Looking to buy a gaming laptop ~$1200

Ookakiba

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So I'm looking for suggestions for a gaming laptop, since I need something portable. I already have a desktop PC, so this would be more oriented for gaming on the go.

Budget is around $1200, with a screen size of around 15". Mostly looking to play games such as League of Legends, Depth, Age of Empire 3, Space Engineers., Empire at War, and a few other multiplayer games. Would prefer a laptop that could run these smoothly at 60fps at medium settings. Also looking for a laptop that has decent/good heat management and a nice keyboard (Would prefer something with RGB keyboard, I like those, but I'm always open to options.).

If possible I'd like to stick with Amazon or newegg, but I'm open to other trusthworthy sites.

Thanks guys! I'll be glad to input anymore information if needed.
 

severinsen70

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Here's one that'd fit your needs, at about 950-1200 depending on the configuration
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077NQBZC6/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511988020&sr=8-2-spons&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=gaming+laptop&psc=1

This Lenovo Y720 is $1300 but has an i7 7700hq and gtx 1060 (6gb vram)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B074L1NK79/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511988213&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=lenovo+y720&dpPl=1&dpID=51V-qB%2BDsGL&ref=plSrch

You can also check out the Lenovo Y520 it's a slightly less powerful version of the above model but cheaper.
 

severinsen70

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You have a couple options here:
A. Go for a smaller form factor laptop with a dedicated GPU (likely mx150)
B. More traditional/gaming laptop

Here we will need to know your priorities because both categories will be able to find something that'll fit your needs. Then it just depends what you want more, a smaller ultrabook type design that's more portable or the traditional laptop that'll likely be more powerful at the cost of bulk.
 

Ookakiba

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I'm definitely looking for more of a traditional gaming laptop, since it'll be more orientated towards that, with the ability to be used for school work and other things. So Option B would be it.
 

severinsen70

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Here's one that'd fit your needs, at about 950-1200 depending on the configuration
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077NQBZC6/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511988020&sr=8-2-spons&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=gaming+laptop&psc=1

This Lenovo Y720 is $1300 but has an i7 7700hq and gtx 1060 (6gb vram)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B074L1NK79/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511988213&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=lenovo+y720&dpPl=1&dpID=51V-qB%2BDsGL&ref=plSrch

You can also check out the Lenovo Y520 it's a slightly less powerful version of the above model but cheaper.
 

severinsen70

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There's a review here that states it's quieter than some other gaming laptops, if you scroll down.

As far as I can tell the MSI doesn't have a 1060 (unless you found a model with one) the highest I saw was a 1050, the Y720 with a 1060 will be much better
 

severinsen70

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For $1200 your not going to get a top of the line gaming rig. These are all mid-tier, as for temps I can't say as I didn't extensively look into these. But likely they won't be "cool" due to the i7 7700hqs and powerful gpus.
 
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