Laptop for CS major/Gaming!


Jun 27, 2013
1. What is your budget?

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

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1900x1080, anything works

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

5. How much battery life do you need?
Doesn't matter would be plugged in 90% of the time.

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)?
I would be playing games like league of legends, bioshock infinite, dayz. I prefer medium to high.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Compiling, running scripts, streaming on twitch (I'm a streamer)

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
At least 1tb, I prefer an ssd as well.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Newegg or manufacturer's website

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
~5 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Doesn't matter

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.
Doesn't matter

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I'm going to be a CS major and I need/want a good laptop for gaming and my major. I currently have a desktop w/ an i5 3570k and 660ti, I am debating to bring it with me in the dorms.
I prefer Windows 7, but I can deal with Windows 8.


Option 1: Buy a new laptop w/ beefy specs to satisfy both gaming and college needs.

Option 2: Bring desktop to college, and buy a cheaper laptop that would still work with my major.

Please be detailed with your response and links to good laptops are welcome! Thanks a bunch!