the Vostro is the best of the laptops you showed here. Unfortunately none of these laptops will really play Bethesda RPGs in your desired settings unless they are like 10 years old titles. You need a dedicated video card for more recent titles, not the most expensive one, but still...

So this is what I was able to find: noteb search. Unfortunately for UK, the prices are more or less estimates and they can be off by about 100-150 quid.

So I started searching from these results and this is what I found on Amazon and the site you linked:

https://www.cclonline.com/product/244342/NX-GS3EK-001/Laptops/Acer-Aspire-5-A515-51G-574F-15-6-inch-Notebook-Core-i5-7200U-2-5GHz-8GB-1TB-128GB-SSD-WLAN-Webcam-Windows-10-Home-GeForce-MX150-2GB-/NOT04672/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-NVIDIA-Windows-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1521484093

Now mind you, none of these laptops are really made to last, maybe the Aspire 5 will be better in this regard but not by much. Don't get me wrong, I know people with Acer Aspire that had them for 3 years plus without a problem. It's more of a gamble. But you get 2 years warranty in UK, so at least it will last 2 years no matter what you get, plus if it doesn't live up to expectations you have 30 days to return it.

u/Hycinos · 5 pointsr/laptops

Vivo books are great for your use case. Only downside of this one is no SSD, but you could always get a 128gb one for $40 to replace the hard drive if you want the load speed and don’t need the space. If you do that route to get faster load times, you could just use the included 1tb HDD as an external drive for any photoshop files that get too big.

ASUS VivoBook F510UA 15.6” Full HD Nanoedge Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, USB-C, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Home - F510UA-AH51, Star Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0762S8PYM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QIA5BbPTNMTSY

Edit: jk, SSDs are cheaper than I thought right now, you can get a 128 for $21

Kingston A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/120G - Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0PA5BbZFBWTMG

u/Direwolf519 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

This is what you want: Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor up to 3.2GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HBPQzb054FCSM

I actually have this laptop and I can run Warhammer on High (while plugged in) with around 30+ FPS. Some slowdowns with huge armies and lots of particle effects but generally a very smooth experience. It's a really solid laptop.

u/silents429 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

http://www.amazon.com/F555LA-AB31-15-6-inch-Full-HD-Laptop-Windows/dp/B011KFQASE/ref=zg_bs_565108_1

I would suggest this, best seller right now.

Full HD display, CD Drive, decent build quality, fast processor.

I always recommend for new laptops is to do a format of the disk and reinstalling Windows, as it's much easier and better then just going through and eliminating crapware, especially if your mom is not tech savvy.

u/BloodyCanine · 5 pointsr/LaptopDeals

While there aren't any exceptional deals on a laptop under 500 currently available right now to share with you, i want to let you know that the laptop above is far from a good deal as another redditor had said.

if I were you I would keep lurking here for a bit more and you'll come upon a very good one.

AS AN EXAMPLE (not telling you to get this one but if YOU ABSOLUTELY NEEDED TO GET IT RIGHT NOW) this would be far better [but not the best] than what you posted: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-17-BS061ST-17-3-Laptop-Intel-i3-7100u-2-4GHz-1TB-SATA-8GB-DDR4-Windows-10/263680255536?hash=item3d64916630:g:~iYAAOSwEMxa9j8A%3A~iYAAOSwEMxa9j8A&afepn=5337259887&rmvSB=true

EDIT: Here are some above average deals that would satisfy your budget and would provide you with the best user experience. These laptops I can recommend wholeheartedly.
https://www.costco.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-5000-Touchscreen-Laptop---Intel-Core-i5---1080p---Black.product.100403679.html

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0762S8PYM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_FgGbBb3MKPXJ7

u/sharkysnark · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

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13-14"
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ASUS Zenbook UX303LA - 128gb SSD, Haswell, FHD Display, 3.2lbs, 8GB RAM - $899

ASUS Zenbook UX31A-DH71 13.3-Inch(1920 x 1080) i7-3517U 4GB 256GB SSD -
256GB SSD, Ivy Bridge, Matte FHD IPS display, 2.9lbs, 4GB RAM, 5hrs battery life, [review]
(http://www.ultrabookreview.com/1445-asus-ux31a-review/) - $999

Asus Zenbook UX303LN - 256gb SSD, Haswell, 13.3 inch, 3200x1800 Touchscreen IPS Display, 3.2lbs, 12GB RAM, 5-8hrs battery life, review, GT 840M - $1,299


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15.6"
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Asus N550JK - 1TB, Haswell, 15.6in, 1920x1080 IPS touchscreen, 6lbs, 8gb RAM, review, NVIDIA GTX 850M - $1,059

u/Mavericgamer · 4 pointsr/changemyview

>I'm not an artist.

then your overly-expensive screen is entirely a moneysink; This is literally the only time it offers an advantage, since all movies currently are rendered "HD" at 1080p. If there is something I'm missing here, please correct me. It's not just every practical purpose, it's that you literally cannot use those pixels unless you are doing something that you just admitted you don't do; beyond 1920x1080, movies don't render any sharper on a better display.

Also, if you aren't an artist, I'm at a loss for why the idea of art and music programs for mac are a plus?

>Fair point. But if mine breaks, I can walk into the apple store and have them replace it for free (for the first year, at least).

To be fair, I picked the ASUS semi-randomly based on the graphics card; new that same model is still $1,300 from Amazon but if memory serves, ASUS supports their refurbished laptops pretty well also. But a year's warranty is pretty standard on any new computer.

>No it does not. And I have never needed it. Software isn't installed via CD any more. And any movies I watch are on my computer aren't DVDs or Blu-Ray.

And I own movies on DVD or Blu-Ray. I also do heavy IT work, and need something that might need to read a driver CD; I could carry around an external drive, but that's extra money and negates a lot of the portability/ease of use. Again, this is personal preference, which is what a lot of things are.

>Damn right it's personal preference. What's your point?

I'm pointing out these things in advance because otherwise the argument would've been "This isn't the same at all, look, the hard drives are different"; I'm even giving you it as an advantage over the ASUS so I don't know exactly why this is a mac knock? The new ASUS has an option with a 256gb SSD that is at $1,600 but that also comes with double the RAM of the Macbook so I was trying to go with the best equivalent.

>I'm not saying that my computer is the best that exists. I'm saying that for what I paid, I'm not getting ripped off

I think you're paying for aesthetics and prettiness. Which is fine if that is worth it to you, but for a PC that has the same stuff, minus the extraneous display (which is where I feel you're really getting ripped off) then you're looking at good savings for a machine that will do the same thing.

u/Nicktyelor · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

I just bought this for $750 new on Amazon. Link

u/chfr · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I personally doubt it'd be worth it. Broadwell CPUs aren't expected to come out until late 2014/early 2015. The 8xx series is just rolling out now and the 850 and 860 are a month old at most. This means that you won't get a cpu or gpu upgrade for roughly a 3/4 of a year (and even then it can take awhile for a good computer to utilize the new parts). Right now the Asus N550JK and Y50 are brand new and seem to be the best laptops within an $1100 budget. There's always going to be something new around the corner, but right now is definitely a good time to buy since no new architecture is right around the corner.

u/audigex · 4 pointsr/CitiesSkylines

This, but minus 1TB of storage and prioritize the SSD.

SSDs are the single best upgrade for loading times (which in CS can get quite long with lots of mods and assets), and general "snappiness" of the machine.

1TB is over-kill for most, and if you run low on storage for photos etc you can easily buy an external HDD or NAS for not very much money at all.

A 256GB SSD will do the job just fine for Cities Skylines, a couple of other games, and some documents, but 500GB is more comfortable if you want to install other large games. More than that is un-necessary unless you want to store a large number of videos too.

Something like this would be ideal for $900.

Or this for a little less money for $800. It will perform a little worse for CS (slightly worse CPU), a little better in most other games (better graphics card), and has less storage, but is cheaper.

And at $700, this is the cheapest I'd probably bother with, as you start to lose a little too much performance when you drop significantly below this level.

If the above is too expensive, though, dropping the SSD can get you this which is a bit of a compromise but should still run CS well enough and is hard to argue with at $525

Edit: Although I'll add that I'm not American and just grabbed these for example purposes: you may be able to find better deals for comparable specifications.

u/androidwkim · 4 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I was looking at an ultrabook for university, but they are all too expensive, so I instead decided to look for general use laptops with decent specs.

I looked through /r/SuggestALaptop and found a laptop with great specs for 549USD. I was able to find the exact same model on amazon.ca, and it's only 610 CAD for i5-6200u, 1080p display, and a 940MX. The only problem is, it's from a brand new seller and has a $6 shipping fee for some weird reason.

https://www.amazon.ca/Acer-Aspire-NVIDIA-Windows-E5-575G-53VG/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1469381270&sr=1-1&keywords=E5-575G-53VG

Does this seem like a legit deal (how would this work with warranty and would amazon protect me if it turned out to be a scam), and if not, does anyone have a good recommendation for a laptop with roughly the same specs?

u/FreeKarmaReport · 4 pointsr/digitalnomad

I use this when traveling:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=psdc_13896615011_t1_B012IBOCRU

If I lost it, it would be depressing, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. It's powerful enough for Adobe Photoshop / Indesign and the other tools I use.

u/crew6dawg0 · 4 pointsr/hoggit

You have two options.

  1. Get a miniature tower that can run DCS which will be possible for under $1,000.
  2. Get a laptop that can run DCS, but you'll be limited on upgradability and screen size unless you buy a monitor separate.

    You're young so I'll go ahead and tell you that life is about compromises, you aren't going to get a hand held computer that can run DCS for $500 in VR at 150 FPS, it just ain't gonna happen. You'll have to choose the lesser of the two evils.

    ​

    Here is a laptop that can run DCS fairly well. https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-Overclockable-Aeroblade-PH315-51-78NP/dp/B07CTHLX8C/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=asus+gaming+laptop&qid=1554490237&s=gateway&sr=8-3 It cost literally 999, so its going to be over 1,000 with taxes. Here is another that after taxes should be less than 1,000... https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GV62-8RD-200-Performance-Steelseries/dp/B07D4ZML7M/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=asus+gaming+laptop&qid=1554490367&refinements=p_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A13580790011&rnid=2257851011&s=electronics&sr=1-12

    ​

    You can get away with playing on a laptop, I play on a 3 year old one with worse specs than the laptops mentioned above, but I also have a high dollar monitor, TrackIR, and a HOTAS. Playing DCS on a small ass laptop screen sucks.

    ​

    If you have a problem with moving a small computer tower, this isn't going to be the game for you, because you are going to need a joystick also. You can get away with flying with the keyboard or even an XBOX controller, but it is the equivalent of trying to be a professional wrestler with no arms, and you'll never come close to being as good as you could be with the proper equipment. You'll also want a headtracking device for DCS, and if you decide on TrackIR which is the best one out right now, it's gonna cost you over $100. You can kiss VR goodbye with your limited budget.

    ​

    As someone below mentioned, I wouldn't burn all your money up for gaming at such a young age my dude. You're obviously worried about meeting chicks or else you wouldn't have mentioned it in your post, so get yourself a whip and step out of your comfort zone.

    ​
u/adammartin45 · 4 pointsr/wow

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Generation-i5-7300HQ-GeForce-Dedicated/dp/B074Q54GSR

This does great with heroic raiding, on high settings.

u/moustachedelait · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

link to laptop new on amazon

4 stars $1049 there.

Seems like decent deal, but I am hoping for a 1070 or 1080+144hz (which would cost more of course)

u/Achillesduo · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Yeah not a good deal. That "one year old" laptop comes with a 4th generation i5. We are currently on the 8th generation. Buy an Acer Aspire E15 instead. You'll get much better performance and longevity.

u/epraider · 4 pointsr/DemocratsforDiversity

Acer Aspire E 15 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-HvGDb1J9TY9P

I picked this one out for my sister when she started college last year, seems to be a fantastic bang for your buck. Even got a cheaper version for my dad a month ago. There’s a newer, slightly pricier version too if you want to spend more. Overall very solid for the price, especially in battery life (Up to 15 hours!).

It was the most commonly suggested model in that price range in most laptop suggestion threads I dig some digging into.

u/LastBreeze · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

15.6" Suggestions| Lenovo U530 59428052| Lenovo U530 59428053| Lenovo Flex 2 15 ^Signature ^Edition | Dell Inspiron I7547-3020SLV | ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500L | ASUS N550JK ^suggested ^by ^construktz
---|---|----|----|----|----|----
CPU| i7-4510U | i7-4510U | i7-4510U | i5-4210U| i5-4210U | i7-4700HQ
GPU| Intel 4400 | Nvidia GT 730M ^(can play most games on low settings) | Intel 4400| Intel 4400| Intel 4400 | Nvidia GTX 850M
Passmark CPU Mark | 3969 | 3969 | 3969 | 3422 | 3422 | 7906
storage | 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD | 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD| 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD | 1TB HDD| 1TB HDD | 1TB HDD
ram | 8GB| 8GB | 8GB| 6GB| 8GB | 8GB
battery | ^Can't ^find ^any ^review-based ^battery ^life, ^should ^be ^slightly ^more ^than ^the ^730M ^GPU ^version| 8hr | 4hr | 6hr customer claim | 4-5hr Amazon Customer Reviews | 3hr Amazon Customer Review
weight | 5.07lbs| 5.07lbs | 5.59lbs| 4.5lbs| 4.95lbs | 6lbs
screen | 1920x1080 touch| 1920x1080 touch | 1920x1080 IPS touch| 1920x1080 IPS touch | 1920x1080 touch | 1920x1080 IPS
price | 839| 899 | 699.99| 649.99 | 629.99 Amazon or 699.99 ^(Signature ^Edition) | 929

My suggestion would be the Dell Inspiron I7547-3020SLV. A 15.6" laptop at 649.99 that has an IPS display for great viewing angles and color. 4.5lbs and 6hr of battery life fit your needs.

If you'd like longer battery life and more portability:

13.3" Suggestions | MacBook Air 13.3 i5 2014 (Refurbished) | ASUS VivoBook Q301LA| ASUS TP300LA ^Signature ^Edition
---|---|----|----|----
CPU | i5-4260U | i5-4200U | i5-4210U
Passmark CPU Mark| 3640 | 3292| 3422
storage | 128GB SSD | 500GB HDD| 500GB HDD
ram | 4GB| 6GB | 8GB
battery | 12hr 20min | 5hr 38min| 6hr
weight | 2.96lbs | 3.8lbs| 3.92lbs
screen | 1440x900| 1366x768 touch| 1920x1080 IPS touch
price | 849.99 | 599.99| 699.99

"The reason is Apple has a really great refurbishment process and policy: Refurbs come with a new outer shell, new battery, and the same one-year warranty that new hardware comes with." And install Windows on it if you like (would probably shorten battery life but with 12h20m it can't be too bad). The 128GB SSD would hold a few programs and externals are down to 59.99 for 1TB and at 5.4oz/.34lb you could (gently) toss one into your laptop bag.

Microsoft Store Signature Edition means zero bloatware.

Each specification cites its source with a link (which will usually lead you to a review) unless that source is the product link (at the top of the chart).

This article was helpful Ultrabook Review: Best ultrabooks under $800 (or $1000) in 2014

A HDD can be the bottleneck of any computer. If you end up with a HDD laptop and find it to be slow, you may want to switch out the HDD for a SDD like this 256GB for $109 or 512GB for $189. Or get a hybrid hdd+sdd drive like this TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100H 1TB+8GB for $84.

edit: formatting

u/Villentrenmerth · 4 pointsr/Polska

> zakładając że to już jest to co powiesz o tym komputerze?

Apple to firma która jak zauważyłeś korzysta z identycznych podzespołów co inne komputery.

Jedyny Mac z 2012 z i5 który znalazłem to ten:

  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
    • https://support.apple.com/kb/SP649?locale=en_US

      Najważniejsze co dla mnie się liczy w pracy przy komputerze to ile mogę pomieścić pikseli i jak sprawnie te piksele będą wyświetlane. Na podanej stronie znalazłem najważniejsze elementy:

      Processor

  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB L3 cache

    Display

  • Supported resolutions: 1280 by 800 (native)

    Graphics and Video Support

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

    Jeśli to ten sam (MacBook Pro 13 calowy) to Apple sprytnie pominął jaki model procesora użyli, ale z dalszego poszukiwania zidentyfikowałem go jako 2,5GHz model i5-3210M [link].

    Podsumowując: słaby procesor, mała rozdzielczość wyświetlacza i brak dedykowanej karty graficznej. Laptop na pewno nie będzie się dławił przy codziennej pracy, bo tej pracy nie będzie miał za wiele (rozdzielczość 1,280 x 800 pikseli to praktycznie tyle samo co w twoim iPhone 7 - 1,334 x 750).

    6-letni laptop z chujowym procesorem, małą rozdzielczością wyświetlacza i brakiem karty graficznej nie jest wart więcej niż 500 złotych (a zgaduję, że ponieważ to Apple, to właściciel chce za niego trochę więcej niż 500 PLN).

    Kupowanie starych Maków się nie opłaca, między innymi dlatego że już za 900 złotych można kupić nowe urządzenie z 2018 roku z wyświetlaczem IPS 1920x1080, np przenośny [Chromebook 14] który służy do przeglądania internetu (pojemność dysku to tylko 32GB), albo wysupłać trochę więcej (1,800 PLN) na [ASUS VivoBook F510UA] z zajebistym wyświetlaczem i procesorem 8 generacji.

    Polecam przeczytać https://www.reddit.com/r/laptops/wiki/index aby być świadomym konsumentem przy wyborze laptopów.
u/Threecube09 · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

The Predator Helios 300 is really nice. I just got one a few days ago with the 1660ti and it has great performance for the price and solid build quality. Only negative is the battery life isn't the greatest at 4 hours. I went with it over the Triton because it has the 9th gen processor and in a fair bit of cases the 1660ti beats the 2060 in speed in a laptop. I don't really care too much about battery life and the little bit of difference in weight.

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX77925

There are a few different versions of it. One with a RTX 2060 and then one that has a 1660ti but only a 256gb ssd. https://www.amazon.ca/Acer-Predator-15-6inch-Display-i7-9750H/dp/B07QXLFLXT/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=helios+300&qid=1566763565&s=gateway&sr=8-1

u/tower_knight · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Would this be a good deal? I need a laptop for college and I was thinking of getting the Acer Aspire 5 since it got good reviews and specs for the price, but then this pops up

u/bacon_jews · 4 pointsr/oculus

Cheap VR Ready laptops don't exist. Even mediocre i7-8750H / Gtx1060 system will cost you around $1000. More decent i7-9750H / Gtx1660Ti version is $1100.

You might find some sales or cheap deals, but you have to shop around. Look for a laptop with at least Gtx1060 (ignore all the 1050Ti's and 1650's), ideally with i7-8750H or i7-9750H CPU (avoid R7-3750H).

u/4174life · 4 pointsr/wow

This is the one I have if so. I love it! :D

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG Laptop, 15.6 Full HD (Intel Core i5, NVIDIA 940MX, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kmrVAb8SS17T4

u/DankMemesGetCreamed · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you could save up more [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-E5-575G-53VG-15-6-Inch-Windows/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1486268718&sr=1-3&keywords=Gaming+laptops) would be an excellent choice, at your price range you don't leave many options for a dedicated graphics card. If you built a desktop you would have a much better time.

u/PyrusZodiac · 4 pointsr/LaptopDeals

This Acer Nitro is on sale atm with a GTX 1050 Ti 4GB

u/GADG3Tmusic · 4 pointsr/FL_Studio

Here ya go $509, has an open memory slot to add ram down the road and a sata III slot for an ssd with usb 3.1 3.0 and a 2.0 you're future proofed man. ASUS VivoBook F510UA FHD Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, USB-C, NanoEdge Display, Fingerprint, Windows 10, Star Gray (F510UA-AH51) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0762S8PYM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_bv.1Ab3C88RV6

u/massivewang · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

best bang for the buck right here:

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452654279&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+gaming+laptop

you could buy another 8gb ram stick if you wanted or another hard drive (SSD or HDD) with your extra cash. In fact the frequently bought together suggestions are a great idea:


This item:Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK 15.6" Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce… $799.99

Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory… $35.38

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) $89.99

u/AbysmalVixen · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If I’m looking at the right one, that only has a 1050 in it. And a HDD, not even a ssd

The Acer Predator Helios 300 has a 1060-6gb and the 7700hq with 16gb of ram. In terms of power it’s quite a bit better for the lower end of your budget. It’s an inch smaller and has an ssd. No storage drive but you are able to add another drive yourself.

u/cupcakes234 · 4 pointsr/GamingLaptops

It's a good laptop, but the newer 2019 model is more powerful and has almost universally positive reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-9750H-Keyboard-PH315-52-78VL/dp/B07QXLFLXT/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

This will run all AAA and newer games above 80-120 fps at high settings. Gaming benchmark video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNoZ5bqofTI

You can differentiate between the two by the colors as the 2019 one is blue and the previous one is red. So if you're buying an Helios 300 right now would highly suggest you to go for the newer one. Not sure whether it's officially available in Canada yet, but pretty sure you could order from the above link to a Canadian address. If you want the 17 inch model of this, you'll have to wait as it's not out yet.

u/Cudn · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

I don’t know much about laptops but interested in buying something cheap for my parents. Which one of these is the better buy? I’m leaning towards the aspire 5 for the IPS panel

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TGL2BZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gFmlDbKBSE8CG

Acer Aspire 5, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515-43-R19L https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RF1XD36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_zGmlDbZY61ZZP

u/wizpiggleton · 4 pointsr/Games

https://www.amazon.ca/Acer-Aspire-NVIDIA-Windows-E5-575G-53VG/dp/B01DT4A2R4

943.07 *1.15 (Quebec tax) = 1084.53$ CAN
818.54$ US

FML, yeah they are pretty lucky.

u/Astarothsito · 4 pointsr/changemyview
  • Screen: 14.0", 3200x1800 + Multi-Touch
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7–4720HQ (You win at this)
  • Ram: 16GB dual-channel onboard memory
    (DDR3L-1600MHz)
  • Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 4600 DDR3
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M (3GB GDDR5 VRAM), automatic switch between the two, (GTX 970M > GT 750M, 5166 vs 1408)
  • HDD: 512 GB SSD
  • Network card: Intel® Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.0)
  • Built-in 70Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Size:
    13.6” / 345mm (Width) x 0.70” / 17.9mm (Height) x 9.3” / 235mm (Depth)


    Price including the OS: $2699 http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade


    Or you can go for this Asus n550jk $1199. Almost the same specs (less screen resolution still 1080p, better sound, slightly lower processor but a lot better graphic card NVIDIA GTX850M) The difference is worth the $1500 extra?
u/Folknasty · 4 pointsr/gadgets

I have this computer and it runs every game smoothly that I've tried playing on it so far. I haven't tried anything as graphics intensive as AC: Syndicate, but it runs Stardew Valley, Portal 2, Don't Starve Together, Civilization V, Tropico 4, and the Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ to name a few.

u/trainedtech88 · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

it would be best to spend a few more bucks and get this nice Acer Aspire E 15 which houses a nice i5 cpu, 8gb ram a decent 940mx gpu and a fast 256gb ssd storage.

u/Kirby5588 · 4 pointsr/smashbros

It runs about half speed. I had an Asus windows tablet with the same specs and it wouldn't run full speed. Although, I never tried the CPU overdrive setting with it. If you want something really cheap and portable for melee This laptop should run it

u/jgillich · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

A lightweight laptop for $400 that is fast enough for video editing..well, pick two I'd say.


Cheap and "fast": https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-7100U-Windows-E5-575-33BM/dp/B01K1IO3QW/

Cheap and light: https://www.amazon.com/VivoBook-E403SA-US21-Quad-Core-Processor-Metallic/dp/B01B9APNG0/

Fast and light: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t460p/


If you can stretch your budget, I'd recommend the Acer Swift 3 for $650: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-6200U-Windows-SF314-51-52W2/dp/B01LWZ7JB2/

Otherwise, I'd say go with the Vivobook E403SA, but don't expect incredible rendering performance.

u/by_a_pyre_light · 4 pointsr/laptops

Nope.

This is a much more powerful, portable, better built laptop for only a few bucks more and it's new.

Or you can get the 15" version of the one you posted without the DVD drive and SSD for $479 new ad drop in your own SSD for $60.

u/SausagePoptart · 4 pointsr/wow

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Gaming-i5-7300HQ-GeForce-AN515-51-55WL/dp/B074Q54GSR

I just got this for playing at work or on the road. For a laptop, its the right mix of processor, GPU, and an SSD drive for the price point. I run WoW as per Nvidia recommended settings at or above most "8" presets and it runs beautifully. Also almost no bloatware. The speakers suck, negated by headphones. Great system for the price.

u/Waifu4Laifu · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

frankly all 3 you're looking at are terrible for gaming.

At this price point I would go with the Dell Inspiron i7559

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ

Meets all of your reqs and is proven to be good value for the dollar

u/NpSmunsta · 4 pointsr/computers

Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor up to 3.2GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qOPxybNQM77PB

(Comes with an ssd and has a good graphics card for the $800 price range)
(EDIT: If you want an i7 you can switch but then you get an 8gb ssd so pick your poison)

u/WhisperOfTheDark · 4 pointsr/laptops

If you're not planning to do some gaming, then look into

Asus Vivobook F510UA or HP Pavilion 15

I prefer the Asus because of the nicer screen, but the HP is cheaper.

u/IIPadrino · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Boy have I got the machine for you. The Asus N550JK was just released here here in the States. It has an nVidia 850m and a 4th gen i7 in a slim, all aluminum chassis. The only downside to it is that the GPU is running gddr3 memory, which makes it slightly slower than it ought to be. It's no match for the 860m, but it's still no slouch, from what I've read.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IAA5BSS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#productDetails

I just ordered one, myself. Go ahead and do your own research - I'm pretty sure you'll arrive at the same conclusion.

u/mramaanm · 4 pointsr/laptops

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0762S8PYM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

it's 499 and it's the best deal you will get.

Core i5 8th generation
8gb ddr4
1tb hdd
HDMI
USB-C, NanoEdge Display, Fingerprint

it should work fairly well for your uses and would probably last a long time too.

u/Lilusa · 4 pointsr/ufl

I had an acer aspire from 2012 that just died, so i replaced it with a newer acer aspire. Got it on Amazon for 379. I plan on swapping out the HDD with an SSD and doing a fresh windows install when it arrives later today. My aspire was fairly robust and easy to fix/upgrade myself.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079TGL2BZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Heidi423 · 4 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

I have a sort of high end ($800) big [laptop] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYZ0J6/ref=twister_B01BZH0U6A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) for engineering software and gaming and a tablet ($200) for everyday stuff. I use the tablet for reading and emails and stuff and only bring my big laptop if I need it in class for some reason, otherwise it stays in my room. It works well and I expect it to last through graduation (i7, 960m). Depending on your budget (you didn't say) you could do something like this.

u/Vussion · 4 pointsr/laptops

If you are not in hurry, I suggest u wait for the new Acer predator Helios 300. Pre-orders have just started and it seems to be a really nice.
Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-9750H-Keyboard-PH315-52-78VL/dp/B07QXLFLXT

u/DmitriyTokar · 4 pointsr/LaptopDeals

This or

Legion Y740 17”
(This should be $1280 on Friday)

Or

Aero 15 Classic

Or

Helios 300

u/rorrr · 4 pointsr/videography

Acer Predator Helios 300:

6-core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, GTX 1660 Ti = $1200

Then upgrade RAM to 32GB.

Then replace the SSD with a 2TB Intel 660p for $200.

It'a a beast of a laptop with one of the fastest mobile CPUs and a decent GPU.

The only weak part is the display, it's a 1080 144hz panel. It's more of a gaming machine, not very color-accurate. Get a good IPS 4K monitor and connect it with HDMI.

The battery life isn't great, but that's true of all high-spec laptops. If you want a powerful GPU for video editing, you have to sacrifice battery life.

u/h4boxer · 4 pointsr/engineering

I bought this a couple months ago as a travel laptop. Its the best value laptop i have come across, it can be had for $650 if you are willing to buy a "used" on from amazon(i learned that the used ones just have some packaging damage and aren't really used). The touch pad isn't great, and the screen is so-so but every thing else is top notch.

This dell was my second choice, also a great computer, has a better processer then the asus. I went with the asus because I was able to get it for $650 and people always speak bad about dell, looking back I think I would have preferred the dell.

u/PindropAUS · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you want to entry level gaming heres a suggestion (940MX, i5, 8GB , 250GB SSD), you will need to lower game resolution or graphic settings:

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-NVIDIA-Windows-E5-575G-53VG/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1474085598&sr=1-1&keywords=acer+940mx

940MX benchmarks (Scroll down to game benchmark sections): http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-940MX.156033.0.html

u/ImOutOfControl · 4 pointsr/StreetFighter

You wont be able to play AND record. I have this which plays it well but it will not record at the same time.

u/theolonious · 4 pointsr/Alienware

They offered to send out a tech, but warned it would be awhile before one was available. I opted to return the machine and buy the Asus equivalent which has an extra 8gb RAM, 256gb SSD, and an IPS screen.

Oh, and it's a premade, so it will have the right GPU

u/Jebaited_U · 4 pointsr/SSBM

No $200 laptop will be good. However, for $150 more you can find good deals like this laptop. It's got the latest i3 processor, a backlight keyboard, and can upgrade the RAM up to 32 GB. It's not even the best deal you can find, but if you want a cheap laptop that can be decent for mid-range gaming then this should be fine.

u/Sabermawile · 4 pointsr/Smite

I have an Acer E15 or something, gotta find exact model, that can run smite pretty well. It set meback around $500 dollars, and as long as you aren't requiring advanced graphics it should run fine at 70-80 fps. It also runs older titles like csgo and TF2.

Edit: It's 579$ on Amazon

u/ChrisOfAllTrades · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

> Guys you have to realize the Skylake Iris Pro graphics are apparently faster than the 750Ti, and nearing GTX 950 levels

GT3e has benchmarked out to be roughly equivalent to a 940M, and even if GT4e scales directly with the 150% increase in EU count it's at best going to catch the 750Ti and not surpass it.

> Any gaming laptop would be far more expensive.

i5-6300HQ, 8GB, 256GB SSD, GTX960M 4GB - USD$810

u/samcuu · 4 pointsr/buildapc

The new Intel chips you've been hearing about are probably the ones with integrated Vega graphics. They're not out yet.

However $1400 should get your friend something quite a bit more than entry level, and much more powerful than whatever those new chips will have to offer.

For example, this Acer Predator Helios 300 is ~$1000 with an i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB of RAM, SSD, 1080p screen, very good specs for a 1080p gaming laptop. At $1400 you can get something with a GTX 1070, which is already high-end for laptop.

u/jerbyjerby · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Honestly for 1350 you should really be looking at laptops with at least a 1060. At that price you could even land one with 6gb vram. That laptop only has a 1050 and not even a TI it looks like. I say no go bromigo.

Check out this Predator Helios for example. Way better laptop for the money. Only thing it's missing is a mechanical drive for storage but it is also almost 300 less than that ROG

u/qwertyaccess · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Maybe you just need a 15.6" that might be thinner/lighter? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ cause this does everything you want it to do and its $800

u/Sympathetic_Pizza · 4 pointsr/laptops

That is an ok price for that laptop, but its definitely not worth 900 anymore. If you want something more gaming centric, this Refurbished Acer has a more powerful CPU and gtx 1050 GPU but a smaller SSD. It is also available new for $700 in an even more powerful 1050 ti configuration.

u/xxAssassin349 · 4 pointsr/laptops
u/KrazyYT · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I'd say this laptop, the Acer Aspire E 15 15.6" (E5-576G-5762)


https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=acer+aspire+e15&qid=1564204847&s=gateway&sr=8-4

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8GB Ram Memory
Nivida GeForce MX150 Graphics card
8th Gen i5-8250U Intel Processor
Full HD 15.6 screen (1080p)
256GB SSD Storage

u/Vipre7 · 4 pointsr/elderscrollsonline

Hi friend I build and mod gaming PCs and repair others. Not sure what your budget is, but first things first, that is freaking impressive you can even launch the game with that PC, as it has Intel HD graphics, not even a dedicated mobile GPU! Haha!

Anyway, I would try and dust out your laptop with some compressed air, and take the back panels out if you can to really clean it out, and replace the thermal paste on your CPU if you can. (Like $5-10). It is possible your game is freezing, spazzing out because it is overheating. You can also prop up the laptop somehow, at least the back of it, like where the battery is, to lift up the back an inch or two so it can breathe better. This can dramatically drop your temps.

But, since you need a different laptop for gaming anyway, I can help steer you in the right direction. Not sure on your budget, but this is a GREAT laptop for the price. It has a GTX 1060 8GB GPU, which will destory ESO. The 10 series GPUs from Nvidia is also the first mobile line of GPUs that are not hideous in comparison to their desktop counterparts. In fact, they are almost the same. Right now after rebate, this is $950. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154446

Here's a cheaper option that is $660. I think it was cheaper a few weeks ago on Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1481534057&sr=1-1&refinements=p_n_intended_use_browse-bin%3A9647497011&th=1



u/tjswish · 4 pointsr/classicwow

Something like this is cheap (500ish USD mark) but should still be able to run classic on high settings.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1559113760&refinements=p_n_graphics_type_browse-bin%3A14292273011%2Cp_36%3A1253507011&rnid=386442011&s=pc&sr=1-6

Personally I'd then get an external monitor that's 24" or more and a keyboard and mouse but you could probably just use the laptop with a shitty old mouse if you're really tight.

u/uiwkfb · 4 pointsr/LaptopDeals

Budget: ~500 to 600 (up to 900 depending on how convincing I can be)

Country: US

Screen size: 13'-15' would be good. Nothing too big

Screen resolution: Anything really

Touch screen: Would be nice to have but not needed

Weight: Under 4 lb please

Main purpose of laptop: School and Gaming

If you will be gaming, what are the most demanding games you will play and at what settings? Rocket League maybe, Risk of Rain 2 Definitely

Is battery life an issue? Not really

Other notes: I need some good reasons for buying the computer too, for when my parents try to convince me to buy something cheaper. i.e this one's on sale or this one doesn't have any sales tax

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Edit: Currently looking at https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/yoga/700-series/Yoga-730-15/p/88YG7000965 ,

https://store.asus.com/us/item/201902AM050000002 and https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7 ; some of these break some of the guidelines I set for myself and I don't know which would be better

u/PonkyBreaksYourPC · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

these laptops are really dreadful value, like REALLY dreadful, the second one should be like $300... crappy 5400rpm hdd, no dgpu at all... 768p screens on both...

God that's awful, don't buy either. Some of the worst value for any PC hardware I've ever seen, there is BARELY $300 of laptop in either, I wouldn't pay more than $300 for either, maybe $350 for the one with the i7... at most.


For $750 if a laptop is missing a 1080p screen there better be a fucking good reason why, and these things not only don't have a reason, they're even worse than that! 5400rpm hdds with no SSD boot drives or m.2 slots from what I can see, no dgpus... the Dell Inspiron on Amazon is $799 with a quad core Skylake i5, 960M, 256GB M.2 SSD with space for any 2.5 drive... 1080p screen.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ

This Dell here is so much better it's like you're comparing a laptop from 7 years ago with a new one, and it pretty much costs the exact same.

u/RotMG543 · 4 pointsr/projectzomboid

The requirements aren't exactly hefty, so you won't need a "gaming laptop":

  • OS: Vista, 7, 10
  • 64bit OS required
  • Processor: Intel 2.77GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 4Gb Ram
  • Hard Disk Space: 3gig
  • Video Card: Intel HD 3000 or above. Radeon 4xxx series (or below) graphics cards
  • Sound: FMOD compatible sound card

    The laptop I have ("Aspire E15 E5-576G5762" - 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 2GB MX150 graphics card, Intel "i5-8250U Quad-Core 1.6GHz-3.4GHz") runs it well without any changes to settings (the release of animations may change that), and cost me about the same 1.5 years ago, as what it sells for now (550USD). It has a decent battery life, too, but is apparently heavier than other laptops (only 2 odd kilos).

    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3291622/acer-aspire-e5-576g-5762-review.html

    If you were to buy one of them from Amazon, try to use one of those "cashback" sites, and wait till it's on a better special than it currently is (went down to 513USD last month).

    https://camelcamelcamel.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/product/B075FLBJV7
u/Lilyyeli · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Try this one out, it would run all those games flawlessly
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_3zNDzb27DJPZP

u/whosdr · 3 pointsr/runescape

Budget? Country? Currency? How high do you want the settings?


If the budget stretches to $870 USD, and you want essentially ultra graphics, consider the following:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT49XN8/

Quad-core processor, GPU equivalent to a desktop 750 ti (which does work at ultra detail), 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage (much faster than a regular HDD), 1080p monitor, good WiFi, etc.

u/Clintonsoldmedrugs · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I know this isn't exactly pc hardware but thoughts on this? https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-E5-575G-53VG-Laptop-Windows/dp/B01DT4A2R4%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3DAKIAJQYFXGBZ6MDO67HQ%26tag%3Dshopineer-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB01DT4A2R4
Current laptop died and already have a solid gaming PC. Just need a decent laptop for school

u/SenaIkaza · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

No they don't. I got a gaming laptop a few months ago and the things a beast. Easily competes with my desktop PC.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-7700HQ-1060-6GB-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C

u/lostinabudhabi · 3 pointsr/DubaiGaming

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

4560 aed including shipping. gtx 1060 6gb, 16gb ddr4, 256gb ssd, i7-7700HQ. Forget league of legends, you can play witcher 3 on high and get 70 fps. Review and benchmarks here.

same laptop is 6460 on microless. 6450 on souq. An inferior version of the same model (half as much ram, no ssd) is on gear up for 5775.

edit: you might be able to beat this price with some serious serious haggling in computer plaza (even then, unlikely) but i would say this laptop is well worth the asking price even considering the shipping plus you get great amazon support.

u/Shaddolf · 3 pointsr/laptops
u/kaysn · 3 pointsr/thesims

This is CDN 40 more than your budget but will run TS4 in medium to high settings. Packs and CC included.

https://www.amazon.ca/Acer-Aspire-i3-8130U-Memory-E5-576-392H/dp/B079TGL2BZ/

You can upgrade the internal storage to SSD and Memory later to improve loading times. This is what I like about Acer, they make these parts easy to access and replace.

Memory first, adding more to RAM is always best.

u/thelphelper · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Two of the best in the 2016 gaming and office use laptops on the market is the dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK laptop15.6 Inch FHD display Laptop 6th Generation Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD plus 8 GB SSD which helps to boost the launch speed of softwares and programmes, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M is idea for gaming or the ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7, GTX 960M which is ideal for gaming, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD which brings speed to boot up your programmes, software’s and apps very quickly

u/malvinvnv · 3 pointsr/laptops

For usual college stuff, this is good, and even plenty. If you're doing engineering, this will be quite suitable for doing CAD drawings too, just not to the level of an assembly that has tons of parts, as well as connections.

As for typing and browsing, this should do pretty well, and it should have a long battery life.

For gaming, I can't say much about the GPU. It's not a gaming GPU. It's gonna run CS:GO and most MOBAs fluently. Most games from 2012 and below should run smoothly at higher details as well. As for more current games, you can run them quite well at 720p and medium-low details.

As /u/juken7 said, you really need at least 960M if you want to game well.

This one should be more suited for gaming, but I won't bet much on it as it has a dual core CPU still. But, it strikes a decent balance between being frugal for daily use (That dual core is really good for daily typing tasks out of the mains), and having enough power for gaming (960M is quite decently fast)

u/foxtrot1_1 · 3 pointsr/askTO

Oh, well then. Why do you want a gaming laptop? For school & play? And you don't even need one specifically for gaming if it's just league.

Slapping "gaming" on an ultrabook makes it expensive. Here's the Wirecutter's recommended one for like $1,000: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B015PYYDMQ/?tag=thewire0f-20&linkCode=xm2&ascsubtag=WC38536

My recommendation is usually to build a cheap desktop and grab a cheap laptop, but that splits the difference. You could probably grab a 13" with a 960m for even cheaper.

u/Titan285k · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

> ASUS ROG laptop (15 inch 2016) (1200$)

Most of the Asus 6700HQ/960m laptops retailed for ~$1000. Did you pay more than retail?

Example

u/burnthenbuildbridges · 3 pointsr/civilengineering

I am a current Junior in Civil Engineering, and I recently went and upgraded my senior year of HS/Freshman year of college computer to this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PYZ0J6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This was a laptop I chose for a multitude of reasons: high performance, low cost, easy to upgrade (Youtube links on this laptop specifically detailing how to upgrade compliment the manufacturers on how well-thought-out the design was), good battery life (this is on the low/middle gaming laptop spectrum, and because of this has good battery life), and overall nice looking design. For me I needed a laptop that could run the graphic intensive software that Civil Engineering students use in their upper division classes, while also being able to game on it - in college, from my experience, computer gaming is the most popular. All of the links below are upgrades that go with the laptop well. They are not needed but, they are helpful and relatively cheap. If you have any questions feel free to ask by PM.

RAM upgrade:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006YG8X9Y/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

SSD:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TGIVZTW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cooling fan (optional):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NNMB3KS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/OddLawnGnome · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Since Steam In-Home streaming relies on the source computer to do all the processing, the actual laptop it's being streamed to doesn't have to be all that powerful. Your primary concern for a stream laptop is going to be your network card. With that in mind, I suggest this Asus
or this Acer.

The Acer has everything the Asus has, is within .2 lbs of weight (5 pounds for either) with the addition of a dedicated graphics card. I'm more inclined to suggest the Acer as a better overall deal, since for an extra $20 you get the capability to game reasonably well on the go. The Asus, however, does have a slightly larger battery (38wH vs ~31wH on the Acer) so I would estimate you're looking at about an hour difference in favor of the Asus. Say 4-5 hours for the Acer and 5-6 for the Asus under normal usage. Not a colossal difference, but it might affect your usage plans for it. As far as Steam streaming, both have dedicated Ethernet ports- which I would absolutely prioritize over relying on WiFi. Especially if you're playing a fast-paced game like Overwatch.

u/BigBrain007 · 3 pointsr/lowendgaming

$550

Honestly maybe playing some WOW or older stuff. I have a desktop for some big boy games. MOST of my time is streaming ISO files, browsing and ripping stuff

I just hate knowing I can spend about $140 or so and get a dedicated

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0HKA02/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ALSNNIPTIUDG2


And this one with an HD 620 looks great for the price





Here is what I was looking at

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1494377559&sr=1-3&keywords=acer+laptop

u/WheresMyOh · 3 pointsr/laptops

I'm actually looking at the Asus 330UA myself. All my research points towards the XPS being a bit better in screen/display, performance, and battery life. However, it is more expensive and a think a bit bigger/heavier.

Let me know anything you decide on, I'm having trouble with the decisions myself haha.

Edit: looks like your version has an updated QHD+ screen type, which I believe does drain battery faster. This is the one I was going to get with just the FDH screen and excellent battery life:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M18UZF5/

u/RentalHermit · 3 pointsr/Filmmakers

Absolutely, what formfactor would you be looking for?

Remember that the USB-C will be the standard soon especially on Anything storage related.

specswise thisis very powerful at the moment
quity bulky though compared to a macbook.

This one has a better processor but the video card is a serious tier lower imo

Portability with good touch controls and nifty features and a 'fun' design only 2 usb slots though.

Some other things you could check out.
Razer Blade Pro
Asus ZenBook Pro

gl on your search.. $ per Performance wise the windows/linux laptops are lightyears ahead imo not a bad choice if you are looking for usb slots AND power :)








u/silflay · 3 pointsr/edrums

Where did I say I'd buy a USB sound card?

If you have to know, here's my damn laptop.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Gaming-i5-7300HQ-GeForce-AN515-51-55WL/dp/B074Q54GSR

It's enough laptop for what I do (other than drum), and I've never heard of a laptop with a dedicated sound card. Thanks for your "help".

u/kevp453 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-Helios-GeForce-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C

Quad core i7, GTX 1060 6 GB graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a decent SSD. Just a bit out of budget for $1049 but if you want a real gaming laptop this would be my go to affordable one.

LTT did a review of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3ZhmKWsQLA

u/dandeliondreamer · 3 pointsr/TagProIRL

Oh, you could get an absolute beast for that price. Depends on your requirements too. The Dell XPS 15 9550 is $1,200. The Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK has NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics (same as the XPS 15), which would play pretty much any game right now at max settings and is only $800. The ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 has the same graphics card but a bigger screen, if that's your thing, and has 16GB RAM (overkill IMO, but the other two have 8GB).

I don't know man, depends on what you want and what you are using it for more specifically. Battery power? Slim design for portability? Ect...

u/ritajalilip · 3 pointsr/croatia

Na Domenici su lošije verzije (jedan ima lošiji procesor, jedan manji SSD, a oba slabiju grafičku).

Amazon

Platio sam ga 8400kn s carinjenjem, kod nas se nikako ne isplati.

u/johnnyp42 · 3 pointsr/computers

https://www.pcgamer.com/civilization-6-on-a-laptop-with-integrated-graphics/

The game isn't going to run well on integrated graphics, and you aren't going to find anything new with a discrete card for under $500.

Something like this Acer Aspire for $600 is pretty much the cheapest thing I can find with a graphics card. It has basically the equivalent of a GT 1030. For another $50-100 you start finding laptops with GTX 1050s in them, which is quite a bit better.

If it's gotta be under $500 I'd suggest looking at used or maybe refurbished stuff, but make sure it has a graphics card. Might be tricky to find one that's less than 15" though.

u/LapNerd · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I would recommend Acer Aspire E 15 as it comes with: -

CPU: i5-8250U

GPU: GeForce MX150

RAM: 8

Display: FHD 15.6 IPS screen

Storage: 256 SSD,- HDD

Long battery life

It is a great choice because of its great heat management system and high build quality, along with its specifications makes it the best option for your usage and it is within your budget.

u/jkSam · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

/u/The---Technician is the expert here, but I found a couple laptops you might be interested in. Here is an Acer 14 inches and here is an Asus one that is very light and portable but it's $700. You can always get an SD card and have it in the laptop at all times for more storage.

Again, these might not be the best at this price point or they might be. /u/The---Technician knows more than I so maybe he can suggest a better one.

u/Importchef · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals



Budget: less is best. but preferably under 500-400 usd

Country: USA

Screen size: does not matter

Screen resolution: does not matter

Touch screen: does not matter

Weight: does not matter

I will be surfing the internet, streaming shows illegally, torrent movies from sketchy pirate sites. I will occasionally grab my hands on some naughty-naughty movies which I feel have ruined past laptop with virus and malware.

That is all. I have dreams of using excel and being proficient but have yet to try. I have an amazon merch account which allows me to put my graphic designs on t-shirts, but I have yet to even look for a program that can do this.

I don't play games cause I have a phone with PUBG mobile and the new Call of Duty.

I am looking at this laptop from the sticky post up above.

Thank you for everyone helping here.

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btw my old laptop is from 2015 and the video driver keeps crashing more frequently. It has crashed twice since posting this .

u/hexane360 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I got that. Great laptop and plays year old games well. The i7 is not as good though, not to mention the graphics.

There's also this now: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0146DD02G/

u/TheRealPizza · 3 pointsr/laptops

This seems like a great buy, with an amazing battery life, dedicated graphics and a snappy SSD. It might not be light enough for your liking though.

u/TheNagChamper · 3 pointsr/Frontend

Best one you can buy new around that price: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4

Checkout http://www.laptophits.com/ for other options. It's a site that aggregates a list of all laptops mentioned in different Reddit threads and sorts them by mentions and price.

u/Sojuphen · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

check out the dell inspiron 7559:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ

it's within your budget, and a great laptop for the price. pretty informative videos about it on youtube if you look. how soon do you need a laptop?

if you're willing to wait and be diligent on checking the dell outlet, sometimes they go on sale refurbished.

I bought the i7, ssd + hdd, 16gb ram, and 4k touch screen version on the outlet a few months ago refurbished, and only paid around ~740. it's a great laptop for the price.

u/Pirky · 3 pointsr/laptops

If I had that budget, I'd start my search with an Alienware 17 laptop. It's a pure gaming laptop and people have said you can get a GTX 1080 in it. There's also the graphics amplifier that you can get a few years down the road when the 1080 doesn't cut it anymore. For a few hundred dollars more, you can buy the amplifier and any desktop GPU and plug it into your laptop for even better performance.

Otherwise, like you said, check out Sager's laptops, MSi GT73VR, or even EVGA's own laptop.

Those are all 17 inch laptops. If you want a smaller, and lighter laptop, check out the Alienware 15, Asus ROG Strix GL502VS, MSI GT62VR, or an Acer Predator 15 laptop.

There's also System76's Oryx Pro if you want to try Linux instead of Windows.

u/its_hiiiigh_nooooon · 3 pointsr/GamingLaptops

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01K1IO3QW/ref=bdl_pop_ttl_B01K1IO3QW

It's a little more expensive than your budget, but it's one of the best reviewed low priced laptops out there. It'll serve your kid well for a longer time.

u/techneeeq · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

This Dell Inspiron would do a fantastic job for you. Outstanding processor, graphics card , memory etc. It also has a decent SSD which will significantly boost speed of computer. Yes, it does have full IPS display with an excellent resolution. Where battery life is concern, this laptop has an extremely outstanding battery life- with over 10 hours. This laptop will run those games you have mentioned very well while allowing you to easily dual boot Linux on it. It matches your criteria all around.

u/Flannery_Moore · 3 pointsr/runescape

>I am considering this one.

>Im only looking to get 30fps+ on low-med settings

Hmm...


The answer is yes. I had to look up relevant hardware comparisons, to what I've tried in the past during the NXT closed betas. It will easily run minimum, and medium at 60fps I'm sure. The i5-7200U (gross. >.>) in that laptop far outstrips my old Core2 Quad Q6600, so that's good. The GeForce 940MX in it wipes the floor with my GT 9600, too - which retained 50fps on high.

Links to comparisons:


  • i5-7200U vs Core2 Quad Q6600


  • GeForce 940MX vs GeForce 9600 GT


    So if medium/minimum is all you're aiming for, then it's perfectly fine.



    Edit: I just want to say, please keep the laptop off any soft surfaces like carpet or a blanket whilst playing RuneScape. Also, be sure to keep vSync on at all times. Laptops are prone to overheating to begin with, so you don't need RuneScape turning it into your own personal frying pan.
u/chopdok · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

If you decide to go for Laptop - then this one is what I would grab. Only downside is that it comes only with a 256GB SSD. But you can always add an HDD - the 256GB SSD is m.2, which leaves the SATA bay open

u/Eleven918 · 3 pointsr/heroesofthestorm

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ

Get this. You can add an extra SSD and have about 1TB of storage. Game looks great and the laptop is not too heavy. Runs on High-Ultra depending on the patch.

I forgot to add that the speakers are great. Really loud and crisp. One of the best laptop speakers i have ever heard.

u/tonydaphony · 3 pointsr/FortNiteBR

I have the Acer Predator Helios 300, I've had it for about 6 months and it's had no problems and still blasts through everything, even streaming, editing, and playing, here's a link Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD, Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, G3-571-77QK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_YX1RAbF1CH3Y4

u/Xeosphere · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

In addition to these sales, it looks like the price of the Acer Predator Helios 300 has decreased further to $900. I'm not sure if it's a Prime Day deal but it's an excellent price nonetheless.

u/nidrach · 3 pointsr/blender

Id rather get something like this https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-15-6-Full-Gaming-Laptop/dp/B072C1FNN1/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1504021932&sr=1-4&keywords=1070+laptop

That one has a full 1070 in it.

Alternatively this one is a good chunk cheaper and has a 1060. https://www.amazon.com/Amazons-Choice-Predator-GeForce-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=sr_1_10?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1504021932&sr=1-10&keywords=1070+laptop

These are just the first two examples that Amazon search has spat out. If you really intend to buy a laptop you should read reviews on the specific models if there are some glaring issue with it like thermal issues or whatever.

Anyways a laptop with a 1060/1070/1080 would be best as those are pretty powerful for laptop GPUs and almost as good as there desktop counterparts and they offer a lot of VRAM. The 1060 and 1070 have 6 respectively 8GB on board.
If money is no object you can even go for SLI system these days although those are 3000$+

Alternatively you could look into small form factor desktops like an ITX based system depending on how you travel between your houses.

u/Haeges · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Hello,

What about the Lenovo Legion Y520 (999$ from Costco). Here is a quick view of the specs:

  • Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor 2.8GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB
  • 16GB DDR4 (2-DIMM) RAM
  • Microsoft® Windows 10
  • 2TB 5400RPM Hard Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive
  • Dimensions: 14.96" x 10.43" x 1.02"
  • Approximate Weight: 5.28lbs
  • 4hrs battery life

    It has some nice specs all packed in a thin chassis. The 1050Ti will handle any game at high-medium settings. Overall build quality is pretty good.

    However if you can push your budget to 1050$ you could get the Acer Predator Helios 300 which comes with a GTX 1060 and will drastically improve performance (60% more powerful) : you'll be able to play at high-ultra settings on nice framerates.

  • 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display
  • 16GB DDR4 Memory & 256GB SSD
  • 5-hours of battery life

    Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile) vs GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile)
    Userbenchmark Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed: 57.4% vs 35.9%
    Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile) - 32nd / 542
    Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 53rd / 542
u/TheInfinityPizza · 3 pointsr/skyrim

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza?th=1

At $1100 USD, and $100 off sometimes, it's the best laptop with a GTX 1060

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u/Gibber117 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I’ve heard good things about the Acer Predator Helios 300

u/BaconVibez · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Acer predator Helios 300 because of more RAM
But honestly I would get this and buy an external hard drive would save you about $200

u/Unadvisable · 3 pointsr/Fallout

This is the closest you'll probably get (at least, that I can think of). A cooling pad would also be a good idea for any gaming.

Could you say why a desktop isn't an option? For $700 you could easily build something that would run Fo4 beautifully

u/MechSniper1928 · 3 pointsr/PhantomForces

......your best bet if you don't want to build a computer or even just buy a used business one and get a graphics card for less than $500 is to just buy something like a Dell G3 or Acer Nitro 5.

Just to prove I'm not giving you any affiliate links I'm just gonna stick em here.

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-G3-Gaming-Laptop-G3579-5965BLK-PUS/dp/B07C9J1PY6/

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Generation-i5-7300HQ-GeForce-AN515-51-55WL/dp/B074Q54GSR

Edit: AHHHHHH I don't have the links in the same order as I mentioned them and it's bugging me. There, it's fixed.

u/jpaxlux · 3 pointsr/laptops

>I'm willing to go in for a low to mid 700's laptop if it will handle downloads and run files quicker.

Slow download speeds can be due to a slow internet connection. Check your download/upload speeds here. As for running files, that depends on what type of file. Some files require a better graphics card such as if it's a game or editting software, while others simply require a better processor and/or RAM.

>What would you consider a light game?

In my mind, a light game is a game that isn't very graphics heavy and doesn't require a gaming PC/console to run. Newer AAA games such as Battlefield, CoD, and NBA2K19 will require a gaming PC, but games like Minecraft, browser based games, and essentially any game that doesn't require intense graphics to run is light.

> you have any recommendations for good laptops in the 700 dollar range that have good processing power and RAM?

While I can't exactly "recommend" laptops since I haven't used these, this laptop should allow you to run LoL and multitask with ease. Hell, with the specs you might be able to run some AAA games. It's extremely close to your $700 range, but allows you to add an SSD to work alongside the 1TB HDD if you feel it's too slow and add more RAM if 8GB isn't enough. If you're not experienced with SSD/HDD swaps/additions or adding RAM, I'd highly suggest looking up a tutorial on it before opening up the laptop or buying something you can't use.

Once again, this is a laptop very close to your price limit but it should be able to get what you want done. I can't promise that it'll be able run AAA games, but unless it's faulty it definitely will be able to multitask and run lighter games. If for some reason it can't, you need to get a refund somehow. According to Amazon, it has an 8.5 hour battery life, but that might go down if you're running a game and Chrome.

These are gaming laptops. If you aren't into gaming laptops, I recommend looking at the recommended specs of games/applications and going for a laptop with better specs. Like I said before, I can't exactly recommend laptops since I haven't used these, but I have a feeling the laptops above should be able to get the job done. You'll likely need to do some more research for yourself, like contacting the brand and asking them about if the specific laptop can do what you want it to.

These are only two examples, but there is more than likely cheaper options that'll get the job done.

u/PM_ME_YOUR_DARKNESS · 3 pointsr/laptops

> Dell Inspiron 7559

No OP, but I have actually been eyeing that one. It's on sale for $660 on Amazon. Seems decent enough and has good reviews.

u/bwburke94 · 3 pointsr/OOTP

Acer Aspire E 15 at $330 seems to be the cheapest viable option.

u/deong · 3 pointsr/wow

Honestly, I don't think it's possible to buy a laptop for under $500 that's actually better than saving a bit more and buying something better.

A quick bit of searching turns up this one for $550, which I think is the closest you're going to get. It has a Core i5, enough RAM, and a usable screen. I can't find anything else that does. It does have a spinning hard drive, which will make you long for death while you wait for anything to load, but that's not a solvable problem for close to $500.

But another commenter is correct as well. If you can live without portability, a $500 desktop puts you in a whole other class of options. You can buy a pretty solid desktop for $500, and you can improve it over time with better GPUs, etc.

u/Drip808 · 3 pointsr/trapproduction

Also this labtop is really great and it’s in the low range for labtops yes I know it’s 500$ but it’s probably the best deal out there

ASUS VivoBook F510UA FHD Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, USB-C, NanoEdge Display, Fingerprint, Windows 10, Star Gray (F510UA-AH51) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0762S8PYM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lYSZAbJ56W3MN

u/androgynyjoe · 3 pointsr/GirlGamers

Alright, so, if I were going to buy a laptop I'd go with this dell: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-Laptop-G5587-5859BLK-PUS-Anti-Glare/dp/B07CD3MRZD

It's listed for $800 on Amazon but it might be the best you're going to do in a laptop. It's hard to find a laptop much lower than that. This one, though, at least has a lot of storage. There's a 128GB boot drive and then a 1TB drive for storage (though you can install games on it if you want). When I was looking for my gaming laptop I found the folks at r/gaminglaptops to be pretty helpful. Here is some of their recommendations at various prices: https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLaptops/comments/ca2fzv/best_gaming_laptops_of_2019/

If you want to dip down around $600 a popular choice is the Acer Aspire e15: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7?th=1

I'm going to warn you that this isn't a powerful laptop. There are games out today that it won't run. However, for $600 I've been told that it is a solid laptop.

As for pre-built desktops it's tough to find the best deals online. One I did find was the Acer Nitro 50 for $480: https://www.microcenter.com/product/609860/nitro-50-gaming-desktop-pc

Again, not the best computer in the world, but it is solid for the price.

I would recommend finding whatever electronics stores are near you (Best Buy, etc) and look for deals. Open box deals are great, there are regular sales, and if you go regularly for a few weeks you'll likely find a solid deal.

There's one thing you're looking for: a dedicated graphics card. Every computer has "onboard" graphics that are built right into the motherboard. This is fine if you're just using a browser and word processing but not fine for games. A gaming PC needs to have a special graphics card that is added onto the motherboard. When you're looking at a computer's specs it will have a listing for "graphics." If it says something like "integrated" or "on-board" under graphics then it's not going to be for gaming. If you see something made buy Nvidia or AMD listed under graphics then you're looking at a PC made for gaming.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

u/Southernbby · 3 pointsr/laptops

>Gaming Laptop

>Under $400

Pick One.


I see you are only playing Terraria and Minecraft, $400 should be enough for those, but thats just about it. This is going to be your best bet. Does not have a full 1080p screen, but basically none have on at this price point.

u/Captain_Frylock · 3 pointsr/graphic_design

What's your budget? That will be a pretty big deciding factor in the type of computer you buy. Considering you like games, you'll probably be looking for a PC rather than a Mac (shouldn't be a detriment to your schooling, and will save you a lot of money).

ASUS makes some solid gaming laptops that I would recommend.

u/AdityaRav · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I think Asus K501ux might be your best choice in canada unless you can import something across the border from usa.

It costs 1179$ CAD and has latest skylake i7-u processor and comes with GTX 950m graphics, 8gb/256gb SSD and good battery life(5-6hrs general usage). It has a good build and a slim and sleek look. You can swap in a HDD if you like for about 20-30$.

It is enough to handle your games but not at the your frame rates. It will be able to run overwatch/LOL at 35-45 fps on medium and upto 60fps on low.

u/EskimoNoise · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Take a look at the ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71
It's got a 15" 1080p screen, 2.6GHz i7, 16GB ram, 1TB HDD and a GTX 960m

u/Oceanboi · 3 pointsr/edmproduction

i have an 1000 dollar gaming Laptop that has an i7 processor, a M.2 SSD of 128 GB for the operating system, a SSD of 400 GB for storage (you can add a bigger SSD for memory, AND I can send the 1 TB hybrid SSD hard drive it came with - it's easy to mod btw if you ever want to upgrade it. I got it specifically to make music, but quickly realized the laptop just didn't fit my lifestyle since I have a desktop that I prefer to make music on. I will ship this to you for 500 bucks if you're interested. It is fairly powerful, and you'd be getting a very special bargain. if you'd like to know more PM me. no worries if you aren't interested.

https://www.amazon.com/GL552VW-DH71-15-Inch-Discrete-GeForce-Metallic/dp/B01578ZKPO

u/yepimasian · 3 pointsr/amazon

I'm working this summer to pick up a laptop before my semester starts at college. Just a few hundred more to go!

Edit: here's the link! I know it's not the most flashy laptop, but I'm super stoked to get this guy because I've been going through very cheap laptops that have been dying on me and it's been draining me (poor college student trying to support himself). But this seems to be the best deal I could find. I'm gonna get an SSD to replace the HDD to boost the speed and set up a clean windows 10. Super excited cause it'll be my first time working on a laptop (replacing the HDD and upgrading Ram... eventually). I'm studying Finance and IT so ive done some of this stuff before, but it'll be a first for me doing it on my own personal computer.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-574G-52QU 15.6-inch Full HD Notebook - Cotton White (Windows 10) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019G7VOSO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Jrwyxb3NASX9H

Edit 2: Sorry for the super long post, I'm just really excited to get this! I found this, which seems to be a newer model with an SSD already in it!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01DT4A2R4/ref=psd_mlt_nbc_B019G7VOSO_rb

u/Androjo · 3 pointsr/buildapc

You should get the Acer Aspire E5 $550. It has dedicated gpu and ssd. I'll run many games at 60FPS.
Laptops cannot be upgraded like PCs (only storage).

u/NoAbbreviation · 3 pointsr/elderscrollsonline

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DT4A2R4 Runs the game at a solid medium

u/jgrant391 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Just bought it. I was going back and forth between this one and the one on Amazon below. For a $70 difference I think I can live without an SSD. Or add one later.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01DT4A2R4/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

u/VicRattlehead58 · 3 pointsr/wow

I think it should be good. I've had this Asus for 3.5 years and still play wow on it.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0146DD02G/
And the MX250 does outperform the 950M
https://technical.city/en/video/GeForce-GTX-950M-vs-GeForce-MX250

now, it also depends on what exactly you mean by playing wow. I don't raid or do competitive pvp on it. But for questing, low level bgs, playing the auction house, solo old raids for mounts, etc. it is perfectly fine.
I still play overwatch on it on lowest settings, but it does occasionally feel like it lags a little. It did ok for fortnight too but havent played that in quite a while.
For mine at least, and maybe it's partly battery age, but I pretty much use it as a portable desktop. I have it plugged in, external monitor mouse & keyboard. It struggles hard when not plugged in.

If it is to be your primary comp and you intend to raid or competitive pvp, you should definitely try to get a better opinion.

Hope this is helpful :)

u/WutaWonderfulWorld · 3 pointsr/ireland

3 would be on the low end but if you can shell out another 90 quid (includes shipping and import taxes) I'd recommend this

  • i3 processor
  • 4gb of ram

    edit: I just realized you said online gaming for that price a desktop might be your best bet
u/linux_vegan · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Well, you won't be able to get a new mac for that budget unless you get a deal on a Mac Mini. But that's not a laptop.

As for windows PC's. It really depends what he wants. At that price point there's lots of trade offs. Does he want processing power or battery life? Good construction or good hardware? A nice screen? What's important?

If you go windows, I would suggest picking up something with an SSD. You could probably get away with the tasks he wants on 4 GB of ram, but shouldn't need to with 500$. Do not buy a processor based on the GHz! It means next to nothing. It's hard to tell what processors are good if you aren't familiar, and I'm sorry about that. You need to take into account the age of the processor, for intel 8000 series is newest followed by 7000 last year. Then what kind of processor is it atom, celeron, i3, i5, i7? Those are least to most powerful in that order.

This is the lowest end I would go https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-320-15-6-inch-Anti-Glare/dp/B078251NTK/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1522793603&sr=1-7&keywords=laptop. It doesn't have an SSD so it will feel slow.

A step up will get you a better screen and processor https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1522793603&sr=1-8&keywords=laptop

I personally like dell laptops. The keyboards and how they feel. This one doesn't have an SSD but is good in all other aspects. It will feel a little slow (Compared to an SSD), but is solid. https://www.amazon.com/Dell-LED-backlit-Processor-Bluetooth-MaxxAudio/dp/B078YD9V3X/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1522793746&sr=1-2&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_36%3A40000-50000&dpID=410e3g4SFuL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

If he's willing to drop another 50$ I'd go with this. Same laptop with an SSD + 1TB hard drive so it's fast and has plenty of storage https://www.amazon.com/Dell-LED-backlit-Processor-Bluetooth-MaxxAudio/dp/B079DJYVST/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1522793746&sr=1-2&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_36%3A40000-50000&dpID=410e3g4SFuL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1

If you're not afraid of AMD, this one seems pretty solid. A good screen, and processor. https://www.amazon.com/VivoBook-F441BA-DS94-Powerful-Laptop-A9-9420/dp/B079QZ5DD7/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1522794154&sr=1-1&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_twelve_browse-bin%3A9521908011%2Cp_n_operating_system_browse-bin%3A17702486011%2Cp_36%3A30000-50000&dpID=51A0uhGP8BL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

u/Tourelle1 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

1060
https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-001-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IO9Y3A6

1070

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01K1INYD0/ref=psdcmw_13896615011_t1_B01KLRPN3K


1080 prices shoot way up and probably past your budget except for a company like sager or clevo

u/Flossy420 · 3 pointsr/lowspecgamer

I would recommend this acer laptop

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1517772222&sr=1-3&keywords=acer

It has a 1080P screen, a way more powerful i3 7100u processor, Intel HD 620 which is over 50% more powerful and a very good battery

All for 350$ ~ 247£

The only downsides are 4 GB of ram (Enough for light work and light gaming) and a HDD instead of SDD

but with the money left over, you can get a new ssd and another 4 gb of ram

u/I3ULLETSTORM1 · 3 pointsr/TraitorTownROBLOX

>So far it's offered no advantages over the old system.

100% false. Here are some things R15 provides to the game:

  • Future proofing:

    ROBLOX is trying to push developers into using R15 in their games more, this shows with the amount of updates they're adding to R15. One day, I believe games with R6 will be less popular than those with R15, just because of the sheer amount of possibilities there are with R15.

    Also, every day there are hundreds, or even thousands of new players. New players won't care about "R6 is classic! R15 sucks!" What they will think is "R15 has better animations, it looks more natural and realistic." New players will most likely prefer R15 over R6 just because of how it looks.

  • More skill:

    Because of the new "wobble" from R15, its harder to hit headshots an so the skill cap is widened even more. Sniping has become increasingly difficult for me as sniping from long ranges makes it hard to hit heads that are jumping up and down. Compared to Traitor Town's character and the regular ROBLOX character, the heads are smaller, which also makes it harder to land headshots. This is due to the new proportions.

  • More realistic proportions:

    Due to R15, character models can be more proportionally correct when you compare them to people in real life. If we just resized characters in R6 as they look in Traitor Town, their legs would move really far and it would look odd. As for building maps for Traitor Town, its easier to replicate games that have realistic characters and real life structures. You don't have to worry about having correct proportions and making the map wider.

    However, I'm not blinded from how good I think R15 looks. There are also some disadvantages to R15. The only disadvantage that can be proven so far that I've heard so far is that R15 causes more lag. Indeed, R15 does seem to have an impact on the game's overall performance, but this argument is also somewhat flawed. Going back to the future proofing, "good" computers/laptops are becoming cheaper and cheaper every year, therefore in the near future nearly most computers could be able to run Traitor Town just fine. For example, I bought my laptop 3 years ago. It was around 300 dollars, and at the time it was a fairly decent laptop. A year and a half-ish ago (a bit longer than that) I was able to run Traitor Town no problem at 6 graphical settings, maintaining a sable <30 FPS. Times have changed, I can barely run the game at 1 quality with less than 50 FPS, it jumps around from 20 to 50. It's quite evident that I need an upgrade, and I've seen computers now a days, such as this one, that cost nearly the same as my computer 3 years ago, but are significantly better than mine.

    ye
u/161803398 · 3 pointsr/uichicago

Do not get a mac. Anything with with greater than or equal to 4 gb of ram. More is better. Make sure you have a lot of harddrive space.

this would be a good starting out laptop as reference: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1526192162&sr=1-4&keywords=laptop

Edit: The reason for getting a non Mac is due to the fact most of the software needed for chemical engineering classes is Windows only. There is no benefit in getting a mac.

u/silentmage · 3 pointsr/gadgets

so it isn't a 3-400$ laptop. It's a 579$ laptop that you got on sale.

u/Justinat0r · 3 pointsr/runescape

In order to play relatively new games on a laptop you're going to need a laptop with an integrated graphics card (GPU). Unfortunately, gaming laptops in the price range you are looking for are pretty unheard of due to the extra cost of the graphics card.

This is the cheapest I could find with a decent graphics card, although its slightly out of your price range, it's a very good laptop for the price.

Acer Aspire 5 with GeForce 940MX - $579.99
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575G-57D4-15-6-Inches-Notebook-i5-7200U/dp/B01LD4MGY4

Your other option would be to wait for Nvidia's MX150 cards to be more widely available, the MX150 is quite a bit faster than the 940MX, however its in a similar pricing segment of machines.

Here is a Youtube review by Dave2D reviewing an Acer Aspire 5 with the MX150, he raves about the performance for the price, although I wasn't able to find a current product listing for this machine, i don't think it is on shelves yet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al_5-BDDFPs

Your other option would be to try finding a used laptop online (like off of Craigslist), you can get a significant discount by buying gently used instead of brand new.

u/shydrummer · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

This laptop will work well for your purpose. Slightly over the $750 price you said, but good laptop nonetheless. My friend has it and really likes it for gaming and editing.

u/josh6499 · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada
u/Skana-kun · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

Well, there is Acer's Predator Helios 300. I've been searching for a while now and i found it really great, looking at its price (1050$ on Amazon), It's specs are really good too, with a GTX 1060 6g gpu, an i7-7700 cpu, 16g of ram and a 256 ssd. And there is the Dell inspiron 15 with almost the same specs (half the ssd and and extra 1T HDD) but it costs an extra 100$.


Im really confused between those two laptops since my budget is limited and i could use the additional 100$ on the dell's to get a gaming mouse and headphones,.. etc. I've seen a bunch of reviews on both, and they seem to be fine, so - even with the bad previous experience with Acer- I'm still leaning toward their gaming laptop (purely because of the 100$ tho).

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XL5R1M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_m4.YAbKG63QV1

Acer Predator Helios 300 : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_2daZAbR573C41

A cheaper( i5 - 8g ram) version of the dell one : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0764HW117/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_agaZAbMHE1DSR

u/ikhezu · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

The 14inch Razer blade is your best bet for portability and performance, comes at a cool 1900USD.

There is the HP Omen 15inch, which has a bit less performance and portability but will save you a lot of cash at only 1000USD.

The Aurous 15 seems to be on sale at amazon. It is at 1800USD and has the same portability and even better performance than the Razer Blade.

There is also the acer predator that hits the mark on your budget at 1500, a little less portable than the Razer Blade and Aurous but has pretty good performance. Amazon Link


I hope that helps! :)

u/-m_x- · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You'll have to stretch the price tag a bit for a laptop with a GPU that outperforms the GTX 960.

Acer Predator Helios 300


  1. Better CPU

  2. Better GPU

  3. 4GB more RAM. In the faster DDR4 standard as well.



    Edit: u/aberdisco has a good option if you're willing to sacrifice the SSD and the extra 4GB of RAM in the Predator for an extra $50 savings.
u/Veerne · 3 pointsr/darksouls3

A good gaming laptop should have a mobile i7 CPU and 960M or higher GPU minimum. What matters for CPUs is the physical core count (4 preferred), not thread count since games do not take advantage of hyper-threading. There i5s with two cores and two hyper-threaded cores which are no good, so always check if the i5 has two or four physical cores.

Laptop example: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=lp_8588812011_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1457300719&sr=1-1

A good gaming desktop on the other hand should have something like AMD FX6300 or higher, or Intel I5 (desktop version) for CPU and Nvidia GTX950 or higher, or AMD R9 370 or higher for GPU. GPU will have a bigger impact on performance in majority of games. A desktop will also in most cases offer a lot more performance than a similarly priced laptop.

Desktop example: http://www.amazon.com/iBuyPower-AM-FX03-FX-6300-Processor-Desktop/dp/B012AO2182/ref=sr_1_85?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1457300574&sr=1-85

u/TheWhisperingEye · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Hi, Im looking at getting either Acer Predator Helios and this Eluktronics I know the Helios is a great latop at that price point, but how does the other compare? I have never heard or them, but have not looked for a new laptop in 6 years or so.

u/Dodgson_here · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Nitro-i5-7300HQ-GeForce-AN515-51-55WL/dp/B074Q54GSR/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1510874493&sr=1-3&keywords=acer+nitro+5

So far I like it a lot. I played DOOM on it for about an hour earlier. Held a solid 60fps on medium. Temps held at about 60C

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u/Elijah2798 · 3 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

r/suggestalaptop

Side bar > Quick Picks.

Found me a good one awhile back. Its regularly updated so the list is different then when I saw it but you can snap a good recommended one around your price range.

Edit: If your willing to spend alittle extra.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Gaming-i5-7300HQ-GeForce-AN515-51-55WL/dp/B074Q54GSR/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1546478574&sr=1-4&keywords=1050ti+laptop

A quick glance shows this is a really good laptop for its price. Can play most games at 1080p 60fps.

u/Jlingsw · 3 pointsr/navy
u/KingAires · 3 pointsr/Eve

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_aunSBbBSDQ0DM

That is a damn good price for a machine that can play a lot of games.

u/RainbowDasher · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I've been eyeing http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ with amazing specs for the price. Seems comparable to the XPS 15, who needs i7.

It dropped down to $750 during BF.

u/LordRurik · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

How's this one? Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7 CPU, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, VR Ready, 15.6" Full HD, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, G3-571-77QK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_9F.XzbM0AS3P7

u/KoalityBrawls · 3 pointsr/laptops

Yeah that's true I guess. The thing I learned though is that today's laptops are different from the past. In laptops from the past if you spent a lot of money, you would be paying for that reliability. Nowadays, seems like these companies are just trying to create a lot of products and profit, and they end up with many defective models. For example, a really good choice for people with like a $1000 budget is the Dell XPS. It is an awesomely constructed laptop, but they have issues like something where your laptop makes an annoying noise that's not the fan, so in a quiet room it would be disturbing. The chances of getting a laptop that's affected by that problem is like 1/3. I bought a laptop that had amazing build quality and was working perfectly from HP, and mine suffered a lot of problems, and it was such a hassle, after paying so much.


Basically, laptops nowadays aren't built with the same care and companies don't care as much about customer loyalty, they are just trying to profit. So in my opinion the brand shouldn't matter too much, just hope not to get a defective model, and make sure you are buying from a place that gives you at least 1 year of manufacturer warranty. I personally don't want lenovo, but lenovo does have the best deals (You can get a laptop with great midrange specs around $500).

​

Now lets look at some good laptops for your price range. (I'm also looking for laptops in the same price range:

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1550429242&sr=8-7&keywords=acer+aspire+3

Acer Aspire 3:
i5-8th gen

8GB of RAM (Good for normal computing)

Dedicated MX150 graphics (I know you don't really need them but I mean it still fits in your price range and why not have a free upgrade lol)

256 GB SSD(SSDs are very important for speed and for the computer to last for a while)

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Oh no I don't have time to continue this, but I will send more laptop recommendations when I'm back. Hope this helped.

u/crispylagoon · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

It hasn't, this is just an expensive lesser spec version. Check this out for $570: 8th gen i5, ssd, 8 gigs of ram, Mx 150 https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7

u/kims681 · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1rrVAbHTE1W7Y


This is quite a bit more money than the one suggested, but it's WAYYYYYY faster.


It has a 4 core, 8 thread CPU (double the previous) with a much higher turbo clock speed


It has a much stronger graphics chip, meaning you can play more games at higher FPS (or less lag)


Had 8gb ram instead of 4. 8gb is considered standard, as having a lot of tabs open (let's say, you're working on a research paper) will fill up 4gb and programs are starting to use more.


Finally, it has an SSD. An SSD makes everything load faster, from booting up to opening programs. Less capacity for $ is the tradeoff though.

u/i_love_anachronisms · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I'm no expert but after looking through some of those offers from your school I would say stick to Amazon. I did not see any exceptional deals and a free laptop bag is a pretty lame consolation gift.

I recently picked up this machine for general use and I really like it. It's an excellent value considering it's specs are quite good. I'll never go back to a standard hard drive after having an SSD. But it has really good specs across the board. It meets most of your criteria. I can also suggest the Acer Swift 3 series. It's got a good build and has a MacBook Air feel for a fraction of the price. It's a little more expensive though.

u/BurningTrees · 3 pointsr/laptops

ASUS VivoBook F510UA FHD Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, USB-C, NanoEdge Display, Fingerprint, Windows 10, Star Gray (F510UA-AH51)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0762S8PYM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xJifAbY9NHPCP

For just web browsing, netflix and microsoft office you can get away with a chromebook. But for around your budget id suggest this. It's got the newest gen processor, good screen resolution, and plenty of memory. Only thing others may suggest is a SSD over the Hard Drive for faster boot times but imo its not a deal breaker. Im also not sure if this is available internationally or the price in Euro which is probably why you arent getting many responses. Best of luck!!

u/reidzeibel_ · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

MSI GL62-6QF, £799.96

  • i7-6700HQ
  • Nvidia GTX 960M 2GB
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1920*1080 TN display (not IPS)
  • 1GB HDD + 256GB SSD

    I'm using that laptop, bought on that same site on 31 October 2016. You can check my review here. Downside? battery sucks, I mostly use the laptop while plugged-in so it's not a bother for me. Also I don't really care about the TN panel vs IPS panel since I only need the processing power, more RAM, and extra storage.


    OR

    Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK £757.12, better screen, lower disk space, lower ram, higher VRAM, better battery.

     

    If you're strictly using it for gaming and doesn't need the higher processing power, higher RAM, extra disk space, the Dell is better
u/truedublock · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

For 600$ you can get her a dedicated Mx150 GPU, and for $650 she can have a 1050 Ti

$650 $600 $500 $400


Just remember everything below $600 does not have a discrete GPU, and the settings for sims might have to be turned down a decent amount.

(Or you could build a second PC for her, if she’s moved in with you ;) )

u/ScaryJoey · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Mkilbride · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

The 899 Helios still available.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-Overclockable-Aeroblade-PH315-51-78NP/dp/B07CTHLX8C/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?keywords=Helios+1060&qid=1563283223&s=electronics&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sr=8-1-fkmr1

Quite frankly, still no better deal. For 899$, it's a no brainer. But if the 999$ 1660 Ti version comes back in stock - I may break.

Here's what I'd do for the BEST price.

Giftcard yourself 25$. Get 5$ credit. Add the the remaining 876$ to your Amazon Giftcard balance. 2% back. So 17.50$ back. Amazon has that promotion buy anything over 25$, get 5$ free. Bam. Best savings.

u/runitover · 3 pointsr/DolphinEmulator

This plays a lot at 2x resolution and otherwise default settings: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B079TGL2BZ/ref=ppx_yo_mob_b_inactive_ship_o0_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Simpsons Hit and Run and some others have to be run at 1x resolution to get full speed. There is some talk of the Ishiiruka build of Dolphin for weaker PCs but I have never tried it out, and don't feel the need to.

u/rovus · 3 pointsr/uruguay

Importar algo así?

Si te vas fijando en /r/laptopdeals de vez en cuando ponen alguna laptop que se puede importar por menos de 600d

u/gavlois1 · 3 pointsr/FreeCodeCamp

FreeCodeCamp and Odin Project are similar curriculums but their approach is quite different. FCC does everything through the browser, whereas TOP goes through setting up your local dev environment, setting up the terminal, installing Ruby, etc. You could quite literally do most of FCC from your phone.

You can generally find decent low end models that run Linux perfectly around 300 USD regular price, but if you keep an eye out you can get them for under 200 like I did with this one. I got it for 176 to be exact. This one is stuck with soldered on storage that I can't expand, but to do simple stuff it should be good enough.

You could go with something like this one which looks like you'll get actually removable m.2 SSD with space for a 2.5 if you prefer.

u/BearsEatGrub · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop
u/slaggie · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Honestly I think just look at bestbuy or whatever store you have nearby you and look at <$300 laptops and pick one that you like.
My $300 computer from like 2007 runs LoL at 15-20 fps so I'm sure a $300 computer from 2015 could run it easy 30 fps. I'd say just go for the latest CPU on the laptop since you're not going to get dedicated so you'll have to use integrated and later down the line upgrade the RAM to 8GB if you'd like.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i3-4gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-spin-pattern-in-black/4352000.p?id=1219735415083&skuId=4352000
but tax would push >$300

EDIT: A look at the sidebar shows the quickpick for this one,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B011KFQASE/ref=sr_1_1_olp?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1441741165&sr=1-1&condition=new
Similar laptop but 1080 screen I believe.

u/heretodiscuss · 3 pointsr/australia

Consider this one instead (you'll have the same problem with shipping).

i7 instead of i5, only has a GTX 950M rather than a 960, but even according to the NVIDIA site you'll get the same maximum clock speeds (check out the specs section). Long story short, more bang for your buck, plus, call me a fan-boy all you want, but ASUS>Dell.

Either way, unless you're heavily on the move, just build your own PC, you'll get WAY more for your money.

u/aeipownzu · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-E5-575G-53VG-Laptop-Windows/dp/B01DT4A2R4

I paid for this laptop. It came today and the CPU is different than advertised. Have I been bamboozled?

Edit: Cool free upgrade

u/pizzapede · 3 pointsr/computers

Take a crack at this - https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-NVIDIA-Windows-E5-575G-53VG/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1468907934&sr=1-1&keywords=acer+aspire+e15

Here's a review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h3AD2grovo

It's under your budget, so you've got some leftover for a solid mouse and a cooling pad. DO NOT SKIP OUT ON BUYING A COOLING PAD. Gaming generates a lot of heat, heat kills components if not ventilated well, laptops suck at cooling, you get where I'm going with this.

u/AOCPS · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I'd recommend the Acer E5 for $550. It is a solid and well built computer.

u/neverstopprog · 3 pointsr/ethtrader
u/brainstrain91 · 3 pointsr/wow

You'll need to spend a bit more to get a decent computer. I use something very similar to this:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/

It runs WoW extremely well. Something with a GTX 1050 would also do well. Won't be able to max out settings, but the game will look nice.

u/callvirt · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Maybe the Acer Aspire E 15? It's ~$550.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-NVIDIA-Windows-E5-575G-53VG/dp/B01DT4A2R4

That's a pretty well reviewed laptop. 15.6", 1080p, i5-6200u, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, and a discrete 940MX GPU.

Benchmarks for the GPU:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-940MX.156033.0.html

u/Nomad27 · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I'll jump on this thread as another prospective buyer. Looking to upgrade off a 2009 Macbook Pro, and know very little about PCs and specs.

Also looking to be able to run Civ 6 and a few other similarly intensive games for under $800.

How does this Acer stack up to this Dell?

u/Vqnyl · 3 pointsr/Overwatch

this is the one i have, 60fps consistent on medium settings

u/ophthalmohope19 · 3 pointsr/medicalschool
u/interrupting_cat · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

For that price you're going to have to hunt around for a deal. This Acer is a great deal for the price, I've seen it go for $400 before, which is by far the best bang for your buck. Check out Slickdeals.net and with that budget, I'd definitely consider refurbished/used models.

u/Ryou-kun · 3 pointsr/laptops

Not a bad laptop for its price. I highly recommend you slap a SSD in there or you could grab this laptop from Acer.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SqPnyb8K96GXF

It has better hardware compare to Dell for like $50 dollar more. Now, I am not familiar with Acer qualities so it might be a hit or miss unless someone can correct me that Acer qualities has changed.

u/thedarklord187 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Here Check this one out its what i recomend to pretty much anyone looking for a laptop.

Disregard im a retard

u/Stiggyman · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/TheRabidDeer · 3 pointsr/gaming

It's not BAD but it isn't comparable to a laptop with even a 1060, and the other laptops will be cheaper because they aren't Apple.

Here is a decent example and it is $600 less than the base 15" macbook pro

i7, gtx 1070, 15" G sync, 16GB memory, 256GB M2 PCIE SSD, 1TB HDD, USB C, HDMI, ethernet, SD card slot etc. It is leagues better in everything except battery life, weight, and resolution.

u/harpuajim · 3 pointsr/laptops

I've been doing a lot of research lately. I purchased the Xiaomi Notebook Pro from LightInTheBox yesterday for about $800 ($850 with a $50 Thanksgiving discount). Haven't received it yet but I haven't seen a bad review for it.

However if all you're doing is schoolwork, netflix and Hulu you can do that with a $400 laptop. Something like this or like this Acer may be perfect for what you want to do.

u/PhunkyFish · 3 pointsr/Ubuntu

I personally have been pretty satisfied with this cheap Acer laptop I installed Ubuntu on:
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1518625619&sr=8-3&keywords=acer+e15


It doesn't have the nicest build quality (mostly plastic) but the specs are decent enough for just web browsing, AND it has additional free RAM slot so if 4GB isn't enough, you can just add more. It also has a 1TB HDD and a free slot for an m.2 SSD and the battery life is pretty decent. Again, the build quality isn't spectacular but it definitely doesnt feel like it's going to fall apart out of nowhere.

Edit: It also has USB 3.0 and type-C, 15.6" screen at 1080p, HDMI out, and backlit keys.

There's also a slightly higher end model for $600 that comes with 8gb of RAM and a 256gb SSD.

I had to change a couple of things in the BIOS to install Ubuntu, but other than that installation was a breeze and everything works just fine.

u/TheBlueCricket · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I am using a Dell with a 960m that runs DS3 okay at best. I have to play on low settings at 1280x720 to get mostly 60 frames, though I do still get the occasional fps hit. My co-worker has a ASUS witha 970m that will play on ultra 1920x1080 60fps. I believe my laptop would run W3 around the same level as DS3 but if you want to run a lot of games, you are going to run out of SSD space quickly.

Edit: a word

u/ppatra · 3 pointsr/india

HP 15-be020TU: (SVA panel) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B06XSBFD6Q/ 28k

Official site: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05421659


Lenovo Idiapad 320-80XH01HQIN: (TN panel) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B075XJC3XW/ 28k

Asus X541UA-DM1187T: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B078YRNSMR/

Dell Inspiron 15-3567: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B071GKKYWM/

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33Bm: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ (typec, 31k)

u/MustBeOCD · 3 pointsr/Android
u/hdtv35 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'd recommend this. The processor is a bit newer but the biggest improvement is the screen. I have a 1366x768 screen and by god its truly awful. You should expect to see 10-15% faster cpu and gpu performance as well since the i3-5020U is Broadwell and the i3-7100U is Kaby Lake.

EDIT: It also appears to have expandable RAM and an open M.2 slot, so you can add an SSD in later! Definitely recommend this one.

u/MiddiePSU · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

i7559 with i5 - $780

i7559 with i7 - $829

I have the i5 version and love it. Added an m.2 ssd and an extra 8gb of ram and the thing flies.

Edit: I just noticed the i5 I linked has the 256gb ssd. The one I got came with a 1tb hybrid drive.

u/12k4567 · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

add $49 more and get this one by acer https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1IO3QW?ie=UTF8 i3-7100u 4gb ddr4 ram 1tb hdd windows 10 os 15.6 inch Full HD display

u/Voidint · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Yea I would never recommend buying a Chromebook, the best laptop I would recommend is this one for your description here
Also a video review here

u/ineedhelponsomething · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop
u/left_hand_sleeper · 3 pointsr/linux

It's honestly the cheapest laptop I can get in a short amount of time. With what I need. I just don't want Windows. I understand your concern but I'm strapped for cash and time.

Edit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01K1IO3QW/ref=psdcmw_13896615011_t3_B073WVRDJT?th=1&psc=1

If there is a laptop with linux for that much with similar specs, I would love to know.

Edit: lol sorry I thought this was in response for something else entirely

u/tigerbreak · 3 pointsr/laptops

Gaming-capable, new and under 500 dollars is tough.

Worth considering - some BBY and Costco have gift cards you can buy for either eBay or Amazon (with no upcharge) which broadens your horizons a bit.

I'd also consider trying to scratch together an extra 100 to 200, which will make all of the above possible.

if limited to best buy or costco, find the best CPU and largest amount of RAM, followed by the biggest SSD you can find. HD 620 can do a few things (on low quality) but don't expect much more.

This is a good choice if you can get them to consider Amazon, it's new, should last a while and you can do some games like FIFA on it. It's also easy to upgrade

u/madwarrior · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 7th gen i5 config $599


Specs


  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (Up to 3.1GHz)
  • 15.6-inch 1080p Full HD Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Dedicated Graphics card
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Up to 12-hours Battery Life; 6-cell Li-Ion (2800 mAh) Battery


    The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 has a decent cpu and good amount of ram. It also includes an SSD as well as a dedicated graphics card that will increase performance.


    If you increase your budget to $650, you could get the Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK laptop $624


    Specs


  • Powerful 6th gen Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz quad core processor.
  • Beautiful 15.6" Full HD 1080p IPS display.
  • 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX950M 4GB Graphics Card
  • 1 TB HDD


    No backlit keyboard on this one, and no SSD (using a 1TB HDD instead). It does however, include a better quad core cpu and faster gpu for running necessary programs as well as a better screen (IPS), for larger viewing angles.

    Or you could get the HP Pavilion 15 Laptop $649


    Specs


  • Powerful 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ quad core processor.
  • 15.6" diagonal FHD IPS UWVA anti-glare 1080p display.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 dedicated graphics card
  • 6 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (upgradeable to 16 GB)
  • 1TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD.
  • 4-cell, 63.3 Whr Lithium-ion polymer Battery (Up to 9 hours advertised by HP)
  • backlit keyboard


    Which includes the best cpu and gpu of the three. NB: Please be aware that this is the minimum configuration for this laptop; you can customize before buying eg. adding an SSD, more RAM, etc.
u/iraxl · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Slightly above your budget, but this is a pretty decent spec.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 15.6-Inches Full HD Notebook (7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U, GeForce 940MX, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Home), Obsidian Black
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LD4MGY4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VslUzbW0V7EA7

u/rokjinu · 3 pointsr/wow

So the good news is that WoW is not very demanding when it comes to computer specs, but I assume you want to get use out of this laptop in the future as well, so let's look at the recommended specs because those are usually at least still better than the minimum for the next expansion or two. Basically we just want to go down this list and match them to the specs on a laptop, and usually a higher number on something like a CPU, GPU, or RAM is better.

The Recommended Specs
> OS: Windows 10 64-bit with latest service pack

> CPU: Intel Core i5-3330, AMD FX-6300, or better

> GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 260X or better

> RAM: 4 GB

OK- Good news is that most every laptop you can get now runs windows 10 64-bit, so that's a really hard one to miss.

As for CPU, how fast your PC can process the information, we're looking at an i5-3330, it isn't super important that you know what that means, just that you want an i5-xxxx where that number is at least 3330 with intel or you'll have to look a bit more for comparisons with ADM just because of how they name their parts.

GPU is easy again, you generally just want something with a 750 Ti (note that this is slightly more powerful than a 750, but anything above 750 should still be fine) or higher with Nvidia, or 260X or higher with AMD.

Then RAM is easy again, just 4GB or more.

I don't know what your price range is, but here are some laptops that fit this build:

MSI GL62M - $800

Acer Aspire E15 - $580

Dell Inspiration 5000 Gaming - $639

Asus P-Series - $499


All of these should do fine, but if you don't need a laptop I would suggest building a desktop. It is much easier to upgrade over time and lets you adapt to what you need it to do instead of having to upgrade the entire laptop.

Here's a link to a build that you could use It's from PC part picker so all of the items here are compatible and will fit together, you can mix and match things to fit what you want. It pulls the lowest prices and shows you where to get parts from with links - $826

Video on building your own PC Part 1

Part 2

I used these videos to build my PC with no prior experience. You can also try r/buildapc

Hopefully this is helpful.

u/DerpsterIV · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ

i5 and GTX 960M

256GB SSD

Windows 10 64 bit

Almost 7 hours battery life

15.6"

And obviously as mentioned before, it has a dedicated graphics card.

$799.99 with free shipping.

Enjoy!

u/SomeGuyInSanJoseCa · 3 pointsr/OMSCS

I have a Zenbook that I bought last year. Works wonderfully.

Every few months, it's on sale for $600 if you check on slickdeals.

u/SummonedSith · 3 pointsr/battlefield_one

It sounds like your looking at the same laptop i use, the only difference is the processor. Mine is the i5-6300HQ model. I added a few upgrades to mine though. I added 8 more gigs of DDR3 RAM and a sandisk 256GB SSD. IT ran BF1 very well during the beta at high settings with a few settings set to medium or low. The only issue I experienced is overheating, but only while playing BF1. This laptop will play most games on high or ultra. I can play The Witcher 3 on Ultra at a steady 70 FPS which really surprised me. Here's a link to the laptop i use. If you are to get it i would suggest purchasing some more RAM and an SSD.

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1475227086&sr=8-2&keywords=dell+i7559

u/mattp341 · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Not selling or anything, but this is a great deal on an ultrabook for a good price.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M18UZF5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/remembertosmilebot · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

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Here are your smile-ified links:

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u/goughow · 3 pointsr/thesims

This is the computer I have:
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ

Sims 4 runs like butter on Ultra settings on my laptop. Quad core i5, 8GB RAM, GTX 960M with 4gb vram, 256GB SSD.

u/red_storm_risen · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

Comparing to the Predator Helios going on sale for the same price on BF: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_3QyfAbH75V513

Helios has a 6gb 1060, but no TB HDD. What else does the MSi have over the Helios?

u/Computerrevs · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I think this infographic could be really helpful for you in finding what you can get in each price range.

For specific suggestions, I bought the ASUS FX502vm this year for my freshman year of college. I play LOL and PUBG also and was worried about the aesthetics at college also. Its just a basic black laptop that you can turn the backlit keyboard off if you are really looking for a professional look. For gaming, this laptop runs very smoothly on both games and I haven't had any compaints about performance. It is a little over your price range. If you want a cheaper laptop that looks a little more like a gaming laptop, the Acer Helios 300 is a great choice but does have that "gamer" look you are trying to avoid.

u/TacticalBastard · 3 pointsr/laptops

Before I give you a recommendation, consider bringing your desktop. I bought a Razer Blade to bring with me to college because I didn't want to bring my desktop. However, I quickly realized I was basically using it as a desktop anyway since it stayed at my desk whenever I wasn't in class. I sold it and built a new Desktop and it works perfectly fine. You'll save a lot of money.


That being said take a look at this laptop from Acer. It meets all of your requirements except storage, but there is an additional slot for a second HDD so you could put one in there.

u/theTNTdestroyer · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/myninthrowaway · 3 pointsr/laptops

Uh, I don't know anything about accounting (school) other than from running my business, but I'd expect look at a computer with a quad core and decent amount of ram. Def want a numpad.

For 700ish, maybe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=twister_B01BZH0U6A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1.

Not gonna be able to offer you much without Windows 10 though.

u/Kart0410 · 3 pointsr/laptops

This is a great deal but i would go for a brand with a budget like that something like the Acer Helios300 for the same price and same specs except the ssd bein 256GB on the acer

u/RealSciFiMan · 3 pointsr/wow

Thanks for the detailed reply, I’ll shoot you over some laptops.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_T-U7BbHTDNZDC

I know you said more than 8-12 ram is unnecessary but I think the price looked good for the value. What do you think? Also, this does not have a 144hz screen. Not that it is needed, but perhaps preferred.

The thing is, I’m afraid the gpu won’t be enough to display at 144 FPS to get the use out of the 144hz screen.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/OVERPOWERED-Gaming-Laptop-15-144Hz-Intel-i5-8300H-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Mechanical-LED-Keyboard-128-SSD-1TB-HDD-8GB-RAM-Windows-10/682079574

This model has a 1050

And this model has a 1060

https://www.walmart.com/ip/OVERPOWERED-Gaming-Laptop-15-144Hz-Intel-i7-8750H-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Mechanical-LED-Keyboard-256-SSD-1TB-HDD-16GB-RAM-Windows-10/510869060

I noticed that most laptops don’t advertise a 1070 card. Most are 1060 6gb and lower which I think would be good for 1920x1080 60hz refresh rate high settings, but I didn’t want to cross out the 144hz monitor on the overpowered Walmart brand laptops until i was sure that you wouldn’t be able to get anything out of it because a 1050 or 1060 may not produce the frames needed to get most out of the 144 hz screen if that makes sense.

So all in all, it doesn’t need to be 144hz but I want to explore that avenue. Ideally it would have all of the qualities you’d want in a laptop. Light enough to be comfortable laying on a couch, not necessarily needed to put the laptop on a desk. (I’ve owned a 20 pound laptop, only used it on a desk, not fun lesson learned haha)

I’m sure whatever laptop I get will be significantly better than the 18 FPS ultra low quality I’m playing at now. Shoot me over your thoughts if you can! Thank you for your time and help!

u/charliefrench2oo8 · 3 pointsr/PSVR

1400? Since when? even during release it was advertised as "1500 including a PC" and that's when prices for rift and vive were much higher, and before the 10 series nvidia came out.

I'll sit and link you computer and computer that's VR ready without even a custom build.

https://www.amazon.com/A80CJ-DS51-Oculus-Ready-Console-GeForce-VR-ready/dp/B06VXT72F1/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504872330&sr=1-4 699$ - This is a PREBUILT PC for under 700

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-GeForce-Backlit-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1504872600&sr=8-3 - even a VR ready laptop is under 1100 now (1050$)

You can build a PC yourself for less.

Neither of these PCs are min spec either, they are slightly above and will provide better experiences then PSVR, I am not against PSVR in any way but I hate people spreading misinformation.

It's a great home console that has it's place and I love the fact it's made VR as a whole more accessible.

u/Vlad_T · 3 pointsr/Amd

Something like this is closest to your budget:

https://www.amazon.com/15z-Convertible-Notebook-Touchscreen-Computer/dp/B0792F27M3/

Above the budget but it's the best so far AMD has to offer:

https://www.amazon.com/Gaming-FreeSync-Display-Editing-GL702ZC/dp/B077GBJCNC/

Intel best offer that fits in your budget:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y4GZS9C/

I agree with Antegarda, you should wait little more time, more will come in upcoming months.

u/ArdentSky · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This thing.

u/chris2315 · 3 pointsr/gaming

For much less than 2K, you can easily get a config with an i7 and a GTX 1060. That would let you run virtually everything at 1080p 60fps at max settings or close.

You should do some more research, but here's one.

u/SirMarth01 · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

The Acer Predator Helios 300 dropped back down to$1049.99. Still upset that I missed it at $900, though.

u/jorgejimzc · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1490831422&sr=8-3&keywords=960m+laptop

69 dlls higher than your budget, but I believe you may find a cheaper one at newegg.com, besides apply for a dscc coupon :)

u/MonHunDogma_Souls · 3 pointsr/darksouls3

Man, these people aren't helpful... OP have a reason to pick laptop over desktop, everyone know desktop is better at price/performance...

Steam minimal requirement:-

CPU:- Intel Core i5 2500 3.1 GHz / AMD® A8 3870 3,6 Ghz

GPU:- NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 465/ ATI Radeon TM HD 6870

Memory :- 8 GB RAM

Based on these requirement, your best bet is to get a laptop with minimal GTX 860m GPU. Some variant of Lenovo Y50 have this GPU.

The bad news is laptop with GTX 860m is priced at 1100 bucks. But I've seen some offers at amazon where you can get them at $899

Examples:-

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Gaming-WIndows-59445074/dp/B011HNT1NK/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1457396563&sr=1-2&keywords=lenovo+y50

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Y50-70-Laptop-Computer-DOORBUSTER/dp/B0142ZWQQ4/ref=sr_1_11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1457396563&sr=1-11&keywords=lenovo+y50

GTX 960m is a re-branded and overclocked version of GTX 860m, btw..

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYZ0J6/ref=psdc_565108_t3_B015PYYDMQ

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_9?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1457396563&sr=1-9&keywords=lenovo+y50

Some laptops have some gimmick like 4K extra crispy resolution screen, touch screen etc, you do not want it since it only serves to increase the price without any impact on your game performance.

My advice for you is to wait until Dark Souls 3 finally released, and then ask around anyone with cheap laptop if they can play Dark Souls 3. Then buy that laptop. It is most likely you don't even need GTX 465 or ATI Radeon TM HD 6870 (both these is desktop GPU) equivalent on laptop which is GTX 860m to play Dark Souls 3 like the Steam page said. Minimal game requirement usually are overblown for some reason.

u/Niflhe · 3 pointsr/giantbomb

Of the two, I would probably say the HP - better battery life, better reviews overall, more RAM, and a solid state drive will really improve your experience. It's also about a pound lighter than the Dell. I would maybe recommend some extra storage (if I'm looking at the specs right, it looks like it has space for the M2 solid state drive and a hard drive). If you want to stay in the Acer family, there's the Acer Aspire E 15 that I have and personally love. It's slightly heavier than either of your options, though. I haven't had any issues with the Acer, except needing to reboot it once every couple of weeks because I tend to leave it on sleep mode all the time.

u/TheRealTofuey · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Easily the best value at 1k.

1060 6GB, 16GB ram, I7770. The screen isn't the best but it isn't bad either.

Performance wise it's going to far out preform the 1050ti. Just look at 1060 benchmark's vs 1050ti.

u/TheHauntedPants · 3 pointsr/Minecraft

Try the Acer Nitro 5. That's the one I use. I run a lot of games really well on it. I even did the Resident Evil 2 remake on high settings with 60 FPS. It also only ran me about 800 bucks new. Now it sits around $700 though.

Here's a link to it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/MaximusVX · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is a pretty damn good deal, it's what I was going to get before I ended up getting the MSI Stealth Pro

u/n0ticeme_senpai · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

if the acer predator helios 300 is over-budget, then Acer Nitro 5 might do the job.

u/quanzi1507 · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ

This is a pretty solid machine for the price.

The 256GB SSD is pretty good for OS drive but for new games which could occupy more than 50GB I'd advice you get another HDD: you can buy a 2.5'' 1TB 7200rpm (HSGT/Hitachi recommended) or 2TB 5400rpm (Samsung Spinpoint recommended) (scratch that the Spinpoint is 9.5mm, the empty slot only accepts 7mm drives) on sale and install it yourself (you'll just have to undo some screws and slide it right in).

With the 960M you should be able to play [Rainbow in Full HD resolution with high settings at 40fps minimum] (http://www.notebookcheck.net/Rainbow-Six-Siege-Notebook-Benchmarks.156116.0.htmll) and Battlefront with same settings and res at 30fps minimum

u/Max_Splooge · 3 pointsr/wow

I got this one about two weeks ago and it runs wow great. I have the graphics settings set on seven with anti-aliasing and texture filtering turned down and get a solid 60 fps. Overwatch runs great on it too.

Edit: and from what I understand, Wow is more processor dependant than most games so the other laptop linked in this thread may run Wow better but since this laptop has a 1050ti, this laptop should run most other games better. So your choice really but both should run great

u/rplanters · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

If you look at my recent post history I've been searching for around the same thing and have found a few good computers so far, namely:

ASUS N550JK-DS71T

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition

Lenovo Y50 (59425944)

These will be perfect for everything, with a slight snag. I've learned that CAD and video-editing are very GPU intensive. Seeing as you'll likely have this for most of college a good GPU at purchase is going to go a long way in your computers ability to keep up with newer software, which kind of points you towards the Acer, which has the best GPU of the three. The only contention is that Acer has a pretty terrible reputation when it comes to computers, again I'm no expert so others can give you more info, but considering this is a main computer for you, you need reliability and Acer frequently fails to deliver on that.

u/Colehorowitz12 · 3 pointsr/laptops

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7

Way better deal, 930m is absolute shit. The mx150 is equal to a GT 1030 or a GTX 750

u/xXgarchompxX · 3 pointsr/laptops

Acer Predator Helios 300, 1049 USD.
However , it's got a plain backlit keyboard, does scream gamer a bit and I am not sure how much it weighs.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-7700HQ-1060-6GB-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C

u/martymcflyer · 3 pointsr/laptops

Or I would recommend the acer e 15, or inspiron 15 5000 5577

Link to all 3 on amazon:



Acer inspiron 15

Acer Aspire E 15

Acer Aspire 5

u/MaxwellTesla · 3 pointsr/Amd

The M375 Radeon graphics is capable of some light gaming (LoL, CS..etc) so your M365X is probably on par if not slower. For 880 euros? I think you could get a far better deal. Try to look for notebooks that have GTX 960m or newer. 970m, or gtx 1060 would be ideal for portable gaming. and there are many options available for that price range. I strongly advise you to go for gtx 1060. they are desktop chips.

and that 1GB of M365X isnt gonna help but bottleneck you.

The HP EliteBook 850 G3 is a nice laptop but it has no dedicated graphics.

So if you're looking for something nice for gaming and portable for around 800 euros. here is a list that will hopefully help you.

https://www.amazon.com/FX502VM-Gaming-Laptop-NVIDIA-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01LXO0PO2/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480265431&sr=1-6&keywords=GTX+1060+laptop

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-VN7-591G-70RT-15-6-Inch-Gaming/dp/B00WJSQRNK/ref=sr_1_20?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480265494&sr=1-20&keywords=GTX+1060+laptop

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_25?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480265494&sr=1-25&keywords=GTX+1060+laptop

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Y700-GeForce-Windows-80NV0026US/dp/B014MIBR7K/ref=sr_1_11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480265494&sr=1-11&keywords=GTX%2B1060%2Blaptop&th=1

u/jsamhead · 3 pointsr/chromeos

Chromebooks are definitely designed for more casual use. They can't do much more than run a few web apps. They're excellent if all you need to do is average-person stuff like take some notes, stream some video, check some email, ETC. They can't do much more though.

Sounds like you're looking for something fairly capable. If I were you I'd look at some budget friendly windows laptops. You'll want to look for something that's designed for performance and not portability though if you want to stay in your budget (I'm assuming roughly $500 based on the cost of the Asus C302). You'll want to look at 15" models, probably all plastic and styled like laptops from 5-10 years ago, but making laptops like that is cheap so manufacturers can pack some serious specs like 8-16gb of RAM and a core i5 or i7 into a $500 laptop. If I were you that's what I'd look for.

A friend of mine recently purchased one of these. That's the kind of laptop you'll want to look for. Something fairly recent (made in the last year or two) with a core i5 or i7, 8gb-16gb ram, and at least a 256gb SSD. Stay away from laptops with a hard drive as the boot drive rather than an SSD. Hard drives are TERRIBLE boot drives and it's disgraceful that any manufacturer is selling computers with hard drives as the boot drive anymore.

u/CloningTwoSheep · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

First, before anything Have you taken a look at the quick picks?

Things to note:

You have not really given much about what you're looking to use this laptop for. College laptop is a general term, it can range from running CAD to simple word and web browsing. I assume the Dell 15.6 touch screen is this model Please provide the exact model of the one you have considered as for the Dell Inspiron family has a lot of different models. Most 15.6 inch laptops will be around 4-6 pounds in weight. Touch screens will diminish the battery life of the device faster than one without. On a 15.6 inch laptop, it is preferred to have 1080p as anything less will look blurry.



Keep in mind a performance and battery life are opposites at <$500 price point. Better processing power will require more battery, thus decreasing the battery life.

Some suggestions:

This Asus F555LA-AB31 15.6 in comes with a i3-5010U(2.1ghz) proccessor, 4gb of ram, and a 500gb hard drive at $369.99 dollars. This battery life is around 4-5 hours. (Realistically 3-4 hours)

This HP W2M75UA#ABA 15.6 in offers a i5-6200u processor(2.3ghz), 8gb of ram and a 1tb hard drive/or 128gb ssd(same price) at $459.99 dollars This has a 7 hour 15min battery life. (Realistically 6 hours average).




u/ArbyCreeper · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

If you are going for high-end stuff, how about building a desktop for your dorm and have a decent laptop?(If you don't have a desktop that is) Or have both a good laptop and a desktop?

Here are some suggestions

i7 6700k-GTX 1080-16GB RAM Desktop+GTX 960m Dell Inspirion Gaming Laptop while this one has a worse laptop, it has a better desktop.

GTX 1070+i5 6600k Build +GTX 1060 ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop While this has a slightly lower performance than the previous desktop, this one has a better laptop

i7 6700k+GTX 1070+GTX 1060 ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop This will be between the first two. Either 3 of the desktop will be a good desktops for 1080p 144hz/1440p 60hz or even 1440p 144hz/4k gaming (If you lower some settings). Both are plenty powerful enough to handle all AAA in maxed settings in 1080p and 1440p. Usually the performance difference between GTX 1070 and 1080 are 20-30fps difference. There are also plenty of guides on how to build a PC on youtube, so don't worry. Honestly you save more money by building a desktop that has the same rig compared to a laptop. However, the GTX 1060 is plenty enough for gaming at 1080p 60fps(At maxed out settings in most games), as it is an equivalent of a GTX 970 or even better. So having a GTX 1060 laptop is not a bad choice either.

u/PikaSalt · 3 pointsr/Fallout

For $300 more you could get this. It is capable of running newer games like doom 2016.

u/balefrost · 3 pointsr/chromeos

If your budget is as high as $899, chances are that a lot of traditional laptops are also in your price range. I mean, just looking quickly on Amazon, I found this 13" Acer. It has the same RAM, a better processor, 4x storage, and the same integrated graphics core. I can't speak to build quality, but the screen is double-hinged, so you can use it as a (presumably very bulky) tablet. Or this one, which has a weaker processor (though still more powerfull than the Dell's) and with only a traditional clamshell design, but which is $100 cheaper. These aren't gaming laptops (though those are also in your price range), but they're also not underpowered.

Then again, the most expensive Dell CB13 is only $650 from their site, so I'm not sure where you got $899 from. Maybe you're not in the US? Nevermind, there's a second page that I missed.

I'd say that you should understand what you're getting into with ChromeOS. Stock, it's simpler and (arguably) more convenient than a Windows, Mac, or Linux box, but it's also more restrictive. Crouton works around those limitations, but now you're essentially running a second environment from within the first. And Crouton, great as it is, isn't perfect. For example, there's currently (unless it was recently fixed) a bug related to keyboards locking up while installing it.

I have a Pixel and am considering a Dell CB13 as well. (And honestly, if the Dell was around when I bought my Pixel, I probably would have gotten it instead.) But I started with a cheap Acer C720. I didn't spend a lot on a Chromebook until I knew that ChromeOS met my needs, though I still feel like I'm frequently running into things that it doesn't handle well. It might be useful to know what degree you plan to pursue. An English major might do just fine with a Chromebook, though I think I'd recommend something else to a Computer Science major.

I haven't used a Dell CB13 myself, but most signs point to it being an excellent device. The build quality is allegedly great, and the hardware is about the best you can get below a Pixel. I suppose that if ChromeOS doesn't pan out for you, you could always remove the write-protect screw and install a Linux distro on it.

I guess you have to decide how brave you are. Are you willing to take a chance and deal with the fallout if it doesn't pan out? Or would you rather walk the safe road?

u/Talon_at_Middie · 3 pointsr/sto

I recently picked this up.

For laptopping under your budget, it's able to run GTA in high/very high settings and STO maxed out.

u/CozyUrbanite · 3 pointsr/CitiesSkylines

I'm buying a new computer this weekend and hope to be able to play Cities Skylines, with expansions and a few mods, at mid performance levels. What do you think of the following computer? I know nothing about computer components or gaming requirements (I did check the CS requirements, but I don't know how graphics cards compare or how processors compare). Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD

My budget is <$700. This is likely the most graphics or cpu intensive game I'll play for now.

u/-Iroquois_Pliskin- · 3 pointsr/footballmanagergames

I'm currently justifying a new laptop purchase to the missus for a variety of crap reasons, but in reality it's so I can get back in to FM after not playing since FM09!

My current front runner is the Acer Aspire E 15 with 8th Gen Intel Core i5, NVIDIA MX150, 8GB DDR4 and256GB SSD (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B075FLBJV7/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A29PE8RVBSO64H&psc=1).

Can anyone give me a steer as to how this will cope with FM18, and in particular I'm wanting to know roughly how many leagues I could run without much slowdown?

Any help (or suggestions for alternate laptops around that pricepoint) is much appreciated!

u/lolxddavid · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop
u/PraiseLordGouda · 3 pointsr/buildmeapc

Hi, OPs friend here. Made my reddit account to specify things. $600 is the budget I'm making for a laptop for now, as I libe bbn in a small apartment and unfortunately, the is a bug infestation so most items I own I'm going to toss when I leave here in the near future, as I will not allow the little critters to come with me. It doesnt need to be a super great laptop (the biggest games I have are Neir Automata, Dark Souls 3, Destiny 2 and FF14). It doesnt really even have to run them, as I'd be attempting to get a desktop built properly for gaming. It's just a temporary laptop to play baseline games, as it's about the only thing I'd have for entertainment and the current laptop I got from Goodwill, refurbished with many problems, that has just gotten worse and worse as time goes on. Pay for cheap sht, get sht thrills, eh? Anyways, I appreciate the ideas and links that were provided!

Edit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B075FLBJV7/ref=sspa_mw_detail_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&th=1
That was the first thing I stumbled upon when u checked on Amazon. Does anyone have any opinions? I know very little about the components of a computer, besides googling opinions on parts.

u/torquemasterice · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

This one is about the same price. Lose 2 gigs of RAM, but CPU is comparable and it has a 1080p screen. Thoughts? How much are we losing out buy purchasing outside of sale season (i.e. black friday, back to school etc)?

u/TaxFreePwnage · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

This would fit your budget perfectly. Its a solid pc, and saves you some money as well on the budget end. As far a zheat, I would suggest guying a thin "cooling pad" that is powered via USB that plugs into the laptop and runs off that. They are about $50

u/SaxyGeek · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Here's one all I had to search was 960m in Amazon and it was the first hit. I'm not saying it's a good deal or anything (though offhand it doesn't look bad at all), but yeah they do exist.

u/legacy3233 · 3 pointsr/ColoradoRockies

Can I get some opinions on this machine if anyone has one?

u/U-1F574 · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

500 is enough to get you a machine that will handle windows fine, though, admittedly windows a bit more of a pain to use if you do not want it.

> Are there super-fast options? I’ve been reading some reviews of people saying they get slow very quickly. I want browser windows to load fast, no spinning wheel of death when watching Netflix, etc.

If you throw enough money at the problem there always a solution, but in general, chromebooks, tend to be very underpowered in terms of price to performance, but in return, they get amazing battery life. If you are going to be using more than 40-50 tabs at a time, with two of them streaming some kind of media, a chromebook may not be for you. The fastest chromebook is the google pixelbook, but it comes in at $999, at which point I would argue you might as well just buy a mac. Used pixelbooks can be picked up for significantly cheaper (800-700ish). Note: the pixel chromebook is the older 2015 model, and is much cheaper used.

> Do they allow for any offline access to your Google Drive (similar to Dropbox where you have an offline folder that syncs when you connect to wifi)?

Yes, but chromebooks tend to have very limited local storage. At your price range, only around 32 Gb of storage. If you can fit all of your files in that, you should be good. Remember, cloud storage is free for a few years, but after that you will only get 10 Gb or something of cloud storage.


> I never used Google Docs much; will I be able to edit my .docx CV and pdf it without screwing up the formatting?

Mostly, though it depends on if you are using any templates or anything that might break it. I advise you just test it in Google Docs rn.


> How do I even begin to select which brand and specs? I have never had to buy a non-Apple laptop, so I have no idea how to navigate the hundreds of options.

If only there was a subreddit devoted to selecting laptops or something... /s. Seriously though, the proper way is just like anything else look at reviews, battery life benchmarks, compare processors (just google the processor numbers with vs in between two processors, Intel Celeron N3160 vs Intel Celeron N3060) General rule of thumb for intel's naming scheme is (assuming they are from roughly the same one or two years) atom <= celeron < m3 < pentium < i3 < i5 < i7. foll Fun, right? You will also probably want to avoid any chromebooks with less than 4 Gb or ram. Make sure to check the amount of storage too, get as much storage as you need. Also, storage is NOT memory.


The HP Chromebook 13 looks like it might fit you needs.


Also note: chromebooks are typically only gurenteed around 5 years of software support (the lastest hp's support will end 2022) This could be a problem as you may not recieve security updates after then, and you will not have the option to move to a new version of chromeOS like you can with windows, MacOS, or Linux.

Your alternatives in your price range: used macbooks are within your price range on ebay. Buy a new windows machine like the Asus Vivobook (which is very popular here) and either run windows on it, or install Linux. Buy a used computer and install either Windows or Linux (if you opt for this route, by a used Dell XPS or Lenovo Thinkpad, like a Carbon X1). Downside is you either have to use Windows 10 in free mode if you opt to go the windows route, or pay $200). I personally think the best alternative is to buy a used thinkpad or XPS along with a new battery, but this will be the most complex route. (I recommend an X1 carbon or an T440 or X440) It will get you the most durable hardware in your price range, though the processor might be slightly slower than something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-8130U-Memory-E5-576-392H/dp/B079TGL2BZ/

u/loxxol · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Amazon has an Acer Aspire E for $379. Note that there are a LOT of similar models, so I'm not sure if this specific one is the best price/performance.

My other thought--by reputation--is a used/refurbished Thinkpad T-something. You may need a new battery. I don't know anything about the particular models, so I'll refer you to r/thinkpad.

u/Reddituser45644 · 3 pointsr/computers

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15.6" HD Business Laptop, Intel Dual-Core i3-8130U Up to 3.4GHz (Beat i5-7200U), 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, 802.11ac, Bluetooth, HDMI, Windows 10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FZZRG2M/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_3Bl7CbRWFN1R8

-A solid option

8gb ram and core i3 will do quite a bit with 1tb hard drive for almost unlimited games



Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) and Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FQJL839/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_cHl7CbVG26WN1

-Quality product

Downsides is low ram and less storage but will feel more luxury

Over budget by 30 dollars



New Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FKVTPC2/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_lKl7CbG45BTPF

-Same computer as above but without keyboard and touchpad.

You can get a cheap bluetooth keyboard and mouse if that's what you need

for both would recommend getting some case if he brings it anywhere as it is glass and aluminum

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TGL2BZ/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_BSl7CbTMSZXQS

Cheap laptop with okay ram, good processor and storage you can also get an ssd instead for it still under 400

Also a side note you can get an emulator on the pc so you can play mobile games on the laptop if he wants
I would recommend blue stacks for android games i don't know any emulators for ios as i don't use ios but there should be some you can use

A good tablet is the samsung galaxy tab s5e for 400 dollars or 465 with a keyboard if you wanted a tablet
samsung also makes cheap phones if your heart so desires to save some money

You could get a gaming console for below 400 dollars too like xbox one s and get some bundled games

If you had the desire to, there are pc build guides online for less than 400 dollars and I think building pcs are fun and if you think the same you can build some great desktops for cheap the whole family can use. and you could get bonding time with your son

There are a lot if options it just depends on what you want PCs are similar to laptops its just the size difference mainly

Just so you know i think the last laptop is the best out of everything here