In need of a laptop, for gaming & personal use with specific criteria

Sparcurio

Commendable
Feb 26, 2016
3
0
1,510
0
Budget: $750-$1200

Must Haves(s):
Removable battery (I don't want to have to send it off to get serviced for something simple)
Able to access the HDD/SSD & RAM to upgrade

Would Enjoy:
Atleast or Equal to Nvidia 950M (GPU is rarely upgrade-able)
Atleast or Equal to Intel i5/Appropriate Generation (CPU is rarely upgrade-able)
- Essentially play games like Fallout 4 on High with 30 FPS
Battery life of 4+ hours
14 to 16 inch screen
DVD Reader/Optical Drive

Vaguities:
Plan to keep the laptop at-least for 3-4 years
I would appreciate it if it had a good cooling system.
Audio systems mean nothing to me because headphones.
Anti-glare or IPS would be nice

If you can find somethings slightly above budget I'd be willing to listen, I like Dell's but any brand with good reliability will work.
 

Jimmy_Peng

Commendable
Apr 28, 2016
2
0
1,520
2
How about Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series?

Model Dell Inspiron 15 7559
Price As tested, $800
CPU Intel Skylake I5-6300HQ, 4C/4T, 2.3-3.2GHZ, 6MB cache
GPU Nvidia Geforce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5, GM107 (Maxwell I), 640 shaders, core@1097MHZ, GDDR5@1252MHZ, 128-bit bus
Motherboard / Chipset DELL 0H87XC / Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
4xPCI Express x1, 1xPCI Express x8, 1xPCI Express x16
RAM Hynix 1x8GB DDR3@1600MHZ HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB
Storage HDD : None
SSD: SanDisk Z400s M.2 2280 256GB
M.2 : total 1xSata 3.0
LCD Panel In review: 1080p IPS : BOE [Unknown Model: BOE062F], NV15N41 [DELL P/N: YHDGT]


Weight / Dimensions 2.57kg (~5.67 Lbs.)
383 x 265 x 25.3 mm
15.08" x 10.43" x 0.996"
(w x d x h)
Keyboard White backlit (3 levels including off)
Connection Ports right side: card reader, 1xHDMI, 1xUSB 3.0 powered, RJ-45, 1xLexington key
Left: audio out/microphone, 2xUSB3.0, power
rear: None
Camera 1080P
WiFi / Ethernet WiFi: Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
Ethernet: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Speakers / Audio 2.1 speakers
Intel Skylake PCH-H - High Definition Audio Controller. Realtek?
Battery 74Wh
Bios / EC version (test unit) 1.0.3 /

copy from http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/dell-inspiron-15-7559-review/
 

Jimmy_Peng

Commendable
Apr 28, 2016
2
0
1,520
2
How about Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series?

Model Dell Inspiron 15 7559
Price As tested, $800
CPU Intel Skylake I5-6300HQ, 4C/4T, 2.3-3.2GHZ, 6MB cache
GPU Nvidia Geforce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5, GM107 (Maxwell I), 640 shaders, core@1097MHZ, GDDR5@1252MHZ, 128-bit bus
Motherboard / Chipset DELL 0H87XC / Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
4xPCI Express x1, 1xPCI Express x8, 1xPCI Express x16
RAM Hynix 1x8GB DDR3@1600MHZ HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB
Storage HDD : None
SSD: SanDisk Z400s M.2 2280 256GB
M.2 : total 1xSata 3.0
LCD Panel In review: 1080p IPS : BOE [Unknown Model: BOE062F], NV15N41 [DELL P/N: YHDGT]


Weight / Dimensions 2.57kg (~5.67 Lbs.)
383 x 265 x 25.3 mm
15.08" x 10.43" x 0.996"
(w x d x h)
Keyboard White backlit (3 levels including off)
Connection Ports right side: card reader, 1xHDMI, 1xUSB 3.0 powered, RJ-45, 1xLexington key
Left: audio out/microphone, 2xUSB3.0, power
rear: None
Camera 1080P
WiFi / Ethernet WiFi: Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
Ethernet: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Speakers / Audio 2.1 speakers
Intel Skylake PCH-H - High Definition Audio Controller. Realtek?
Battery 74Wh
Bios / EC version (test unit) 1.0.3 /

copy from http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/dell-inspiron-15-7559-review/
 
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