Buying a new laptop in $850 range


Sep 13, 2016
I am looking to buy a laptop in the $850 range. I live in the UAE (in Abu Dhabi) and I am upgrading from my 6 years old toshiba satellite a300 laptop so it has been a while since I last visited the laptops market and I am not sure about the modern pricing of laptops.

My preferences are a decent cpu and a mid-range dedicated GPU, FHD resolution, battery life or a touchscreen aren't deciding factors for me. I am using the laptop for gaming and I hope I can run games like crysis 3, gta v, and bioshock on at least medium settings.

So far I have narrowed down the options to these 2 laptops:

Lenovo Ideapad 510: Nvidia GeForce 940MX 4GB, Core i7-6500U, 12GB RAM, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080), 2TB HDD,
Price: 3200 AED (about $870)

HP Envy 15-K207: Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M 4GB, Core i7-5500U, 16GB RAM, 15.6 FHD (1920x1080), 2TB HDD
Price: 3000 AED (about $815)

The Lenovo laptop is around 200 AED more (about $50) more.
Which one do you recommend and do you think the price fits the specs of these laptops? or are they overpriced?

Thank you very much.
Those video cards will not run high end games at Medium, low yes, medium no. You need at least a 960M video card for any type of starter gaming system if you want decent results.