Best laptops according to redditors

We found 74,016 Reddit comments discussing the best laptops. We ranked the 5,747 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/bidaum92 · 84 pointsr/hardware


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

A modern mid-range laptop CPU is a Core i5-6200u this has a passmark score of 3900

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.

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

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. 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 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: or

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:

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 or this 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.


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:

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

Start with just basic knowledge of windows and computers:

Now, start learning a platform to write some code:

Also refer to knowledge dump sites like

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, is your friend ( sometimes too). Ask question on

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:

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, 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 (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

u/Lorben · 28 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK 15.6 - $800

i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz


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

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

Acer Nitro 5
GTX 1050 ti
8GB Ram
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:

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/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)

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

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:

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/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/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/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

This one seems good.

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

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/TheBode7702Vocoder · 11 pointsr/Concordia

✓ 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.




4/5 (1772 user reviews)

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

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] (
) laptop will spin at 11.5 RPM to obtain the same momentum (assuming its a rectangle with evenly distributed mass).

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/ingo2020 · 10 pointsr/buildapc


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.


  • 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).


    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.


    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/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.

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/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/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
  • Storage: 256GB SSD (HDD can be added)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB of GDDR5
  • Battery life: 8 hrs+
  • Weight: 5.27 lbs
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/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

u/LonerIM2 · 9 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

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

u/Gcarsk · 8 pointsr/Rainbow6

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


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/aspbergerinparadise · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

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

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

u/Michiganders · 8 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

A more budget friendly option to look into is something like the Acer V15 Nitro for $915. It has an all black aluminum build that isn't too gaudy looking. It also has pretty decent specs with a quad core i7-6700HQ processor, 960M graphics card, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. The ram and storage are also upgradable. It's 960M will work fine for most games on the market (and excel with light games like Overwatch), but more graphic intensive games will have to have settings turned down. It also isn't too heavy, has a full 1080p IPS display, and an okay battery life.

If you don't think you'll need a quad core but still want a bit of gaming potential (fine for light / moderate games), the ASUS K501 would work fine. It only has a dual core processor though, which may struggle with more CPU intensive games. It has a pretty sleek appearance though, and it's much lighter than most gaming laptops at 4.4 pounds.

On more powerful machines, you could look into the Gigabyte P55W for $1250. It also has a mostly black aluminum exterior with a few white highlights. It is more powerful with a quad core i7-6700HQ processor, 16gb of ram, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, and a GTX 1060 graphics card. You could easily play any game on the market with this, and only will top intensity games have to be played with reduced settings.

And if you want something at the top of your budget, maybe look into the Clevo Prostar for $1600. It is also pretty sleek when the RGB backlit on the keyboard is turned off. It has similar specs to the gigabyte but with a GTX 1070 graphics card which is ~50% more powerful than the 1060. It's not completely necessary, but if you're really looking for a machine with a ton of power and you can spare the money, it may be worth looking into.

u/Kashiroo · 8 pointsr/ffxiv

If you can spare another 100 bucks you should seriously consider this laptop:

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

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/Choxie808 · 8 pointsr/Guildwars2

If you can save another $100 I'd check this one out

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/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.


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, for $349.99.

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

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/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/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/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/axl456 · 7 pointsr/vzla

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

u/LotusCSGO · 7 pointsr/gadgets

The cheap gaming laptop that actually has decent specs is the Dell Inspiron 15 7559, found here:

$700 for:

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

NVidia GTX 960M 4GB

8GB Memory

15.6" 1080p IPS Screen


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/edit1754 · 7 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

This is my go-to choice for games under $1000:

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 Not sure how long the deal will last.

EDIT2: fixed link

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/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/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:

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.

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:

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/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

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

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/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:

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/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/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/denismeniz · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

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 ...

u/areyougame · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/dspitts · 6 pointsr/wow

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

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/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:

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

Y esta lenovo

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/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.

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.

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

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).

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:

u/yogurtshooter · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/hi_im_spork · 6 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars


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/cmays90 · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

Your comment was removed because it contained an affiliate code/tag. Here's the link without it:

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](
) seems decent if you're looking for an ultra light.

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/[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/slider162 · 6 pointsr/GamingLaptops

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

u/MechAegis · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

NO. For $399.99 I feel you can get better machines. Such as,

Walmart - HP Pavilion Laptop

Slickdeals Thread

  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • 15.6" 1080P IPS Display
  • Ryzen 5 3500U 2.1 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache)
  • VEGA 8 Graphics
  • 8GBx1 DDR4 2400 MHz Ram
  • 128GB M/2 SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 720P WebCam
  • Dual Band 802.11ac (2x2) + Bluetooth 4.2 + Gigabit Lan

  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
  • 1x SDXC Card Reader
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • 41 WHr Battery
  • 4.2 lbs


    Acer Aspire 5 Slim

    Slickdeals Thread

  • AMD Ryzen 3 3200U 2.6Ghz 2-Core / 4-Thread Processor
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 FHD IPS Display
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM (2X DIMM Slots, Both upgradeable, 32GB Max)
  • 128GB NVMe SSD (Upgradeable)
  • AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Windows 10 S (Switch to Windows 10 Home for free)

  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x HDMI
  • 46 WHr Battery
  • 3.97lbs

    Unless your're dead center on getting Intel you might have to see on Cyber Monday seeing as BF was yesterday some deals have expired.
u/harddisc · 6 pointsr/india

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

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/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

Macbook: 1400
This fucking beast: 1200

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)

Runs Aion with no issues.

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] (

499.99, but weaker processor

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

u/asasiner12 · 5 pointsr/Warframe

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

u/Nestledrink · 5 pointsr/nvidia


The products are out there.

Just to name a few:

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/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/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.

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.

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.


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.!

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

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

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)

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

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6" Full HD, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AN515-51-55WL

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!

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

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/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: is a good laptop for under 1000 dollars, but it all depends on your budget as said before.

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/SaneBRZ · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Ten bucks above your budget you can find the Dell Inspiron 15 i7559 on Amazon. Full HD IPS display, Intel i5 quad core, 256 GB SSD (it has a free 2.5 inch SATA bay), enough RAM and a Nvidia GTX 960M GPU. It will run games like Overwatch and CS:GO on the highest settings without issues.

u/Orangematz · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Spend a little more for this.

If not, go with this.

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)

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/DaClownie · 5 pointsr/Overwatch

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. 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/sniper344 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

SadBoy489 your grandma will love the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6inch, to me it's the best option in this price range.Has a nice Intel Core i3-7100U Processor 7th Generation processing so basic use is not a problem, 1080p display and Up to 12-hours Battery Life and a Backlit Keyboard for grandma's night work :-). The 4GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB 5400RPM HDD for storage is great as well and its 5.2lbs so I hope that is ok, spider solitaire and mahjong can be played easily on the laptop.

u/NoseFaceButt · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

3 Laptops I can recommend for you.

I shall assign them nicknames.




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.


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.




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

Also, inbox me your steam ID.

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/shopineer · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

If you prefer a gaming laptop with only SSD, what about the [Dell i7559-763BLK] (

  • 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:

    (scroll down to Game Benchmarks)
u/silents429 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

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/adoreandu · 5 pointsr/patientgamers

We downgraded from a couple of badass gaming desktops to

It's been an adjustment...

u/Cooper720 · 5 pointsr/gaming

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/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/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

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


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/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/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/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

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

u/ThatSmallFighter · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

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

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/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

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

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

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:

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.

u/legos45 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop


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/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/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:

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/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/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.

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/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/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:

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/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.

u/IDWasTakenAgain · 5 pointsr/hardwareswap

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/timcookytech · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

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

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

More Customization: BudgetSet

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u/steadead · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada 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.

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/jlmess77 · 5 pointsr/chromeos

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

But it's not using Chrome OS though.

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

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/techstar2000 · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

In that budget range and based on what you will be using this laptop for, not many laptop can compete with this Acer Aspire E 15 laptop as an option. It is easily the most recommended laptop in this budget range because of it's balance of performance power, battery life among other features. It has a nice quad core 8th gen i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, fast 256 GB SSD and an MX 150 graphics card that will handle the games you want to play.

u/ITman2000 · 5 pointsr/GamingLaptops

The [helios 300 7th gen] ( 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/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.

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/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

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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

Edit- it’s $1049 on amazon right now.

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

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/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/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/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/adammartin45 · 4 pointsr/wow

This does great with heroic raiding, on high settings.

u/SausagePoptart · 4 pointsr/wow

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/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/PyrusZodiac · 4 pointsr/LaptopDeals

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

u/KrazyYT · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

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


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

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":

Cheap and light:

Fast and light:

If you can stretch your budget, I'd recommend the Acer Swift 3 for $650:

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

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/FreeKarmaReport · 4 pointsr/digitalnomad

I use this when traveling:

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/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/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/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)

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:

940MX benchmarks (Scroll down to game benchmark sections):

u/wizpiggleton · 4 pointsr/Games

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

FML, yeah they are pretty lucky.

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, 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.

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/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/DankMemesGetCreamed · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you could save up more [this] ( 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/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/Heidi423 · 4 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

I have a sort of high end ($800) big [laptop] ( 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/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

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

u/qwertyaccess · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Maybe you just need a 15.6" that might be thinner/lighter? cause this does everything you want it to do and its $800

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.

Here's a cheaper option that is $660. I think it was cheaper a few weeks ago on Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

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)

(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/massivewang · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

best bang for the buck right here:

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/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/Nicktyelor · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

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

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.

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/sharkysnark · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

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]
( - $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


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/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/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/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
  • 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

    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/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.

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

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/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/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/by_a_pyre_light · 4 pointsr/laptops


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/tjswish · 4 pointsr/classicwow

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

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/epraider · 4 pointsr/DemocratsforDiversity

Acer Aspire E 15

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/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


Edit: Currently looking at , and ; some of these break some of the guidelines I set for myself and I don't know which would be better

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/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)

      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:


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


  • 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 aby być świadomym konsumentem przy wyborze laptopów.
u/mramaanm · 4 pointsr/laptops

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

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

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

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

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

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/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).

    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).
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)

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/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:

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/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. 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...


    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/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.

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.

u/cupcakes234 · 4 pointsr/GamingLaptops

It's a good laptop, but the newer 2019 model is more powerful and has almost universally positive reviews:

This will run all AAA and newer games above 80-120 fps at high settings. Gaming benchmark video:

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/DmitriyTokar · 4 pointsr/LaptopDeals

This or

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


Aero 15 Classic


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/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.

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/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.


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

u/runitover · 3 pointsr/DolphinEmulator

This plays a lot at 2x resolution and otherwise default settings:

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/Mkilbride · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

The 899 Helios still available.

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/codes_witching · 3 pointsr/thesims

You can get the Acer Predator Helios 300 on Amazon for that.

u/triplegerms · 3 pointsr/playrust

This seems pretty solid for the price:

Though, buying a laptop on a two year payment plan before you've even started the job is a horrible idea.

u/reduxreactor · 3 pointsr/GirlGamers

MSI GL63 ($667.76)- 15.6", i5-8300H, GTX 1050, 8GB RAM, 256 GB NVMe SSD.

ASUS FX504 ($805.00) - 15.6", i7-8750H, GeForce 1050 Ti, 8GB RAM, 256 M.2 SSD.

Acer Predator Helios 300 ($829.99) - 15.6" 144Hz screen, i7-8750H, GTX 1060, 16GB RAM, 256 NVMe SSD.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 ($850) - 15.6", i7-9750H, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD & 256GB NVMe SSD, GTX 1050.

Keep in mind budget gaming laptops aren't really portable (personal experience lol). Also you really just pay for what you get, but hopefully these might help! Given smaller storage on most of these, if you do go with one of them, I recommend getting an external HDD (hard drive disk, standard and slower than SSD, cheaper) or SSD (solid state drive, runs way faster, more expensive).

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:

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/lordscrottus · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

If you had a higher budget, I would have suggested laptop with Nvidia Quadro Cards. But I believe a good gaming laptop with about 16 GB of RAM is the best you can get at this price range.


Why do you need a dedicated graphics card? I think if you will be doing 3D modelling you will need more than just the integrated graphics.


So according to AUTO Desk "The highest influence for performance have RAM and graphic card. "

With that in mind I would suggest.

With regard to your budget range

  1. Acer Predator Helios 300:

    Checks the boxes in my opinion. 16 GB of RAM (2666Hz), i7-8750H, GTX 1060, 256 GB SSD

    Autodesk also says

    " Depending on the drawing for 2D drawings 16 GB is a good value. For 3D drawings of average size 32 GB is fine. If you want to render, then more can be needed."

    - Laptop with 32 GB RAM would be out of your range. I would suggest upgrading the RAM yourself if you ever have the need yourself. That'll be much cheaper

    - 16 GB laptop stick (DDR 4 2666MHz) costs about a $100. So upgrading would be more economical and feasible.


    I know I have only referenced Autodesk here, but the same idea can be applied to all engineering software.
u/Trevor2497 · 3 pointsr/oculus

I agree with most of the guys in here to invest in a desktop.......unless you absolutely need a laptop. I have both because I go to school out of state and a laptop made more sense for traveling.

I ended up getting the Acer Predator Helios 300 and I have not had many issues with bandwidth on 3 sensors. Just make sure you buy a USB hub too because there are only 3 ports. I bought a 3.0 but I wish I got the usb-c one so I could run my sensors in 3.0 (which isn’t a big deal)

performance is not bad on mine and I have the previous model with the i7 7770HQ quad core / Gtx 1060 where as this latest one has the 8th gen 6 core! With the 1060 of course. If you do go with a laptop, I would highly recommend a cooling pad because even with my cooling pad I hit temps around 85-91c while using Vr.
Hope this helps!

u/lonemaverick87 · 3 pointsr/laptopgaming

If you’re able to play $200 more I highly recommend the 2019 Helios 300, it pretty stellar.. just picked one up myself. 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

u/zutaralover4ever · 3 pointsr/thesims

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 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
That’s the amazon link, and yeah from what I was able to google you can turn it off

u/EnmityTrigger · 3 pointsr/visualnovels

You may want to consider a laptop instead of a desktop if you do not intend to play graphically intensive games. Even cheap laptops can run any visual novel.

Tbh I'd go for a laptop if you want to spend less than 500 usd. Desktops are expensive because you also need a monitor, mouse, keyboard etc.

Depending on your needs I'd go with a 15.6 inch laptop.

Try to find a laptop with a 8th Gen Intel i3 processor, with 256 GB of storage and 8 GB ram. This should be good for internet and office work while also playing Visual novels.

Something like this is cheap but and with decent performance
But if you can spend 500 usd, then something like this will last you longer:

But look around for good deals. Sometimes you can find good laptops for little money.

u/mallumomo · 3 pointsr/laptops

if your budget is 300, get this, spend a couple of dollars more and upgrade the ram to dual channel. You'd be able to play titles like Minecraft, overwatch, DOTA, CS:GO, rocket league, left4dead, half-life, diabolo 3, civilization 6 and cuphead, provided you're willing to tweak your settings to low framerates and resolutions, and put up with a few performance issues for some of these. Don't expect any of the latest AAA titles to run though.

u/dbryhitman · 3 pointsr/ifiwonthelottery

> Edit: Don’t be boring guys let’s skip the gift cards



Well, if I have to pick just one thing.

u/natermer · 3 pointsr/linux

That laptop is the discount laptop to get right now. Acer is a good brand for low-end laptops because they tend to use better displays then everybody else.

I had to buy it in a bit of emergency because my last beater laptop got one of it's hinges completely destroyed. Still works fine otherwise, but it makes it kinda worthless as a laptop.

I tried Fedora 30 on it, which wouldn't boot the installer properly. Fedora 31 worked fine.

The only thing that doesn't work on it, that I've noticed, is that the touchpad isn't detected correctly all the time. I found that I need to have something plugged into the USB port during boot-up, a mouse or USB drive, and then the touch pad shows up. Some sort of stupid conflict between Linux and the bios or something like that.

Otherwise 3D works fine (haven't tried gaming on it), suspension works fine, bluetooth and wifi work out of the box.

$310 Acer Slim 5, Ryzen 3 3200 + $100 Samsung 970 EVO 500GB + $64 Crucial 16GB kit. = decent little laptop for $474.

I really was holding out for the ASCII keyboard version of the Pine64 Pro, but it just wasn't in the cards this time around. Probably will end up getting one eventually.

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/xZiggy21 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Not exactly very computer/laptop savvy and maybe i’m comparing apples to oranges but does anyone have an opinion on this vs the acer predator helios 300?

u/Bubaroo3 · 3 pointsr/GamingLaptops

I would wait until Black Friday/Cyber Monday if I were you and see what deals are available on the Lenovo Y540 or Helios 300. You can get either right now with an i7-9750H and 1660Ti for $1,100 (probably slightly over after tax), so you should have no problem staying under $1,100 if you wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Acer Helios 300

Lenovo Y540

u/stark33per · 3 pointsr/wow

you can get a good one with that money for WoW. I guess something with a 1050 TI nvidia graphics card or you could even find a better graphics card like 1660ti. don t get one with an rtx card.

a great example, a long term overkill gaming laptop. you would need to buy an additional HDD, shouldn t cost a lot. a bit over your range, but really worth it longterm. it can run most if not all of the top games well. performance-wise there will be no problems for years (for wow even more as it is not so demanding)

or look for acer nitro 5 (2019 variant) with 1660ti and 9th gen cpu.

good luck!

u/thecrius · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I really hate the prices for computers in UK. Way over inflated compared to any other country in EU (not even mention US).

The same model in is less than half that price. Fucking disgusting.

Even if you add 300$ to send it here, it still not worth to buy it from the site.

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/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.

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/MightyBlubb · 3 pointsr/SteamVR

You need a laptop with at least a GTX 1060 (closest to the gtx 970 listed on the game's steam page). The laptop you linked does not have a dedicated GPU but only the integrated Intel thing, which can't do anything beyond facebook games. Personally, I would look for a laptop with at least a GTX 1660 Ti (if it has to be a laptop and can't be a desktop), since that would at least be a tiny bit future proof.

For example:

GTX 1060


GTX 1660 Ti (CPU isn't the greatest however)


If you happen to have a display (or you'd have to buy a cheap one) a Desktop PC would be either quite a bit cheaper for similar / slightly better specs or way more powerful at a similar pricepoint, e.g. (RTX 2060/2070 as GPU and higher CPU if you want more power, Windows can be found online for cheap)

u/Futonpimp · 3 pointsr/GamingLaptops

Take a look at the Helios 300

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 15.6" FHD IPS w/ 144Hz Refresh, Intel i7-8750H, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, Aeroblade Metal Fans PH315-51-78NP

u/thedaysleeper1 · 3 pointsr/GamingLaptops

go for the [Helios 300] ( which consist of the best specs for your price range. It has an IPS screen display, 7 hours battery life, wonderful gtx 1060 gpu and the latest 8th gen processor.

u/TheChronoFire · 3 pointsr/laptops

If I'm correctly look at the laptop that you have (i7 4700 hq and gtx 765m) I am confident to say that both the processor difference and gpu difference it quite substantial looking at modern laptops. From doing some research, the 765m performance an peform as well or worse than an mx150 gpu that is found in laptops at like 600 dollar. I couldnt exactly find a laptop for 1600 but Ill refer to one for 1200 on amazon.

This laptop has a way better gpu, cpu and a 144hz display while costing less than previously. Basically my point is laptops have gotten a lot better while becoming cheaper also.

u/metalspring6 · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

Alternate suggestions in your price range as well-

Acer Predator Helios 300 (2018 model)- great value with good 15in144hz screen, gtx 1060, newest i7 processor, and fast sdd storage for only $1200. Can get pretty hot when doing lots of gaming and only comes with 256GB storage (can easily add extra storage though) and keyboard is not RGB, it only has red lighting

HP omen- can get either 15 or 17 in with good 144hz HD screen or even 4k screen, also GTX 1060 graphics and newest i7 processor, can choose different amounts of super fast ssd storage, anywhere from about $1300 to about $2k depending on options on HP's website, or can just look on amazon for different ones though options are more limited like this one-

Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition- great 17 inch screen with 120hz, also GTX 1060 graphics and newest i7 cpu, 256GB super fast ssd+ 1tb slower hybrid hdd for about $1500-

u/DirtyJunkhead · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

This one with the 1660ti? If so, wouldn’t the eulektronics one just be better? It’s cheaper and seems better quality

u/nongaussian · 3 pointsr/Crostini

It is quite impossible to answer that question properly, but I'll try anyway. I am not an expert, really, and I don't know your preferences.

Personally, I had my eyes on Acer Aspire 5, the AMD version. It seems to be, based on Amazon reviews and some Youtube reviews by reputable reviewers, lot of computer for the money. If you expand the RAM and add another SSD you can have a fairly decent computer for about $400. The build quality seems to be decent, but don't expect a Thinkpad or Macbook Pro for a $300 base price.


There are some other models that have popped up on Amazon's best-selling laptop list that I found interesting too. E.g, Lenovo Flex 14, but I can't say anything about. Just check the expandability, reviews and especially the screen specs before buying. I would not go below FHD for 14inch or bigger screens. For smaller screens a lower resolution can be fine.

If you went to r/linuxhardware you would get a lot of people to tell you to get a used Thinkpad of eBay. That is an interesting idea, but it depends on how much of a project you want. The all-inclusive price of a used computer is little uncertain since you don't know what you end up replacing beforehand, but I could certainly see something like T450s or T460s making a decent budget computer for sub $400.

If you are into Chromebooks I think HP X360 can be occasionally had for a ridiculously good price from Best Buy here in the US. Including the student discount, you can get the 8GB/64GB often for $399.

u/haazyreads · 3 pointsr/GamingLaptops

The ASUS range is best value for money. I would have purchased this one from amazon if Australia didn’t impose an import tax on it that offset the value. If you can wait for it to go on special, it’s an excellent buy.

Otherwise the latest gen ASUS Predator with a 1060 is a bargain buy now.

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

-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)

-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)

-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

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

u/TheMekaUltra · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

With a budget of 1000$ I would recommend to go for a desktop if possible, since most gaming laptops around that budget will become outdated rather sooner than later. Now if it's not an option to get a desktop I could recommend this one

Its equipped with an i7, gtx 960m and 8gb of ram which should run most games fine at low-medium settings and it's only 850$

Now that one is a 15.6" so its more portable so a bit smaller (still really comfortable to play on trust me) but if you rather have a bit of a bigger screen you can get this one

This one comes with almost the same specs, only with double the RAM (16gb) which is also a great thing since 8gb is like the standard in gaming nowadays so if you have double that you should be more than fine. (don't get me wrong you won't run games much better because of the double ram, it'll just allow you to run more processes at the same time)
Also it costs 995$ so it's on the edge of your budget, without counting delivery costs so yea you'll have to look that up.

u/throwawayvinylman · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

I'm based in North America but I want to help
600 Euros = 665 USD

Video editing, as in live playback and color grading, is CPU and GPU intensive.

Video rendering, as in exporting the final project, is CPU intensive, and high end GPUs help [ unless you borrowed Vegas 13 w/ anything more recent than a Nvidia 7xx :( ].

More cores are better, clock speed makes a difference, but cores above all else. [2.3ghz 2/4ht < 3.2ghz 2/4ht <<<<< ghz 2.7 4/8ht]

You need at least 8gb of RAM.

You will want to have an IPS / PLA / OLED panel screen w/ a decent sRGB percent [ >85%].

SSDs help load things, but you also need a place to store your SFX, FX, filters, projects, pictures, base videos, etc. So this up to you to solve depending on your average project size, owned storage, and cloud reliance. If you need >500gb at one time, I'd get a laptop with a HDD that has an expandable storage solution (M.2 or extra 2.5 space).

You should also try to get something that has a good build quality, or something that has an OK warranty program / return policy.


Now to the controversial part. Any laptop in your price range is going to be lacking in multiple areas. Every panel is going to be TN, or they're going to have no GPU and an old CPU.

For instance, take the last generation i7 Dell Inspiron [i7559-2512BLK].

It can be had for $730 USD [660 Euro assuming 1:1 price translation]

It has a skylake i7 4/8ht CPU, 8gb DDR3 ram, a dedicated GPU [960m], 1tb HDD, expandable storage [m.2] and expandable RAM [can add one more stick]! Great specs for the price.

The issue is that the screen is 60% sRGB, the build quality is not great, the fans are loud, the battery lasts for about 3-4 hours, and Dell has a poor warranty program.

You can remedy the screen by getting a used external monitor, but now you grounded your laptop for the color correction part of editing.

You can fix the low battery life by using an external battery, depending on how long you work on the move.

But now you just invested at least another 100 Euros for essential addons, something that could have been used for a laptop with a better screen and quality.

I know it isn't helpful to post NA links to an EU question, but 600-700 Euros is a lot of money, and the last thing I want is someone who hates their purchasing decision and has to live with it for a long time.

In my opinion, which might piss off this sub, is to really think about whether or not you must be mobile with your video editing.

If the answer is yes, save some cash and thank yourself later for investing in a better screen and hardware.

If the answer is "I can edit at home and I seriously can't go above ~650 Euros", look into a mini ITX desktop. AMD ryzen offers serious $/performance right now.

If the answer is "I have to be mobile but I seriously can't go above ~650 Euros" then check your local Craigslist for laptops daily, refurbished sales, and open box sales with a good return policy.

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


GTX 960m is a re-branded and overclocked version of GTX 860m, btw..

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/Snorkle25 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

What about a Dell Inspiron with the same specs? It doesn't look very 'gamer' ish but should have the specs you need.

u/thelphelper · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

good day a laptop with an i7 processor for that extra boost in processing speed good for Android Dev/Web Dev which i would go for over the i5 processor with a dedicated graphics card , the is the 960m and is ideal for gaming which can give you 40-60fps and at least 8gb of ram , the dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK laptop is a 15.6 Inch of beauty display Laptop, with the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM which is perfect for you but also upgradable, 1 TB HDD plus 8 GB SSD which helps to boost the launch speed of softwares and programmes, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M or the light weight ASUS K501UW-AB78 which is also a 15.6-inch Full HD Gaming Laptop with an Intel Core i7, GTX 960M which is ideal for gaming, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD

u/Uzrathixius · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

644. I highly suggest buying used through Amazon.

That being said, have you considered in home streaming? Build a desktop, stream to a laptop.

u/12k4567 · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

you can get this one amazon is selling this one at cheaper price than other sellers... i5-6300hq 8gb ram 15.6 inch FHD display 256gb ssd 4gb Nvidia GTX 960M GPU

u/Uberperson · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have been recommending this to friends. I do think people should wait another 4-6 months for cheaper laptops with 1060/1070 in them but if you are okay with a 960m(overwatch high/GTA 5 medium high) this laptop is at a historic low according to camelcamelcamel $700. My wife has had it for about a year and a half and it has run fairly well. Will probably need a bios upgrade if you experience issues. But it is the best thing under $1000. If you can jump to $1300 + go for something with a 1060 in it.

u/lolxddavid · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I suggest the Dell Inspiron i7559.

It can play most modern games just fine like Fallout 4. I can play a modded Skyrim on ultra high with zero lag. This laptop makes no noise at all even when playing Skyrim but the fan will occasionally get a bit noisier other than the complete silence but that only lasts about 5 minutes and goes back to complete silence.

The battery life is great. I can last around 11-12 hours doing non demanding tasks like YouTube and web browsing.

u/ruybropez · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Shame you missed out on your deal. This is pretty comparable if you still want to spend more towards the high end of your budget. It comes will some dell bloat that you have to remove, but other than that it's pretty solid and you can easily add another HDD/SSD and RAM if you are so inclined.

u/detroyer · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series is a solid option, although without SSD on the loweer models. Even the $800 model has an i5-6300HQ, 4GB 960M graphics, 8GB ram, FHD and a 6-call 74Whr battery. I would have purchased this and upgraded to SSD myself had it not been outside my budget (in Canada).

Edit: apparently Dell is selling it through Amazon at $800 with 256GB SSD - Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK ...that looks like a steal to me.

u/motionglitch · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You won't get anywhere decent with the budget if you're using the laptop for those applications. Cheapest decent laptop you could go for is the Dell Inspiron 7559 for 800$

u/HiTechObsessed · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

With $800 you could find some quad core i7 laptops, which would be your best bet for longevity. Something like this gets you the 4C/8T of the newest Skylake architecture.

Not sure on battery life though.

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/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.

u/Jlingsw · 3 pointsr/navy
u/quanzi1507 · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

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] ( and Battlefront with same settings and res at 30fps minimum

u/RainbowDasher · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I've been eyeing with amazing specs for the price. Seems comparable to the XPS 15, who needs i7.

It dropped down to $750 during BF.

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/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/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.


    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/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/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/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/Shaddolf · 3 pointsr/laptops
u/ScaryJoey · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
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/madkillzm8 · 3 pointsr/ffxiv

This laptop is GREAT for it's price. I just tested it on FFXIV and it ran on high settings 50+ FPS when plugged in. I just bought this laptop primarily for school use and gaming when away from home and I use my gaming desktop when at home.

EDIT: Just saw that you said not passed 650 mark. If you can afford the extra $150, this laptop is worth it. It even comes with an SSD installed which makes things so much quicker.

u/OddLawnGnome · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

As the guy who is allergic to traditional hard drives, I prefer the variant of the Dell i7559 with a pure SSD. You lose storage space, but exponentially increase the responsiveness of the laptop. Both versions are a little heavier at 8 pounds though.

If weight is a serious concern, there is this Asus at 4.4 pounds, however you sacrifice quite a bit. Dual core instead of quad core CPU, and a GTX950M versus a GTX960M. Here's a quick breakdown of the difference, which is significant.

If you can deal with the extra weight, the performance and overall useful lifespan (how long you will want to actually keep the laptop) on the Dell make it a much better deal.

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:

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:


Cooling fan (optional):

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/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:

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/AdityaRav · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Definitely the Dell inspiron i7559

Keep in mind that build quality is not exactly spectacular on this. It's made from non-quality plastic but has good reviews across the board.

If you want something with a bit better build quality and a bit lesser weight, you can take a look at Asus K501UW

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/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/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

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:

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/madwarrior · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 7th gen i5 config $599


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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.


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/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/silentmage · 3 pointsr/gadgets

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

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.

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:

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/ineedhelponsomething · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop
u/its_hiiiigh_nooooon · 3 pointsr/GamingLaptops

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/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/BigBrain007 · 3 pointsr/lowendgaming


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

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

Here is what I was looking at

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/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/Haeges · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop


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/RealSciFiMan · 3 pointsr/wow

Thanks for the detailed reply, I’ll shoot you over some laptops.

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.

This model has a 1050

And this model has a 1060

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/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/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/mattp341 · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Not selling or anything, but this is a great deal on an ultrabook for a good price.

u/remembertosmilebot · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase if you shop by going to instead? Over $50,000,000 has been raised for charity - all you need to do is change the URL!

Here are your smile-ified links:


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u/ritajalilip · 3 pointsr/croatia

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


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

u/LapNerd · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I would recommend Acer Predator Helios 300 as it comes with: -

CPU: i7-7700HQ

GPU: GeForce GTX 1060

RAM: 16 GB

Display: FHD 15.6 IPS screen

Storage: 256 GB SSD,- HDD

Average 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/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.

u/Flannery_Moore · 3 pointsr/runescape

>I am considering this one.

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


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/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/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/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/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:

u/jackarooh · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I am a CS major (US) and also looking into a new laptop. I have found two that I like and aren't expensive. If price is not a major factor for you, I'd go with the Dell XPS line, or the Inspiron 7000 series. Notice: these are the US links, so I don't know about availability for Canada.

I prefer a little cheaper (~500-700 USD), so I've found an Asus Zenbook, 13.3" Ultrabook, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD. Or something more upgradable and larger, the Asus F556UA. It's a 15.6", with a CD/DVD drive, can add an extra 8GB of RAM for up to 16gb.

Everyone says to go for the SSDs in laptops, but I don't mind a bit slower HDD, but probably because I've never had a laptop w/ an SSD.

Edit: Did notice /u/toppleganger's comment, and if you only need Linux, a Chromebook would suffice, otherwise you can dual boot Windows & Linux.

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/kevp453 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

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:

u/theTNTdestroyer · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
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. 699$ - This is a PREBUILT PC for under 700 - 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/nidrach · 3 pointsr/blender

Id rather get something like this

That one has a full 1070 in it.

Alternatively this one is a good chunk cheaper and has a 1060.

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/johnnyp42 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

That's got nice specs for the price, not much hard drive space though.

You can easily get something with at least a 1050 ti and a 7th gen i5/i7. I'd go with an HQ cpu personally. The 'U' versions are low power and battery life usually isn't a high priority for gaming laptops.

Maybe check out /r/suggestalaptop too

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/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/red_storm_risen · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

Comparing to the Predator Helios going on sale for the same price on BF:

Helios has a 6gb 1060, but no TB HDD. What else does the MSi have over the Helios?

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 :

Acer Predator Helios 300 :

A cheaper( i5 - 8g ram) version of the dell one :

u/Lilyyeli · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Try this one out, it would run all those games flawlessly

u/androgynyjoe · 3 pointsr/GirlGamers

Alright, so, if I were going to buy a laptop I'd go with this dell:

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:

If you want to dip down around $600 a popular choice is the Acer Aspire e15:

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:

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/KingAires · 3 pointsr/Eve

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

u/n0ticeme_senpai · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

if the acer predator helios 300 is over-budget, then Acer Nitro 5 might do the job.

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.

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/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.

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/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.

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

u/Gibber117 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

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

u/Vlad_T · 3 pointsr/Amd

Something like this is closest to your budget:

Above the budget but it's the best so far AMD has to offer:

Intel best offer that fits in your budget:

I agree with Antegarda, you should wait little more time, more will come in upcoming months.

u/ArdentSky · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This thing.

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

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/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/TheInfinityPizza · 3 pointsr/skyrim

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


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/lostinabudhabi · 3 pointsr/DubaiGaming

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/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/TheRealTofuey · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

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/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/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:

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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/Elijah2798 · 3 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame


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.

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

u/Dodgson_here · 3 pointsr/LaptopDeals

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

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/Colehorowitz12 · 3 pointsr/laptops

Way better deal, 930m is absolute shit. The mx150 is equal to a GT 1030 or a GTX 750

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/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/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/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/Tourelle1 · 3 pointsr/buildapc



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

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/PhunkyFish · 3 pointsr/Ubuntu

I personally have been pretty satisfied with this cheap Acer laptop I installed Ubuntu on:

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/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 and with that budget, I'd definitely consider refurbished/used models.

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/NoAbbreviation · 3 pointsr/elderscrollsonline 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.

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 It doesn't have an SSD so it will feel slow.

A step up will get you a better screen and processor

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.

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

If you're not afraid of AMD, this one seems pretty solid. A good screen, and processor.

u/ppatra · 3 pointsr/india

HP 15-be020TU: (SVA panel) 28k

Official site:

Lenovo Idiapad 320-80XH01HQIN: (TN panel) 28k

Asus X541UA-DM1187T:

Dell Inspiron 15-3567:

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33Bm: (typec, 31k)

u/Flossy420 · 3 pointsr/lowspecgamer

I would recommend this acer laptop

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/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)

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!

u/callvirt · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Maybe the Acer Aspire E 15? It's ~$550.

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:

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/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/Vqnyl · 3 pointsr/Overwatch

this is the one i have, 60fps consistent on medium settings

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/Clintonsoldmedrugs · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I know this isn't exactly pc hardware but thoughts on this?
Current laptop died and already have a solid gaming PC. Just need a decent laptop for school

u/TheNagChamper · 3 pointsr/Frontend

Best one you can buy new around that price:

Checkout 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/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.

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/aeipownzu · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

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 -

Here's a review -

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/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)

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/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)

u/PikaSalt · 3 pointsr/Fallout

For $300 more you could get this. It is capable of running newer games like doom 2016.

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

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/legacy3233 · 3 pointsr/ColoradoRockies

Can I get some opinions on this machine if anyone has one?

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 (

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/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/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!

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/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/bwburke94 · 3 pointsr/OOTP

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

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/techneeeq · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

You are absolutely on the right track! The Inspiron i7559-763BLK is easily your best pick in that budget. It is an awesome mid range gaming laptop with an excellent processor, nice graphics card and RAM as well as a decent SSD that provides some much needed speed. This laptop also has an outstanding battery life of over 10 hours.

Overall, this laptop will run the games you mentioned on high settings easily.

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/DerpsterIV · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

i5 and GTX 960M


Windows 10 64 bit

Almost 7 hours battery life


And obviously as mentioned before, it has a dedicated graphics card.

$799.99 with free shipping.


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