Best gaming laptop for under 1200 Dollars


Oct 7, 2012
1. What is your budget?
1200 or under
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
no preference

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Highest my budget can buy. I will connect it to my 60 inch and watch a lot of HD movies

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Well, weight isnt too much of an issue as long as it doesn't weigh like 15lbs..

5. How much battery life do you need?
4ish maybe? I want to emphasize the fact that I don't want some massive laptop that has to be plugged in after 1 or 2 hours of gaming as that eliminates the reason for buying a laptop imo.

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)?
Gaming will be the main thing for the laptop along with some movies and basic school work. Higher settings on the games would be preferred but I don't need like ridiculously high settings.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
I do use photoshop but just for fun. I will be watching a lot of HD movies.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

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

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
2 yrs or so

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
not sure .

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.
No preference.

13. What country do you live in?

Here are some choices that are great for under $1,200. All of these laptops have an i7 Intel Processor with a 860M GTX.

The Lenovo Y50 (Like someone mentioned above) - (
*Intel i7 4700HQ Processor *8GB SSHD

One of our custom-built laptops - (
*Intel i7 4810MQ *G.Skill 8GB RAM

MSI GE60 Apache - (
*Great looking laptop *Fairly light

For $1,259.00 you can upgrade to the newer GE70.

Let me know if you have any questions! :)