Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win 10 Home

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Posted on: April 7, 2017 by LonerIM2

I think the Dell XPS are way outside your budget, What about this Lenovo-Ideapad-700 because it comes with everything you need , i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market , 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, and it is within your budget

Best laptop for school and csgo

Posted on: February 22, 2017 by edit1754

Ideapad 700: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/

The GT 950M DDR3 (somewhere between a 940MX and the 950M average) should be able to do CS:GO in 1920×1080 ultra no problem.

Also a good quality display, which is something a number of laptops don’t have.

1 TB HDD or 256 GB SSD for daily word processing use; 2 hours of Photoshop/Indesign Daily

Posted on: February 5, 2017 by edit1754

Be aware that the displays in these laptops are rather low quality. The poor contrast means they can’t produce dark colors very well, and they have the “washed-out” look to them. These have much better displays (IPS) as well as a slightly better GPU, and a faster CPU (i5 quad)

– https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/ (1TB HDD)
– https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FJFN872/ (256GB SSD)

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Posted on: January 28, 2017 by LonerIM2

It depends on how heavy the video editing is or will be, for something light sure, but and thing slightly heavy it will take longer and longer, it can still edit, it is just going to take much longer doing it, this would be a much better option for it for slightly more.

how would you rate this laptop? is it worth buying it ? what i wish is a i5 processor that can play most games , 8ram a decent graphics card and either 500 gb space or 1tb idc I have a link in what i might be looking for but idk how good this is ,

Posted on: January 28, 2017 by edit1754

Did you link from the US website because you’re able to buy from it, or to make it easier for us to read?

For games I would look at the GPU, not the CPU.

What looks like the biggest issue with the laptop is the display. 1600×900 doesn’t really let you properly take advantage of the size of a 17.3″ display, it’ll just make everything onscreen rather large. I don’t know if you’ll be able to get a better display in Romania, but if what you mean is that you can buy from the US:

– I’d get this if you want 17.3″: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315672
– Or this if you want 15.6″: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/

14-15", USA, 750$

Posted on: January 27, 2017 by Orangematz

You will have to pick between a powerful machine or something with good battery life.

I would suggest going with this.

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Posted on: January 26, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little I would recommend this it has a better CPU, better screen, the 8GB of ram you wanted but no SSD, hoowever, you can add that later, if you go with something cheaper you will most likely end up with dual core CPU and that will be much slower than the quad core on this one and CPU is not upgradeable in laptops so you should aim high in CPU and add SSD later.

Looking at 15" laptop with SSD + harddrive, Nvidia 950M, in US, $600

Posted on: January 26, 2017 by Orangematz

You’re correct – but you can add the SSD. Yes, there would be an open slot.

Here it is.

Thinking of getting a laptop with SSD but...

Posted on: January 26, 2017 by Orangematz

Right, it won’t make much of a difference in gaming.

Yes, that would be a good deal **if you absolutely need the 1TB HDD**.

The reason I mentioned this is because at $600 you can get this for about $600. Considerably faster quad-core i5 and 950M, but lacks an SSD. Personally I’d side with this if you’re willing to spend $600.

US, good value gaming/work laptop for roughly $700.

Posted on: January 25, 2017 by LonerIM2

There are a couple on my mind that you should consider like the Lenovo Ideapad 700 if you want to be under 700, this is your best option with good screen, good power and value for money. Another is the Dell Inspiron i7559 for a 100 or so more, that will get more battery life (7-8 hours with medium usage and well over 3 during gamin), and more power since it comes with 960M which is better than the 950M on the Lenovo, and also the MSI GL62M for much better gaming performance since it comes with 1050Ti which is much better than the 960M on the dell and should provide much better FPs and settings than the previous two, but I am not sure about the quality of the screen or the battery life since it is fairly new.

Looking for a laptop for college IT program. 13-15" screen in the USA with a $5-700 budget.

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Michiganders

One of my best suggestions would be the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $600. It is probably your most powerful option with a i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It has a GTX 950M dedicated GPU which is decently powerful and should work just fine for Civ 6 or other graphic programs you find yourself using. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a decent battery.

For something smaller, maybe look into the HP Envy 13 for $700. It is much lighter and should work okay for your works (but may struggle with more demanding programs). It has a new kabylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd and intel HD 620 graphics. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a backlit keyboard, a long battery life, and it’s light at 3.0 pounds.

If you want a slightly cheaper option look into the 15.6” Acer E15 for $550. It has a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb SSD – as well as a GTX 940MX graphics card.

I wonder if this laptop will be good for basic/moderate video editing

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Orangematz

Would be fine for basic stuff, but you’ll probably want a quad-core for the more intensive stuff.

This would be my suggestion.

I wonder if this laptop will be good for basic/moderate video editing

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by edit1754

^(Fixed link for non-mobile users: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834332305)

The i7-7500U is a dual-core chip. It carries the i7 branding, but truly i5 and i7 have lost a bit of their meaning over time due to the way Intel has used them. The 7500U is only a few percentage points over an i5-7200U, and for video editing — if it’s intensive enough to require mind to be paid towards the CPU — a quad core CPU would be better.

That said, the 1920×1080 IPS display in the laptop is a good bit better than a lot of other displays, and you can get the same display in one of these two which use a faster i5-6300HQ CPU.

– **~$750** Ideapad 700 w/ HDD and add your own 1TB SSD
– Laptop for $599 https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/
– M.2 2280 PCIe NVIe SSD slot location: http://laptopmedia.com/highlights/inside-lenovo-ideapad-700-disassembly-internal-photos-and-upgrade-options/
– Get this 1TB M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD for $129 + shipping: https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/5odphh/how_is_this_ssd_from_hp_so_inexpensive/
– Reinstall the OS on the SSD, and use the HDD for extra storage. Otherwise the SSD is just a fast secondary storage drive that’s not giving you the full benefits of an SSD.
– **$689** Ideapad 700 w/ the 256GB SSD
– https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01FJFN872/

U.S. Budget up to $1000. Help me find a laptop for my brother.

Posted on: January 22, 2017 by edit1754

I wouldn’t really recommend either of those laptops since they use poor quality displays for the price (despite their good resolution of 1920×1080).

Also be aware that the i7-7500U is a dual-core CPU only a few percentage points higher than an i5 dual core. If you need more CPU performance than average for something specific like video editing, you probably need a quad core CPU. If you don’t need more, then an i3 or i5 should be just fine.

I think both of these are better choices

– https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/
– https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-GeForce-80RU00FEUS/dp/B01FJFN872/

Cheaper one if you have more budget, higher-priced one for an SSD that’ll make the laptop feel a lot faster.

The i5-6300HQ is faster than the i7-7500U if you need it (though it’s not likely given the usage you mentioned, unless he gets into heavier editing).

Both have IPS displays that are much better quality than the ones in the ASUS models.

I've had my laptop for about 7 or 8 years and shes been a faithful companion through the whole journey . But she is old and tired , time to lay her to rest and find a new companion.

Posted on: January 22, 2017 by The---Technician

I would really recommend you go with the 256 GB SSD and use an external Hard drive to store massive files on an external drive..Or if you don’t want to , you can always get this Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK that comes with a 1 TB Hard drive instead.

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Posted on: January 20, 2017 by edit1754

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/

Good display (1920×1080 IPS, not the limiting 1366×768 resolution, and no grayish blacks or narrow viewing angles), GTX 950M GPU (albeit the DDR3 variant not the DDR5).

500-700$ gaming/college laptop

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by LonerIM2

are you referring to this Lenovo 700 if that is the case then I wouldn’t worry about the review, it is a very old one and the information is now confirmed.

500-700$ gaming/college laptop

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and overpowered for your usage (but too much power is better than not enough power), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to the games you mentioned on medium to high settings and it is within your budget.

I'm looking for a laptop for college use and some gaming, without worry of overheating. I'd like decent storage as well. My budget is $500-700.

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and overpowered for your usage (but too much power is better than not enough power), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to the games you mentioned on medium to high settings and it is within your budget.

Daily Use/Gaming Laptop

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and overpowered for your usage (but too much power is better than not enough power), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to the games you mentioned on medium to high settings and it is within your budget.

Daily Use/Gaming Laptop

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by Orangematz

How about something such as this?

500-700$ gaming/college laptop

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by Orangematz

What about this?

Audio/Video processing + Modest gaming build?

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and overpowered for your usage (but too much power is better than not enough power), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to the games you mentioned on medium to high settings and it is within your budget.

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Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and overpowered for your usage (but too much power is better than not enough power), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to the games you mentioned on medium to high settings and it is within your budget.

Looking for a machine that will be sturdy and give me the most years of use.

Posted on: January 15, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and overpowered for your usage (but too much power is better than not enough power), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to the games you mentioned on medium to high settings and it is within your budget.

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

Posted on: January 15, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you want to budget a little I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and overpowered for your usage (but too much power is better than not enough power), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to run CIV 5 and 6 on medium to high settings and it is within your budget.

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Posted on: January 14, 2017 by edit1754

That Acer is a good deal! Only thing about it is that while the resolution is good (1920×1080, not limiting like 1366×768), the contrast/colors/quality of the screen aren’t great.

This $599 IdeaPad has a better quality (IPS) 1920×1080 display and a GTX 950M DDR3, but misses the SSD.

But it’s also likely possible you can swap the LCD in the Acer later on if you don’t like it, and definitely possible to put an SSD in the IdeaPad later on.

Am i missing something about this Acer laptop, seems like a good deal...

Posted on: January 13, 2017 by edit1754

Only thing about it is the display isn’t particularly great quality. Good 1920×1080 resolution, so less coarse and not limiting like 1366×768, but it’s TN, and not a particularly good TN panel like TN desktop monitors or older higher-end TN laptop displays, when it comes to contrast and viewing angles.

This $599 IdeaPad has a GTX 950M (DDR3 variant) and a considerably better 1920×1080 IPS display, but misses the SSD.

You can add an SSD to the ideapad or, if you wanted, it’s very likely you’d be able to swap an IPS display into the Acer if you were to buy that one then decide you don’t like the display. 15.6″ IPS FHD eDP panels can be had for as low as $40 if you buy used on eBay.

Need a laptop for under $700 (light gaming)

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by Orangematz

What about this?

Laptop for school, work and light gaming

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it is easily the best choice under 600 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and overpowered for your usage (but too much power is better than not enough power), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to run Skyrim on medium to high settings and it is within your budget, however, I don’t know how it will handle damp, I would recommend that you buy a hard case just to protect it.

I'm looking to buy a gaming laptop for skyrim se

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it is easily the best choice under 600 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and overpowered for your usage (but too much power is better than not enough power), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to run Skyrim on medium to high settings and it is within your budget.

Virginia, USA. 15-17 inches. gaming (maplestory/lol)

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by edit1754

Be aware that that ASUS N552VX is almost guaranteed to have a pentile display and not a true 4K one as per sidebar, given ASUS’ track record with pentile. It gives you all the downsides to 4K (such as potential scaling issues) without all the benefits (picture isn’t as sharp). You won’t get true 4K at this price point unless anyway, unless you buy a used Lenovo Y700 4K or something.

This IdeaPad 700 (different from Y700) might be a nice choice: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/

GTX 950M (DDR3 variant not DDR5), 1920×1080 IPS display.

Laptop for school, work and light gaming

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by Orangematz

Easily the best value for the money would be this. But I don’t know how well it’ll hold up to sand/dampness. Really what you should be looking for is the Thinkpad T460, but it’s out of your budget and will struggle with some games.

College student looking for laptop for everyday use and league of legends $400-$800

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by Orangematz

Would second the Ideapad 700. Great value for the money, and the 1080p IPS display is a really nice thing.

College student looking for laptop for everyday use and league of legends $400-$800

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by Michiganders

One of my best suggestions would be the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $600. It is probably your most powerful option with a i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It has a GTX 950M dedicated graphics card which is slightly above the E 15 in the laptop suggested by Shopineer and would work extremely well for League of legends and other moderate gaming. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a decent battery.

$550-$650 Laptop [U.S.] for Music Production and Gaming

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by edit1754

One of the best options for that price is: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/

Listing is unclear on specs, but you can google the model number for full specs. 1920×1080 IPS display and NVIDIA GTX 950M (DDR3 version).

~$600 Laptop for graphic design, light gaming.

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by The---Technician

For what you are planning on doing, this Lenovo Ideapad 700 laptop would be a very nice pick..It doesn’t have an i7 processor, but a powerful quad core i5 processor that is much more powerful than any dual core i7.Apart from processing power, it has a nice gtx 950 graphics card for gaming as well as 8 GB RAM and a massive 1 TB. This laptop will run all your photo editing programs and Adobe Illustrator and has a pretty decent screen quality

[USA] LF a 15-17in laptop that will be mainly used for browsing the internet, netflix, and Vanilla WoW.

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

What is Vanilla WoW ?? also I agree with Shopineer, this would be a great option, another very good one for slightly less is this acer Aspire because it comes with slightly less powerful GPU (940MX) and has dual core vs quad on the lenovo, but it is also cheaper.

[USA, $700] Laptop for Animation Major, already have a good Desktop

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

For your games and usage I think this is the best option you have because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core on the Acer you are considering, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to run Terraria on high to ultra settings and it is within your budget.

Difference between i5/i7 versions of Wiki-recommended laptop?

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

I agree with shopineer this is a great option if you can push your budget a little, if not then this is your 2nd best option.

Inexpensive replacement laptop wanted for one that chugs on simply tasks like right-clicking, opening applications, switching between browser tabs, even typing this out, etc. Must play Diablo II.

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and overpowered for your usage (but too much power is better than not enough power), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to run Diable 2 on high to ultra settings and it is within your budget.

Can someone help this college student choose a new laptop?

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by edit1754

Slightly over budget is this: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/

if you don’t mind putting the SSD in later. One of the best GPUs for the price (GT 950M — suggesting this assuming you want the dGPU for potential gaming) and one of the best displays (1920×1080 IPS).

Listing is unclear on specs, but you can google the model number for full specs.

Laptop for an Electrical Engineering student $600 USA

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by LonerIM2

For the programs you will be using a quad core CPU might be beneficial so I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core on the thinkpad 13 your friend suggested and will be able to run CAD with no issues, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to run Terraria on high to ultra settings and it is within your budget.

Security & Networking student looking for a laptop to run VMs, coding, Lightroom and light gaming.

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and recommended for VM work, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to run Rocket League on medium to high settings and it is within your budget.

Versatile Laptop for ~ $800

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core on the thinkpad 13 your friend suggested and will be able to run CAD with no issues, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is powerful enough to run overwatch on low to medium settings and it is within your budget.

Versatile Laptop for ~ $800

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

550$ USA looking for laptop(gaming/code) can buy used

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by Orangematz

Highly encourage you spend more for this. Especially considering you will be doing Eclipse and GTA 5.

Looking for a budget laptop that can run GW 2 decently.

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by LonerIM2

I second SaneBRZ on this especially so since you can’t push your budget for this.

Laptop for UX Design / Grad School / Job: $500-600

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 over the one you linked, this has better CPU/screen/GPU and for less and it is the best option under 600 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core mention on the acer Shopineer suggested, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is more powerful than the 940MX and much more powerful than the Intel HD Graphics 620 so the gaming performance on it would be much better and it is within your budget.

I've found an overall good laptop just want to make sure I get the most bang for my buck and I have a few questions

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by LonerIM2

Even under 700 this is still your best option, but you can also consider this Asus R516UX it comes with the same GPU, dual core i7, 8 GB of ram, 1 TB HDD.

I'm looking for a decent gaming/college laptop for around $500-$600

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 over the acer because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core on the acer, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough for your games and it is not much over the acer in price

I'm looking for a decent gaming/college laptop for around $500-$600

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 over the acer because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core on the acer, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough for your games and it is not much over the acer in price

I've found an overall good laptop just want to make sure I get the most bang for my buck and I have a few questions

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you are still not convinced with what Shopineer then, I just want to second this

I'm looking for a decent gaming/college laptop for around $500-$600

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

I lost focus for a while… I actually wanted to recommend **this** to you. It has the same powerful quad core processor, 8 GB RAM and the GTX 950 graphics card, but doesn’t have an SSD ( this is something you can add later on though)… It is withing your budget range and is much more powerful than the Acer 15.

I'm looking for a decent gaming/college laptop for around $500-$600

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Michiganders

If you can push your budget a bit, my best suggestion would be the the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $560. It is probably your most powerful option with a i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It has a GTX 950M dedicated graphics card which is around the best you’ll find in the price range, and should work fine for light/moderate gaming, including games more powerful than CS:Go. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a decent battery.

14-16 inch screen under $500 American dollars

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

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Gaming laptop for 700 or less.

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Orangematz

Something such as this should do fine.

Need a Laptop for photo editing/gaming

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Orangematz

Would also suggest spending a little more for the Ideapad. Not only does it get you the quad-core and dedicated graphics, but it also gets you a 1080p IPS display. Big thing since you said you wanted a high quality display.

Anything else will likely come with a TN display, and even lower resolution in some cases.

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 LonerIM2

I was just recommending this to someone with similar needs, so allow me to repeat myself, If you want to budget a little then I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough for your games and it is well under your budget.

Or if you want to “future prof” the laptop or get better performance then I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget(better than the 950M on the lenovo) 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.

Gaming laptop for 700 or less.

Posted on: January 5, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you want to budget a little then I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough for your games and it is well under your budget.

Or if you want to “future prof” the laptop or get better performance then I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget(better than the 950M on the lenovo) 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 my first gaming laptop.

Posted on: January 5, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you want to budget a little then I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough for your games and it is well under your budget.

Or if you want to “future prof” the laptop or get better performance then I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget(better than the 950M on the lenovo) 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.

Good Overall Laptop for Around $500USD

Posted on: January 5, 2017 by LonerIM2

The two acers that Shopineer suggested are very good options, another great option is this Lenovo Ideapad 700 over the one you linked, this has better CPU/screen/GPU and for less and it is the best option under 600 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core mention on the acer Shopineer suggested, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is more powerful than the 940MX and much more powerful than the Intel HD Graphics 620 so the gaming performance on it would be much better and it is within your budget.

Help me choose between these 4 laptops on a $600 budget?

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by ronjeremyx69

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I7WYHJ2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3LV9CG5SB4L8T&th=1

get this if you can. It is $566 with better processor and graphic card than all these.

USA: Looking for a laptop that can run games reasonably well under $600

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 over the one you linked, this has better CPU/screen/GPU and for less and it is the best option under 600 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core mention on the acer Shopineer suggested, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is the best you can currently get for 500 range so this is your best option for gaming.

USA: Looking for a laptop that can run games reasonably well under $600

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would defiantly recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core mention on the acer Shopineer suggested, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is the best you can currently get for 500 range so this is your best option for gaming.

Needing a solid laptop for Architecture Grad School

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you want to budget a little I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core mention on the acer Shopineer suggested, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is the best you can currently get for 500 range and you will need it for 3DS MAX.

Or you can get this **Dell Inspiron i7559** because it offers great value for money , it comes with quad core i7, great battery life, 8 GB of ram for smooth multi tasking, 8 GB SSD for cache and to help with load times(you can add SSD if you want more storage), 1TB for your large files, backlite keyboard which is a nice plus, 1080P screen (wouldn’t recommend any less at this price point), 960M GPU that should handle moderate games.

So it is better in CPU/GPU and upgrade-ability and still within your budget.

Need a reliable business laptop for bookkeeping/web development (<$600 soft budget)

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and a must for a lot of work on excel/book keeping, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), and it comes with the numpad needed for your work and it is within budget.

How little can I get away with spending? (US)

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by LonerIM2

We can not predict games that will come in 3 to 4 years, and to be honest, nothing in the 500 range will easily last you 4 years, but I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core mention on the acer Shopineer suggested, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which is the best you can currently get for 500 range so this is your best option for gaming.

Looking for a laptop under $500

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

You may want a quad-core for the stuff you’re doing. This would be an excellent choice.

How little can I get away with spending? (US)

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

I wouldn’t go with that based on your uses. This is the lowest I’d go for the games you listed.

Need a general use/photo editing/gaming laptop for <$550

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $560. It is probably your most powerful option with a i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It has a GTX 950M dedicated graphics card which is around the best you’ll find in the price range, and should work just fine for games including Project M, Overwatch and Halo 5. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a decent battery.

Best performance for the money (~$700, USA)

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

if you want to budget a little then I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), 950M GPU which should be enough for Overwatch on medium settings with very good FPs and it is well within your budget.

If you want to get better gaming performance for a little over budget then I would recommend this **Dell Inspiron** because it comes with 960M GPU which is more powerful than the 950M on the lenovo and should get your better gaming performance plus it has SSD over HDD which makes it over all faster.

Light, portable laptop good for audio recording

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

There are several good options, either this Y700 14 inch version because it comes with almost everything you need, 14″ FHD 1920×1080 Display which gets bonus points for the small form factor, Intel i7-6700HQ CPU which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram which is more than enough for smooth multitasking , Good SSD storage of 128 GB for faster boot up and loading for the OS and 1 TB of HDD for storage , AMD Radeon R9 M375 Graphics which is powerful enough for your usage and it is within your budget.

Or if you want to budget a little then I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core mention on the acer Shopineer suggested, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), and it is well within your budget.

Looking for a Mid-level computer, 15.0" max screen, US purchase, 400-750 USD budget.

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

For “medium-to-large spreadsheets” I would recommend a quad core CPU, if you want to budget a if you want to budget a little then I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and much better than the dual core mention on the acer Shopineer suggested, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is great screen for this price point (usually found on mid 700 laptops), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage (you can add SSD later), and it is well within your budget.

Since you prefer the smaller form factor I would suggest this Y700 14 inch version because it comes with almost everything you need, 14″ FHD 1920×1080 Display which gets bonus points for the small form factor, Intel i7-6700HQ CPU which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram which is more than enough for smooth multitasking , Good SSD storage of 128 GB for faster boot up and loading for the OS and 1 TB of HDD for storage , AMD Radeon R9 M375 Graphics which is powerful enough for your usage and it is within your budget.

My computer is broken and need a laptop for last half of high school and college. Please under 500 dollars I would really appreciate it. US

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

if you can bush your budget a little then I would recommend this Lenovo because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is a great screen for this price point, with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage, 950M GPU which should be powerful enough for animation work and the best you can get for this budget.

Light gaming and general use laptop

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by The---Technician

This **Ideapad 700-15ISK** would be a more powerful machine in terms of graphics and processor and is generally better for gaming. It however doesn’t have an SSD but a hdd which you could easily replace with an SSD.

Aspiring Programming Student in the USA - Budget under $500

Posted on: January 1, 2017 by Orangematz

Any way you can spend an extra $50? That way you could get this.

Gaming focused laptop for $600 or less

Posted on: January 1, 2017 by Orangematz

This is what you’re looking for.

Looking for a ~$500, 15 inch full HD laptop in USA

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by Orangematz

Go with this. Easily your best option.

Under $600, USA.

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by Orangematz

I would go with something such as this.

Under $600(depending), USA

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen which is one of the best you will great for this price point, with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage, 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough for your games and it is under your budget.

Under $600(depending), USA

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by Orangematz

How about this?

$500 budget.. is this going to be possible?

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen, with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage, 950M GPU which is powerful enough for light gaming and photo editing and it is slightly over your budget.

You can always add SSD later , or if it is super important you can go with this Acer Aspire E 15 E5 because it comes with 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance, 15.6-inch Full HD which is great for photo editing and watching movies/videos, and it is also slightly over your budget.

Under $600, USA.

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market and recommended for CAD work, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen, with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage, 950M GPU which is very powerful for light games and it is within your budget.

Need a Laptop under $600

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by Orangematz

Brand doesn’t even matter at this price range.

Here you go.

$350 - $500 in US primarily for indie gaming

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by Orangematz

Would suggest going with this over the Acer. Better GPU.

15"+, USA, $500-$700 USD

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

Best laptop for your budget and usage is already mentioned which is this because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen, with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage, 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough your games and it is on the lower end of your budget.

But if you can push your budget a little 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 (much better than the 950M on the dell), it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB) same as the lenovo, Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance better than the 1 TB of HDD on the lenoovo ,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for your gaming same as the lenovo, great value for money, good battery life, it also come with back lit keybaord.

Need a Laptop under $600

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would get away from Pentium 4 CPU and I would look for a dedicated GPU, I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen, with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage, 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough your games and it is within your budget.

It doesn’t comes with SSD, but for the GPU it is worth the price and you can always add a SSD later if you would like.

$350 - $500 in US primarily for indie gaming

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little then I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen, with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage, 950M GPU which is more the main thing to consider when your main usage is gaming and this is the best you can get for this budget (any higher and we enter mid 700 range) and it is not too far from your budget.

15"+, USA, $500-$700 USD

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by SaneBRZ

You can take a look at the Lenovo IdeaPad 700 15:

* 15.6 inch, 1920x1080p IPS display
* Intel i5-6300HQ + 8 GB of RAM
* 1 TB HDD
* Nvidia GTX 950M with 4 GB of GDDR3 RAM
* Price: $550

i5 quad core enough + dedicated GPU. Will run the games you listed without any issues. Comes also with an IPS panel, though it’s certainly not the most colour accurate one (would be also hard to find with your budget).

Need a Laptop under $600

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by Antarcticlam

Nevermind them, pick yourself up this bad boy

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2

Best specs under 600

Room in your budget to add a pny or adata ssd

Need a laptop for under $600 that can run overwatch

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

I agree with both edit1754 and Shopineer, this is your best option.

Need a laptop for under $600 that can run overwatch

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by edit1754

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/

Probably the best in the price range. Listing is wishy washy with the specs, but if you look up the model number 80RU00FRUS, you’ll find it has a NVIDIA 950M DDR3 and a 1920×1080 IPS display.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-950M.138026.0.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-950M-DDR3-vs-GDDR5-Review.159861.0.html

I NEED HELP

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little then I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen, with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage, 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough your games and it is not too far from your budget.

Looking for a ~$500, 15 inch full HD laptop in USA

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little then I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen(better than the Acer mentioned twice before), with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage, 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough your games (also slightly better than the 940MX on the acer) and it is within your budget.

US 13-16", $500 - $800 everyday use as well as gaming use (Dota 2)

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you want to budget a little I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen, with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage, 950M GPU which is more than powerful enough for both games and it is within your budget.

If you want something that is more powerful and towards the higher end of your budget then I would recommend The **Dell Inspiron i7559** because it offers great value for money , it comes with quad core i7, great battery life, 8 GB of ram for smooth multi tasking, 8 GB SSD for cache and to help with load times(you can add SSD if you want more storage), 1TB for your large files, backlite keyboard which is a nice plus, 1080P screen (wouldn’t recommend any less at this price point), 960M GPU that should handle moderate games.

Stuck between these two options

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

this has better build quality and better screen, and better gaming performance but also has more crapware.

This has lower build quality, but offers better value for money.

Suggest me a 15 inch laptop for heavy Excel use, $200-$1000

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend a quad core CPU for you usage, so I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5-6300HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good quality 15.6 full HD IPS screen, with 1 Year Warranty, 1TB of HDD for storage and way under your budget.

Flexible budget, 15" reliable Windows 10 machine

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by edit1754

This would probably be enough for you: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01I7WYHJ2/

Listing is wishy washy with the specs, but if you look up the actual model number, you’ll find it has a 1920×1080 IPS display and a GT 950M DDR3.

You could also get something like a Lenovo Thinkpad T560 (or wait til the T570 comes out). Make sure you configure it with the 1920×1080 IPS screen, not the 1366×768 TN, that’ll make a huge difference.

Looking for $800, business/excel.

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by LonerIM2

Well there are several good option for your budget and usage, I would aim for quad core CPU i5 or i7 like the Lenovo Ideapad 700 if you want to budget a little because it comes with quad core i5 with 8 GB of ram and 1 TB HDD, or the Dell Inspiron with more powerful quad core i7, but you would be overpaying for a 960M GPU that you don’t need, so I would recommend this HP Pavilion because it comes with the same powerful quad core i7, it also comes with better FHD IPS Touchscreen, and cheaper than the dell, and has same 8 GB of ram and 1 TB HDD just like the dell.

Looking for a US laptop in the $500-600 that will handle Civ 6.

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $540. It is probably your most powerful option with a i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It has a GTX 950M dedicated graphics card which is around the best you’ll find in the price range, and should work just fine for games like Civ 6 and Skyrim with ease. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a decent battery.

Gaming laptop <$650 US

Posted on: December 28, 2016 by LonerIM2

The Lenovo suggested by Michganders and Shopineer, is the best in your budget, but they will not be able to run dark souls and maybe Overwatch with good settings, so if you are ok with low settings and want to save a bit I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 E5 because it comes with dual core i5 for your general usage, 940MX GPU which is enough to run GTA 5 on medium settings with high FPs, 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance, 15.6-inch Full HD which is great for netflix and watching movies and it is within your budget range with advertised battery life of Up to 12-hours Battery Life.

Gaming laptop <$650 US

Posted on: December 28, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $540. It is probably your most powerful option with a i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It has a GTX 950M dedicated graphics card which is around the best you’ll find in the price range, and should work just fine for games like GTA V, Overwatch, and Dark Souls with good FPS – more demanding games will have to be played at lower settings though. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a decent battery.

Looking for a nice laptop to buy in the next few days

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $540. It is quite powerful with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It has a GTX 950M dedicated graphics card which is around the best you’ll find in the price range, and should work well for games like Overwatch, or even assassins creed on medium or so. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a decent battery.

Looking for a drafting computer for about $600 USD

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by LonerIM2

I agree with Michiganders, your best option would be this but if you want to budget a little more I would recommend this Ideapad 300 because it comes with the new quad core AMD A12-9700P, 12GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1TB HDD for storage, AMD Radeon R5 Graphics for your light gaming, and it is way under your budget, the main con however is the lower screen res.

Student looking for a Laptop looking in the $500-700 range.

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you want to budget a little I would recommend this Lenovo 700 because it comes with quad core i5 which you will need for your music production, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1 TB of HDD fr your storage, 15.6 full HD screen which is recommended for this budget and watching videos and movies, it also comes with 950M GPU which should be able to run the games you mention on high settings.

Or if you want to max your budget you can get this config for more ram for better multitasking, and Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading.

Need help selecting a laptop for streaming and some gaming (Canada)15 inch, 1200$

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by Pixell0

Well, i think there are a few routes you can take. I have the build i was talking about that would be a capable gaming machine and decent streaming one, and at the very least a decent laptop for its pricing. Nothing super special, but capable.

Here is the PC part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DJyGhq

Here is the laptop: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2?th=1

The price may not quite be what you wanted. But honestly it isnt the worst deal, if you want good without overkill and the best of both worlds for your a bit over your budget… here you go! Do keep in mind that the build is including mouse and keyboard and monitor. That being said, if you dont need that stuff just remove that stuff from the build in your own edit of it. It may be a bit over budget, but for the price youre really getting some good bang for your buck.
So with all that in mind, there is always the gaming laptop. There is the full on mid tower gaming machine, or there is the in between of a decently priced for the specs laptop and a pretty decent desktop for the price. Anyway, good luck! (for the third time :P)

Dont be afraid of maintaining this discussion with me, as long as this horrible Mexico wifi allows me to. Id love to keep chatting about this whole computer budgeting.

Looking for a drafting computer for about $600 USD

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $540. It is quite powerful with a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It has a GTX 950M graphics card which will aid in any graphic work you do, including video games, photoshop, autocad, or video editing. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a decent battery.

Decent gaming laptop <$600USD

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by Michiganders

The acer that technician suggested is good if you want to budget or want a long battery.

If you want something more powerful, I would just suggest the Lenovo Thinkpad 700 for $540. It is more powerful with a quad core i5 processor (compared to dual core in the acer), 8gb of ram, 1TB HDD and a GTX 950M. The 950M is about 80% more powerful than the 940MX and should work well for most games. It has a shorter battery life than the Acer, but it’s 1080p display is an IPS rather than a TN in the Acer.

need a new laptop !

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by Orangematz

What about this?

Gaming laptop 500-800USD

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest this. 950M and quad-core will help a lot.

Acer aspire w/ gtx 950m vs. MSI w/ geforce 940mx vs. 2 year old asus g750 w/ gtx 770m for a portable WoW and casual gaming machine.

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by LonerIM2

I agree with Shopineer, this would be a great option, another option to consider is this Acer Aspire because it comes with slightly less powerful CPU/GPU, but it is also cheaper, with better ram and SSD rather than HDD.

Twitch Streamer needs a road warrior!

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by Orangematz

Okay, no problem.

Then I’d go with this.

Looking for Decent Gaming Laptop under $700

Posted on: December 23, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest this. 950M is the lowest I’d go.

~$500 Laptop for Editing

Posted on: December 22, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest spending a little more for this.

~$500 Laptop for Editing

Posted on: December 22, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest spending a little more for this.

Gaming laptop that can play "Steam" games

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by LonerIM2

Steam games range from light to very heavy, so that is a little too big of a range, but I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with quad core i5 which is the best you can get from this budget, 950M GPU which is again one of the best you can get under 600, also comes with 8GB of ram for smooth multi tasking, 1 TB hdd for storage and fits well within your budget.

General use laptop for writing, and some gaming <$600

Posted on: December 16, 2016 by Michiganders

If you’re looking for best specs, maybe look into the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $570. It doesn’t have an SSD, but it does have another storage slot so you can add one in the future if you would like. It has a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It also has a GTX 950M graphics card which should work well for Street fighter and Skyrim.

USA | $600 | General use, photoshop, very light gaming

Posted on: December 16, 2016 by SaneBRZ

Take a look at the Lenovo IdeaPad 700 15:

* 15.6 inch, 1920x1080p IPS display
* Intel i5-6300HQ + 8 GB of RAM
* 1 TB HDD
* Nvidia GTX 950M with 4 GB of GDDR3 RAM
* Price: $570

i5 quad core, enough RAM and storage and a dedicated GPU. Should be more than powerful enough for the stuff you want to do, even for the games you listed.

Laptop for music production $500-600

Posted on: December 11, 2016 by The---Technician

To run music production software, it is generally recommended that you get a powerful enough processor like an Intel quad core i5 or i7. In your budget, this ** Ideapad 700-15ISK** would be the best option I see on the market. It has a powerful i5 quad core processor, 8 GB RAM and a large storage to store your audio files.

Laptop for music production $500-600

Posted on: December 11, 2016 by Orangematz

What about this?

Would the acer aspire e-15 be able to handle video editing?

Posted on: December 10, 2016 by The---Technician

That laptop is a very highly rated laptop, but not for video editing especially if you will be doing anything above minor petty editing. The main reason is its dual core processor. For video editing, a quad core processor is preferred. I am not sure of your budget, but I am wondering if it is under $600. If so, this **Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK** would be a much better choice mainly because of its much more powerful quad core i5 processor. It doesn’t have an SSD,but that’s something you can upgrade later on- same for the RAM. And if you can spend higher than I am assuming, please tell me as you probably are able to get a laptop with a quad core i7 processor which would even be better.

(US $300-$600 16") Look to replace my girlfriend's old laptop (HP ENVY dv7-7227cl)

Posted on: December 10, 2016 by KappaBois

She doesn’t work from home and doesn’t need to edit and use ArcGIS. She rarely uses it at home since she does the work at her office location. She uses her laptop 95% for browsing and gaming (she is on her laptop at least 2 hours a day). Is there another suggestion or would this still be your suggestion after saying these details?

This seems a bit pricey (found the link below, which i think is the one you recommended)
https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3DAKIAJQYFXGBZ6MDO67HQ%26tag%3Dshopineer-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB01I7WYHJ2?th=1

$600 Gaming Laptop

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

The Acer 15.6″ E5-575G-5341 will do an excellent job with those games you mentioned, but the dual core processor is not good enough for the CAD applications which normally require a quad core processor (either an i5 or i7).. You should consider this **Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK ** which though it doesn’t have an SSD – which you can easily install one yourself, it does have a powerful i5-6300HQ quad core processor that will do a much better job than the Acer’s i5 6200U.

Help my choose a laptop for light gaming <$650 USD

Posted on: October 12, 2016 by Michiganders

If you want the best performance, your best option is probably the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $570. It has a quad core i5 processor and 950M graphics card that will work exceptionally well for gaming. It also has a 1TB HDD and 8GB of ram. Reviews claim battery lasts between 5-7 hours of light use.

If you want the best battery and pretty good performance, your best option is the Acer E15 for $550. It has a skylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 940MX graphics card that will still work fine for games you are looking to play. It also has 256gb ssd, and a battery that can last up to 12 or so hours of light use.

Need a $400-$600 U.S. ~15" laptop for data analysis and some light gaming

Posted on: September 19, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you can go a little over budget, I would recommend this Lenovo Ideapad 700 because it comes with 6th Generation Intel Core i5 6300HQ Quad-core which will be great for Data analysis, along with 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Win 10 Home, a reviewer said it comes with a 950M which will be great for your gaming as well.