New to PC Gaming, Help choose a laptop

Mar 31, 2018
Hello everyone

New poster on the forum but have been helped here plenty of times over the years thanks to other post and posters. thought i would give it a shot.

I am in the market for a gaming laptop. I know computers a little but gaming on a pc is going to be totally new for me. I have been looking at a few but having a hard time choosing. I want a laptop over a desktop because i work a job where I spend 40-60 hours a week doing nothing (dont tell my boss) and i currently just watch movies and tv shows on a laptop during these hours and rather be gaming. Alot of my co-workers just bring in their gaming console in a Gaems case to play but I also produce/engineer on the side and one studio i go to pretty regularly allow laptop hook up and I would like to take my sessions with me to work on mixing while im on the go, in my home studio or while im at work.

I know I want an i7 laptop to help on the music side of things. Im new to gaming so i think a gtx 1060 would do for me. I play xbox one pretty regularly and as long as the graphics are xbox one level im cool but hopefully I can do a little better maybe. Games i play are GTA 5, Madden, NBA 2k, Call of Duty ww2, Cuphead, Players unknown battleground and i want to be able to play Jurassic world evolution when it comes out. Would like Bluetooth connectivity so i could game with one of my xbox controllers. My studio monitor headphones are also blue tooth. I stream movies and tv alot also (netflixs, hulu, starz, hbo ect.). Laptop that i use now also have a 17 inch screen and i never owned a laptop with a 15 inch screen.

Would like to stay under $1500 if i can, closer to 1000 is even better but want to make sure i get everything in a laptop that i want and i know i have to pay to play.

These are laptops i have been going back and forth on

Lenovo - Legion Y520 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q - 1TB Hard Drive -

Eluktronics N870HP6 Pro-X Premium Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Windows 10 Home 6GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 17.3” Full HD IPS Display 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 16GB DDR4 RAM

PROSTAR Clevo Gaming Laptop N850HP6 15.6” FHD IPS (1920x1080) LED Matte Type Display, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4, GTX 1060, 250GB SSD, Windows 10 Home, Wi-Fi+Bluetooth

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD, Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, G3-571-77QK



Feb 1, 2016
I don't know/care enough about laptops to give a specific recommendation, but I would go with a latop with 16gb ram and an SSD.
(can i send a job application to your boss? XD )


Sep 8, 2013
All those laptos have pretty much the same hardware, i'm not sure about which one is better quality, but as far as price is concerned, i saw a clevo notebook with those specs for under 1200€. But the thing with clevo is that you want to make sure you buy from a reseller who has good customer service. That Lenovo lacks an SSD, which if often reccomended for gaming.
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