What Laptop for Light Gaming?


Jun 21, 2016
I am planning on purchasing an Acer E 15 E5-5748-52QU
As shown here:

1) What is your budget?
$550 and under preferably

2) What size notebook would you prefer? Any of these (I really don't want 17" but if its a good deal...)
a. Netbook; 10" screen or less
b. Ultraportable; 11" - 12" screen
c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen

3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
America, over the internet.

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
a. Like:n/a
b. Dislike:n/a
5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
Some projects/essays for school, playing League of Legends, Left 4 Dead, etc.

7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
Yes, League of Legends, Left 4 Dead, possibly others

9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
At least 5 would be nice. Not necessary though.

10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
Online is A-Ok

11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc.

Screen Specifics

12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)
Not important

13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)
Probably matte but not important

Build Quality and Design

14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
If its not duck taped together its probably fine, I used to use a laptop that had door hinges as hinges.

15) When are you buying this laptop?
In the next few weeks

16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
3 years would be nice

Notebook Components

17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
I don't need a lot, but more is always nice. A SSD is nice but not necessary.

18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
No, nice but unneccessary

Thanks in advance for help!