Need Laptop Advice. $1000 Budget

Daggerstrike

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So I decided to up my budget to $1000 max for a good laptop. I am going to be a college student next year and I'll be majoring in Computer Science or a related field (not 100% set on my major), so it HAS to run on windows. I'm a big gamer, so if it can run modern games on medium or higher that would be great. I've been looking at the Lenovo Y50, but I heard mixed reviews about the quality of the screen. Would this be a good buy or are there other laptops that would be better choices?

Lenovo Y50 link: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/lenovo/y-series/y50/#tab-customize


Edit: Forgot to mention a laptop in my initial post. I've been looking at the ASUS ROG GL551 series GL551JW-DS71 Gaming Laptop as well. It's $100 bucks over budget on newegg, but I think that would be okay (just means more top ramen meals ^.^).

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834232404

Another edit: Found this Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-70RT Gaming Laptop
on newegg for $1000 and it looks to be a strong contender, especially because it has an ISP display. The battery life is what might bother me because I still need it for classes and programming.

Thoughts?

Link: http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16834314849
 

Mattchion

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834232122

Why did you skip over this model? It's similar to the Y50 in specs, though I keep hearing that ASUS tends to have better build quality for its gaming laptops. Both have unimpressive screens, but presumably they're serviceable or people wouldn't be buying them. Both supposedly do cooling alright, but again a lot of people keep leaning towards the ROGs for budget gaming. The ASUS configuration you've listed is tempting...but if you aren't bothered by not having the latest toys in your laptop, then the one I linked is a considerably cheaper (for the moment) alternative that should be playing many future games at okay settings for a good while (like a couple to four years), hopefully (I'm no expert honestly, but I am pretty sure it should age better than many non-performance laptops at or under its price).

As for me, personally, I'm looking at possibly that one to get me through the rest of school (a couple more years probably), then when I'm off in my own apartment with a decent paying job and stuff I can look into making a desktop beast, at which point the laptop's gaming performance won't matter as much, heh.
 
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