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)

Is the Nvidia GeForce 940MX worth the extra $100?

Posted on: April 18, 2017 by jorgejimzc

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1490831422&sr=8-3&keywords=960m+laptop

69 dlls higher than your budget, but I believe you may find a cheaper one at newegg.com, besides apply for a dscc coupon 🙂

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college).

Posted on: April 18, 2017 by LonerIM2

I guess this and this but that comes with slightly less powerful CPU/GPU.

Looking for the cheapest possible laptop that can run Rocket League on high settings at 60 fps.

Posted on: April 3, 2017 by DistinguishedTrout

The cheap acer with the 940MX will get you close, a 950M will get you borderline, but I really think a 960M would give you the best Rocket League experience.

You can grab a Dell with a nice IPS, 256 SSD, and 960M for 720 USD here.

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

Here is video of the machine playing Rocket League. 60+ FPS no matter what, even while recording with Shadowplay which drops a few frames.

(USA) Looking for a 13.3-15.6in laptop for homework and music production under 900

Posted on: March 30, 2017 by Orangematz

Not for FL Studio/Ableton. The quad-core will help when it comes to that.

This is the config I’d suggest.

Budget laptop with usb-c

Posted on: March 19, 2017 by Orangematz

I would instead go with this.

Need help getting a laptop for college and gaming $600 budget

Posted on: March 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

Would you be able to push your maximum budget to get this dell mainly because it comes with 960M GPU instead of the 950M on the Lenovo-Ideapad-700 which is more powerfula dn weill be able to get you better FPs for you games (not 120+ because screens with 120 refresh rates are only available on much higher priced laptop), and the rest of the specs is very similar 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, very good battery life, and it is not much outside of your 699 maximum.

Laptop for Software Development and Light Gaming. 700USD or less, U.S.

Posted on: March 13, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little I would recommend this Dell Inspiron because it comes with everything you need , i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for gaming, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, very good battery life, GPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget

This may sound stupid

Posted on: March 12, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Dell Gaming Laptop because it comes with because it comes with everything you need , i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for gaming, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, very good battery life, GPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget

$700 gaming laptop

Posted on: March 12, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you are going to buy it from the stores look for 960M, 970M, 1050, 1050Ti, it is unlikely that you will be able to find anything above 960M but just in case you get lucky, if you are welling to buy online, then I would recommend this Dell Gaming Laptop because it comes with because it comes with everything you need , i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for gaming, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, very good battery life, GPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget

Need a $500-750 laptop for college next year, Computer Science / Informatics | US |

Posted on: March 8, 2017 by ViolinistHaku

Oh hey dude! I’m in the exact same boat! I’m going to college for a degree in computer science I also have a similar budget and I want to play games like Stardew Valley, Skyrim, but mainly just Overwatch.

I’ve been doing my own research for a while now and I’ve settled on a Dell Inspirion. I’ve also heard that’s the top brand or at the very least a very durable one. I’ve found two options thus far.

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ?th=1&psc=1
Or the one with i7, but that is $800 and the one I’ve got my eyes on.

This one however is very similar.

-15.6 inch screen

-Quad core i5

-256 SSD

-8 gb ram

-GTX 960m/4gb GDDR5

-It also has another slot if you want more storage.

I hope I was able to help!!

$800 Gaming Laptop USA

Posted on: March 6, 2017 by Orangematz

Please get an external optical drive if you really need that functionality. As mentioned, by requiring that you are limiting your options really hard.

This is what I’d go with.

Around $700 all purpose laptop capable of large data sets

Posted on: March 6, 2017 by kook321

Thanks for the suggestion. What do you think about Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK? The specs are pretty similar and it only cost $60 to upgrade.

[SUGGESTION] USA Gaming Laptop ~$600

Posted on: March 4, 2017 by LonerIM2

Which dell are you referring to ? this with i5 CPU , or this one with i7 CPU ?

[REQ]Laptop/2in1/etc, $800 Max, Internet/Gaming/Learning to Program [USA]

Posted on: March 1, 2017 by Vazerus

Any opinions on that compared to these options I’ve gotten via pm/friends?

HP Pavilion 15-bc051nr **$749.99** (company perks price). Really wish it had a SSD though. Good point here is it will ship in 1 business day and it costs less, but it doesn’t look as powerful as your suggestion. Also earns me points I can spend elsewhere as cash, which is cool.

Dell i7559-763BLK **$739.99** 256GB SSD here, but less powerful(?)

US $800-$900

Posted on: February 27, 2017 by reidzeibel_

First of all, I’m sorry because I know nothing about the ELAN smart pad availability on the laptop I’m going to recommend, hopefully these recommendation below can give you some pointers though 🙂

 

Copied from another post

Dell Inspiron series has the best config for that budget :

 

– [$799 with Intel 7th Generation Kaby-Lake processor and NVidia GTX 1050] (http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/inspiron-15-7567-laptop/dncwf513s)

Latest model, January 2017, uses TN Panel display which is worse than IPS Panel on the last year model (TN panel has a bad viewing angle and bad color accuracy, IPS Panel is much more superior). This might be the deal-breaker for most people, especially those who used an IPS panel screen before. You can swap the TN panel with IPS panel but it comes with a price.

Review 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TcHf4Y0xPo

Review 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQFn1Z-x9DQ

Available configurations

 

^Personally, ^I ^don’t ^have ^problem ^with ^TN ^Panel, ^since ^I’ve ^been ^using ^laptops ^with ^TN ^Panel ^and ^I ^have ^partial ^colorblind, ^so ^screw ^colors~

 

$699 with Intel 6th Generation Skylake processor and NVidia GTX 960M

This is the last year model, default configuration uses IPS panel which is better than the newest model. 960M should be good enough for Overwatch and WoW. I’m playing a 5 graphics mod Skyrim and it rarely drops below 50 FPS, staying at 58-60 FPS most of the time.

Available Configurations

Same laptop with 256GB SSD instead on Amazon

 

Both has 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD as their default drive, can be upgraded to SSD and is easy to upgrade if you want to add your own SSD.

Best gaming laptops on NewEgg.com and Amazon.com Updated.

Posted on: February 24, 2017 by lawsongrey_ff14

Is the Amazon Warehouse deal for the Dell Inspiron, This one, the best value for a GPU at only $650?

Looking for a laptop to play FFXIV Expansion where the minimum requirements are going up to a GTX 750, so a 960m seems like it’d handle it great. Just looking for the most bang for my buck but no need for a juggernaut to play AAA titles thanks to my desktop.

General-use light gaming and img/vid editing portable laptop under $800 K501UW vs i7559 or something else?

Posted on: February 24, 2017 by OlegRu

By the way, a fellow Redditor just msged me and pointed something key out that we might have been missing in our discussion /u/lonerim2 /u/shopineer /u/Patrick_Reviews .

**That Dell is not just a less and more powerful version, it’s a significantly different machine**, just under one Amazon item:

1. Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop – 256GB SSD, i5, but also **weighing 6lbs and an IPS…**

2. [Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK 15.6 Inch FHD Laptop] – 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD, i7, but also **weighting 4.6lbs. (acc. to Amazon) and NO IPS!**

What the heck? Amazon has the same reviews, questions/answers, page and everything for the laptop, and makes it look like the 2512BLK is just an upgraded version of the first one (no idea on the name of the first one btw). Even googling it is confusing because it seems like a lot of the info between the two are mixed in the reviews.

/u/shopineer – so I wonder what IS the real weight for these things?

Need help finding laptop!

Posted on: February 22, 2017 by LonerIM2

Specs wise the one you linked is better because it comes with bigger SSD but this comes with better screen and better battery life.

MSI GL62 6QF-1446 good deal?

Posted on: February 22, 2017 by edit1754

I tend not to recommend this one, since it uses a rather low quality display. The models I usually recommend at this price are the Dell Inspiron 7559 and the HP Pavilion Power.

Need help looking for a ~$800 gaming laptop.

Posted on: February 22, 2017 by Michiganders

If you want a good battery life, maybe look into the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $740. It has some pretty solid specs that will work well for you with a skylake i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 256gb SSD (ram and storage are upgradable). It also has a GTX 960M dGPU which will work well for gaming and graphic work – including Overwatch and DayZ (dayZ probably cannot be played with high settings though). It also has a 1080p IPS dispaly, a backlit keyboard, and a 10 hr advertised battery life. You can also look into the new model for ~$800 but it has a poor quality TN display.

You can also find more powerful options like the Eluktronics N850 for $900, but it doesn’t have as solid of a brand name (which you requested) and the battery life wouldn’t be quite as good.

[Comparison] NewEgg vs Amazon, $900 price point, Asus vs MSI, lightweight Mac-like gaming

Posted on: February 18, 2017 by edit1754

The 512GB SSD is nice, but I tend not to recommend the ZX53VW since it uses a low quality display. It’s the kind where black renders as a grayish gradient, and the picture has the washed-out look. I think you’ll notice the difference between a good display and a not-so-good one to be one of the most noticeable things. If you want a direct alternative to that, with a better display, the $739 Inspiron 7559 would be good. The GPU is the same (GTX 960M, good for Overwatch), but the display is much better. The downside is that the SSD is smaller.

Another option with a considerably faster GPU (GTX 1050 Ti) and an even better display (better colors) is the Eluktronics N850HK1. The weight is near the same as the ZX53VW. Doesn’t have a SSD, and I would agree than a SSD is really nice to have, but you can put one in any time down the line, into the open M.2 slot, and keep the HDD for extra storage.

If you want something really slim with great build quality, and don’t mind a refurb, you could go for a Dell XPS 9550. Make sure you filter by ‘NVIDIA’ on the left, so you see only the 960M models.

Lenovo or asus? Any other contender?

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by edit1754

That also uses a very low quality display. “eDP Vivid Color 94%” refers to the Chi Mei N156HGE-EAL, a display similarly poor to the one used in the K501UW. As such, I generally don’t recommend that model.

For that price I would get the Inspiron 7559. Same GPU, i5 quad vs i7 quad won’t be noticeable for gaming when paired with a 960M, display is much better. I’d only recommend this MSI if you happened to be planning on replacing its display with a LP156WF6-SPB1 (high gamut IPS) or something like that anyway.

Or perhaps this GTX 1050 equipped HP Pavilion while it’s still $699 (or $749 with the 4GB GTX 1050).

Laptop for music production and light gaming. 13"-15.6". $1200. Iceland.

Posted on: February 16, 2017 by edit1754

The Zenbook uses a pentile not-true-4K display (as per the sidebar PSA). If you want 4K, I would get something like the Inspiron 7567 4K (not the FHD models since it’s a very low quality type of FHD display, and not the Inspiron 7559 4K since it’s another pentile not-true-4K). The Inspiron 7567 4K uses a *true* 3840×2160 matte (non-touch) display, alongside a GTX 1050 Ti and a 512GB SSD.

However the ZX53VW I wouldn’t recommend either. The matte finish and 1920×1080 resolution are nice, but the display is a very low quality one (similar to the Inspiron 7567 FHD), where black shows up as a grayish gradient, and the picture is washed-out. These days almost all the good displays are the IPS ones. Not because TN is bad, but because almost all of today’s TN laptop displays are this low-quality kind. I think you’ll find the difference between a good quality display, and a not-so-good one, to be one of the most noticeable things, so I would suggest to skip this model.

The Dell XPS displays are all quite nice, though.

If you want a direct alternative to the ZX53VW, this Inspiron 7559 has a much better display.

And this Eluktronics Clevo laptop has an even better GPU and display (the LG LP156WF6-SPB1, one of the best IPS FHD matte displays there is).

[Netherlands - screensize min 14" - €800] Laptop for programming, design and video editing, around €800 with absolute maximum of €1000

Posted on: February 14, 2017 by alleycw

I’m not sure if these are available to you, but check them out. They’re both a bit heavier than the ones you listed, but are a little more powerful. They both have a dedicated graphics card, and have room to be upgradable with extra hard drives and more RAM.

Dell 7559

ASUS K501UW-AB78

Need A Laptop For College That Can Handle Light Games ($1000 USD)

Posted on: February 9, 2017 by edit1754

The ASUS K501 uses a rather low quality display, and I don’t really recommend it because of that. It’s certainly important to get performance specs that match what your intended use is, but I would also say that the difference between a good display and a not-so-good one is rather important, and arguably more noticeable at times.

As an alternative to the K501, I would get this. Same GPU, CPU is better (but that difference probably won’t affect your use), also a SSD (albeit a smaller one), and display is a heck of a lot better when ti comes to contrast and viewing angles.

The Ideapad 700 is great for a cheaper option, at $549 with a GTX 950M DDR3 and an IPS 1920×1080 display.

If you want great build quality, don’t mind a bit of ghosting on the screen (which is otherwise excellent quality), and don’t mind refurbished, you could pick up a Dell XPS 9550 from the Outlet, with the 960M.

– Link: http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh&brandid=2201&fid=111065
– Filter by “NVIDIA” GPU on the sidebar, and pick one of those. Models with an NVMe SSD and no HDD will have the bigger battery but will cost more.

Looking for 15 inch, programming/light gaming laptop - $800 USA

Posted on: February 7, 2017 by edit1754

I’d skip the K501UW, not because of photo editing, but because it’s actually a rather poor quality panel in general, when it comes to contrast and trying to display darker images. IMO a poor quality display can be one of the most noticeable flaws in a computer.

If anything like that one, I’d get this one instead. Same GPU but much better quality display.

Looking for professional looking gaming laptop, under $700, USA. Thank you!!

Posted on: February 7, 2017 by edit1754

**Lenovo Thinkpad E570** (GT 950M DDR5, 1920×1080 IPS, 8GB Memory) — **$612**

– Click this link to login to the discount: https://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/perksoffer/StdAffinityPortal/en_US/Lenovo:EnterStdAffinity?affinity=perksoffer&passcode=NJ*PERKSEPP
– This model: http://shop.lenovo.com/perksoffer/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/e-series/e570/
– Under Display, click the 1920×1080 IPS option. Don’t buy this laptop without that, as the 1366×768 provides limited screen space, and the panel itself has very poor contrast and viewing angles. 1920×1080 IPS is excellent for this price, is a big part of what makes the E570 such a good choice in the first place.
– Under Processor, pick the one that comes bundled with the GT 950M. There is minimal difference between the i5-7200U vs i7-7500U, picking the i7-7500U is to get the GT 950M GPU that comes with it.
– Currently, RAM is actually a similar price to upgrade on the config page, then yourself. 8GB is a good choice. (Says +$45 but it’s actually +$30.15 after discount)
– You could also select “None” for the hard drive, auto-selecting the 256GB SSD, however then you’re $696 and really close in price to this laptop with a 256GB SSD (albeit not a NVMe one), an IPS display, and a faster GPU.
– But make sure you get the 1920×1080 IPS display and the GT 950M squared away before you decide what other upgrades you can fit into your budget. You will notice those more, and they’re less easy to upgrade later.

The Lenovo Ideapad 700 is a good choice too, but this laptop has the faster DDR5 version of the 950M. The Acer is good too as a lower-priced option, but its display isn’t as good quality as this one.

Looking for professional looking gaming laptop, under $700, USA. Thank you!!

Posted on: February 7, 2017 by Bhagswag

I’d like to say I agree with him. 950M is your best bet under $700.

IF you can expand the budget a few more bucks, here’s my recommendation:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486412225&sr=8-1&keywords=i5-6300%2Blaptop&th=1

Looking for a new laptop. 13-15 inch screen, up to 900 USD budget

Posted on: February 6, 2017 by edit1754

I’d skip the ASUS K501 since it uses a very poor quality type of 1920×1080 display. See the thing on the sidebar about TN displays in today’s laptops. Might affect your Adobe Suite use in particular, but in general I think a poor quality display can be one of the most noticeable flaws in a computer.

If you don’t mind refurb, Check the Dell Outlet for a $900-$999 XPS 9550 with the GTX 960M GPU.

Otherwise, the Dell Inspiron 7559 could be a good pick.

Or, for a better display for photo/video editing (better than the Inspiron 7559 in sRGB coverage, similar to the XPS), this: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-VN7-592G-71ZL-15-6-inch-Notebook-Windows/dp/B015XBKY6U/

Worth buying the older Inspiron with 960?

Posted on: February 5, 2017 by edit1754

For $700 a 960M and an IPS display sounds like a pretty decent deal. i5 quad vs i7 quad might not make a huge difference for gaming on a 960M, though, so you might want to compare that deal with this one with that in mind.

budget(?) gaming laptop that lasts pls :D

Posted on: February 4, 2017 by edit1754

I tend not to recommend the ZX53VW and K501UW, since they use rather low quality displays. Black shows up as a grayish gradient that varies depending on viewing angle, and the resulting poor contrast produces a duller picture that calibration can’t truly fix. Not because they’re TN, but because they’re a particular low quality type of TN that most of today’s TN laptop displays end up being. I think you’ll notice the difference between a good display and a not-so-good one, more than a lot of other things.

The Inspiron 7559 has a decent quality IPS display. Both the FHD and UHD models, but be aware the UHD is a pentile not-true-UHD display, as per the sidebar PSA, and may present content scaling issues without the full picture quality of UHD to “make up for it”. This one is $739 and has FHD IPS + 256GB SSD + i5 quad. Are you sure the reviews were for the 7559 and not the 7567? I heard that the case isn’t as good in the 7567 as the 7559.

(I would also avoid the new 7567 due to very poor display quality for the FHD models).

The GTX 960M in the Dell should be fine for your use, but you can get a more powerful GTX 1050 and keep the IPS display:

– http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-power-pavilion-laptop–15t-x7p44av-1
– GTX 1050, IPS display, $700 (or $750 with the 4GB version)
– For anyone else reading this post, who does want 4K/UHD, know that the UHD 3840×2160 option is pentile / not true 3840×2160. If you want UHD, get the Inspiron. If you want FHD, get this Pavilion or something else.
– Also note: Cooling system quality unknown.

EDIT: HP is matte, Inspiron 7559 FHD IPS non-touch is matte, Inspiron 7567 pentile-not-true-UHD screen is touch/ glossy.

Spilled water on my MBP - Need help choosing between these two replacements

Posted on: January 30, 2017 by mshab356

Oh dammit I forgot to link it…

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015PYYDMQ/ref=aw_wl_ov_dp_1_1?colid=UPZTYWSA2J97&coliid=I2KG1F21AKL8CG&vs=1

This one I found on Amazon. Looks to be good and has IPS apparently.

Spilled water on my MBP - Need help choosing between these two replacements

Posted on: January 30, 2017 by mshab356

Also, what do you think of this?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015PYYDMQ/ref=aw_wl_ov_dp_1_1?colid=UPZTYWSA2J97&coliid=I2KG1F21AKL8CG&vs=1

Comp Sci student / 13' - 15' / +1 / Flexible up to $1,400

Posted on: January 27, 2017 by Hipster_Mouse

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480110835&sr=1-2&keywords=dell+7559&linkCode=ll1&tag=laptologist05-20&linkId=7c38c25e43c31ed16d48126e9f6e2a65

700USD in the US, looking for a gaming laptop

Posted on: January 27, 2017 by Alakazam

You’re not going to find a laptop that has comparable performance to a 460 for 500-700 dollars. At that range you’re looking at 960m, which the 460 beats out handily.

This is as close as you’ll get I believe

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015PYYDMQ/ref=psdcmw_13896615011_t1_B01FJFN872

Down to 2 choices, help me decide!

Posted on: January 26, 2017 by Orangematz

To be honest, I still don’t like either of them. They both have low quality TN displays.

I’d instead go with this.

Looking for a laptop for school and some moderate gaming

Posted on: January 26, 2017 by marcyamarcyaMARCYA

Ooh that looks good, but its RIGHT at the edge of my budget so I’ll have to do a lot of comparing. Do you mind telling me what you think of this one? https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ

Struggling to sort through all the laptops out there. Personal use, media consumption, and light gaming.

Posted on: January 26, 2017 by World-Wide-Web

Here are a couple of the laptops I’ve come up with, but each has their dealbreaker.

Dell i7559-763BLK – SSD too small **

Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK – HDD instead of SSD

ASUS K501UW-AB78 – I like this one but lots of complaints about the TN screen

ASUS K501UW-NB72 – Not sure how I feel about 1TB HHD + 128GB SSD combo, but again, complaints about the TN screen

ASUS ZX53VW – TN screen.. seems to be a theme for the ASUS laptops in this price range

I didn’t mention weights of any of the above, but gaming laptops definitely seem to be over my arbitrary 5lb threshold.

** I think this is my best option so far, having to buy a second SSD to make it work.

(US) $700-900 Gaming

Posted on: January 25, 2017 by philbuts

I have also been looking at this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PYYDMQ/ref=AC_PCLG_ILM?pf_rd_p=2776764342&pf_rd_s=detail-ilm&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B01LXCBXQO&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=T0VDWFE58QMWN7MV7PGE but it seems like a worse deal than the asus where the ssd is concerned although I may be mistaken.

$700 laptop for programming

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by aryagendry16

So, I had been looking at this https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ for a while but i couldn’t justify the extra $100 compared to all the other laptops that you all have mentioned. Is the ideapad 700 a better option than the Dell I’ve been eyeing?

Gaming, designing, coding under 1000 USD

Posted on: January 15, 2017 by trainedtech88

how about this decent dell inspiron it possesses a powerful 6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor up to 3.2GHz, 8GB DDR3 ram, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M gpu, the battery is good as well and it does have a good backlit full sized key board and and the touchpad isnt bad. this pc should be able to run all your applications as well as your games.

[US, $800, 15"] Light gaming, but mostly basic otherwise

Posted on: January 14, 2017 by The---Technician

Get this *Dell Insoiron* which would surely provide you with all the performance power needed to run any photo editing programs and play the games you mentioned all on ultra settings. It has a powerful quad core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, a nice gtx 960 graphics card and a fast 256 GB SSD.. It also has a nice 1080p screen resolution and a decent battery life ..It does have a full keyboard with back lighting as well as number pad.

Best gaming laptop for under $750? [Not buying until May]

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

Right now this **Dell Inspiron** is the one of the best option and has the specs you would expect for the price range, but around april/may the new 1050 might fall in that range.

Need help finding laptop!

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

I think you have got the cheapest one, expect for this wharehouse deal.

Looking for a new laptop

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the modern games on medium settings, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for medium gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it also come with back lit keybaord.

If it is price as new is too much you can also get it from Amazon’s warehouse deals.

Looking for $500-$700 General Use / Light Gaming computer, may be willing to pay a little more for something worthy!

Posted on: January 5, 2017 by The---Technician

If you can go over the $700 the **Inspiron** would be a great choice for you and better than the Lenovo for gaming , mainly because of it’s superior graphics card which will make a notable difference in your gaming experience. The Inspiron also has a better battery life if that is something you pay attention to.

Looking for $500-$700 General Use / Light Gaming computer, may be willing to pay a little more for something worthy!

Posted on: January 5, 2017 by Fr0zEnSoLiD

Not OP, but asking here instead of starting my own thread. I am looking for a decent laptop for around $700 also. My desire is to light game, anything like RPGs or 4X games where I can dumb the graphics wayy down to get decent frames, and to future proof with the same idea, and I am looking at this. The dell has a 960m and the Lenovo has a 950m. Is the Dell a better choice? I have never heard of Lenovo, but I am starting to hate the big laptop names like Dell… I do really like the look of the Lenovo.
Thanks for the help!

US, looking for gaming/general use laptop under $1000

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by Orangematz

Would also suggest getting this. Good balance between power and battery life.

US, looking for gaming/general use laptop under $1000

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by SaneBRZ

> If I’m expecting very little (I wouldn’t know) and can get something even better for under $700 then I’d probably go for it

Easy. Such games aren’t particular demanding. Get a laptop with a GTX 950M or 960M as GPU and you will be good. There are several laptops you could take a look on, but if you want somewhat acceptable battery life, I would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 i7559. Comes close to 6 hours under light workload (MS Office stuff, web browsing and similar things).

A laptop for gaming ~$900

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by edit1754

If nothing else, these are good choices with their IPS displays and NVIDIA GTX 960M

– https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/
– https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-2512BLK-Generation-GeForce/dp/B015PYZ0J6/

Want to find a good gaming laptop, $600-$900.

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

Something such as this should do alright.

You could add a 1TB HDD later on if you need more space.

Acer e5-575g-72q3 for graphic design [Italy, 550-700€]

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by IanPPK

Depending on the sophistication of what you are modeling, I might recommend a laptop with 16GB of ram, a SSD for booting and modeling, and quad core i5/i7 processor + a 960m for rendering.

There’s a Dell laptop that’s a steal at $800 that I’ll link if it’s still selling.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/

The i5 version is still pretty good as it’s not an Ultrabook i5 (HQ= quad core, U=Ultrabook following the CPU model). The i7 has a pretty long ship time (2 months), and the i5 is ready on the 6th.

EDIT: didn’t look at the country of origin, I’ll see if I can link an Italian retailer.

I couldn’t find the same laptop on Amazon.it, but I found one with just about the same specifications just outside your budget.

https://www.amazon.it/gp/aw/d/B01IEVP4DY/

Only thing is it is from HP, but it seems to be well rated.

Gaming laptop recommendation for college

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by Orangematz

Spend a little more for this.

If not, go with this.

Possible gaming laptop?

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by Orangematz

I would go with this. Best option for the stuff you’re doing.

Possible gaming laptop?

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

You won’t be able to find a powerful gaming laptop at 14 inch for this budget, and I wouldn’t recommend an i7 either, instead I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the games you mentioned on high settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it also come with back lit keybaord.

UK, 15.6”, £600+ (Looking for a good post-Christmas deal)

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by reidzeibel_

The Acer Aspire from Ebuyer is the best one for gaming, would pick that among them.

If you can stretch your budget a bit, try this Dell Inspiron at 757 GBP

The 960M Graphic card will handle future games better, compared to 950M. I still think the acer Aspire should be enough for your light-medium gaming though 😉

If you need any video performance test for a game, try googling : “GTX 950M <game name>” and choose the video tab.

[UK] Travelling Gaming Laptop for £800-ish

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by reidzeibel_

MSI GL62-6QF, £799.96

– i7-6700HQ
– Nvidia GTX 960M 2GB
– 16GB RAM
– 1920*1080 TN display (not IPS)
– 1GB HDD + 256GB SSD

I’m using that laptop, bought on that same site on 31 October 2016. You can check my review here. Downside? battery sucks, I mostly use the laptop while plugged-in so it’s not a bother for me. Also I don’t really care about the TN panel vs IPS panel since I only need the processing power, more RAM, and extra storage.

**OR**

Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK £757.12, better screen, lower disk space, lower ram, higher VRAM, better battery.

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**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**

Gaming laptop <$650 US

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by Orangematz

Try to get a 960M for that stuff. Go with this.

Looking for $800, business/excel.

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by Orangematz

You may want a quad-core for the stuff you’re doing.

How about this?

Looking for a laptop <$1000 (USA)

Posted on: December 27, 2016 by Orangematz

Expensive for what it is.

I’d stick with this model.

Looking for a good gaming/multipurpose laptop.

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Orangematz

If weight isn’t important, stay away from the K501UW. Has a TN display and dual-core.

You are better off with this.

Gaming laptop under $700, USA

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest that Inspiron. Good option if you don’t mind the 960M.

Gaming laptop under $700, USA

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest that Inspiron. Good option if you don’t mind the 960M.

USA under $800, 15.6 inches laptop help!

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Orangematz

What about this?

[USA $1000 900p] Programming, occasional gaming, notetaking

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Orangematz

The K501UW is probably the best option you’re looking for.

Or if you don’t mind the added weight and want a quad-core, you can go with this.

Razor Blade Stealth alternatives?

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Orangematz

As mentioned, avoid the Stealth or any notebooks with integrated graphics if you plan on playing games.

Wait for the GTX 1050 to come to laptops. Or if you need to buy right now, then go with this. Room to upgrade the RAM (though you probably won’t need more than 8GB of RAM) and throw in a HDD if you decide you need more space.

Looking for a laptop <$1000 (USA)

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you are only playing LoL then you will have a lot of good options available, the dell that shopineer mentioned is a great option, another great option is its more powerful configuration for better CPU and slightly higher price tag, but since you are concern with the build quality I would recommend this Asus K501 because it has more premium build and feel because it comes with metallic cover, and it has very similar and powerful specs, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, great SSD storage of 512 GB for faster boot up and loading, intel i7 6th-generation, 960M GPU just like on both dells mentioned and it fits your budget well.

If you are considering more graphic intensive games let me know so we can look for something even more powerful.

Gaming laptop for under 800 bucks

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by LonerIM2

The best two are already linked this Dell Inspiron if you are only going to game, or this Dell Inspiron if you are going to do other stuff like video editing/ MATLAB, 3D rendering.

Asus VivoBoook? Good laptop?

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by LonerIM2

If your main usage is gaming then this Dell Inspiron would be the better option, because it comes with a much more powerful GPU (the 960M) and quad core i5 which is better for gaming than the dual core i7, and it also comes with good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading and it is actually cheaper than the one you mentioned.

Gaming laptop for under 800 bucks

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by Michiganders

The 7559 that you mentioned and that Technician suggested are probably your best bet.

If you don’t think you’ll need tons of storage and you’d prefer the speed of an SSD though, I may suggest the $740 version of the Dell 7559. It only has a quad core i5 rather than a quad core i7, but there won’t be any increase in gaming performance with the i7 over the i5.

[UK] 15.6" Gaming Laptop - £1000

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by reidzeibel_

Two suggestions from me :

Dell Inspiron i7559, £757.12 : i5-6300HQ, Nvidia GTX 960M 4GB, 8GB RAM, IPS display, 256GB SSD

MSI GL62-6QF, £799.97 : i7-6700HQ, Nvidia GTX 960M 2GB, 16GB RAM, TN display, 1GB HDD + 256GB SSD.

I’m using the MSI GL62-6QF, bought on ebuyer on 31 October 2016. You can check my review here

If the laptop is **strictly** for gaming (i.e, no programming, no video processing, no VMs), then the Dell i5 above or HP Omen from /u/shopineer would be enough (and it has 965M which is a slight upgrade compared to 960M)

Is this a decent gaming laptop for the price or can I get a better one for cheaper or the same price

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by edit1754

If you don’t mind just having a 256GB SSD instead of a 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD combo, this has the same GPU and a better quality display (IPS). https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-Keyboard/dp/B015PYYDMQ/

Should I buy this Asus open box laptop?

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by edit1754

Screen is almost certainly a fake-3840×2160 pentile display as per sidebar PSA (the cheapest laptop with a real 4K 15.6″ display is this if you wanted the laptop for that), and its other specs aren’t particularly spectacular for the price anyway.

If you want to run Overwatch well, maybe this: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ ?

Looking for a <$1000 laptop in the US

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by Orangematz

How about something such as this?

Laptop for light gaming, general use, and VM use

Posted on: December 23, 2016 by Michiganders

If you can deal with a bit more weight, maybe look into the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $740. It has pretty powerful specs with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and a GTX 960M. Its 960M should work very well for games like CSGO and WoW

It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a pretty damn long battery life, and a backlit keyboard. It weighs in at 5.6 pounds though.

Twitch Streamer needs a road warrior!

Posted on: December 23, 2016 by Orangematz

What about this?

Looking for Decent Gaming Laptop under $700

Posted on: December 23, 2016 by Orangematz

Won’t make much of a difference.

Personally for $700 (if you’re looking at that configuration), I’d rather go with this instead as the 960M will be better than the 950M.

So if you go with the Ideapad, stick with the $539 configuration and add an SSD later on.

UK - laptop for playing Overwatch.

Posted on: December 22, 2016 by reidzeibel_

any 960M laptops with i5 processors will do just fine for Overwatch

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-Keyboard/dp/B015PYYDMQ

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-GL552VX-CN239T-15-6-Inch-Gaming-Laptop/dp/B01HIWOOSG

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950M can work as well, might have to lower some settings though :

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-i5-7200u-GeForce-Windows/dp/B01MXT3RHV

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EDIT :

I would still pick a 960M though, just in case if Overwatch decides to kick it up a notch on the graphics requirement

US,$800,screen size not important.

Posted on: December 22, 2016 by Orangematz

Grab this and upgrade the RAM later on.

Looking for a decent gaming laptop to get for christmas

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by Michiganders

I would suggest looking into the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $740. It would work pretty well for gaming with specs including a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram, 256GB SSD, and a GTX 960M graphics card. There is also another ram slot and another storage slot if you would like to upgrade either in the future. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a pretty long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), and a backlit keyboard. It weighs a bit more than most 15.6” laptops at 5.6 pounds though.

If you would prefer a version with more storage immediately, and a quad core i7, look into this version of the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $800. The i7 won’t improve gaming performance though.

Looking for a gaming laptop

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by Orangematz

What about this?

Loooking at the Dell Inspiron gaming laptop

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by LonerIM2

this is a great option, but if you are not in a hurry I would hold off on it a little, its price should be lower than that soon, or you could get this slightly better for slightly more but still within budget.

Gaming laptop recommendation

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by trainedtech88

hey you will definitely love this dell inspiron for its great speed, fairly good in regards to durability, good gaming quality and should be able to run black ops 3 without huccups.

What's the best all-rounder machine for this year?

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by edit1754

I usually recommend this one for that price: Inspiron i7559 w/ 1920×1080 IPS, GTX 960M, 256GB SSD

The display is nicer (IPS), and the GPU is more powerful. You’ll likely notice a lot less difference between the two CPUs than these specs.

(edit: or the Inspiron i7559 w/ 1920×1080 IPS, GTX 960M, 1TB HDD + 8GB cache SSD if you need bigger storage at the sacrifice of storage speed)

Looking for a laptop to use while in Indonesia (buying in USA). Preferences: durability, casual gaming, and battery life. No screen size or weight preferences. Budget: ~$500-700.

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by reidzeibel_

Hi!

I think this Dell Laptop is the best choice. It is 40$ above your budget, but it’s the most future-proof laptop I can find on Amazon US.

Regarding battery, most gaming laptops will only get around 1+ hour when gaming, this is because the dedicated GPU consuming more battery power. On regular usage, it should last around 2+ hours (although the specification says around 4.5 hours)

Hard drive space is only 256GB SSD, note that SSD is much faster than HDD, so it might affect your gaming performance. A way around is to buy an external HDD for your other data. The Dell that I linked will run Skyrim on Ultra. I’m using a laptop with same GPU (GTX 960M) and I can run Skyrim on Ultra with around 45-75 FPS.

I’ve lived 26 years in Indonesia and I know how hot it is (Well, I’m from Indonesia :D). If you’re staying on a house with Air Conditioner, it should be safe to say that your laptop won’t get overheating problems for quite some time. If overheating become a problem, try opening the bottom cover and brush off any dust near the exhaust fan. This is what I did for my old laptop, after the warranty period expires, I just opened it myself and use a soft brush to clean any dusts around the exhaust fan. The laptop is still working until now (5+ years old), it’s no longer usable though, since my work demands more computing power.

Which city you’re going to stay in Indonesia? No need to answer if you think this is classified 🙂

Laptop for College/Personal use ($850)

Posted on: December 17, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Dell inspiron because it comes with Anti glare 15.6-Inch FHD IPS screen, 960M GPU which should be more than enough for mid range games on medium settings with high fps, it fits your budget well and it offers great value for money.

[UK/FR] Laptop for gaming and programming

Posted on: December 17, 2016 by reidzeibel_

My pick : Dell Inspiron i7559

Should run GTA5 just fine, definitely able to run League on High++. Inspiron i7559 has been suggested a lot in the subreddit as well.

Other options if that is not available :

– https://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-Pavilion-15-bc006na-15-6-Inch-Natural/dp/B01H9UVTW6

– https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-VN7-592G-Notebook-i5-6300HQ-GeForce/dp/B016B90WFG

– https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Notebook-VN7-592G-Windows-GTX960M/dp/B01GKJM29G

– https://www.amazon.co.uk/XMG-P506-Y888-15-6-Laptop-6700HQ/dp/B01ENL50GU (This one has the best specs, but I really don’t know how XMG brand performs or the seller reputation-GearedBike, that’s why I put Dell Inspiron as my pick)

Is this Laptop Good ?ASUS k501UW-AB78

Posted on: December 16, 2016 by edit1754

It’s a decent choice.

I usually recommend the Inspiron i7559 over it since the Inspiron has a better quality display (IPS), but the Inspiron isn’t discounted like it used to be anymore.

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

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-2512BLK-Generation-GeForce/dp/B015PYZ0J6/

2016 Holiday Season Laptop Suggestions -- Gaming / General Use / Ultrabooks

Posted on: December 14, 2016 by Michiganders

Honestly I would very, very strongly suggest pushing your budget a bit for the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $660 given your uses. The E15 will be able to play WoW okay (and LoL / Overwatch very well), but I would still be surprised if you get smooth frame rate during raids.

The 960M in the 7559 is around 150% more powerful, and the 7559 has a number of other benefits including a much more powerful processor (quad core vs dual core in the E15), a better display, and a better build quality.

2016 Holiday Season Laptop Suggestions -- Gaming / General Use / Ultrabooks

Posted on: December 14, 2016 by Michiganders

You can find the Dell Inspiron 7559 for much cheaper at $660 on Amazon. It is a very solid gaming computer that should work well for most games on the market, but more graphic intensive ones will have to be played on lower settings. There will be no benefit of having an i7 over an i5 for gaming purposes (as long as they’re both quad core).

If you’re worried about RAM, there is another RAM slot for upgrading in the future (however 8gb is likely fine). There is also another storage slot that is empty if you would like to ugprade the storage in the future. Here is a video on how to upgrade it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXcxFPDRvRo

Looking for a laptop for school and personal use ~$800

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by The---Technician

This **Dell Inspiron ** would be a great pick. It definitely has all the performance power you will need- thanks to a powerful quad core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, a fast 256 GB SSD and of course, a decent gtx 960 dedicated graphics card. It will run Kodi excellently and it’s battery life is pretty good.

Gaming laptop 500-650$ Usd

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by edit1754

The Inspiron i7559 I think is a better pick than the ASUS K501UX in most ways except that it’s a bit heavier https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/

Better GPU and better quality IPS display (blacks are darker and it’s the kind where the colors don’t get weird when you look at it from off angles)

Also the CPU likely won’t affect you, but the CPU in this one is faster anyway despite that it says “i5” rather than “i7”.

Gaming laptop 500-650$ Usd

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by SaneBRZ

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.

Gaming/College laptop 15''+, around 800$

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by The---Technician

This Dell Inspiron gaming laptop would do a great job in running those games as well as programming. It has a powerful i5 quad core processor, nice 8 GB RAM, a solid gtx 960 dedicated graphics card and a fast 256 GB SSD… It also has a decent build quality and decent battery life.

Is this the best I can get for under 700?

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by edit1754

Oh I didn’t realize he linked a different Inspiron than he did.

This one has an SSD: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015PYYDMQ/

Also another thing about the Inspiron is the display is a better quality (IPS) display.

Sub $1000 gaming laptop, the amount of options are mind boggling. USA, bigger the better on screen size but 15" is okay

Posted on: December 11, 2016 by Michiganders

The best value laptop on the market right now is probably the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 256GB SSD. It has a GTX 960M graphics card which should work just fine for any gaming you find yourself doing (more graphic intensive ones will have to have settings turned down though). It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a very long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), and a backlit keyboard.

There is also an additional ram and storage slot if you would like to update it in the future.

The next best deal for you is probably the 17” Open box GL502 that you mentioned. Assuming you really want a 17”.

[US][15"-17"][$600~] Gaming/Artist Laptop

Posted on: December 11, 2016 by Orangematz

Something such as this would be a great option.

[US][15"-17"][$600~] Gaming/Artist Laptop

Posted on: December 11, 2016 by Michiganders

The best value laptop on the market right now is probably the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 256GB SSD. It has a GTX 960M graphics card which should work just fine for any gaming you find yourself doing (including skyrim or pretty much any Steam games). It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a very long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), and a backlit keyboard. It’s only problem is it’s a bit on the heavy side at 5.6 pounds.

Maybe also look into the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $660. It has similar specs to the Dell but with a 950M instead of a 960M, and a worse battery life. It has a IPS display as well, but it’s display is glossy (the 7559’s is matte).

Other than that, I don’t think you’ll find too many computers by Toshiba, Acer or ASUS in this price range that’ll fit your needs well. Acer makes a few, but they have poor quality TN displays.

College Gaming Laptop

Posted on: December 10, 2016 by chrispy808

Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor up to 3.2GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zD3syb986C4EF

For the money you can’t do better.

17" light-gaming laptop, $800 budget, USA

Posted on: December 10, 2016 by chrispy808

Best deal imo. Decent specs and a clean look. Next video card up is 1k at least

Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor up to 3.2GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zD3syb986C4EF

Alienware 13 R2 for a portable budget gaming machine?

Posted on: December 10, 2016 by edit1754

The Alienware 13 R2 can be a fine choice *if* you buy it with the 1920×1080 IPS display, not the base 1366×768 TN display.

The 1366×768 TN display doesn’t let you fit much onscreen, and has very poor contrast + colors + viewing angles. It’s just about the worst display you can get in an $800+ laptop, and the display is one of the most critical parts of a laptop. Don’t get the Alienware 13 R2 if you can’t fit the 1920×1080 IPS display into the budget.

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But there are other options under $1000 that should match the game performance (GTX 960M) and screen quality (of the 1080p IPS). These, for example:

– https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/
– https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Y700-GeForce-Windows-80NV0026US/dp/B014MIBR7K/
– https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-GTX960M-Windows-VN7-592G-58C3/dp/B01ER4AJB4/ (edit: added this)
– EDIT: The 512GB SSD and portability of the K501 recommended in the other comment is nice, but note be aware that the K501 has a poorer-quality TN display rather than an IPS display. Not as bad as the Alienware’s stock screen, since the res is still 1920×1080, but you won’t get wide viewing angles and good contrast.

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Or, for better ability to play future games, if you can go $1099, get this. The GTX 1060 is a big improvement over the GTX 960M.

– https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GP62MVR-Leopard-Pro-218-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01M0COXDI/

need a portable Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 machine

Posted on: December 9, 2016 by LonerIM2

this **Dell Inspiron** because it is on a good discount Right now , it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it also comes with back lit keybaord.

Eastern US, ~$1,000 budget, looking for a gaming rig (14 inches or larger)

Posted on: December 9, 2016 by Michiganders

The best value laptop on the market right now is probably the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 256GB SSD. It has a GTX 960M graphics card which should work just fine for any gaming you find yourself doing (including Witcher 2 and more demanding games). It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a very long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), and a backlit keyboard. It’s only problem is it’s a bit on the heavy side at 5.6 pounds.

Beginner needs help choosing buy (for editing film, recording music, playing games on)

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Orangematz

Something such as this would be a great option. I’d say it is a pretty good value right now.

Please help me out!

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest this Inspiron.

Looking for a new laptop for computer engineering classes. (15in, US, $600-$800)

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Orangematz

Yep, I’d also suggest the i7559. Good option for the stuff you’re doing.

Looking for a new laptop for computer engineering classes. (15in, US, $600-$800)

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Michiganders

If you want a lot of power and great value, I would suggest the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It has great specs including a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and a 960M dedicated GPU. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a backlit keyboard, and a great battery (advertised up to 10 hours). It has a good, durable build quality, although it weighs in at 5.6 pounds.

If you want a lighter and more sleek version with a larger hard drive, maybe look into the Acer V15 for $800.

And if you want to save a bit and don’t think you’ll need a dedicated GPU, maybe look at the HP 15 for $585. It has specs including a skylake i7 processor, 8gb of ram and a 256gb ssd. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and an okay battery (advertised at up to 6 hours). It weighs in at 4.75 pounds as well.

~$1100 Laptop for Electrical Engineering Student

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Michiganders

Maybe look into this version of the Dell Inspiron 7559 with a quad core i5 and a 256GB SSD for $660.

The main problem with this model is it’s on the heavy side (5.6 pounds), and it has a mediocre touchpad. It has an incredible amount of value for it’s price though.

All-around/programming oriented 15.6

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Michiganders

The best value laptop on the market right now is probably the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 256GB SSD. It has a GTX 960M graphics card which should work well for any graphic intensive program you find yourself using. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a very long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), and a backlit keyboard. It’s only problem is it’s a bit on the heavy side at 5.6 pounds.

It’s only a 6th gen skylake processor, but it is a quad core, and much more powerful than a 7th gen dual core i7.

Another option to look into that I would suggest is the HP 15 for $585. It would fit your needs well with specs that work just fine including a skylake i7 processor, 8gb of ram and a 256gb ssd. It has a 1080p IPS display, but only integrated graphics. It’s also of moderate weight at 4.7 pounds and has a decent battery (advertised up to 6 hours).

A good middle-ground option would be the Acer E15 for $700. It has a Kaby Lake dual core i7 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It also has a GTX 940MX dedicated GPU, which isn’t as powerful as the 960M but much more powerful than the integrated graphics in the HP. It also has a full 1080p display (TN panel though, not IPS), and a very long advertised battery.

Please help me out!

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion is probably the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It’s now on sale, and it has some fantastic specs for it’s price range if you’re looking for a budget gaming laptop. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 256GB SSD. It has a GTX 960M graphics card, which is about the best you’ll find for under $1000 and should be fine to play most games on the market, including Civ, Total War, Cities Skyline, Banished, and Tropico. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a very long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), and a backlit keyboard.

The Storage and RAM on the laptop are also pretty easy to upgrade if you desire to do so (1TB HDD drives can be found around $58 and 8gb Ram slots can be found around $38. It has another storage slot to add a HDD if you need more storage, and another slot to add a RAM card. Here is a video on how to upgrade it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXcxFPDRvRo

Looking for a complete solution for everyday use/gaming that will most often be docked to monitor/keyboard on a desk..

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Michiganders

If you want to save, the best value laptop on the market right now is probably the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 256GB SSD. It has a GTX 960M graphics card, which is about the best you’ll find for under $1000 and should be fine to play most games on the market (more graphic intensive ones will have to be played with settings turned down). It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a very long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), and a backlit keyboard. It’s only problem is it’s a bit on the heavy side at 5.6 pounds.

It has room for another storage device as well, so you may want to add another hard drive if you are fine to upgrade it yourself.

If you want a laptop with a new GTX 1060 GPU, you’ll be pushing the top of your budget. Maybe look into something like the ASUS ROG STRIX for $1275. It has more powerful specs with a quad core i7-6700HQ processor, 16gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It also has a GTX 1060 GPU which will be quite a bit more powerful and able to play just about any game on the market. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and an okay battery life.

Looking for a light machine for school, need to use AutoCAD, Illustrator and DreamWeaver. <$800

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by undecisivefuck

Damn that thing looks heavy. Thanks for the advice though. I saw the cheaper model, how would that compare? Do I really need an I7? This model seems to also have a larger SSD, which is always a plus. Still unhappy about the weight and the claimed battery life though :/

Beginner needs help choosing buy (for editing film, recording music, playing games on)

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Michiganders

Minimum Requirements I would recommend are a Quad Core Processor, at least a GTX 960M GPU, and an IPS display. Also at least 8GB of ram would be good.

If you wanted to budget you would probably be fine with something like the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It meets all of your needs well at a pretty budget price, despite being of pretty good build quality.

You can look into more powerful options as well like the ASUS ROG STRIX for $1275. It has more powerful specs with a quad core i7-6700HQ processor, 16gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It also has a GTX 1060 GPU which will be quite a bit more powerful and able to play just about any game on the market. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and an okay battery life.

Gaming laptop $800 USA 15-17 inch

Posted on: December 7, 2016 by Michiganders

The best value laptop on the market right now is probably the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It’s now on sale, and it has some fantastic specs for it’s price range if you’re looking for a budget gaming laptop. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 256GB SSD. It has a GTX 960M graphics card, which is about the best you’ll find for under $1000 and should be fine to play most games on the market (more graphic intensive ones will have to be played with settings turned down). It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a very long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), and a backlit keyboard.

There is also another RAM and storage slot if you would like to upgrade it in the future.

If you’re looking for something more powerful than that, I would suggest saving for a GTX 1060 laptop.

Looking for a good laptop I can run games decently on for under $800 USD

Posted on: December 7, 2016 by Michiganders

The best value laptop on the market right now is probably the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It’s now on sale, and it has some fantastic specs for it’s price range if you’re looking for a budget gaming laptop. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 256GB SSD. It has a GTX 960M graphics card, which is about the best you’ll find for under $1000 and should be fine to play most games on the market (more graphic intensive ones will have to be played with settings turned down). It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a very long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), and a backlit keyboard.

Best Laptop under 1000$

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by Michiganders

The best value laptop on the market right now is probably the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $670. It’s now on sale, and it has some fantastic specs for it’s price range if you’re looking for a budget gaming laptop. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 256GB SSD. It has a GTX 960M graphics card, which is about the best you’ll find for under $1000 and should be fine to play most games on the market (more graphic intensive ones will have to be played with settings turned down). It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a very long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), and a backlit keyboard.

It’s main con is it weighs in at 5.6 pounds (average for 15.6” laptops is around 5.1), but that’s the cost of a long battery life (batteries are heavy in laptops).

Is the ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501VW right for me?

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by edit1754

The specs in it that are solid are the 16GB of memory, which you can put in any laptop for cheap, the 512GB SSD, which is less cheap to put in yourself but still doable and still available in some sub-$1K laptops, and the NVIDIA GTX 960M, which is also available in many sub-$1K laptops.

You could get these all for under $1000

– https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1480991165&sr=8-4&keywords=inspiron
– https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=512GB+SSD (EDIT: depends which kind the Inspiron uses)
– https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=8GB+DDR3L1600MHz+laptop&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3A8GB+DDR3L1600MHz+laptop

If you want to spend more to get a premium machine, IMO the Dell XPS 15 is a better option.

EDIT: And the 6700HQ CPU. But you can just get one of the Inspiron i7559’s with that instead of this one.

All i need is a Fast SSD and a good IPS Screen.

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the games you mentioned on high settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it also come with back lit keybaord.

Looking for $800 Laptop (US)

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by LonerIM2

it would be hard to find this GPU on these sizes, what about this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the games you mentioned on high settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it also come with back lit keybaord.

Laptop for a statistics student

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by Michiganders

If you want the best value, and can carry the extra weight, I would suggest the Dell INspiron 7559 for $660. It has very powerful specs including a Skylake i5-6300 quad core processor, 8gb of ram and a 256gb ssd. It also has a GTX 960M graphics card which would allow you to play more demanding games than COD if you wish. The storage and RAM are also upgradable if you would like to improve them in the future. It also has a very long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours), full 1080p IPS display, and a backlit keyboard. It weighs in at 5.6 pounds though.

If you want something lighter, maybe look into the Lenovo Ideapad 510 for $750. It has a new Kaby Lake i7 processor, 12GB of ram, and a 256gb ssd. It also has a GTX 940MX graphics card which should still work just fine for games like COD. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, but a mediocre battery (advertised up to 5 hours). It weighs in at 4.8 pounds.

A gaming laptop that I can also use for office work--$700-$800~ (US)

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by LonerIM2

One, it looks like it does come with backlit keyboard after all, 2. it is now on even a better discount so make a decision soon, and third, pushing to 1k these days will not get you much better performance in gaming (same GPU but you would get more ram, bigger SSD, better CPU) if you wait for holiday sales you might be able to get stronger 970M GPU or a 1060 but that is not guaranteed since we just finished some good sales.

Need a laptop to replace my 5 year old lenovo y570

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by LonerIM2

Then I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this price and will be able to play the games you mentioned on high settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it also comes with back lit keybaord.

Need a laptop to replace my 5 year old lenovo y570

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by Orangematz

Get this. Cheaper.

Asus K501UX. Vs Asus K501uw-ab78

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by edit1754

Actually, as a counter to the K501 and the $599 Acer, I’d get this: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/

Much better quality IPS display. You’ll notice that before a lot of other specs.

Looking for a high-end laptop for college.

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by ArbyCreeper

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.

Help me to decide on which gaming laptop

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by Orangematz

Stick with this Inspiron. You don’t need the i7. The i5 is fine for gaming.

Suggest a laptop

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by Orangematz

Also would suggest this, but you’ll have to check with Dell about the global support. And it *does* come with a backlit keyboard.

Looking for a laptop for school/editing with occasional gaming

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by Orangematz

Yep, that Inspiron is the way to go.

Need a laptop for school work and light gaming.

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by Orangematz

The Inspiron wins for sure.

Do let me know if you have any questions. I am willing to help.

Looking for a Gaming Laptop under $600 (USA)

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by Orangematz

How much more can you go? This is at a seriously good price right now. I suggest picking one up ASAP.

Looking for a laptop for school/editing with occasional gaming

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the games you mentioned on high settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it doesn’t come with back lit keybaord though.

Suggest a laptop

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by LonerIM2

I am not sure about the global support but what about this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the games you mentioned on high settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it also comes with back lit keybaord.

Need a laptop for school work and light gaming.

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by edit1754

The ASUS K501 uses a low-quality TN display. Good resolution, but the contrast + colors + viewing angles aren’t great. The display is technically upgradable to IPS, but there’s also these which come with better displays right off the bat:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ ($659)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834331904 ($799)

Help me to decide on which gaming laptop

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by LonerIM2

Then I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the games you mentioned on high settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it doesn’t come with back lit keybaord though.

Need a GORGEOUS high performance laptop for college.

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by ArbyCreeper

Here is an another option. Get that laptop that /u/shopineer suggested or Dell Inspiron or a cheaper laptop and use that rest of your money on building a desktop and get a 1440p or 4k monitor.

A gaming laptop that I can also use for office work--$700-$800~ (US)

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the games you mentioned on medium to high settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it doesn’t come with back lit keybaord though.

If you want to max out your budget for something more powerful let me know.

Need a decent Gaming Laptop : Screen Size Not prefered, Country U.S. Budget $750

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest getting something such as this.

Need a decent Gaming Laptop : Screen Size Not prefered, Country U.S. Budget $750

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by LonerIM2

Then I would recommend either this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the games you mentioned on medium settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it doesn’t come with back lit keybaord though but you won’t face any overheating to reach the point of damaging internals, just to the point of using it on your lap while gaming would be a discomfort.

Or if you can push your budget a little get this ASUS ZX53VW for double the SSD storage and for the USB C.

Need a new laptop

Posted on: December 3, 2016 by edit1754

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ ($699)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834331904 ($799)

Both come with the NVIDIA GTX 960M and 1920×1080 IPS displays.

Gaming laptop between $500-$800? [USA]

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by Michiganders

I would suggest looking into the Dell 7559 for $700 (still on sale for Black Friday, typically $780). It has some of the best specs you’ll find under $900 with a Quad core i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and a GTX 960M. The 960M GPU will be able to play games like Rainbow Six and Skyrim with ease, and even a bit more demanding games if you wish. AAA games will be playable, but the graphics on more demanding games will certainly have to be turned down. It also has a full 1080p IPS display which should have pretty good color reproduction / brightness, a very durable build quality, and a pretty long battery life.

Advise on sub $600 laptop for design & gaming

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by Michiganders

Your best option is probably the HP pavilion 17. A lot of the deals on the 950M from Black Friday have ended from what I’m seeing. The only other suggestion I would have is the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $700. It’s pushing your budget a bit, but would be more powerful with a GTX 960M graphics card and a quad core i5 processor.

Photoshop/Light Modeling-15inch-Under$1000[US]

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by edit1754

Don’t get the K501UW, because it uses a TN display, while a lot of the competition uses much better IPS displays. The 1920×1080 resolution is good, but the viewing angles + contrast + colors of the TN display aren’t.

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

Same GPU, but a much better display (IPS).

New Laptop for Class

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by Michiganders

If you’re interested in budging, you could look into something like the Dell 7559 for $700 (still on sale for Black Friday, typically $780). It has some of the best specs you’ll find under $900 with a Quad core i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and a GTX 960M. The 960M GPU will aid in programs such as AutoCAD or other graphic intensive work you find yourself doing. It also has a full 1080p IPS display which should have pretty good color reproduction / brightness, a very durable build quality, and a pretty long battery life (advertised up to 10 hours).

Gaming/Gameplay Recording laptop Sub $900 USD

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by LonerIM2

Then I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the games you mentioned on high settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it doesn’t come with back lit keybaord though but you won’t face any overheating to reach the point of damaging internals, just to the point of using it on your lap while gaming would be a discomfort.

Gaming/Gameplay Recording laptop Sub $900 USD

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest the Inspiron. This is a great option.

Or if you were using Fraps or a program that records instead of a dedicated capture card, you may benefit from an i7. So then you’d be good with this model.

Laptop for programming/coding and some mid range gaming $700-$900 CAD

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by ian220

Hello, while waiting for a reply I looked around the sub-reddit a bit and I have a few questions about other options.

first there is this option, would this be a good otion for what I want?

and then there is this option which is only very slightly more out of my budget and has better specs (from what I can tell) would this be worth it if I was to go for it over the other Acer?

EDIT: OOPS ignore this comment, just realized I was looking at us prices and that these are both way out of my price range in CAD

Looking for a good gaming laptop

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the Dell 7559 for $700 (still on sale for Black Friday, typically $780). It has some of the best specs you’ll find under $900 with a Quad core i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and a GTX 960M. The GTX 960M, while not the most powerful, is more than powerful enough to play the games you mentioned (LoL, Overwatch, Skyrim Remastered). It will only struggle on some of the most demanding AAA games on the market. It also has a full 1080p IPS dipslay, a very long battery life, and a backlit keyboard.

Laptop suggestions?

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by iamclements

For this price point I would get the Dell i7559. This laptop has a quad core i5 processor which will handle every task you mentioned with ease, a 256GB SSD that will make the user experience snappy as well as a dedicated GPU if you decide to get into PC gaming later. And best of all, its $200 under budget.

Hope this helps!

Laptop Suggestion ~$600 US 15.6 Inch

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget and will be able to play the games you mentioned on high settings with high FPS, it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming, great value for money, good battery life, it doesn’t come with back lit keybaord though.

Looking for a gaming laptop to run games like Overwatch and stuff, under $1,000

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by edit1754

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

NVIDIA GTX 960M, 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display (The MSI and ASUS laptops with this GPU for this price use low-quality TN displays), and 256GB SSD. The 8GB of RAM can be upgraded yourself if you end up needing more.

If you go $1099 you can get a GTX 1060: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GP62MVR-Leopard-Pro-218-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01M0COXDI/ . Same GPU as the ASUS FX502VM, but the FX502VM is using a low-quality TN screen instead of IPS.

Gaming/Gameplay Recording laptop Sub $900 USD

Posted on: November 30, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the Dell 7559 for $700 (currently on sale, typically $780). It has some of the best specs you’ll find under $900 with a Quad core i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and a GTX 960M. The GTX 960M will allow you to play most games on the market with ease, but may struggle with some very graphic intensive AAA titles (still playable on lower settings though). It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a long battery life, and a durable build quality.

For streaming, it would work just fine, however I may suggest adding another 8gb ram stick. You can buy one on amazon for around $30 to upgrade the machine to 16gb (there is an empty ram slot if you take the back cover off). It would help with multi-tasking. Other than that, the laptop would work just fine for streaming.

Looking for Low-Powered older generation gaming Laptop with moderate specs and low heat

Posted on: November 30, 2016 by Michiganders

I would stay away from an i7 if you’re worried about heat (they are oftentimes known to heat up much more than an i5 CPU).

If you want something new, pretty powerful, and that won’t run too hot I would suggest the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $700. It’s a pretty damn powerful laptop that would work well for more powerful games than WoW if you are interested in them. It has good specs with a quad core i5, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and a GTX 960m. It is also known to have pretty decent cooling that should not get too hot, especially for games you’re interested in.

If you want to save a bit you would probably also be fine with the Acer E15 for $500. It has a dual core i5, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and a GTX 940MX graphics card. Reviews indicate that heat is not a huge issue, and the laptop has other benefits of a 1080p display, and a very long battery life.

Unfortunately you’ll be pretty limited to 15.6” laptops, as smaller form factor laptops often have much worse cooling due to their thin size, and will be quite a bit less powerful.

Gaming Laptop for College

Posted on: November 30, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the Dell 7559 for $700 (currently on sale, typically $780). It has some of the best specs you’ll find under $900 with a Quad core i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and a GTX 960M. The GTX 960M will allow you to play most games on the market with ease, but may struggle with some AAA titles. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a long battery life, and a durable build quality.

I would not suggest any GTX 1060 laptops given your needs, as none of them will have a battery life that will last more than 3 or 4 hours at most.

Looking for a gaming laptop to run games like Overwatch and stuff, under $1,000

Posted on: November 30, 2016 by edit1754

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

NVIDIA GTX 960M, 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display (The MSI and ASUS laptops with this GPU for this price use low-quality TN displays), and 256GB SSD (not a 1TB HDD unfortunately, that’s the only thing)

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

EDIT2: fixed link

CYBER MONDAY Laptop Recommendations – Gaming Laptops

Posted on: November 29, 2016 by ggwpnore9

How do you guys think this laptop by Eluktronics compares to the Dell Inspiron 7559 listed above? Not sure about Eluktronics, but a little bit of googling actually shows favorable results, people seem to like them as a company.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2016 - Laptop Deals - US Only

Posted on: November 28, 2016 by Chowda289

I’d like some opinions, if you will.

Right now, I’m looking at:

MSI GL62 6QF-628 ($609 after rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154112&cm_re=msi_15.6-_-34-154-112-_-Product

MSI GL62 6QF-627 ($679 after rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154111&cm_re=MSI_laptop-_-34-154-111-_-Product

Dell 15.6″ Gaming Laptop ($699, $739 if add on 8RAM) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ

MSI GP62 Leopard Pro-870 ($799 after coupon) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154147&cm_re=msi_laptop-_-34-154-147-_-Product

MSI GT72 Dominator G-1227 ($899, but kind of out of my price range… It’s out of stock, right now.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N84A21389

Or should i hold out for Cyber Monday? :/

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2016 - Laptop Deals - US Only

Posted on: November 24, 2016 by BlackOxen

Is this price going to get any better on Black Friday? Or is the $80 off about as good as it’s going to get?

Or should I spend the extra $100 and get the Dell i7555 for the 4k display and touchscreen? Not sure I’d use the touchscreen a whole lot but the 4k might be nice to have occasionally.

Dell-Inspiron-i7559-2512BLK - Still the best for gaming for $800?

Posted on: November 24, 2016 by bloocrab

I impusle bought and went with the dell https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PYYDMQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Which laptop should I buy? (If there is a better option other than the two, please tell me)

Posted on: November 19, 2016 by rednax1206

This is the laptop I picked up recently. It comes with a 256GB SSD and an empty 2.5 bay so you can add a hard drive. I don’t know how demanding CSGO is, but this can handle Witcher 3 on low settings just perfectly. It’s also cheaper than your two options.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/

Dell i7559-2512blk for 800 usd is it worth it?

Posted on: November 17, 2016 by LonerIM2

As shopineer mentioned it depends on your usage, if you want it for just gaming then yes it is a great option, another good one to check out is this Dell inspiron because it comes with lower price, lower CPU, same GPU and SSD which is much better than a HDD.

looking for laptop $799 and under

Posted on: November 17, 2016 by mosaic888

thank you
so the one with touch screen would be even heavier than non-touch ones?
which one would you recommend to buy, the one with touch for $799, or the one on amazon with 256 g ssd no touch for $749?
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1479321172&sr=8-2&keywords=inspiron+7559

looking for laptop $799 and under

Posted on: November 16, 2016 by Orangematz

What about this?

[$850 USD] Looking for lightweight laptop for light gaming and general use with good speakers and and SSD.

Posted on: November 7, 2016 by Waifu4Laifu

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

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

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

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

Best gaming laptop under $1000?

Posted on: November 6, 2016 by Orangematz

I’d go with the Inspiron, but go with this version.

USA- College Gaming Laptop for <$1000

Posted on: October 30, 2016 by Orangematz

That is another thing to consider… you might just want to spend some more for this considering that the Acer V15 Nitro is hard to get apart.

[Germany] Looking for a powerful but portable Laptop for 600€-900€

Posted on: October 28, 2016 by CarlosB56

I dont know how much it cost in German money but a Dell inspirion 15 series are a great line of laptops. Even getting a gtx950/960m would run most games at decent settings at 60fps. I have the inspirion 15 with a i7-6700hq and a 960m and played the new skyrim at ultra in 1080p with around a 50 fps outside and a stable 60 indoor.
If you dont care about graphics cards as much (I do think civ needs at least a 950m but that’s only because my 960m handled civ 5 well but not spectacular) I’d recommend this or the next model up with the i7-6700hq processor. It last me about 5 hours of Battery life
Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor up to 3.2GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_5Z1eybAPB8JPF

Your thoughts/experiences buying a new laptop from Amazon vs from the manufacturer?

Posted on: October 25, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would suggest this Dell Inspiron because it comes with 6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor (one of the best CPU in the market), 8GB DDR3(great for multitasking), 256GB SSD(great for faster booting and loading), Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M(one of the best GPU in the market for your budget and powerful enough for your gaming), Windows 10.

And regarding Amazon, I always prefer it, usually the brand site margin of profit is higher, while Amazon depend on quantity over quality meaning they would rather sell a 100 and make 1 dollar profit of each one rather than sell 1 and make a 100 dollar profit on that one item, plus they are usually much faster in shipping and provide way better customer support.

Looking for a computer under $1000

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by Orangematz

If you are confused on specs, go to this page and do some reading.

I’d suggest this.

One that can flawlessly run Overwatch?

Posted on: October 1, 2016 by Orangematz

If it is just TF2 and other not super intensive titles, this would be fine.

[US, <$800, 14''+] Help me find a laptop?

Posted on: September 28, 2016 by Orangematz

It would probably help to get a dedicated GPU on a laptop, but if you’re willing to get into a desktop then you are totally better off with that direction. But it is really up to you.

If you want a gaming notebook, what about this?

Looking for Laptop to play Civ 6 $1000 or less USA 14in or less

Posted on: September 25, 2016 by LonerIM2

How important is screensize and backlit keyboard ? if it minimal then I would recommend this Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop because it comes with Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor up to 3.2GHz(one of the best CPU in the market), 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD(just like you wanted), Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M(one of the best CPU in the market for your budget and should be more than enough for your gaming), Windows 10

Forgive me father for I know not tech

Posted on: September 23, 2016 by LonerIM2

You can add a M2 SSD but if you only care about boot time it is not slow because of the 8 GB SSD for cache, if you prefer you can get this config as it comes with 256 SSD out of the box but with a i5 6300 HQ rather than the i7

Please suggest a good multimedia laptop for student and with gaming features if can be added!

Posted on: September 19, 2016 by TRDJr

The Dell inspiron series has a lot of the features you want at right about that price range.

Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor up to 3.2GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_6oV3xbK8GZN1C

1tb sshd or 256 gb ssd?

Posted on: September 18, 2016 by crystalboy26

No, the dell Inspiron i7559, two different models
Ssd model:Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor up to 3.2GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FPy3xbXF6Z7KX
Sshd model:
Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK 15.6 Inch FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 8 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYZ0J6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_GQy3xb0YC020R

Looking for a solidly built, future-proof laptop for school (Approx. US $1000 or less, 14"-16" screen size)

Posted on: September 14, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Dell 15.6-Inch because it comes with 960M GPU, which should be able to run the games you mention along with the battery life you want, and it should fit nicely in the backpack.

600$ for a GTX960M Dell 7559. Is it a good buy ?

Posted on: August 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

Well the same laptop Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop is available new for under 800, so I would consider this as a good deal, foes it come with warranty ?

Looking for a gaming laptop in the $500-$800 range.

Posted on: August 27, 2016 by LonerIM2

I agree with Construktz, this Dell-Inspiron is a great option, another good option is this Acer Aspire V Nitro because it comes with very similar specs, ntel Quad-Core i7-4720HQ Processor(6MB Cache, up to 3.4 GHz), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video Memory), 8GB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM, 1TB SATA Hard Drive, 3 USB 3.0, 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display, Windows 10 Home 64bit, Illuminated Keyboard

Looking for a gaming laptop in the $500-$800 range.

Posted on: August 27, 2016 by construktz

The best bang for the buck is the **Dell Inspiron 15-i7559** within your price range.

The 960M is a solid card that will play your games, the SSD is a nice feature, and the IPS display is great with a reasonable level of portability and great battery life, so all in all it’s a good move.

Looking for a gaming laptop in the $500-$800 range.

Posted on: August 27, 2016 by Michiganders

The MSI GL62 is an excellent option at $684 with near the best specs for the price range that you can find. It has a GTX 960M graphics card that will work well for games you are looking to play, and it has a Skylake Quad Core i5 processor, 8GB of ram and a 1TB HDD for storage.

If you don’t think you need all of that storage and would prefer a SSD, look into the Dell Inspiron 7559 for $780 with similar specs, but with a 256GB SSD instead of a HDD. It also has a better battery life.

Need advice on a gaming laptop

Posted on: August 26, 2016 by Orangematz

You could look into something with a GTX 1060 such as this.

But if you want to spend less, go with this.

Need advice on a gaming laptop

Posted on: August 25, 2016 by SD0S

The most important thing here is the GPU. I personally would say either get [this] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015PYYDMQ) with the Nvidia GTX 960m, or go for a more powerful machine with the Nvidia GTX 970m since you’re already in that price point at about $1200. Or wait for a laptop with the new 10XX series GPUs since they’re full desktop cards and much much faster than the 9XXm series.

You could also get [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-2512BLK-Generation-GeForce/dp/B015PYZ0J6/ref=sr_1_44?ie=UTF8&qid=1471906475&sr=8-44&keywords=Dell+i7-6700) if you’re really dead-set on having an i7 instead of an i5, but there won’t be a huge performance difference. Also, in this machine there is an M.2. slot for the SSD and a 2.5in drive slot for a more standard HDD (or another SSD). You can also easily upgrade the RAM from 8GB to 16GB very cheaply. So any storage differences or RAM differences you see between the MSI and the Dell can easily and cheaply be corrected/improved. Cooling is also probably better in the Dell due to the dual fan design that utilizes a ton of vents.

I recommended this to my friend and he really enjoys it. Got it in 2 days with Amazon Prime shipping and now he’s using it for all of his classes. It’s an incredibly good machine for the price. I personally use a Eurocom M5 Pro with a Nvidia GTX 970m, which I paid ~$1300 for new when the 9XXm series was new and the fastest on the market. You could probably get GTX 970m wielding laptops at a pretty good price nowadays with the refreshed versions with desktop GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 cards coming out.

So, either go cheaper if you keep the GTX 960m, search for a nice GTX 970m laptop that will offer better performance (~40%) at the same price point that you have now, or wait for a GTX 1060 equipped laptop that will cost the same or more but with even better performance (~40-50% than the GTX 970m) than the already more powerful GTX 970m.

Canadian student looking for a great laptop.

Posted on: August 25, 2016 by Fastlanetech

how about the [Dell 7559] ( https://www.amazon.ca/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472087592&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+7559)

Cheapest Laptop that could run old games on GOG like Neverwinter Nights 2, etc? Also, cheapest laptop that could run "newer" games like Mass Effect 3? Also, Amazon is mostly where I'm looking to buy from.

Posted on: August 24, 2016 by Fastlanetech

welcome insan3soldiern…..the best laptop for you would be the [Dell 7559] (https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1471976081&sr=1-2&keywords=dell+7559) 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…..This laptop can run all the games above with ease and it at a great price now .

[USA, 13-15in, $800(flexible)] Looking for a portable gaming laptop

Posted on: August 22, 2016 by TIYAT

Ah, yeah, thanks for catching that. I meant this one, which is currently $779.99. Fixed.

[USA, 13-15in, $800(flexible)] Looking for a portable gaming laptop

Posted on: August 22, 2016 by TIYAT

You may be better off with the $779.99 version that has a Core i5 and 256GB SSD instead of a Core i7 and 1TB HDD: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/

The Core i5-6300HQ in the Dell 7559 is still a true quad-core (hence the -Q suffix), unlike most Intel laptop CPUs. Compared to the Core i7-6700HQ, the only drawbacks are a slightly lower clockspeed (2.3 GHz vs. 2.6 GHz) and lack of hyper-threading (which lets each physical CPU core handle two virtual threads), neither of which should make much of a difference in terms of gaming since most games don’t use more than 4 cores and will be bottle-necked by your GPU, not your CPU.

The 256GB SSD is not so important for gaming, but it will make your computer much more responsive in regular use compared to the 1TB hard drive. And if you need more storage, it’s ridiculously easy to add another hard drive or more RAM to the Dell 7559 (literally only a single screw).

As for build quality, see reviews:

* Dave Lee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_8yFIYxP4s
* Linus Tech Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPQfWCuxAo
* Gaming Laptops Junky: http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/dell-inspiron-15-7559-review/

I'm trying to buy a decent laptop that can play most games decently and serve as my main method of internet connection. Can anyone help?

Posted on: August 20, 2016 by agentsmith907

$779 but good specs. [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]
(https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=)

Need help deciding on a $800 gaming laptop!

Posted on: August 14, 2016 by Michiganders

The Dell Inspiron 7559 for $770 would probably be the best option, especially if you are interested in getting a SDD. It has great specs for it’s price with a quad core i5, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, and a GTX 960M. The 960M graphics card would work extremely well for games you are looking to play and you could easily play most with high graphics settings.

The laptop also has a decent battery life if you ever need to carry it around, and it is a sturdy and pretty well built laptop.

Budget gaming laptop

Posted on: August 8, 2016 by techspectacle

Definitely the Dell Inspiron 7559.

It’s got decent specs, good battery life and an SSD.

There’s a guide here that explains the top 5 budget gaming laptops sub $1k which will be perfect for you.

Trying to Decide on a Gaming Laptop

Posted on: August 7, 2016 by Moreyouknow

I meant that one versus the other one at $779 posted in comment here

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PYYDMQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I am leaning toward it.

Looking for the best Gaming Laptop for ~800

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop because it comes with Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Quad-Core (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz)(one of the best CPU in the market),NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5(one of the best GPU for this price point),
8 GB DDR3L (great for multitasking), 256 GB Solid-State Drive(great for faster booting and loading),15.6-Inch FHD IPS, Wide-Angle, Anti Glare Screen, Windows 10

Trying to Decide on a Gaming Laptop

Posted on: July 31, 2016 by The--Technician

The ***Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK*** is a much better gaming laptop..It has a far better processor as well as graphics card..To be exact, it has a quad core i5 processor vs a simple dual core i7 processor which is much weaker…It also has the gtx 960 dedicated graphics card vs the 940 MX which is only a low end graphics card.

Do i need to buy a mac to get a laptop with good performance and that i can use for at least 5-6 years?

Posted on: July 21, 2016 by massivewang

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1469053510&sr=1-2&keywords=inspiron+15+gaming+laptop

http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000

Can buy this one 256gb ssd, core i5. Great performance, battery life is about 7 hours. It’s a great value for you and you get great performance out of it. It is a bit bigger but if you need performance, this is it.

Suggestions for Quality College Laptop (around $750, USA, any screen size)

Posted on: July 16, 2016 by AdityaRav

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**

Suggestions for Quality College Laptop (around $750, USA, any screen size)

Posted on: July 16, 2016 by The--Technician

This Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop would be a wonderful pick for you. This laptop is actually withing your budget, does have an good battery life and will run those games you have mentioned on high settings. The laptop has brilliant quad core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, a great 256 GB SSD and of course, a gtx 960 dedicated graphics. This laptop will run the games you mentioned above on high settings.

Xps, surface book, or mbpr

Posted on: July 14, 2016 by Jinh0o

The xps 13 has integrated graphics card which is worse than the surface book that has the dedicated graphics card. You want the 15 inch model. If you’re going for dell and also want to save some cash, look at the dell Inspiron 7000, that also has the 960m and it costs significantly less.

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1468480469&sr=1-2&keywords=dell+inspiron+15+7000

I’m sure you can still play overwatch on the sb with things set to low/medium. You can find videos of it on YouTube. The 960m will be able to run it better though.

Decent gaming on a slight budget. Laptop comparison

Posted on: June 28, 2016 by Solarak

I have been looking for a gaming laptop in the same budget range for about a few months now. I have narrowed it down to the Dell that people are mentioning and the Acer.

I have seen the Acer on sale at Newegg for $680 a couple times. The Acer supports an M.2 internal SSD in addition to the HDD, so theoretically you could buy an SSD and an additional 8gb of RAM and it would be about the same price as the Dell. If you don’t want to go through all the trouble, the Dell seems like a good deal though.

As for overheating, I’ve personally had issues with Dell, but it was probably just a “laptop in general” problem. If you do experience overheating, just limit the CPU a bit in the power options and maybe get a fan and you are good to go.

Decent gaming on a slight budget. Laptop comparison

Posted on: June 28, 2016 by Orangematz

Okay.

I’d encourage spending a little extra for this.

Decent gaming on a slight budget. Laptop comparison

Posted on: June 28, 2016 by trainedtech88

definitely you are asking for this decent dell inspiron. it houses a great 6th gen i5 quad core cpu, an 8gb ram, a dedicated gtx 960m gpu, and a great 256gb ssd for that quick booting speed. this laptop has a nice battery life and will run games on decent settings.

I have a Budget of $1000 and I'm going to buy the laptop from Amazon US.

Posted on: June 22, 2016 by massivewang

Ideally i’d go for a 970m laptop, but it doesn’t seem there are any in that price range.

So your next best bet is this laptop with a 965m:

https://www.amazon.com/Alienware-AW15R2-1546SLV-Laptop-Generation-GeForce/dp/B015P3SNN2/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1466603255&sr=1-5&keywords=970m+laptop

If you want to save some money you could go for this one, though the gpu is slightly weaker:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1466603403&sr=1-1&keywords=dell+gaming+laptop

Looking for a sturdy college laptop ~$650+, USA, 14+" gaming and college

Posted on: June 20, 2016 by construktz

Check out **this list** to see a range of options within your budget to compare.

I’d specifically look to the Acer Aspire V Nitro for $729. It’s going to have the best performance near your budget, which is something you will want for Overwatch and Skyrim. Been playing a ton of OW, and it could get pretty bad with lag, as it’s very, very fast paced.

The Acer has a GTX 960M, which will let you keep settings up, and it’s actually a pretty portable machine.

Alternatively, if you have a little more to throw in the pot, you’d get better battery life out of the **Dell Inspiron 15 i7559**. It has the same GPU, but a much newer and more efficient processor, a high quality IPS display, and a 256GB SSD.

Laptop For Playing Overwatch

Posted on: June 13, 2016 by Rbennie24

This is what I play on, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PYYDMQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I get 50-60 fps easily with high settings. The game runs very smoothly and I rarely have a problem with it. When I do have problems it’s usually my internet bugging out, not the laptop.

Need to buy good strong Windows laptops w/o Windows 10. Screen size atleast 1388x768, Country: USA. Budget: $400 - $800

Posted on: June 8, 2016 by construktz

You should be able to downgrade the OS via Windows Downgrade Rights, but Windows 8 or 10 is going to be what you’re going to get. 7 is hard to find and I don’t think it’s really even a good option at this point. If you want an OS to feel like 7, while still keeping all of the benefits of the newer OS, try **classic shell**

As for your video editing and photo editing, I’d suggest going for something like this **Dell Inspiron 15 i7559**.

It has a great IPS display and Nvidia GTX 960M graphics for your work, a 256 GB SSD which is great for video editing, a quad-core i5-6300HQ, and it maximizes the potential of your budget.

800$ for a gaming laptop.

Posted on: June 2, 2016 by Orangematz

Another popular machine that is often mentioned in this sub would be this, which may interest you.

15-17inch / US / <1000$ Gaming and CS Majour

Posted on: May 29, 2016 by maplesagewood

Check this one out! It’s well within your budget and offers decent specs and way more ‘bang for buck’ than most laptops at this price range.

Best programming laptops

Posted on: May 22, 2016 by construktz

You can take a look at **this list** to see a range of good options for your needs.

I would suggest configuring a Lenovo ThinkPad T460p with everything you want on it so you’d be getting the best build quality and the best keyboard, which can do a lot of good for your needs.

Alternatively, you could cut down to the **Dell Inspiron 15 i7559**, which would give you the best bang for the buck with dedicated graphics for Unity. It has an i5-6300HQ, rather than an i7, but it’s still quad-core, just doesn’t have hyperthreading, and unless you’re really capping 8 logical cores, you probably won’t notice too much of a difference.

Guys I'm really overwhelmed by all of the Dell Inspirons listed on Amazon right now. I'm just looking for the best one with an SSD. Any help out there?

Posted on: May 22, 2016 by construktz

I still stand by this Dell Inspiron 15 being the best one for the money.

The i5 is more than enough for 95% of people and it has an SSD.

It does, however, depend on overall budget and what you’re really going to be using it for. If you aren’t going to be gaming or doing anything video intensive, the dedicated GPU could be a waste.

college engineering student, occasional gamer, must have number pad

Posted on: May 9, 2016 by shopineer

Sorry, yes: what about the [Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK] (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ)?

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

It also has a 960M, so basically the same gaming performance as the XPS 15.

Low cost laptop for gaming and editing videos

Posted on: May 8, 2016 by shydrummer

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.

Is this worth getting in a fight with my wife?

Posted on: April 22, 2016 by nicekid81

r/relationships is <- way . . ..

Sarcasm aside, I think it’s a matter of communication. What can you do to make the deal sweeter? What does she like to do that maybe she can splurge on maybe? Can you tell her that you’ll sell your current laptop so that it somewhat mitigates the expense?

Thankfully my wife is a gamer so I typically don’t have too many issues with PC hardware. Motorcycles, on the other hand, is an issue for her. I’ve had two, and am looking at the third later on down the road.

What I do is I let my wife know that I like motorcycles – she knows that I really like them, and it’s important (to me) that I have one. I also know that I’m looking so that she knows that it’s not an impulse purchase, discuss where our finances are and what the monthly payments would be, work with her on it over time, and let her occasionally splurge on something that she really likes (my wife went to central America with some good friends of ours while I worked, I essentially paid for her trip down).

And going by the other user’s statement of “what I make is mine” well . . . most relationships don’t work that way IMO, esp. if people live together meaning all expenses are co-mingled, regardless of if one or both of you is employed. If your partner really understands that:

* It is important to you and you will get good use out of it.

* Your finances can take the hit.

* And she has room to splurge on something she wants (doesn’t have to be material, it could be a spa day or a trip to another country).

She may be initially be upset but she’ll get over it. If it is incomprehensible to her that you want this OR you did not tell her that you were looking (the cardinal sin of many a married fellow), you’re probably better off waiting BUT letting her know that you *are in the market*, and you may be jumping on the next sale that comes (which it inevitably will come).

EDIT: Looking at that laptop – I’m typing this on a i7559 right now with an SP3 right next to it so it’s a bit hypocritical, but you *would* get a lot more mileage out of a gaming-grade desktop and maybe a mid-to-low tier laptop for your money if you guys are tight on finances.

EDIT2: Typing out the first edit – since it is a question about relationships, let me ask so I get the whole picture – what total systems do you have to game on? I would have much less sympathy if your home was loaded to the gills with videogaming consoles and a gaming desktop . . ..

Looking for a powerful laptop that will work thru college for programming, note-taking, and light gaming. Planning on getting insurance so price of laptop has to be <$800, ideally $600-700.

Posted on: April 9, 2016 by DaZolo

I would suggest the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 because it has an i5 6300HQ which should be more than powerful enough to last a long time and it also has a GTX 960M which should be more than adequate for light gaming. Although the weight of the laptop is 5.67 lbs and that it’s 15″ instead of the 13-14″ that was requested, It is more than worth it due to the insane amount of power that you get for the price.

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

Very Good Review of the Laptop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPQfWCuxAo

Laptop for Software Development, browsing, watching movies & email

Posted on: April 1, 2016 by FiveStarHero

In the website you linked, it stated that you could not pair that processor with an SSD(dunno if its just me). Also did your config had 1920×1080?(would cost 50$ extra)

Either way, I have a few suggestions. You could technically upgrade it yourself and save a few hundred(this laptop is a pain to upgrade so be careful if you do).
Base Laptop 642$+256 SSD (about 120$)+8GB ram(26$)=778$
http://www.amazon.com/HP-15-6-Inch-Touchscreen-Performance-i7-6700HQ/dp/B018KYXBBC/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1459471051&sr=1-1&keywords=laptop+6700hq+touchscreen
Breakdown of laptop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuovxquGRFk

Dell Inspiron i7559 – 800$ (not including tax)
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1459472756&sr=1-2&keywords=dell
Pros:
-You should be able to use Visual Studio IDE fine(its not that intensive)
-Has 960m(you could game fairly well now)
-So much easier to upgrade(ram & storage)
Cons:
-i5 instead of i7 (still a quad core)
-8gb ram(can upgrade to 16)

Review of Dell : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPQfWCuxAo

I found these laptops at walmart and wanted to know if any of them would hold up to hard gaming such as gta 5, call of duty, just cause 3, etc

Posted on: February 3, 2016 by SD0S

I agree with /u/PearElite and /u/Orangematz completely. None of those laptops will do the trick. If you want to play those games, you’ll honestly need to save up about another $300 dollars.

Once you’ve done that, this Dell is probably the best bang for your buck at $800 out of all laptop choices in this price range. It’ll do exactly what you want it to do.

It’s the cheapest laptop with a NVIDIA 960m you’ll find, which will give you good performance for what you want to play. Going a tier higher to the NVIDIA 970m will put you in the $1000+ range, and I think the NVIDIA 950m laptops will not be significantly cheaper, in fact they’re probably the same price of the Dell. The 940m and any downgrades are going to give you less performance, which you can’t increase after you buy the laptop.

[Here are some benchmarks for the 960m. It does well with 1080p gaming, and graphics can be run at high most of the time, especially for the games you want to play.] (http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960M.138006.0.html)

[And here’s a review from LinusTechTips.. It’s one of the few video reviews of the laptop availiable now, and he likes the laptop especially due it being very competitve in it’s price range] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPQfWCuxAo)

I'm a (usa) college student. Also a gamer. I've got about $1000 to spend, and want a laptop

Posted on: January 29, 2016 by massivewang

best value hands down, also coming with a 256gb ssd.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1453240689&sr=1-2&keywords=dell+inspiron+15+7000

Long lasting, dependable laptop for gaming and school

Posted on: January 7, 2016 by erikisonfire

I saw this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015PYYDMQ/ref=psdcmw_565108_t1_B015PYZ0J6

Appears to be the same pc just 50 dollars left and an ssd instead. What do you think?

What are some good gaming laptops that don't look they were designed by an 8-year old who just played Halo for the first time?

Posted on: December 27, 2015 by PacMoron

Adjust your budget. This is going to be the lowest price for a decent gaming laptop I can think of. This’ll run modern AAA games at medium to low settings.

Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK 15.6″ Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M) with Windows 10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_38TFwbZ75WDNX

[US][14-15.6in][$1000 or less] Desktop Replacement/Light Gaming/Music Production Laptop. SSD only. This? Or Suggestions Please?

Posted on: December 22, 2015 by quanzi1507

If you don’t mind the weight:

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

Pros:

* Quad-core CPU (albeit i5) compared to dual-core

* Double the battery capacity (6-cell compared to 3-cell)

* FHD anti-glare screen (technically should draw less power than the 4k screen of the Asus, 4K is also a bit overkill for a 15.6” screen)

* The 256GB SSD is a M.2 one which leaves the 2.5” HDD slot empty, so you can always install a HDD later to expand storage (this comes to mind)

* Better GPU (the 960M is about 17% faster than the 950M)

* More VRAM (4GB DDR5 compared to 2GB DDR5)

Cons:

* Less RAM (8GB vs. 16GB)

* Way more heavy (8.7lbs vs. 4.4lbs) – I blame the battery

Need a laptop for college

Posted on: December 14, 2015 by Orangematz

What games would you be looking to play? It’s hard to go wrong with this.