Mid-budget gaming laptop?

GameBoy9

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OK, so I am currently looking for a decent gaming laptop. Since this is my first laptop, previously using only PC, I have little to no experience in this field.
As I searched over the internet, I found many laptops with various specificaions, and I couldn't decide on one, simply because I wasn't sure of their performance. I have set a budget limit at 1000$, since most of them where in this range, and I also can't afford to pay more.
So this is the budget limit. Is there any laptop under this limit, that can have decent to high performance in the newest games? Something like mid-high settings and smooth fps?
Thanks a lot in advance!
 

DasHotShot

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Laptop components suffer from having far inferior components as they are usually heavily watered down versions of the desktop counter part or in some cases rebranded lesser parts.

Try and get the best mobile gpu you can, the best mobile cpu and make sure it has 8gb of ram. At that price point i guess an ssd hdd combo can be expected too.

MSI and Dell (alienware) are battling this space. I would stay away from ACER (poor build quality) and try to get the best I possibly can on the crucial components, perhaps sacrificing a big screen for a 15inch size.
 

DasHotShot

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Laptop components suffer from having far inferior components as they are usually heavily watered down versions of the desktop counter part or in some cases rebranded lesser parts.

Try and get the best mobile gpu you can, the best mobile cpu and make sure it has 8gb of ram. At that price point i guess an ssd hdd combo can be expected too.

MSI and Dell (alienware) are battling this space. I would stay away from ACER (poor build quality) and try to get the best I possibly can on the crucial components, perhaps sacrificing a big screen for a 15inch size.
 

DasHotShot

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Having said all this, you will struggle at that price point to find a laptop which will over a sustained period of time run the latest games on very good settings, quite honestly, it`s the caveat that comes with mobility
 

uthvag

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currently the lenovo y50with an i7i5 and gtx 860m c@1000$ will fill your req

i have it and the fps @1080p at high with aa at fxaa

AC unity - avg 27

shadow of mordor - avg 36

dragon age inqui - avg 32

crysis 3- avg 34

CON - poor screen quality( not game changing bad , but just not that good)
PRO- cheap , light , thin, good enough
 

DasHotShot

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Sad how laptops just haven't come along enough yet
 

uthvag

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true, but you have to adjust with what is available. i live i my college hostel , so as desktops arenot allowed (they have a BRILLIANT thought that med schoolers dont need desktops , while engineers do..) i had to settle for a laptop

anyway

gtx 860m- 750ti oc
870m- 760=965m
880m-770 =970m
980m 3/4 that of the 970
 

DasHotShot

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That comparison is wishful thinking. The actual benchmarks on the m chips vs desktop chips are substantially different. A 980m doesn't come close at all to a 970 gtx
 

uthvag

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re read - 3/4 of 970( actually it is more powerful)

EG - 980m - 30fps in ac unity

gtx 970 36fps
 

DasHotShot

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No mate, not at all!

The 970 does around 55-58 FPS on HIGH. It does the 36 on Ultra...............
 

uthvag

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thats exactly what i said....( i dindot mention that bothe were @ ultra though)
 

DasHotShot

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I went on this post where you say high not ultra
 

GameBoy9

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I've got an offer of 550$ for a 1 year old Lenovo Y510p. Specs:

i7 4700 2.4 ghz
2x GeForce GT 750M in SLI
1TB HDD + 25 GB SSD
8gb RAM + one empty RAM slot
FullHD 1920x1080 matte display

Is it worth it?
 

DasHotShot

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25 GB ssd?

Either way, you won't get more or similar performance at the price, so you may as well do it. If the laptop works and is in warranty
 
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