Lenovo Ideapad 700 15.6″ IPS Full HD IPS Notebook Computer, Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GTX950M 4GB, Windows 10 Home

Looking for multiple options to look through for digital art and some side gaming

Posted on: July 19, 2017 by Ricooooooo

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/reviews/B01MRTG0JF/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&pageNumber=1

It’ll be in the reviews

I just don’t wanna spend all this money just for me to have to pay for repairs 1-2 months down the line or maybe sooner than that and have constant problems

Looking for multiple options to look through for digital art and some side gaming

Posted on: July 19, 2017 by LonerIM2

A little over your budget but with a Quad core CPU I would recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

* Quad core i5-6300HQ which is a great plus if you are going to play a CPU intensive game, or you are going to do other CPU intensive tasks like MatLab, AutoCAD,VMWare, audio/video editing.

* 950M which is powerful enough for your usage.

* 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops) and great if more than one person is going to watch a movie on the same screen as it has very good viewing angles.

* It has a 4-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work

GAMING LAPTOP/Video Editing - $650 max

Posted on: July 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

There is not much great choices for your price range but allow me to quote my own reddit list about best laptops, and recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

* Quad core i5-6300HQ which is a great plus if you are going to play a CPU intensive game, or for = other CPU intensive tasks like Sony Vegas video editing.

* 950M which is powerful enough for your usage.

* 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops) and great if more than one person is going to watch a movie on the same screen as it has very good viewing angles.

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college).

Posted on: July 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

* Quad core i5-6300HQ which is a great plus if you are going to play a CPU intensive game, or you are going to do other CPU intensive tasks like MatLab, AutoCAD,VMWare, audio/video editing.

* 950M which is powerful enough for your usage.

* 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops) and great if more than one person is going to watch a movie on the same screen as it has very good viewing angles.

* It has a 4-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work

~~$800 good laptop (lol)

Posted on: June 23, 2017 by edit1754

Negligible CPU difference and this kind of screen difference: https://i.imgur.com/Sajajqc.jpg

SSD in the Acer is nicer and the Acer has faster VRAM for its 940MX.

However really I wouldn’t suggest the Ideapad 510. I would suggest the Ideapad 700: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-Notebook-Computer-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01MRTG0JF/ (cheaper and better GPU — 950M DDR3)

But if you can get it while it’s still available, I would *really* suggest this:

– https://slickdeals.net/f/10228316-dell-outlet-dell-inspiron-15-7559-laptop-refurb-545-3840×2160-touchscreen-i7-6700hq-8gb-ddr3-1tb-hdd-gtx-960m-4gb-win-10?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo
– That coupon expired, but **Add20InsPCs** works, to make it $560.
– PenTile not-true-3840×2160 display but still a lot better than most other displays in laptops costing $560. Just be aware, true 4K or not: You’ll still have to run games in non-native res (except I think League will run fine in full res), and using an external monitor with this means you need different scaling settings on each monitor, which usually works has a few quirks like not resizing windows until they get to the other screen so they look big for a bit before the cursor gets to the other screen, and I think sometimes things appearing slightly different on the secondary monitor than if everything was 100% scaling to begin with.

USA >=14'' Laptop for Engineering, Science Student, ~$700

Posted on: June 21, 2017 by Michiganders

I would suggest looking into the Lenovo Ideapad 700 going for $675 right now. It has a Quad Core i5-6300HQ processor, 12gb of ram, 1TB HDD and a GTX 950M dGPU graphics card which will work for your more demanding programs. The screen is a 15.6″ 1080p IPS display, but only has a 5 hr advertised battery life. If you are willing to give up some of the specs, this Acer Aspire 15 is going to give you a longer battery life (advertised at 12 hours) and is a bit cheaper at $580. Like I said, this is a less powerful machine, but still has a Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256GB SSD, and a GTX 940MX dedicated GPU. Another drawback to the Acer is that its screen, while 1080p, is a TN panel.
These would both be good choices for you, it just comes down to what you value most in the end.

Orangematz also commented some great choices!

Looking for something to use for school and light gaming

Posted on: June 17, 2017 by LonerIM2

Allow me to quote my own reddit list about best laptops, and recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

Laptop for business/general use mainly with Microsoft Office tools. Latest 7th generation core processor for up to $700

Posted on: June 17, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you didn’t get one yet then allow me to quote my own reddit list about best laptops, and recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

Laptop for CAD (AutoCAD and MicroStation) $500-$700, USA +1

Posted on: June 17, 2017 by LonerIM2

allow me to quote my own reddit list about best laptops, and recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

USA: Need a laptop for a decent amount of CAD use? Budget<$700

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you didn’t get one yet then allow me to quote my own reddit list about best laptops, and recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

AutoCAD Laptop for under $700, USA

Posted on: June 15, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you didn’t get one yet then allow me to quote my own reddit list about best laptops, and recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

Looking for a Laptop For College and Light Gaming.(700$ USD preferred, >14")

Posted on: June 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you didn’t get one yet then allow me to quote my own reddit list about best laptops, and recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

Looking for a good student laptop that can also be used for music production

Posted on: June 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you didn’t get one yet then allow me to quote my own reddit list about best laptops, and recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

Laptop around $600 in US, gift for my parent.

Posted on: June 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you didn’t get one yet then allow me to quote my own reddit list about best laptops, and recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

Graduate Student looking for a computer that can run Solidworks and other 3D modeling programs

Posted on: June 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you didn’t get one yet then allow me to quote my own reddit list about best laptops, and recommend the **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

Laptop Possibilities for College (and gaming) - $400-$600, 15.6" screen, US

Posted on: May 29, 2017 by LonerIM2

I think this is your best option unless you are welling to push your budget a little more.

USA $650 - Grad school laptop

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you haven’t bought one yet then this one gets my vote

How is the HP Pavilion 15-au018wm?

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by LonerIM2

Can you push your budget and get this ? it comes with a much better CPU/GPU and IPS screen.

My brother is looking at the ASUS Q534UX-BHI7T19. Can he do better for the $1300 pricetag?

Posted on: May 25, 2017 by edit1754

It was at Best Buy right? Yeah I’d go for the Yoga 720 if the other specs of the ASUS seem to be what you want. No shady screen marketing, and better GPU.

You could also get a better GPU for this price but it won’t be needed for League, and the N850HP6 has a lower-end IPS display that, while I think has better colors than the Samsung not-true-4K panel, is still a bit low on saturation if a great screen is desired. Also wouldn’t suggest the N850HP6 for prices much more than $1150 or so. $1200 you can get an Acer with a 1060 6GB and a better IPS screen, $1350 you can get a the nicer P650HP6.

You could also go much cheaper (950M DDR3 not DDR5, lower-end IPS screen but good for this price). Or go middle ground (1050, better type if IPS).

All Purpose Laptop with longevity

Posted on: May 25, 2017 by LonerIM2

It is kinda hard to get all of that on such a small budget, what do you think about this Ideapad ?

How is the HP Pavilion 15-au018wm?

Posted on: May 25, 2017 by Orangematz

As mentioned, has a terrible screen and there are better options. How about this?

How is the HP Pavilion 15-au018wm?

Posted on: May 25, 2017 by edit1754

Low-res and very poor quality 15.6″ 1366×768 TN display. Low resolution provides limited screen realestate, and contrast and viewing angles are poor. Don’t get so caught up in the rest of the specs that you forget to check the screen — that’s how they get ya.

In this case, the rest of the specs may not all be what they seem anyway. The ‘i7’ is a bit of a misnomer, since it’s a U-series chip not much faster than an i5-6200U (and is actually ever so slightly slower than an i5-7200U). If you need CPU performance, you probably need an HQ-series. If you don’t, the lowest i5-U-series should be just fine.

12GB RAM is higher than average, however most computers are cheap and easy to upgrade on your own. If a computer has 8GB, it’s usually one 8GB stick and one free slot where you can add a $30 4GB stick to make it 12GB anyway.

The 940MX GPU is pretty average for this price point, however you can get the same GPU alongside a screen that isn’t so poor.

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If you can go $50 over-budget and aren’t eyeing this laptop for the touchscreen, by far the best gaming capability you’ll get will be with this HP Pavilion 15t. 6GB of RAM by default but I’ve heard of being able to haggle with reps to get the 8GB upgrade for no upcharge. Price is already pretty good though.

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Another option slightly cheaper: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-Notebook-Computer-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01MRTG0JF/

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Currently trying to remember if there’s a good touchsceen option in budget.

Top Gaming/ High Performance Laptops from $500 - 1000. Sorted in 5 different mini- budget ranges to make it easier for you to peruse.

Posted on: May 23, 2017 by edit1754

Pro-star N855HJ with IPS offered (pick the IPS option and select an OS). Also, same, thing. IPS upgrade is this kind of difference.

I would say Amazon unfortunately currently isn’t the place to get the N855HJ, since it’s only available with the poor TN panel there.

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ASUS X550VX-MS72 might seem like a good value due to that 7700HQ packed into a $649 laptop, however be aware this comes with a major sacrifice in other areas, in particular the display. Poor contrast and viewing angles like the N855HJ’s stock screen, but also the low 1366×768 resolution can serve more to make things onscreen large than to allow you to truly take advantage of the size of the 15.6″ display. I’d probably gravitate towards an Ideapad 700 for that price instead, which uses a 1920×1080 IPS display and still an HQ-series CPU — bearing in mind its 950M is the DDR3 version rather than DDR5, and that it has no SSD (though does have an open slot for one). The one you linked with the SSD would be nice, but it seems it’s not available at the moment.

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Inspiron 5577, MSI GL62M, and Acer Aspire F are other options with low quality TN panels that I might tend to advise against for the price unless you plan to replace the screen yourself (which is usually possible).

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Nice to see that Ideapad 510 for under $550.

US-15"+ $300-650 Looking for a laptop for work, mainly used for excel

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by LonerIM2

Allow me to quote myself and recommend
**Lenovo Ideapad 700**

* Quad core i5-6300HQ which is a great plus over the previous 2 acers, specially if you are going to play a CPU intensive game, or you are going to do other CPU intensive tasks like MatLab, AutoCAD, audio/video editing.

* 950M which is one of the best GPUs you can find in this budget.

* 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops) and great if more than one person is going to watch a movie on the same screen as it has very good viewing angles.

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

[USA, $900 tops, 15-16''] Suggest to me a general use laptop, with some emphasis on graphic design/image processing

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by Orangematz

I would say that this has everything you’re looking for. A good display (IPS panel), quad-core CPU, 950M. If you need an SSD, you can always add one yourself for not much extra money.

MineCraft laptop under $600

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by LonerIM2

Allow me to quote my own post about best gaming and college laptops and recommend this **Lenovo Ideapad 700**

* Quad core i5-6300HQ which is a great plus over the previous 2 acers, specially if you are going to play a CPU intensive game, or you are going to do other CPU intensive tasks like MatLab, AutoCAD, audio/video editing.

* 950M which is one of the best GPUs you can find in this budget.

* 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops) and great if more than one person is going to watch a movie on the same screen as it has very good viewing angles.

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

Cheapest laptop that can run sony vegas pro 14?

Posted on: May 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

Run and run well is two different things, but we recommend at least a powerful quad core CPU for it and the cheapest one I can think of is this it comes with quad core i5 CPU which is one of the best in the budget, and has the rest of the specs you would need, 12 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1 TB of HDD for storage, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good heat management, 950M GPU that should be able to handle video editing with no problems, and it is cheapest one like you wanted.

[500$-650$ MAX] Laptop for light gaming, homework, and watching movies, shows, and videos.

Posted on: May 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

Allow me to quote my own reddit post about best laptops to buy and recommend this **Lenovo 700**

* Quad core i5-6300HQ which is a great plus over the previous 2 acers, specially if you are going to play a CPU intensive game, or you are going to do other CPU intensive tasks like MatLab, AutoCAD, audio/video editing.

* 950M which is one of the best GPUs you can find in this budget.

* 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops) and great if more than one person is going to watch a movie on the same screen as it has very good viewing angles.

Here is a little more in depth review :

* The screen is matte/non reflective which should mean that it would work well outside or in well lit rooms but due to the low backlight it is not great but the IPS screen is very bright(when comparing others in the same price range) and you can take advantage of the better viewing angles to steer it away from the sun.

* Speakers are under the screen (unlike most laptops where the speakers are under the laptop) so it sounds clear.

* It has room for more ram and more storage (2.5 bay for hard drive and SSD).

* Brushed aluminum lid, Trackpad has a cool feature where it automatically disabled when you are typing to prevent accidental movement, the “clicking” is a little shallow and quite so the feedback is not as firm as you might want or expect but you can get used to it.

* It can get a little hot, but not to the point of throttling or hurting the internals, and only under intense work load.

[USA][$500 - $800 max] Laptop for music producing and basic internet usage, 1080p would be nice

Posted on: May 16, 2017 by Orangematz

Something you’ll need to realize is that for your budget and getting a quad-core + dGPU means you probably won’t get the best of build quality or trackpads.

Anyways, how about this?

Cheap laptops that can run Overwatch?

Posted on: April 25, 2017 by starchaserro

For a good Overwatch experience I would recommend a laptop with a Nvidia 960M or 1050 video card.

The cheapest you can find are:
– [Y700-15] (https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-Y700-15-Laptop-80NV005CUS/dp/B016YFRIUY/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1493112004&sr=1-3&keywords=lenovo+Y700-15)
– [Y700-15] (https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-Notebook-Computer-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01MRTG0JF/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1493112004&sr=1-6&keywords=lenovo+Y700-15)
– [Dell 15 7567] (http://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/productdetails/inspiron-15-7567-laptop)

15" Laptop for graphic, print, and web design (as well as everyday college student use) ~$800 USD

Posted on: April 7, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo ideapad because it comes with everything you need , i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for video editing, 12 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1 TB of HDD for storage, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, and it is within your budget.

Looking for a laptop for photo/video editing on the road.

Posted on: April 7, 2017 by LonerIM2

How often are you going to do video editing ? if a lot then I would recommend this Lenovo but if it is going to be light and not that often then I would recommend then this Acer Aspire E 15 would be the second best thing.

Recommend under $600, 15"+ screen in USA for Matlab and Fusion 360?

Posted on: April 5, 2017 by SaneBRZ

> Also 5400 hard drive speed? A big let-down from the modern SSD.

Couldn’t you just take the SSD out of your old laptop and replace the slow HDD in your new laptop with it? It will be hard to find a powerful laptop (speak i5/i7 quad core) with an SSD for under $600.

As for suggestions, take a look at the Lenovo IdeaPad 700 15. 1080p IPS panel, i5 quad core, 12 GB of RAM, Nvidia GTX 950M for $600.

Best laptops for Gaming under $600 at Newegg and Amazon.

Posted on: April 4, 2017 by edit1754

These might be better picks for video editing:

– https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-Notebook-Computer-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01MRTG0JF/ (no SSD; can add one)
– https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-GeForce-80RU00FEUS/dp/B01FJFN872/ (SSD; cheaper than just adding one)
– https://www.amazon.com/i5-6300HQ-keyboard-Microsoft-signature-Anti-Glare/dp/B01LXCBXQO/ (512GB SSD, 72% NTSC gamut display)

Looking for a laptop with a good processor ($300-800)

Posted on: April 4, 2017 by edit1754

What’s the need for the CPU for? Your mentioned use doesn’t really indicate a particular need to worry about CPU performance.

Regardless, the linked Acer VX is good. For a cheaper one with a less-good GPU if not gaming much, this: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-Notebook-Computer-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01MRTG0JF/

Thoughts on an ACER Aspire F15 - USA

Posted on: March 29, 2017 by SaneBRZ

> Quite frankly, these seem to be fantastic specs for the price.

Not really. The i7 is a dual core 15 Watt TDP model. Performance difference to an i5 dual core is negligible. You could get a similar model from Acer with an i5, SSD + Nvidia GT 940MX new for $470:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315742

It would perform as good as the Acer you linked in games. And if you really want 16 GB of RAM, you could just buy another 8 GB RAM module for $50 and stick it in.

> Regarding being refurbished, it does help that Newegg is the seller, and not a third party.

Still only a 90 day warranty and you can’t return the laptop for a refund.

For around $600 you should try to get a laptop with at least a GTX 950M.

https://www.adorama.com/le80ru00d6us.html

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRTG0JF/

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-GeForce-80RU00FEUS/dp/B01FJFN872/

Or a 960M, if you don’t mind something from the Amazon Warehouse:

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

[USA] Gaming laptop around $500

Posted on: March 28, 2017 by LonerIM2

I read it and kinda wanted a ball park number, but ok, I would say that this because it needs both a quad core CPU as well as at least a 950M GPU which this has both.

Need a laptop, mainly for web development, and maybe some noob level data processing

Posted on: March 26, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with everything you need , i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for gaming, 12 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1 TB of HDD for storage, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, 950M GPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on low to medium settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget.

[Screensize: Any] [USA] [Budget: $500-700]

Posted on: March 6, 2017 by Orangematz

You could go with this and add an SSD to it later.

$500-$600, 15", US, moderate gaming and graphic design

Posted on: March 6, 2017 by The---Technician

The Acer you mentioned is a master in that budget range, but as you said which is right the 940 mx is a little weak and for graphic design, I recommend a quad core processor. Can you save a bit more ? If you could spend $25 above that budget, you could get this Lenovo Ideapad 700 that comes with a far more powerful quad core processor, 12 GB RAM, IPS display ( far better than the Acer’s) and of course, will be much better for both gaming and graphic design.

Looking to upgrade from my HP Envy dv7. Live in the USA. Budget: Cheap as possible (<$500).

Posted on: March 6, 2017 by LonerIM2

Your budget is a little too tight to do heavy or professional video editing, if you can push your budget I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with almost everything you need, even though it a little too much for your budget, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market which is the main thing you should look for video editing, 12 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 950M which is the second thing you should look for video editing, 1 TB of HDD for storage, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality. if that is too much for you, please let me know and I will look for the second best thing for you.

Looking to upgrade from my current laptop

Posted on: March 3, 2017 by LonerIM2

Since gaming is not the major usage, I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1 TB of HDD for storage, high build quality, very good battery life, Full HD IPS screen which is a great catch for this price range and a must have for digital arts, 950M GPU that should handle most modern games and it is within your budget

Computer science at uni $400-$800 USD

Posted on: February 28, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look maybe?

Light Gaming/Programming/School Laptop [$600]

Posted on: February 26, 2017 by The---Technician

If you could go up by $29 and get this Lenovo Ideapad 700 it would be great.. It has a powerful quad core processor which will do the job for you in running all those applications mentioned..It also has 12 GB RAM which is very good, a large storage and a nice gtx 950m dedicated graphics card which will run overwatch very well.. Apart from that, this laptop has a decent build quality with nice crunchy keyboard and a very good IPS 1080 display.

Laptop for daily use, AutoCAD and Photoshop Lightroom. USA, up to $600 (I prefer staying below $550 unless it's good value). 14" to 15.6" screen.

Posted on: February 25, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would say that having an iGPU is enough, but that depends on how heavy your work in it will be so I agree with Shopineer, if you can push your budget a little this would be your best option, if you can’t push your budget, then I would recommend this Acer Aspire V 15 because it comes with quad core i5 CPU and dedicated 950M GPU, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1 TB of HDD for storage, UHD 4K Display (3840 X 2160) screen and it is under your budget.

Looking for Gaming Laptop, $600/800 Limit, USA

Posted on: February 25, 2017 by Michiganders

If you want a more budget friendly option maybe look into the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $620. It comes with pretty decent specs that have quite a bit of value and will work well for your needs. It has a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram, 1tb hdd and a GTX 950M dGPU. It also has a 1080p IPS display, and an okay battery life.

If you want something with a bit more power, maybe look into the Dell Inspiron 7559 which comes with similar specs but with a 960M dGPU, and a much longer battery life (advertised up to 10 hours). It also has an IPS display and a backlit keyboard.

If you want as much power, you can find a model of the Clevo Prostar 15.6” for $800 which comes with a new kabylake i7-7700HQ processor, 8gb of ram, 1TB HDD and new GTX 1050 dGPU. It doesn’t come with an IPS display though.

Buying a laptop

Posted on: February 21, 2017 by SaneBRZ

A few bucks over your budget, but I think it would be worth it.

Lenovo IdeaPad 700 15:

You will get a laptop with a 1080p IPS panel, i5 quad core, 12 GB of RAM, 1 TB HDD and a Nvidia GTX 950M. It will run games like Sims 4 without any hiccups, even on higher settings. It’s also available on Amazon.

Looking for a lower cost laptop for traveling (within 600$)

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by Michiganders

Maybe look into the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for around $600. It should meet your needs pretty well with decent specs, a dedicated GPU and an IPS display. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram, a 1TB HDD and a GTX 950M dGPU. It should work well for a lot of light and moderate games on the market. It’s also pretty sleek, has a 1080p IPS display, and an ok battery life.

[USA] Graphic Design student and casual gamer. $700 budget.

Posted on: February 16, 2017 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for ~$605. It’s a bit below your budget but should have pretty much everything needed for your tasks. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 12gb of ram, 1TB HDD and a GTX 950M dGPU. It’s easily powerful enough for any CAD or design projects, and will work well for light and moderate gaming (especially including overwatch). It also has a 1080p IPS display, an okay battery life, and it’s not too heavy at around 5.1 lbs.

(US) $600 General Purpose laptop. Entry level 2D/Low complexity 3D game development in Unity, low res Photoshop editing, for creating textures. Etc

Posted on: February 16, 2017 by SaneBRZ

You can get a laptop with a 1080p IPS panel, i5 quad core, 12 GB of RAM, 1 TB HDD and a Nvidia GTX 950M for under $600:

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-Notebook-Computer-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01MRTG0JF/

USA, $500, Photoshop/Lightroom

Posted on: February 16, 2017 by edit1754

The F556UA has good 1920×1080 resolution, but the actual quality of the display is rather mediocre (grayish blacks and narrow viewing angles). You can get a better quality type of 1920×1080 display with this. Still doesn’t have the best colors, but it’s much better when it comes to producing dark colors than the ASUS display.

– 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
– 15.6″ 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 since 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. Says +$35 but only affects the final price by +$23.
– Under Hard Drive select None. This will automatically select the 256GB SSD upgrade, and leave out the hard drive. I say this to make it a direct alternative to the ASUS F556UA. The SSD will make everything load faster. But you can also choose to buy without this, and install one later.
– To upgrade the RAM to 8GB, it’s cheapest to get an extra 4GB stick and install it yourself. It’s cheap, easy, and doesn’t void the warranty.

EDIT: If you were to take an i5 config of the E570, take this instead: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-Notebook-Computer-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01MRTG0JF/

Would this laptop be good enough to run overwatch and games of its caliber?

Posted on: February 14, 2017 by edit1754

Darn 🙁

Found it for $599 here: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-Notebook-Computer-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01MRTG0JF/ That’s the cheapest I know of right now for that one.

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

Posted on: February 7, 2017 by Michiganders

My best suggestion is probably the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $640. It’s on the upper end of your budget, but I think the added bonuses it has are worth it. It comes with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and 1TB HDD. It also has a GTX 950M dedicated GPU which is fine for moderate gaming and should play games like Fallout 4 and GTA V flawlessly. It also has a 1080p IPS display, an okay battery life, and a sleek build.