Just wanted to ask for a friend what a good choice for a laptop would be if used mostly for schoolwork and some gaming (titles include Rocket League, maybe GTA5). Decent battery life ~5+ hours and don't want it much heavier than 6 lbs. An SSD would be nice and a CD drive optional. Screen size 15.6" max for weight reasons. Thanks!
https/www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT49XN8/ref=psdc_13896615011_t3_B015PYYDMQ should be OK. Should run a decent amount of time on battery if not gaming on it.
A bit pricey
Not for a system with a 960m video card, 512 GB SSD and lighter weight. The few systems cheaper are heavier, have less battery life due to higher wattage CPUs, smaller SSD and/or are lower quality brands like Acer.
The bit issue is not heavy and good battery life which right there ups the prices.