Looking for a Laptop that can Game

Which Laptop Should I Buy?

  • Lenovo Y500 w/ SLI GT650M

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  • Acer V3-772G w/ GTX760M

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  • Another Laptop

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May 14, 2012
Hey guys, im getting a new laptop and just wanted your opinion. Just so you all know I already have a desktop. Now I need a laptop for mobility for school and since I have a $1000 budget, I guess I can get a gaming one. So far i've thought about these two. The lenovo y500 with sli gt650m, http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7787100&Sku=T71-12022 CA

The problem with the lenovo is that tigerdirect has not listed if the sli gt650m has GDDR5 or GDDR3 memory. Also, it says the resolution is 1366x768 but if you search the same model number on the tigerdirect.com website, thats listed as 1920x1080. I've read that the 1366x768 version is not good so i'd be looking for the 1920x1080 version.

And the Acer V3-772G, http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=83177&vpn=NX.M8SAA.002&manufacture=Acer&promoid=1349
Now if you guys know any better laptops at that price, please post here. Also I will be playing games such as Planetside 2, BF3 and BF4 so that means the laptop also needs a decent GPU along with the CPU. Thanks for all the input.
One more thing I live in Canada so any laptop link you guys post must be available and shippable to Canada. My budget is around the $1000 mark. Thanks



May 14, 2012
Just adding some more info

1. What is your budget?

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

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1920x1080 or 720p

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

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)?

Game sometimes. BF3, BF4, Planetside 2. Medium settings or even high would be good.

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

Just basic school stuff like browsing, Microsoft office, etc.

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

Anything more than 250GB.

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

Any site that ships to Canada

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

I would like to keep it for atleast 2+ Years.

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

DVD is fine but if not, not really a big issue.

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.

Any Brands

13. What country do you live in?


14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Posted above.