Please help me rank these laptops for college + gaming (everyday use)!

firebolt915

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I am a college student who needs at least 6 hours of computer use at a time. The laptops I listed are my top choices, but if you know any other laptops that may be better, please feel free to tell me! I play games, browse the web, and watch movies in my spare time. I'm probably only gonna need decent graphics to play games like CS:GO and League and want the computer to last a few years so don't mind investing a bit on it. So far, I'm leaning towards the UX501 Pro and G501, but don't really know the difference between them. I'm just looking for something that is light so I can carry it around, has a long lasting battery life, and would be able to handle multitasking. The best value laptop for everyday use I can find with a budget of $2000.

ASUS UX501 Pro ~2000
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ZenBook_Pro_UX501/specifications/

ASUS G501 ~2000
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/G501JW/specifications/

Apple Macbook 13-inch: 2.9GHz with Retina display ~1800
http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/

ASUS N550JK ~1400
http://www.asus.com/us/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/N550JK/specifications/

ASUS UX305 ~900
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ZENBOOK_UX305/specifications/

ASUS UX303LN ~1200
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ZENBOOK_UX303LN/specifications/
 

firebolt915

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Would it still have a better value in comparison to the N550JK I just added to the list? Forgot about it till just now.
 

firebolt915

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Thanks for the advice. Seems like I'll wait it out for the UX501 Pro/G501 then. It'd be nice if I can get more opinions!
 

TwistedFury

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Glad I helped atleast. If I helped solve your issue/question, please click "Pick as the Solution" so others may find this thread and get their answer too! Thanks!
 

velo3100

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From the list I would choose: http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ZENBOOK_UX303LN/specifications/ for the following reasons:

1. It is portable enough for you to carry it to collage.
2. It is more than sufficient enough to play the games you have suggested in med to high settings but I assume you don't really care about the graphics as long as it runs the game well.
3. The other choices may have higher specs but they are overkill in my opinion.

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong about any of these.
 
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