Looking for a Gaming and programming laptop


Apr 22, 2015
As the title state, I'm looking for a laptop to play games like WOW and a few lesser steam titles (rust and the likes) on mid to high range graphics.

I have just started programming using C code and will move onto C+ code next. I know a bit about computers (desktops) having recently built a second machine with high specs, however know little about laptops.

My problem is I'm travelling but will be making stops in Kuala Lumpier, Singapore, OZ (Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne).

1_What is your budget?
As low as possible while still getting quality
anything up to 800 pounds (900 if the quality is there)
$1 200 USD
$1 600 Singapore dollars
$1 540 Oz dollars
4 330 MYR

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Not small, Big is fine but would prefer 15inch

3_What screen resolution do you want?
HD all they way, HD Ready would have to be cheap

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable as in not too difficult to carry but it will be plugged in most the time.

5_How much battery life do you need?
Like I said before will be plugged in most 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)?
World of warcraft. mid to high
Rust mid

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop?
I'm looking at becoming a game programmer and thus this laptop must be able to handle all the languages which come with this

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
Enough to store all of my creation along with wow, although I do tend to use an external hard drive.

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
None. Although please link the models in comments.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
At least 2 to 4 years

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Basic DVD/SC rom

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.
I had a HP Pavilion in the past and thought it was a waste of money, slow and poor graphics

13_What country do you live in?
UK but like I said I'm travelling

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Prefer at least the following;
min i5 processor
not integrated graphics
at least 6GB RAM if not 8GB although if it is upgrade RAM will settle for 4GB

Thanks in advance.