Looking for a laptop for games and general usage.


Jan 15, 2012
Getting a new laptop. Looking for recommendations.

1. What is your budget?

Not more than $1000.

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

15.6 inches

3. What screen resolution do you want?

full HD 1080p

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

Fairly portable.

5. How much battery life do you need?

4+ hours.

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)?

Yes, quite a few games, skyrim, guild wars 2 on high settings. Other games as well. high settings.

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

Word processing, university work.

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

at least 500 GB, have a portable HDD.

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

Must be able to get in Canada. No preferences.

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

At least 3 years.

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

Don't care, don't want to pay for blu-ray.

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.

Looking at the lenovo y 580. Don't particurarily like acer.

13. What country do you live in?


14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Would like an i7 processor, 8 GB ram. Might be difficult to fit in the budget range. Willing to use coupons, etc.


Jan 15, 2012
Just go with this Lenovo:
Thanks, the problem is that that model is $1149 from the Canadian website.
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