Buying new reliable laptop for wow and photo editing need recommend with form filled.


Nov 12, 2017
I need and want a new laptop. I want to be able to play games (primarily world of Warcraft) and do photoshop. I want something that will last for at least 3 preferably 4 years and not have problems with it. I have had MacBooks in the past with now problems but they are super expensive. Prefer 15 inch and under $2600. Looking at a dell or MacBook Pro or something else. Thanks in advance.

12-15 inch
Under $2600
At least 256gb
16gb ram
Play wow on medium settings.

1. What is your budget? $2600

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 12-15inch

3. What screen resolution do you want? Idk

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

5. How much battery life do you need? Decent. Mostly used at home

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)?
World of Warcraft at least medium.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Photo editing/ design

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 256gb preferably more.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Sites no brands dell and apple.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
At least 3to 4 years and work reliable without problems and un wow for 4 years
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
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. Like apple reliable but super expensive

13. What country do you live in?
14. Nothing else.


Your budget is well over what a system for WOW should be purchased for. Even a $1,500 laptop can play WOW on high settings.

Take a look here pretty much any of the systems there are equal in quality, see what interests you.

If you will be using the system to play games on without an external monitor, I would not go smaller than the 15.6" models.

This looks OK with a good screen and an SSD. I would not worry too much about not having a DVD player in a laptop these days, almost all setups are done via download, and you can always get an external drive is needed. One thing I noticed with that model, the overview shows a 250 GB SSD, the spec details show a 128 GB one.