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u/JagSKX · 2 pointsr/laptops

I would not buy the HP laptop for the following reasons:

  1. It only has a 1366x768 resolution screen. The lower the resolution, the less information you can see on the screen at once. Try setting the resolution on your laptop's screen or desktop monitor to 1366x768 to see what it looks like. Note that setting the resolution below the native (max) resolution will make text look a little blurry. I generally a 1080p screen (1920x1080).
  2. The laptop relies on the Intel UHD 620 graphics core. While it can be used to play some non-graphically demanding games (like some old games from before 2012) or some indie games; it is generally not recommend for games that can be rather demanding like Fornite or Overwatch. They are not very demanding games at all compared to something like the Witcher 3, but they are not games ideal for the Intel UHD 620 especially Fornite.




    The following Acer Aspire E15 E5-576G-5762 laptop for $560 represents the best bang for the buck when it comes to gaming performance. It is the least expensive laptop with the nVidia mx150 which is more powerful than the integrated Vega 8 graphics core in the Ryzen 5 2500u APU which is in the Dell Inspirion 15 5000 laptop. However, it is a heavier laptop at 5.27lbs and it comes with a smaller 256GB SSD.


    The ASUS Vivobook K570ZD for $640 represents the least expensive laptop with the nvidia GTX 1050 which is definitely more powerful than nVidia mx150 in the Acer laptop. It is paired with the 1st generation Ryzen 5 2500u APU. It only has a 256GB SSD, and it weighs in at 4.32lbs according to the specs listed on Amazon. Be aware that the battery is usually the heaviest component in a laptop. Laptops typically sacrifice battery life in exchange for being lighter. Never trust what the brand name advertises for battery life. That is usually extremely optimistic; in this case Asus advertises 9 hours. The rule of thumb is cut what is advertised in half when doing things that are not CPU and / or graphically intensive. If playing games, then cut that in half again (if not more). Read user reviews to get a better idea though.


    Acer Nitro 5 (2017 version) with Intel i5-7300HQ and GTX 1050 Ti. This is absolutely the most powerful gaming laptop for less than $700; it's $698. The GTX 1050 Ti is probably about 25% more powerful than the GTX 1050. It only has a 256GB SSD.


    I purchased the 2018 version as a gift which has the newer Intel i5-8300H which is slightly more powerful thant the i5-7300HQ, but still has the GTX 1050 Ti. I can tell you that battery life is short at 3.5 hours with average usage. I assume the i5-7300HQ can get hot similar to the i5-8300H CPU. I recommend downloading a program called ThrottleStop to undervolt the CPU. Google for instructions on how to use ThrottleStop. Out of the box the i5-8300H hit 95c when I was stressing the CPU, using ThrottleStop helped reduce that to about 86c. That's considered "warm". You can leave it as is, but if you want lower temps, then the thermal paste would need to be replaced with something good like Artic MX-4 (or the more expensive but highly praised Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut). Doing so decreased the max temp to something like 77c from what I recall (as stated it was purchased to be given as a gift). However, doing so does void the warranty so if you do not want to risk loosing the warranty, then do not replace the thermal paste until after the warranty has ended.
u/KoalityBrawls · 3 pointsr/laptops

Yeah that's true I guess. The thing I learned though is that today's laptops are different from the past. In laptops from the past if you spent a lot of money, you would be paying for that reliability. Nowadays, seems like these companies are just trying to create a lot of products and profit, and they end up with many defective models. For example, a really good choice for people with like a $1000 budget is the Dell XPS. It is an awesomely constructed laptop, but they have issues like something where your laptop makes an annoying noise that's not the fan, so in a quiet room it would be disturbing. The chances of getting a laptop that's affected by that problem is like 1/3. I bought a laptop that had amazing build quality and was working perfectly from HP, and mine suffered a lot of problems, and it was such a hassle, after paying so much.

Basically, laptops nowadays aren't built with the same care and companies don't care as much about customer loyalty, they are just trying to profit. So in my opinion the brand shouldn't matter too much, just hope not to get a defective model, and make sure you are buying from a place that gives you at least 1 year of manufacturer warranty. I personally don't want lenovo, but lenovo does have the best deals (You can get a laptop with great midrange specs around $500).


Now lets look at some good laptops for your price range. (I'm also looking for laptops in the same price range:

Acer Aspire 3:
i5-8th gen

8GB of RAM (Good for normal computing)

Dedicated MX150 graphics (I know you don't really need them but I mean it still fits in your price range and why not have a free upgrade lol)

256 GB SSD(SSDs are very important for speed and for the computer to last for a while)


Oh no I don't have time to continue this, but I will send more laptop recommendations when I'm back. Hope this helped.

u/by_a_pyre_light · 3 pointsr/laptops

I've had a Dell XPS from Dell's Outlet site for 4 years and it's top notch. I would have bought an XPS 15 over the Razer Blade if it had a comparable GPU, because that laptop is superb, and it keeps winning the awards to back it up.

I think you get what you pay for. I wouldn't buy a cheap-o Dell, HP, Acer, etc. because they're all crap.

But if you do any sort of research on the Inspiron 7559 or the 7567 you'll see lots of favorable reviews, both personal owners and professional reviewers.

Think of it like this: Toyota makes the Yaris - a piece of crap, bottom dollar commuter car with no power amenities at all. They also make the Lexus GS series - the most popular full sized luxury sedans on the market.

Two very different vehicles from the same company. The difference is the cost, which gets put into the engineering and materials.

Similarly, there is a difference between a Dell XPS and the $200 Dell Inspiron bottom line laptop, and the whole experience is completely different. The Inspiron 7559/7567 would be like a loaded Toyota Camry in this analogy - a very reliable, very popular model with many perks and features but not as expensive as the Lexus GS/Dell XPS.

I've also personally played with the Dell 7559 and it's solid. It's got a nice soft touch coating and it feels very solid to the touch - no wobble or flex when dealing with it like you get on other laptops.

The Inspiron 7559 has a 4 star rating from nearly 1700 reviews on Amazon.

It was named "Best Budget Gaming Laptop" by The Wirecutter.

Linus from LTT gave it a very positive review.

So it has a great reputation.

The 7567 should continue that. The only issue that people have noted is that it has a TN display (common for this price range) instead of IPS, and for some people the viewing angles were not wide enough for their liking. I would say, give it a shot and if you find it works, fantastic! If not, return it without issue.

u/Gordo_51 · 4 pointsr/laptops

size is a big one for students. 15.6in is good, but if you have a small pack or need it to be smaller 13 inch laptops are out there. since students would be using their computer a lot to open things like word documents or spreadsheets, so you need a fast but efficient processor and a good amount of ram like maybe 8 or 16gb, like a ryzen 5 3500u.

the amd laptops are cheaper and offer similar performance to intel laptops. look for laptops with ssds, so it starts up fast and is snappy. though ssds are small in capacity unless you need to have large photoshop or 3d modeling stuff on the laptop, ssds are definately the better option for students.

look for either high quality plastic chassis or metal chassis, as these are durable and are good for taking out/putting away a lot, and are generally light as most metal laptop chassis are aluminum these days.

you should also look for laptops with a good battery life, at least around 19~14 hours. also look for USB-C charging capable laptops as a lot of phones have them nowadays, so you only have to carry one charger if your phone uses USB-C, and you can transfer files between your phone and laptop quickly if you need to.

also look for thin designs as these are easy to carry, usually lighter than textbooks and dont make you tired carrying around all day.

here are some good examples of what i just said: according to reviews of this, as long as you remove McAfee "antivirus" it is blazing fast fast cpu and good amount of storage. REMOVE MCAFEE if its there


u/NoseFaceButt · 1 pointr/laptops

I know you're from Europe but no idea what country so I have to recomend this laptop on Amazon US.

It has very high end specs and very good value.

As you asked it has a 1080p screen, though it is touch, since you're not gaming I think you'll find the touch to be very useful, if you think it drains battery you can turn it off (though it only reduces it by 10%).

It has an AMD A10 Quad core, for all your "gaming" (Minecraft hahaha) needs, and all your AMD fantasies for that matter too.

It has 8 GB of upgradable RAM (meaning one slot is empty), but 8 GB is more than enough for Minecraft at a medium-high render distance.

Other than that it has the standard backlight keyboard, a good touchpad and apparently it "feels premium" according to many.


I know you said you want AMD but personally I think this laptop is a much better bet.

It contains the most powerful model of the Intel i5 Skylake architecture series running at a solid 2.8 GHz unclocked. For a laptop, that's phenomenal.

It has a decent size 1080p screen.

It contains a solid 8 GB of DDR4, I strongly recomend this monster.

It has a 256 GB SSD which you can upgrade to 512 GB or get a hard drive.

They both come with win 10 so you can dual boot it.

But best of all, this guy packs a punch with a Nvidia 940 MX with 2 GB of GDDR5, so you can Photoshop, edit video, and play games.

u/Michiganders · 1 pointr/laptops

You're overvaluing the importance of specs. I don't know exactly what you're purchasing this for, but assuming it's for standard usage, then you really don't need a quad core processor or 16gb of ram. They can be nice to have, sure, but there's no reason to spend $1200 on a consumer grade laptop.

Another point - not all intel processors are the same. You mention the XPS 13 having an i7-7700HQ processor, but that's a quad core processor and no XPS 13 models come with quad core processors. What you're probably looking at is the i7-7500U, which is dual core and significantly less powerful when it comes to multi-core processing. And if you're wondering, a quad core i5 is always more powerful than a dual core i7.

A lot of what makes a good laptop is the user experience and not just the specs. The Inspiron 5000 will have an awful keyboard, build quality, display, trackpad, and it's heavier. If you decide to sell the laptop down the road, brand name models that are known for their build quality will also have a far better resale value.


My advice is to decide if you want to spend your full budget, or to save a bit and get something for $500-$700.

If you decide to spend the full amount, I'd still suggest you look into the Dell XPS 15 or the Lenovo Yoga 720 if you want dedicated graphics. If you don't, look into the LG Gram 14/LG gram 15, or the Thinkpad T470 / Thinkpad T570 (if you buy a Thinkpad, buy from Lenovo's corporate store). You could also consider the 13.9" Lenovo Yoga 910

You could also consider getting something cheaper. If you can find something with an m.2 SSD rather than a slower SATA III SSD that would be great. You could consider the Asus Vivobook, the Acer E15, or the Acer Swift 3

Many of these laptops also have upgradable RAM if in the future you would like to add another 8gb stick. I believe all of them except the Acer Swift 3 and Lenovo Yoga 910 have upgradable ram.

u/Flantastical · 2 pointsr/laptops

If you care about gaming, the Dell Inspirion 15 inch gaming laptop would be a good match. Downside is it's on the heavier side at 5.6 pounds.

If you want something lighter, easier to carry around, and with a more sleek look, the [Asus Zenbook 305UA](
) would be perfect. It has a smaller screen at only 13.3 inches, but it's a great all-around college laptop with a very long battery life, good trackpad, fair keyboard, and a good screen, all wrapped up in a laptop with good build quality.

You would still be able to play light and moderate games on the Zenbook 305UA, but expect to keep graphics on low. It could handle things like CSGO or League of Legends just fine, but don't expect heavy games like GTA V. I would greatly recommend the Zenbook.

u/Tibrael · 2 pointsr/laptops

The MX150 is great, but it may not play games as well as a dedicated gaming laptop. I have an Acer Aspire E15 576g-7657 and I'm loving it, so far. It has the mx150 and is certainly not slim, but I would not really call it bulky. It's a laptop. Here is a link the PC I purchased:

It has a nice IPS panel (brighter than the reviews suggest), an 8th gen core i5 (i7 for 200 more), 8gb of ddr3 1600 (upgradable to 32gb, and it is super fast already!), 256 ssd, and mx150. I can run Skyrim: SE with settings lowered a bit, but at 1080 with no stutters or frame drops. Overall I am SUPER satisfied with this laptop. The mx150 is basicially like having a GTX 1030 in your machine and it performs on par, maybe better, with the 960m. Also, the Swift has soldered dimms so you cannot upgrade the ram... you are stuck with the stock version.

u/massivewang · 3 pointsr/laptops

If you want to play modern games you'll need to buy the core and an external GPU.

So if you want to play modern games, you may as well get the xps 15.

You could get away with cheaper laptops, but the xps 15 and the stealth are some of the best options available. It is worth paying a little more for a quality laptop/featureset in my opinion. Though if the budget is tight, there are options to make due with.

For example:

Which is a great value and offers awesome performance for the price with the quad core, ssd, and gpu. Check out the review (note that this model has a 256gb ssd not a 1tb hd):

for fyi an xps 15 non touch review as well :

With that said it all depends on what level of gaming you want. No gaming? The stealth is awesome. Some modern games? Get the xps or inspiron.

u/Malarazz · 1 pointr/laptops

Yeah that's one of the ones I have my eye on, I just don't like the 5400 RPM HDD and 2 GB VRAM (although the latter is probably not really a big deal since I've read most games don't use more than 2GB at 1080p).

I'm also looking into the Dell Inspiron 7559. it's pretty similar to the ASUS you linked. I've read that the Asus has a better build quality but I like that the Dell comes with a SSD. I wouldn't mind a 7200 RPM HDD but I feel like 5400 RPM is noticeably slower.

Then there's the ASUS ROG G751. Definitely my favorite of these 4. The problem is the reviews are absolutely dreadful. At my chosen specs (4720 - win10 - 970M - none - 16GB) there are only 2 reviews, both 1-egg, and both complaining about screen bleed. I would absolutely hate to get a new defectuous laptop. Even at different specs with enough reviews to bump it to 4-eggs average, there are still people complaining about screen bleed. But to be honest I'm not entirely sure how much credibility to give to these newegg reviews.

And lastly the Gigabyte P37W. This one has great specs, just like the G751 above. It's so expensive though. At $1300, I'm just $200 away from a laptop with a 980M, which seems like it would be a significant boost. What's the point? I've seen the same laptop for $1100 in a deal but unfortunately it's sold out.

I guess these are all good laptops, it's just a question of how much to spend. Whether I would find it worthwhile to spend $400 more for a 970M over a 960M - or even $350 more after that for a 980M over a 970M. It's hard to decide. Then there's the third option, and the reason I made this post, which is to wait 3-4 months and hope that they come out with new better hardware at these prices.

u/malvinvnv · 1 pointr/laptops

I'd get a desktop if I were aiming to do those whing. Those cards won't cut it for gaming. Especially Horizon 3. But, I suppose you gotta make do with laptops if you got a space constraint

I have another laptop with 950M (which is nearly 2x faster than that, I suppose) and I can't get a second where my FPS is over 30. And that's for Forza Apex. I don't think Horizon can do any better considering how salty people are on Forza sub.

3D modelling on this thing should be okay, but not faster. These laptops will be good for daily use up to some light gaming. Heavier games like Forza is not possible on this GPU (Unless you can tweak the files to run at a lower details and resolutions than what's possible)

However, if your choice is only strictly between these 4, get the 3rd option. The X302 is a 13 incher, and it's gonna be much more mobile while offering the same levels of daily use performance as any other laptops on your list.

If I'm correct, all of them should be priced around 500-700 Euros (According to Notebookcheck). So, perhaps I can interest you in this? Perhaps you're not keen on Acer, but this one is quite more powerful for gaming. It's not gonna let you game at ultra or anything, but it's gonna give you a much more headroom to play at 720p (Not silly putty details now, but you can perhaps bump it to medium if you're willing to lose some frames. Still no Horizon 3 though)

If you have $800 to spend, why not go with this. The Inspiron 7559 is highly regarded on the sub as the best balance between performance and price if you're looking to game. This will sorta run Horizon 3 at low details (the game is poorly optimized. That's why you need such a powerful hardware to push it at a good framerate. To max it out you need at least a GTX 1060) and a lot of other games at perhaps medium/high at 1080p. With it, you still get a very decent framerates as well.

u/Bhagswag · 1 pointr/laptops

For $1800 US dollar (about 2500 NZD), I would never ever settle for GTX 960M and 8 GB of ram. Never. For less than half the price, you can get more.

For around your max budget, 1800 USD, here are something that are fitting in my opinion.

Never used Alienware, but check this (LINK).
Maybe check out this bundle?(LINK)
And finally, if you want to see what a good deal for a 960M laptop now is: Dell(LINK)

Good luck. I have not personally used any of these, but I do understand your budget is far too great to settle for a relatively wea 960M laptop. Here is mine(LINK) that I got a year ago for a great deal of $880 before taxes. I love it to death, but the 960M is showing its age. Hope I helped.

u/DL7610 · 1 pointr/laptops

The specs seem fine. The Ryzen 5 3500U with the Vega 8 is gonna be a better than integrated Intel GPU, but not quite as good as the MX150 dGPU.

One thing that I am wondering is which aspects of the 2-in-1 form factor you need.

If you want to use it for note-taking, perhaps you should consider a unit that comes with a stylus that you can write on the screen with. I personally find the Windows Ink function that Microsoft has been pushing hard into Windows 10 (and their Surface devices) to be really great for note-taking. So maybe consider this Lenovo unit ( ), which has the same CPU, RAM and SSD, about the same price but also comes with a stylus? If you prefer Asus (or any other brand), there are plenty of 2-in-1 options out there.

If you want to use it as a tablet a lot, then the size/weight of this thing may or may not work for you. I assume that you saw it in person at Best Buy. Just make sure you have a chance to pick it up and get a feel of it. For use as a tablet, something with a detachable keyboard, like Surface Pro 6, Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1, or Surface Go (if you really value mobility) would work better.

u/DonDi94 · 1 pointr/laptops

Really? I've read mainly fairly good reviews, around 4 stars/80-85% positive mark for the Acer Swift, and looking that the overall specs it would be quite appropriate for what you're looking for. As an example I was reading this review HERE as it gave a quite in-dept analisys of the laptop technical wise. Careful that this is the Intel HD graphics version, not the other one.

Personally I'd suggest to give priority to battery life and SSD, as they'll be the things that will matter the most on the choice of this kind of laptops. As processor, over i5 both 6th gen (6xxxU) or 7th gen (7xxxU) will do just fine, and 8GB of ram are enough, this is exactly what I'm searching for.

Keep in mind that I'm not discarding the one you suggested as if you don't mind too much about the lower battery life it's still a great laptop for the price, but I'm pointing out laptops that might compete with that that trade some things for others. For example, the Acer Swift has less storage but has better life, which might be more interesting as I personally had no issues with 256GB on my ultrabook, while the long lasting battery was way more useful to go through days with lots of lectures.

In fact, I'd also say that this asus HERE might be even better for you, as it has a larger battery than most of this laptops (57Wh instead of the more common 45Wh), which combined with a last gen i5 7200U and a full HD panel will garant you an excellent battery life. It also can have up to 512GB of SSD and it has at least 8GB of ram. The price is not as low, but it's a fair trade in my opinion. This 256GB version is 700$ (I'm supposing you're american from your link) which might be enough for you.

Sadly at that price range that I'm guessing you're looking for you won't get exceptional machines, so some compromises have to be taken. I can assure that as even at the high end point that I'm looking for right now there's compromises everywhere >.>

To give a reason for the SSD in case you're not aware, it's just a big USB stick as I've said, meaning that it's way way faster than an old hard disk (the classic ones that you've might have seen if you have a desktop pc). Those are mechanical, meaning that there's literally a disk rotating inside and a sensor reading the data. That means that it will be way slower, as the sensor needs to move in place and wait for the hard disk rotation for reading, while the SSD will just have elecrical pars for it. Besides this small technical explaination, what's the difference? If the operative system is installed into a HDD, the computer will take around 40s or more to boot, while an SSD will take around 7-10 seconds. This is the same with normal applications. Another thing is that if the HDD, for some bad luck, recieves a bad hit from a fall or similar, the sensor might get displaced and the hard disk is broken at that point. The SSD on the other hand won't have a problem with that just like any usb stick. So in other words, the SSD will always be the best upgrade you can have in any laptop.

That doesn't mean that it's bad to have an HDD as a secondary storage, but I believe that a SSD as main storage is mandatory.

u/Darryn9 · 2 pointsr/laptops

Hey, I was in the same boat as you a month ago. Not sure where you're purchasing from but I got this one for my dad, Laptop.
I assumed 4gb of ram is more than enough for what he uses it for(browsing the web, streaming movies, excel for work) but in the long run if it doesn't, I could always open the bottom and add more ram. I'm sure there are better options but at the time for the price this one was the best I could find. Good luck!

u/ministrsinister · 2 pointsr/laptops

Nerdo here,

Format properly next time please! Makes it easier.

The first thing I should note is that if you want to play games unless you know for sure it can play on Mac, don't get a mac. If you have to get a Mac, get an 850 dollar Mac air on amazon and you'll be fine with that.

As for PC, the answer is, as always, it depends. You said that the Alienware listed below is to clunky or bulky, well in that case you can look to slimmer models but you will likely find that heat then becomes an issue.

Some important things to note are:

  • What games are you looking to play? If League or CS GO, you could get away with something around 600-800 USD. It isn't going to be premium or anything though.

  • If you are looking to play heavier games like say Total War or ARK: Survival Evolved, you'll need to make compromises. Some games run best on desktop-grade specs. Bigger laptops usually have heftier specs thus need a bigger chassis in order to properly vent and cool those parts that get hot.

  • Do you want your system to be fast? Ditch that hard drive. If you don't care too much about build quality, a good deal is this Dell Inspiron that will suit your needs fine for most modern games and whatnot.
u/edit1754 · 1 pointr/laptops

It might work, but I wouldn't recommend this one due to its 1366x768 display.

1366x768 resolution doesn't let you fit much onscreen, and in a 15.6" display it will make things onscreen quite huge. Getting a good display will likely make far more of a difference for how nice the computer is to use, than the differences between most other specs would.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 700 here has a significantly better 1920x1080 (IPS) display and also a more powerful NVIDIA GT 950M GPU. Listing is wishy-washy on the specs, but if you search the model number you can confirm it has the 950M. Also the 8GB vs 12GB of RAM: You likely won't notice a difference, but if you do, you can upgrade that yourself whenever for cheap.

EDIT: Heck, you don't even need a 950M to run those games, but this is a better all-round laptop regardless. And the GPU will open you up to future games as well.

u/elevation_addict · 1 pointr/laptops

I bought an ASUS VivoBook F510UA on Amazon for $550 and was planning on continuing to use open source Darktable and GIMP for casual photo editing. My wife bought Lightroom and I like it way more than Darktable. However, Lightroom and Photoshop require a lot more RAM. While my computer is highly praised as a great performing value laptop, it's 8GB RAM causes delays when editing in Lightroom. From my research, the stock Intel i5-8250 processor is underserved by the RAM and HDD in this computer. Fortunately, you can upgrade the laptop to 32GB RAM and a M.2 SSD. Personally I'll be upgrading to only 16GB based on a recommendation by another user on this forum. Should cost $122. That should greatly improve performance for Lightroom and the computer will still be a great value at that price.

u/myninthrowaway · 1 pointr/laptops

TBH, I personally think that this laptop is probably the best laptop you can get for the money. It's fairly large, but it's very powerful and will do almost anything you'd be doing in a college setting.

A step up? I honestly can't answer that unfortunately. I only look at really expensive laptops (XPS 15, Razer Blade, Samsung Notebook 9, etc) and solid budget deals for my friends less willing to pay for stuff. The expensive stuff are just premium. Lighter, better battery, etc.

u/IrtahkEnt · 1 pointr/laptops

Buy this laptop instead : $330

1080p display, essential in 2019

6GB RAM, upgradable. Can easily bump to 8GB or more if required.

Has m2 SSD slot so can put one for relatively cheap.

Comes with Intel i3 8th Gen which is great for the price.

Probably the best laptop in this price range. Buy it and add a 240GB SSD for like $35 and you have a solid budget laptop from the get go.

Unlike other comments I'd advise against buying 8GB RAM budget laptop. 8GB is not a good starting point of budget laptops. They compromise way too much in display, processor to reach that budget price if they're putting 8GB RAM. 6GB is just fine and you can always bump up to 8GB of required.

Display is crucial. That's how you interact with the laptop. 1080p is the minimum I'd recommend. This laptop has a 1080p display which makes it lovely for this price range. With resolution anything smaller than that you just can't fit enough and the pixels look terrible honestly. 1080p or no buy honestly.

u/Zzoomer · 1 pointr/laptops

It would probably be ok, but that cpu is very slow. The #1 best selling computer on Amazon only costs $319. It has many customer reviews you can read to get details. Everyone seems very happy with it. It would be my choice for a good basic laptop.

u/Kadaz · 1 pointr/laptops

> Lenovo Thinkpad E485

I should have noted that I'm buying exclusively from amazon. This is like 100 dollars more for a downgrade in build quality, portability and aesthetics.

I did some research, the matebook D has dual channel memory to maximize vega 8 performance, and the fact that it's soldered is its only drawback imo. It also has a touchscreen which is neat.

I was specifically interesting to hear from people that have owned it for a while to see if any important issues popped up, but it looks solid.

If I don't go for this I will probably get them this

And slap in an m.2 for the OS. I don't like the fact that it's plastic and intel integrated graphics are way too weak compared to vega 8, but otherwise it looks good and is lightweight.

Honestly, unless some other good deal pops up I'll grab the matebook, looks too good to pass up I think.

u/OakFern · 2 pointsr/laptops

That's a piece of junk. Junk CPU (and a pretty ancient one at that, was released in 2012), junk GPU, not very much RAM.

We talking USD? $300 isn't much, but you should be able to do better than that hunk of junk. If you can save and stretch to maybe $500, that would give you a lot more options.

EDIT: Not terribly familiar with the US market, but a quick search on US Amazon brought up this laptop for $360 and this other laptop for $510. Both are much more recent, have much better CPUs, and more RAM than what you listed.

u/SolidCalm · 2 pointsr/laptops

According to this review, the fan is quiet even gaming.

If you want a beast yet nice laptop, maybe this is better. Great build quality over here, for sure.

This one is good also, but I prefer Dell's.

That being said, if you don't want hardcore ultra graphics in new games, the ultrabook from Asus is easily one of the best options, as well as a HP Envy 13 with MX150 (not available right now as far as I can see, but you can see specs here).

u/tigerbreak · 3 pointsr/laptops

Gaming-capable, new and under 500 dollars is tough.

Worth considering - some BBY and Costco have gift cards you can buy for either eBay or Amazon (with no upcharge) which broadens your horizons a bit.

I'd also consider trying to scratch together an extra 100 to 200, which will make all of the above possible.

if limited to best buy or costco, find the best CPU and largest amount of RAM, followed by the biggest SSD you can find. HD 620 can do a few things (on low quality) but don't expect much more.

This is a good choice if you can get them to consider Amazon, it's new, should last a while and you can do some games like FIFA on it. It's also easy to upgrade

u/Elrondel · 2 pointsr/laptops

Don't take my word on it, but I did some research on this exact laptop because my friend got it as a gift. After searching through these forums and asking around, I convinced my friend to return it for equivalent credit and apply that toward either this or a new laptop in the coming year, since he's not in an immediate rush to get a laptop.

That being said, I'm looking forward to seeing what other people reply to this post. I've heard that the build quality was pretty bad for the Envy but I haven't heard many first-hand reports.

u/TacticalBastard · 2 pointsr/laptops

This is going to be your best bet. It's the best sub$400USD laptop out there and unless there is a better deal in Canada, this is going to be the best laptop available.

u/TheRealPizza · 3 pointsr/laptops

This seems like a great buy, with an amazing battery life, dedicated graphics and a snappy SSD. It might not be light enough for your liking though.

u/nman9939 · 2 pointsr/laptops

I don't know if these are available in India, but these two laptops are much better choices than the ones you provided. The 960m will blow either of the other graphics cards you suggested out of the water.

I think these fall into your price range, unless I am mistaken.

If you do have to choose between the two you listed, I think the HP Pavilion 15-au006tx is a better choice. It does have a worse screen and a worse processor, but in fully truthful terms, the
AMD Radeon™ R7 M440 Graphics (4 GB DDR3 dedicated) on the other laptop is utter shit. Like don't even consider it for gaming whatsoever. The 940MX is a better choice, but not a great one in itself. It will give you good FPS at moderate settings because of the lower resolution display that comes with that laptop.

Still, I think you should consider one of the two laptops I listed. The graphics card is the most important component, and their 960m is a huge improvement of the graphics cards of the laptops you gave me.

Feel free to ask me any questions you have, but I can't help you much with the availability in India.

u/Xaxetrov · 1 pointr/laptops

As an IT engineering student and a regular gamer, I am looking for the same laptop type as you since one month. I think the better at the moment is this one :
However, after one week of intensive search, it only seems to be available in the US (I live in France :-( )
By the way, if someone found it in Europe, tell me !

One other alternative would be this one, but it is a little more heavy and more gaming oriented (not more powerfull but less designed for all-round uses). It is still an excellent choice :

There are good reviews of them and others here, if you want :

I hope I have helped !

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/laptops

this one seems pretty popular lately and has great reviews. much stronger than a chromebook. the keyboard is backlit, too. what do you mean by nothing requiring extensive power, though? you should be able to easily upgrade the RAM and storage since it's a full laptop

u/legonate416 · 2 pointsr/laptops

I don't have many particular suggestions for your budget, but I can help you out in regards to the performance you can expect.

The 2630QM and the i3-7100u perform about the same in most workloads. The only situation in which the 2630QM beats the 7100u is in heavily multi-threaded applications, such as video editing, rendering, etc.

The i3 7100u should be plenty for any schoolwork, document editing, and streaming. I would personally recommend a laptop that has upgradeable RAM, as 4gb will become quite limited in the future.

I do have one suggestion in mind. I realize it is over your max budget, but it would be extremely worth it if you can save the extra $50 or so. It's the Acer E15.

The laptop has an i3-7100u, 4gb of DDR4 RAM, and a 1tb HDD. What really makes this a great buy though is that it has an empty M.2 slot for an SSD, and the RAM is upgradeable. Most other budget laptops aren't nearly as good in future upgrades, and I think you would be extremely happy with the purchase in the end.

It's just a suggestion though. If you for some reason cannot go above $320 at all, and need a laptop now, you should probably look elsewhere.

u/Deadpool1028 · 1 pointr/laptops

1060 6gb great specs, not sure if this is available In your area but might be worth looking in to. Would be great in case you decide you change your mind and want to play a newer game.

u/koningdied · 1 pointr/laptops

for that kinda stuff, you dont need a 900 dollar laptop. A surface go with an i5 with 8 gigs of ram will do. I reccomend this device cous you say couler accuratie is realy important to you and the screen of the surface devices are realy good. also you say that you want to take notes on it for scool. On these things you can write realy easy. But if you dont want a tablet like divice (it runs a full windows version) the vivobook and lenovo flex are realy good options. These are cheaper as well.

Here are some links.

Surface pro i5 850 dollar (including pen and keyboard)

Surface go 444 dollar (excluding pen and type cover)

Lenovo Flex (550 Dollar) it is a realy good option. especially if you dont care so much about the tablat form factor of the surface.

Asus vivobook ryzen 5 version

u/TheFoodGuyBob · 1 pointr/laptops

I would usually got for some with a gtx 1050 or 1050ti. If you're into having a cheaper laptop, a mx150 would do you justice. Here are some links:

For right now, if you're willing to wait a little bit you could get some great deals on 1050 laptops for 500ish. At the moment there doesn't seem to be any shocking deals. In regards to the two laptops you have there, I would say you can't go wrong with them actually. I would go with the acer laptop I linked because an mx150 is much much stronger. Also, mx150 is slowing being replaced by mx250, maybe something good will pop up as well.

u/McNerdius · 1 pointr/laptops

Awesome, thank you. I've been keeping my eye on thinking if it were $50 cheaper - possibly by omitting the optical drive - it'd be perfect.

So, this is Perfect. :)

u/pancak3d · 1 pointr/laptops

Go to your local Best Buy, the probably have the 7567 on display (they did at all the stores near me). I was instantly convinced to get the 7559 instead. The laptop looks silly/clunky and the TN screen is awful. Personally I went with this 7559 for the IPS display and SSD, plus saves you a few bucks. #1's processer is significantly better though. Is touchscreen really a selling point for you? IMO it's just a good way to cover your screen in fingerprints. Really only useful on tablet-esque laptops.

u/Orangematz · 1 pointr/laptops

Technically, you're right, though it'll help you out a lot in terms of FPS and settings, and allow you to play some better games. And at $600 you're getting a lot better of value here.

If you need to buy something cheaper, go with this. Keep in mind it has integrated graphics.

u/HesusMendez · 1 pointr/laptops

Looking into a suitable SSD. I'm leaning towards this -

Its M.2 NNMe, good reviews affordable. Just want to make sure this is compatible.


I'm at work, so I can't check what Ram I have, but I think its safe to guess from the Model and its specs that I have a 8GB DDR4 2400 mt/s SODIMM (260-pin?) and looking into also getting this which I think is compatible -


If all this for under £100 can get me another year at of the Laptop, definitely worth it.

u/OreLP · 1 pointr/laptops

Acer VX15, Dell 7567, Lenovo Y520, Sabre 15 - tried to pick the less gaming looks.

Most of them have 3 usb type A ports and 1 C port (expect dell 7567).

There's dell 7577 (56 watts) which is more new, it has C port but the different of the battery might change your mind compare to 7567 (74 watts).

All of them come with gtx 1050 or gtx 1050ti and Some of them even have gtx 1060 as well but it way higher than your price.

If you want the best value for your money - Get the Acer Predator Helios 300

u/s3ph · 2 pointsr/laptops

You definitely want to look into a refurbished, or second hand laptop.
If you can push your budget for a new laptop then this is the best bang for the buck i can recommend:

u/CraiZenCreations · 1 pointr/laptops

I would do this one due to it being a bit stronger and a bit cheaper.

This one is a little more expensive but much more powerful than the one above if you're willing to spend a little extra. The number one review says it's the best for under 600.

u/RA2lover · 1 pointr/laptops

These seem to use M.2 SSDs instead of SATA SSDs.

M.2 is a new standard that basically allows flash storage to have direct access to PCIe lanes(improving transfer rates to several times faster than SATA, which already is the speed bottleneck for higher-end SSDs such as Samsung's 850 series). Unfortunately, it has the issue of being limited to a motherboard connection, limiting the number of ports(most laptops with M.2 only have one M.2 port) and its physical dimensions, which ultimately limit their capacity to lower than SATA SSDs. Intel's been working on a U.2 connector that allows using cables at M.2 speeds and allows for SSDs with capacities you'd only be able to fit in a SATA bay before. Unfortunately, it hasn't gained any significant traction in the laptop market because of its increased height and has only gotten a significant market hold in the enterprise storage market as of now.

This doesn't mean you can't use another SATA SSD you can get at the prices listed above as their HDDs tend to be SATA devices. 128GB isn't enough storage for more than Windows(which can take about 64GB depending on installed features such as a factory reset image) and a Smart Response cache, which is an Intel technology that attempts to increase apparent HDD speeds by dynamically keeping a small part of the HDD's contents (specifically, the contents accessed more often) into the SSD.

Keeping a lot of data in a small SSD is bad for its lifetime, though. SSDs support a limited number of writes before they fail, and that figure is currently somewhere from 350~1000 for each sector(small fixed block of data used for IO operations, usually between 512 bytes and 4 KB). Manufacturers have introduced ways to get around such limitations, such as allocating additional space in the SSD to be used to replace sectors that failed, or support for TRIM(which marks the blocks as deleted instead of physically overwriting them), but the most important method is wear leveling - essentially managing unused space so as to make sure its sectors get an equal amount of use in order to prevent overused sectors from failing prematurely - which is why you don't want to fill the SSD more than about 75%. a 128GB SSD will still happily support at least 50 TB written to it over its lifetime, though(about 28GB/day every day for 5 years), assuming these measures are taken.

a 500GB or larger SSD will let you store your data directly into the SSD without needing to swap it in and out constantly.

You could get this laptop(6700HQ/960M/8GB RAM) for $750, a 1 TB SSD for $230, and use the laptop's 1TB SSHD as an external HDD with a $10 enclosure, which sums up to $990.
The laptop also comes with a M.2 port and an additional DDR3L slot for further expansion, and some good upgrades over its lifetime would be getting another 8GB RAM to take advantage of dual channel memory(currently at $40) and a M.2 SSD once they get affordable enough to justify their additional performance.

u/BurningTrees · 3 pointsr/laptops

ASUS VivoBook F510UA FHD Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, USB-C, NanoEdge Display, Fingerprint, Windows 10, Star Gray (F510UA-AH51)

For just web browsing, netflix and microsoft office you can get away with a chromebook. But for around your budget id suggest this. It's got the newest gen processor, good screen resolution, and plenty of memory. Only thing others may suggest is a SSD over the Hard Drive for faster boot times but imo its not a deal breaker. Im also not sure if this is available internationally or the price in Euro which is probably why you arent getting many responses. Best of luck!!

u/glymao · 1 pointr/laptops


is much better because of a much better processor, WAY better graphics and most likely a superior screen.

u/SoCalflyguy · 8 pointsr/laptops

No it is not. Here are the specs on that computer:

Intel Core i3 6006u (6th gen)

8GB DDR4 Ram

1366 x 768 resolution

Up to 8 hours battery life

This unit here from amazon is cheaper, with a better display (1920 x 1080), better battery life (up to 12 hours) and better processor (8th gen, i3 8130u). It trails the other with only having 6gb of ram but is still upgradeble to 32gb. You wont notice the 2gb difference. Additionally, ram is one of the few things you can upgrade in a laptop. The processor and screen are generally not upgradeable and would require a new laptop to replace. Better to go with one with higher specs in the things you cant replace, and take a small hit on the things you can replace (ie Ram). Hope this helps.

u/harpuajim · 3 pointsr/laptops

I've been doing a lot of research lately. I purchased the Xiaomi Notebook Pro from LightInTheBox yesterday for about $800 ($850 with a $50 Thanksgiving discount). Haven't received it yet but I haven't seen a bad review for it.

However if all you're doing is schoolwork, netflix and Hulu you can do that with a $400 laptop. Something like this or like this Acer may be perfect for what you want to do.

u/ooojustin · 1 pointr/laptops

> Best specs for price, large harddrive space,

In terms of specs for price, this guy is an incredibly easy recommendation:


However, it doesn't come with too much storage. In 2019 you'll want an SSD as your boot drive at the very least. It should be relatively to upgrade the SSD in this laptop if you genuinely do need more capacity. For $110, you can turn those 256 GB into 1 TB of storage:


This would result in a $620 total price tag, and for a laptop with 8 gb ram/i5 8th gen/1 tb ssd storage, that's quite good.

u/blackbada · 2 pointsr/laptops

The key element of a gaming laptop is its GPU. This one has a GTX 940m. It's probably good enough for Overwatch, as it's not too demanding, but other modern games like Battlefield will require a more powerful GPU.

I would advise you to look for a Geforce gtx 960m laptop. Pretty much any model would work, but I suggest you look at these two:

Dell Inspiron 7559 -


u/smilinmaniag · 2 pointsr/laptops

I would highly recommend this. You will save decent amount of buck. Processor is slightly weaker (i3 vs i5), Intel HD 5500 is more than enough for not high-performance demanding games games like TF2, WOW, dota2, etc. 350$

u/cleb4411 · 2 pointsr/laptops

Hey, so for what your looking for, this laptop would be pretty good I think. It'd probably go down to like 450$ during the sales. Hope this helps.

u/jack_null · 1 pointr/laptops

... you never said which HP Notebook it was. So it's impossible to tell if replacing the motherboard is "worth it". But in most cases, it never is.

If I had to recommend a good laptop with good specs with a decent price tag it'd be this one. Only $600. And it's good enough to run higher demanding games:

u/Adalwolf311 · 1 pointr/laptops

This would probably be my #1 recommendation. It’s the best selling laptop on Amazon right now. It has a Ryzen 3 which is good for light-medium gaming, and the ram and storage are both easily upgradable.

u/Southernbby · 2 pointsr/laptops

This Should be good. League will run excellently, Civ Beyond Eath (6th Civ game?) will run well, and Starcraft will be fine. Fallout 4 should run on lower settings well.

u/aaron141 · 1 pointr/laptops

Thanks for the advice. I'll think about it. I was also considering the
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM when I saw it many months ago Yeah the laptop i bought less than 2 years ago was a refurbished HP laptop I bought from EBAY or some other website. thankfully it had warranty and I had to send it to a repair place to fix a issue with the charging socket. it had a really smooth touchpad though and good specs for the price back then

u/idk_a_cool_username · 1 pointr/laptops

well if it has an i5 I guess it would be fine, but I searched for it and I found it was more expensive.

I would recommend the acer aspire 5.

there is a model with only an i5 for $509

another with an i5 + an mx150 discrete graphics for $559.

and if you want the cheapest laptop that can still meet your needs I would recommend the acer aspire 5 with the amd r3 3200u and vega graphics for only $309. (you might want to install additional ram for ~$15-20)

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode(you can upgrade to regular windows for free) , A515-43-R19L

all of these can do what you requested.

u/PindropAUS · 1 pointr/laptops

For gaming its mainly centered around the CPU and GPU.

If you want something that is mainstream gaming go for a laptop with a graphic card that is GTX 1050 or higher, these go around $700-900, with the latter end with better CPUs, screens, more ram and storage, etc.

If you going for a latter end make sure its a i7 ( i7-7700HQ ) with dual drive config 128GB SSD + 1TB HD (or better), with a 1080P IPS screen.

Downsides are these laptops are usually 15", heavier and have reduce battery life.

But if you want something cheaper but still pretty decent for gaming just with lower graphics settings, MX 150 is the graphics card you want, these laptops usually start around $600 and go up from there.

MX150 laptops are usually thinner and lighter and obviously have better battery life.

u/m_natty17 · 2 pointsr/laptops

2019 1660ti

2019 2060

I'd recommend the 1660ti and if you buy it; make sure to update the bios as it saved my time from complaining like those people giving it a 1 star.

u/winphan · 1 pointr/laptops

I would get an Acer E15 with Nvidia 940MX and 256GB SSD if I was in your shoes. You would get that for about 550 in US. If you can stretch the budget to $800, then getting the Dell i7559-2512BLK is best. You get standard voltage I7 chip, hybrid storage and Nvidia 960M. Lots of power and lots of storage. Still, if you can try, go for an laptop with Nvidia Pascal GPU. They are really that amazing.

u/FreonFolf · 2 pointsr/laptops

This Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG costs $550, has a Core i5, 8GB DDR4 RAM, a 256GB SSD, and a Nvidia GeForce 940MX. This laptop should run Premiere Pro CC and Overwatch fine. However, if you're going to be gaming on a laptop, might I recommend a notebook cooling pad to go with it, as I don't know specifically how hot that Acer laptop gets, but laptops typically get pretty hot while gaming. I speak from experience, I used to play League of Legends on a laptop that eventually got too hot to touch, and I know people who's non-gaming oriented laptops get quite hot while gaming.

u/LittleTinGod · 2 pointsr/laptops

I just got a UX330A a week ago, I love it so far, the battery is insanely good and its extremely quiet, only heard the fan once during the Windows Anniversary edition update.

u/WheresMyOh · 3 pointsr/laptops

I'm actually looking at the Asus 330UA myself. All my research points towards the XPS being a bit better in screen/display, performance, and battery life. However, it is more expensive and a think a bit bigger/heavier.

Let me know anything you decide on, I'm having trouble with the decisions myself haha.

Edit: looks like your version has an updated QHD+ screen type, which I believe does drain battery faster. This is the one I was going to get with just the FDH screen and excellent battery life:

u/MarkTube · 1 pointr/laptops

Hi! I have a question, out of these two laptops which would you recommend: Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win 10 Home ( ) or Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG Laptop, 15.6 Full HD (Intel Core i5, NVIDIA 940MX, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10) ( )
Thank you!

u/Ryou-kun · 3 pointsr/laptops

Not a bad laptop for its price. I highly recommend you slap a SSD in there or you could grab this laptop from Acer.

It has better hardware compare to Dell for like $50 dollar more. Now, I am not familiar with Acer qualities so it might be a hit or miss unless someone can correct me that Acer qualities has changed.

u/Heretic04 · 1 pointr/laptops

In my opinion, HP is the worst mainstream laptop you could buy.

This laptop fits your budget:

And I highly suggest it. I have the model before this one and I'm very happy with it, despite it's low cost but it fits most of your criteria. It has a 1080p display and a decent CPU and it also has a discreet GPU which most laptops in this price range don't have.

The trackpad, although needs a little more sensitivity, works really well with Windows 10 precision trackpad drivers so all the Windows 10 gestures work really well, except pinch to zoom. That still sucks.

As far as the build quality, it's pretty sturdy for a $500 dollar laptop. You shouldn't be disappointed.

u/Westdoor12 · 1 pointr/laptops

I hate to break it to you but nothing under $300 will be able to play any of those games anywhere near 1080p 60fps even at lowest settings. The best you could get are integrated graphics which are literal garbage for gaming, think 720p 30fps at best, probably even worse. You're either gonna have to lower your expectations or increase your budget; at the very least you should get a laptop with an MX150, one commonly recommended is the Acer Aspire E15 which will run you about $600.

u/Kart0410 · 3 pointsr/laptops

This is a great deal but i would go for a brand with a budget like that something like the Acer Helios300 for the same price and same specs except the ssd bein 256GB on the acer

u/letsgetgalactic · 1 pointr/laptops

That is a great deal, thanks! :) What's the difference between that one and this one though? The one on amazon is slightly cheaper but maybe the spending the extra $50 on the other is worth it?

u/LTyyyy · 2 pointsr/laptops

This seems pretty good to me, good screen, relatively thin, and you won't find a faster cpu for this money.

u/bor4etyy · 0 pointsr/laptops

I raise you this, it should handle anything you mentioned pretty well, also you can later on get an SSD and pop it in as it is supposed to have an free slot!

u/BudgetSetHelp · 1 pointr/laptops


Here are some options that match your Description:these can run even bigger games in low-medium settings.

ASUS VivoBook 15 price: $580

ASUS VivoBook 15 price: $550

edit: if you couldn't find them in your region, try to find anything with ryzen based CPUs, they come with great integrated GPUs, and they are usually cheaper.

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u/blizzz3 · 1 pointr/laptops

That seems pretty good, thanks for the recommendation! One thing though, is this laptop basically the same thing but slightly better and only $30 more?

u/DaydreamingRobot · 1 pointr/laptops

If you can throw in another 100 dollars you can get this.
Acer Laptop

Its SSD is twice the size, it has a GTX 940MX dedicated graphics card, and a backlit keyboard (according to reviews). That's a huge gain for a little more money.

u/EnguardS · 2 pointsr/laptops

yeah, I really like this deal too!
I was originally planning to buy the $579 Acer Aspire E15 that had the 940mx, but after looking at this, I'm willing to spend the extra $20 for literally double the graphics performance. An IPS display is also an added bonus :D(the other one had a TN Panel).