Looking for Gaming laptop under 500(maybe willing to go up to 600)(with backlit keyboard)

silvershade

Estimable
Jul 2, 2015
1
0
4,510
0
My current laptop is breaking apart. (these are it's current speks(according to spekky)

Operating System
Windows 8.1 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 4200M @ 2.50GHz 65 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
LENOVO INVALID (U3E1) 66 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Lenovo)
Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB (SATA) 55 °C
Optical Drives
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8E1
Audio
Conexant SmartAudio HD

I have trouble running games at good looking settings, like assassins creed(black flag) and a heavily modded skyrim. But I play a lot of games and would like a system that can handle them.

I don't care about the screen size(I'd prefer it to be 15 inches)
I don't care about the weight (even it if ends up being 20 pounds)
I'd prefer it to have the same operating system(win 8.1)
But the most importan thing is the graphics card, I'd like that to be very qualified to handle games.


I'm not all to computer savvy though, if you have any suggestions as to what /features/ I should add.. please let me know!

I'm handy though, I can replace things inside the computer (such as a screen or other hardware parts)
If I can make my PC for under 600ish please show me the right direction!
Thanks!! -Amber
 

jaguarskx

Champion
Moderator
The following Acer Laptop Aspire E5-573G-59C3 is the least expensive laptop with dedicated graphics selling for $470 and is currently on sale. It has a core i5-5200u and nVidia 940m (basically equal to the 840m), but it does not have a backlit keyboard and no DVD drive. Other than that, if you are looking for a laptop with dedicated graphics then you are basically looking at over $600.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315016&cm_re=acer_940m-_-34-315-016-_-Product

GeForce 940M
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-940M.138027.0.html


The 14" Lenovo Y40-80 has a 1080p screen, AMD Radeon R9 M275 and a backlit keyboard for $629. The Radeon is more powerful than the nVidia 940m, but not really able to play games at 1080p; you are looking at 1366x768 or 1600x900 depending on the game and the graphic settings. No DVD drive.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/lenovo/y-series/y40-80/

AMD Radeon R9 M275
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-R9-M275.124666.0.html
 

JingLuci

Estimable
May 16, 2015
11
0
4,570
1


What are the settings you'd like to play at ? And would you be looking to play games like Witcher3 and some of the more recent games ?
 

jaguarskx

Champion
Moderator
The following Acer Laptop Aspire E5-573G-59C3 is the least expensive laptop with dedicated graphics selling for $470 and is currently on sale. It has a core i5-5200u and nVidia 940m (basically equal to the 840m), but it does not have a backlit keyboard and no DVD drive. Other than that, if you are looking for a laptop with dedicated graphics then you are basically looking at over $600.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315016&cm_re=acer_940m-_-34-315-016-_-Product

GeForce 940M
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-940M.138027.0.html


The 14" Lenovo Y40-80 has a 1080p screen, AMD Radeon R9 M275 and a backlit keyboard for $629. The Radeon is more powerful than the nVidia 940m, but not really able to play games at 1080p; you are looking at 1366x768 or 1600x900 depending on the game and the graphic settings. No DVD drive.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/lenovo/y-series/y40-80/

AMD Radeon R9 M275
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-R9-M275.124666.0.html
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
annelilly2819 Laptop General Discussion 1
BlaiM Laptop General Discussion 0
V Laptop General Discussion 0
jojo319 Laptop General Discussion 4
R Laptop General Discussion 0
ryand18 Laptop General Discussion 1
L Laptop General Discussion 0
RazerMackham Laptop General Discussion 3
M Laptop General Discussion 0
harhar1230 Laptop General Discussion 1
Dudamesh Laptop General Discussion 4
D Laptop General Discussion 1
firstlov Laptop General Discussion 3
X Laptop General Discussion 1
Laura2306 Laptop General Discussion 1
JakoBone29 Laptop General Discussion 1
FabioKun Laptop General Discussion 2
C Laptop General Discussion 1
V Laptop General Discussion 1
B Laptop General Discussion 6

ASK THE COMMUNITY