What type of computer should I get that will be great for gaming and a very well rounded laptop?

Mr Espinoza

Apr 9, 2014
Hey TomsHardware community!

Ok so I've been looking around everywhere but haven't really found a good laptop for me. I want a good laptop where I can play some games like Minecraft, maybe DayZ? I really just wanted a good working laptop that will work for a good while and for a good price.

I'm in the market for a great laptop, here's what I am looking for.

1. What is your budget?

Around $1000 or less

2. What is the size of the laptop/notebook that you are considering?

I was thinking around a 15 inch screen, but if its a good computer I'll go higher or lower.

3. What screen resolution do you want?

I would like a good resolution with a good fps and good all around

5. How much battery life do you need?

Bigger the better.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

Low-Med-High is what I am looking for, Id like to play Minecraft a little, maybe a little DayZ, nothing big like Cod Ghosts or BF4. I have a gaming system for that

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

Web browsing, watching movies and videos, burning discs

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

Bigger the better.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

I'm open to any website.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

As long as I can

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
I want a DVD drive which can watch movies and CDs but can also burn DVDs and CDs

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

I'm open to any brands.

13. What country do you live in?

United States.

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Thanks everyone for helping me find a great laptop!

Updated: Ok thanks for helping me toms! I wanted to update the price of my laptop. I still haven't bought one yet but I'd like to see what other options are out there for around $1000. I would love to still have everything I had before like all the specs in the Asus x550lb-ds71, but probably with a better graphics card and maybe touch screen with Bluetooth? Thanks everyone for taking the time to help me out!!!
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