College/Casual Gaming Laptop


Oct 5, 2012
1. What is your budget?

About $500.00, but I don't know much about laptops. I would much rather have a laptop that can run what I want it to run below. Budget doesn't mean much to me, but I want to spend the least amount of money on it I can.

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

15.5" Seems like a general size good for multiple things.

3. What screen resolution do you want?

1920x1080, or whatever I can get :D

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

Portable laptop. I will want to use it at a desk with a mouse and such whenever I take it on the go to play games and such, but I will be using it in multiple places. I already have a $1,500.00 gaming desktop that I I built myself, that I will be using in my dorm.

5. How much battery life do you need?

Preferably as much as possible. I will be using it for taking notes in classes and general portable gaming.

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)?

League of Legends and Hearthstone will probably be my main games on this laptop. I will want to use both of them on the highest setting.

Although I might want to play some other games that come along if they are new on it. But the games I would want to play on this laptop wouldn't be too demanding at all. As I've said, I have a beast of a desktop I will use for much of my gaming. I just plan to game for a small amount whenever I am bored in my dorm or whenever I go home for breaks and such.

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

I will be using it for taking notes and soft-core gaming. All my hardcore gaming will be done on my desktop.

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

I know this shouldn't affect the price much, so probably 500GB. Again, I won't be using it for too much.

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

No idea.

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

I would like to keep it all 4 years of college without having to replace it.

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

Basic. I might watch movies on it, but they won't be guaranteed to be disks. I'll also probably use it to download music from CDs.

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 brand preferences.

13. What country do you live in?

United States

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Just an overview:

I will be using this for casual gaming when I visit a friend, come home for breaks, maybe even whenever I am in class. I will stream movies and shows to it as well. Otherwise it will just be used to take notes, maybe write papers on, etc.

My main computer is a beast and this laptop will, in no way, be a replacement for it.

I prefer Windows as my operating system as well as Windows 7. But please if it will cut down on my specs or up the cost of my system, don't worry about it. I also don't care much about flashy, backlight keyboards or AWESOME mousepads. I will use an actual mouse for gaming, and will have very minimal use for the mousepad.

Thanks a lot in advance guys! :D


Oct 5, 2012

How would it fair on League of Legends and Hearthstone? Do you know? Or no? I have a general idea, but I know nothing about laptops/laptop graphics. Essentially they are the same, but yea...

Those are the only games I really care about.


May 17, 2014
As long as we're talking about it
I know literally nothing about laptops and am in need of help
I need a new laptop that can play the following
1. Age of Mythology Gold
2. Rise of Nations Gold
3. Rise of Legends
like I said, really small time gaming, I do not need a gaming laptop, I just dont know enough to know which of the million laptops would be good for those games, and regular daily use


Oct 5, 2012

Gerri....I love Age of Mythology.

Even that being the case, don't try to make this your thread. It is my thread, make your own. :D
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