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Gaming laptop under $1,000

By mrzackattack
Dec 15, 2012
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  1. Hey guys! I am looking for a gaming laptop that would be handle games like BF3, TF2, L4D2, Etc. but I am having trouble finding out what would be the best computer for the lowest price. I need some suggestions! The cheaper the better and the appeal is important to me. I would like to be able to run the games listed above with like 60+ fps. Please leave some suggestions
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    Option 1:
    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/...-category-id=AC523278A4F13F27A84F5F5622D1AC7A

    Has a GTX660M, 8GB of RAM, 3rd Gen i7, and a 1080P display. It comes with Windows 8 since the Windows 7 ones are gone. I wouldn't recommend this at this moment since last week there were 2 other models with a 500GB HDD @7200rpms, which is what you want, not 5400RPM. They are sold out though, maybe they will replenish for xmas since revenues will be released for Q4 soon, or maybe not. Also the 660M may struggle at 60fps on BF @ 1080p, it will play high at constant 40-50 fps (guessing from past experience but not completely sure)

    Option 2:
    http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=category_browse&selected_cat=9

    Chose from the configuration you would like. This is MUCH more custimizable and they are great laptops, I would recommend this more.
  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    After research, the NP6350 is the best deal, it is the same price as the Lenovo once you add the i7 for 70 bucks since the base i5 is only dual core, and you get a free 750GB 7200RPM drive which you do not get in the lenovo. If you are playing on wireless, I recommend the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 controller to be added in
  4. mrzackattack

    mrzackattack TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks man! I will look into it, really appreciate the help
  5. mrzackattack

    mrzackattack TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    it is fine, but I have never heard of them, and I am kinda not really liking them so far since they said under the 650M, 2048mb of Gddr3, which is not right, it is really GDDR5. The 650 wont play BF3 at ultra at 60fps, the pc I sent you will play it fine at high/ultra @ like 40-50fps. The 650 may struggle at 1080 at ultra. Your choice if you are not picky about graphics, L4D2 and TF2 are built on a old engine that will play very well on the 650
  7. mrzackattack

    mrzackattack TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea graphics dont meant that much too me, I mean they are nice dont get me wrong but they dont really bug me. Thanks man! I like those computers too, I appreciate your time!
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    no problem, but what I mean by looks is graphical detail :).
  9. Ruby66

    Ruby66 TS Rookie

    Look at here, this site offers a few gaming laptops under $1000 with great performance. And you can look into the comparison in the features
  10. mrzackattack

    mrzackattack TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you!
  11. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    All those laptops suck... the cards are so weak. Also Never game on Vaios or Toshibas since you cannot update Graphics drivers from nvidia or AMD and the ones from the manufacturer are very outdated
     
  12. Jan Benedit

    Jan Benedit TS Rookie

  13. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

  14. Jan Benedit

    Jan Benedit TS Rookie

    you are wrong there.. :)
  15. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    a 650M cant run BF3 at ultra... a 630M cant even run BF at High...
  16. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,916   +363

    there is a fairly substantial performance difference between the two. Not saying it CAN run it on ultra, maybe high/ultra though.
  17. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    I could have sworn he said play at high at one point. But I am looking back and he said just 60+FPS. But still, the 650M isnt worth the $1100 price tag
  18. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,916   +363

    can agree with that last part
  19. Twixtea

    Twixtea TS Rookie Posts: 87

    Well 60fps,
    go on low details on everything on 800x600 resolution and you can play 60fps with that card lol
  20. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    lol. I think this is the OP's final chance to buy since deals are about to end.
  21. David889

    David889 TS Rookie

    I think the Lenove Y580 is great, no matter the graphic card or processor, my friend buy this one, he can play Skyrim around 50 fps at high settings.
  22. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,916   +363

    its arrogant to imply that a model laptop can play skyrim regardless of its graphics card or processor. In the end, the only differences between models are built quality, bloatware, and feature stuff (Ports, bluetooth, that kind of thing). What MATTERS is the graphics card and processor (among a few other things)-not the model.
  23. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    Skyrim isnt even a demanding game. The 650M in SLI in the new Y500 seems awesome... but people say the performance is just a bit more than the 660m in the y580 while just getting hotter.
  24. deyu16

    deyu16 TS Rookie

    Don't forget the RAM :) it matters a lot!
    here you can fine more gaming laptops under $1000, hope this helps


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