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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by X_EpicM_X, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. X_EpicM_X

    X_EpicM_X Member

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    I am going to buy i new laptop but i don't know which one i should get. I need a laptop that is good for fps games and at the same time it has to be light. My budget is less than $1500 AUD.

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    Budget:
    $1000-$1600 or less

    Service:
    Windows 10

    Graphics Card:
    Preferably Nvidia

    Storage:
    Where i can save all my stuff

    CPU:
    iCore 5 or iCore7(No m cores plz)

    RAM:
    preferably 8GB

    Extra:
    This laptop has to be light,LESS THAN 2 KG would be nice! I will be carrying this for a school day (6 hours) and i would like a decent battery life.

    If you have any suggestion feel free to comment!
     
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    The Inspiron 7559 is a good deal for the money. It has variations ranging from an $800 model with an i5 and 1TB HDD to a $1200 model with an i7 and 4K touchscreen. All of them come with a 4GB GTX 960M, which is essentially the exact same as a desktop GTX 750 Ti.

    This is also a good place to look: http://portablepicker.com/
     
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    Make sure to go for at least 8GB RAM or 4 GB RAM + SSD. :)
     
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    For less money, you can get the Inspiron 7559 with a better CPU and GPU (and likely better cooling). You can then use the money you saved to get a 250/500GB SSD for it.

    https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-In...&qid=1466292602&sr=1-1&keywords=inspiron+7559
    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-...F8&qid=1466292618&sr=1-4&keywords=850+evo+250 or https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-...F8&qid=1466292618&sr=1-4&keywords=850+evo+250

    Also, I'd stay away from Lenovo as a brand in general when it comes to computers. There's been a lot of controversy surrounding them regarding SuperFish. I do not know your level of technical expertise, but SuperFish was essentially an encrypted HTTP certificate "vendor" located on your PC. When you go to a site that's encrypted/secured (signified by the "https://" in the URL), the web server provides a signed "certificate" to prove that it's trusted. Your computer then checks with the issuing certificate vendor (such as VeriSign) to make sure that the certificate is legit. When you visited a secure website that Lenovo trusted, SuperFish (located on your PC) verified that the site's certificate was legit. This was a serious security threat because malicious software on your computer could modify SuperFish to trust shady websites that contain malware or even ransomware. Fortunately Lenovo shut down SuperFish as a whole, but even so I would not completely trust them at least for the time being.
     
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    1k money omfg you can get a mlg gaming pc if you want
     
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    Get the Inspiron 7559, its 3kg, but totally worth it!
     
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    @LeeTheENTP Sadly i cant buy the dell insiron because of the weight. Its 2.7 kg. I would buy it if it was to stay at home but no :/
     
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    I don't think that the 0.7 kg of difference will be bad for you health, lol.
    (Unless you have health problems already)
     
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    xD @LeeTheENTP Could i remove Superfish from the computer "if" i bought it? is it a program that you can turn off and on?
     
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    You have to shock the muscle, lawl
     
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    MSI GL62 6QF-663NL
    is 2.3 kg and very decent!
     
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    It's not on new Lenovo laptops any more, but even so there are much better laptops for the money (like the one I linked).
     
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    May god know what these people are talking about
     
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    @LeeTheENTP I might be buying it, I kind of already convinced my parents.
    Just one question, what about the battery of the laptop
     
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    The Lenovo has a 56Wh battery, which according to Lenovo's site will power the laptop for up to 8 hours. While gaming, it'll probably be closer to 2 hours. The Dell has a 74Wh battery, which Dell claims can power the laptop for up to 10 hours. While gaming, the larger battery should compensate for the more powerful hardware, leading to around the same gaming time as the Lenovo.
     
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    @LeeTheENTP Thanks so much dude! I think Dell is the perfect one for me.
     
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    Any time. :)
     
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