Great laptop under $1300 for gaming?

Colin Jackman

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So I'm in need for a great laptop for gaming that's under $1300 due to my father's ''budget.'' What I need is nice cooling so my laptop doesn't overheat, good storage and finally, great design. Also since the laptop I use currently has many glitches I need good enough shipping, please do your best to help me out and I will be very grateful! :D
 

shane45

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 13.3-Inch Convertible Touchscreen Ultrabook (Gray)

great laptop for gaming

Intel Core i5-3337U ULV Processor (1.8 GHz)
4 GB DDR3 RAM
128 GB Solid-State Drive
13.3-Inch Screen, Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Windows 8, 8-hour battery life
3rd Generation Intel® Core® i5-3337U processor
Windows 8
13.3” HD+ IPS LED, (1600x900) display, 16:9 aspect ratio
4GB DDR3L memory
128GB SSD storage
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Intel® HD 4000 Graphics
Integrated 720p HD webcam
USB 2.0, USB 3.0 Ports, 2-in-1 card reader
360 degree convertible hinge design allows 4 modes
10-point capacitive multi-touch technology

Here is the Link http://howtofindqualitycomputer.siterubix.com/
 

GSW

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I myself am about to take delivery of a Sager NP7350 , which is a 15.6" laptop...

i7-4700MQ Processor
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 765M GPU
2 HDD bays, as well as a mSATA
5.8 pounds with battery

Base config comes out to $1079

I added a few things that make it more appealing to my personal needs and came out just under $1300, I'll be able to tell you in about 4 days, if it has any issues with cooling and such. For me, the choice was largely between a MSI laptop and the Sager, I had considered some of the Lenovo models, but I don't like the fact that Lenovo doesn't seem to support Nvidia's Optumis features...

Anyway after thinking hard about all this, I decided Sager was worth a try... I like that I was able to customize it to my own needs, and with the dual HDD slots and mSATA available to add, I figure it's got room for even more possibilities if I should decide I want more and/or solid state storage...
 

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If you don´t mind let me know how that np7352 treats you, it´s brother the np7370 (only difference is that it´s 17 inches) is one of the laptops I´m considering right now, so I´m interested in hearing opinions of those who have it.
 

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OK, I got my NP7352 a couple days ago... I've done a few tests and such, to get some sense of what this thing will do. I don't have a whole lot to compare it to. My old laptop is a Dell Studio XPS 1640 with a Core Duo T9550 CPU, and a ATI Mobility Radeon 4670. I do have access to a Dell 17R Special Edition laptop, which has a i7 CPU and a Nvidia GT 650M GPU, that I was able to do some tests on recently , but I really have limited experience with modern laptops with relatively high performance GPUs..

I found this GPU testing software called FurMark, it's free and seems to be capable of giving a GPU a pretty good work out. The Dell 17R Special Edition with the GT 650M, got a 1080P score of 626 and the GPU temp went up to 66C. My NP7352 with the GTX 765M, got a 1080P score of 870, and also hit a temp of 66C.

Another test I did, with my NP7352, was to do some standard web browsing activities on battery... I was able to run for 3 hours and 55 minutes of web browsing...

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the NP7352... needless to say, it's a HUGE step up from my old XPS which was only able to get a FurMark 1080P score of 117 (high temp of 57C).

So far, I'm pretty happy with this NP7352.
 

Colin Jackman

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Let's say I'm playing Minecraft, I'm hoping at least 60 FPS, intense games like BF3 or Crysis like, 70 FPS.
 
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