$1000 laptop for light gaming

sefros

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1. What is your budget? $1000-$1100

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? any

3. What screen resolution do you want? any

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable

5. How much battery life do you need? a little better than avg.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? swtor-medium eve

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) photo, video, internet, a little editing

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? at least 500gb 1tb preffered.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. any

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 5yrs

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? bluray player

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. any brand will do really.

13. What country do you live in? U.S.
 

seriousgamer

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Lenovo has the Y500 with Dual GT 650m in SLI and the specs you mentioned for $889! (I5 Version)

http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/lenovo-ideapad-y500-15-6-gaming-laptop-dual-gt-650m-gddr5-i5-3230m-6gb-ddr3-nice-1080p-display-1tb-hdd-for-900/


There is also an I7 version ( You said you wanted to do some video editing)
It should be $800 but unfortunately it is $849 (Still a GREAT Deal) and it has an ultrabay (You can add a second GT 650m later if you want which usually goes for around $137 on Lenovo's website during sales)

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=457&Code=59360242&category_id=5B0116E237099FA0FCA012D9B20ED2FB&cid=us:affiliate:16XM6


try Gaminglaptopjunky.com


There is the Lenovo Y580 for $1007. I7 with GTX 660m and the backlit keyboard isn't as "Cool" as the Y500
The Y580 also isnt "As much bang for the buck" as the y500 but i thought you might want to check it out
http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/lenovo-ideapad-y580-15-6-gaming-laptop-with-i7-3630qm-cpu-gtx-660m-2gb-gddr5-gpu-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-1tb-5400rpm-hdd-blu-ray-burner-and-a-good-fullhd-display-for-1007/
 

seriousgamer

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Lenovo has the Y500 with Dual GT 650m in SLI and the specs you mentioned for $889! (I5 Version)

http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/lenovo-ideapad-y500-15-6-gaming-laptop-dual-gt-650m-gddr5-i5-3230m-6gb-ddr3-nice-1080p-display-1tb-hdd-for-900/


There is also an I7 version ( You said you wanted to do some video editing)
It should be $800 but unfortunately it is $849 (Still a GREAT Deal) and it has an ultrabay (You can add a second GT 650m later if you want which usually goes for around $137 on Lenovo's website during sales)

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=457&Code=59360242&category_id=5B0116E237099FA0FCA012D9B20ED2FB&cid=us:affiliate:16XM6


try Gaminglaptopjunky.com


There is the Lenovo Y580 for $1007. I7 with GTX 660m and the backlit keyboard isn't as "Cool" as the Y500
The Y580 also isnt "As much bang for the buck" as the y500 but i thought you might want to check it out
http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/lenovo-ideapad-y580-15-6-gaming-laptop-with-i7-3630qm-cpu-gtx-660m-2gb-gddr5-gpu-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-1tb-5400rpm-hdd-blu-ray-burner-and-a-good-fullhd-display-for-1007/
 

chinatefeiba

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Hello,

Do you use the laptop for study or gaming? Are you a college student?

I would not suggest a Blu-ray player built in the laptop, because I assume you will frequently use the player to read and write Blu-ray disks. Once the player is broken within 2 years due to frequent use, then your laptop is worthless. You can buy a cheap external Blu-ray player and use it as frequent as you like. No matter it's broken or not within a few years of usage, it will not hurt the quality and working condition of your laptop.

Do you also consider a minimal-used laptop Dell laptop?

Extra software installed: Microsoft Office Professional 2010 (essential for college students)

upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate OS (the most efficient) from Windows 7 Home Premium.

If so, you can check Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005KP74JK/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used&seller=A1N5JM9QQ3JFSS
 

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Again this is a piece of crap, stay away.

That is an amazing ripoff. $700 for that piece of used crap?

As a student office 2013 is $89 for everything (good for 4 years) including skype and skydrive. So ignore that part of the equation.

Windows 7 ultimate will not be any benefit to you because you will never use the additional features as a student.

That computer would have cost $600 when new, really its only worth about $300 now.

It generally has crappy reviews. Its a low end dell system so expect to have problems.
 
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