Looking for a good, reliable gaming laptop for around $900-$1,100.

I've been searching around but I don't have a lot of experience with laptops. If you guys could recommend anything you've used I'd love you forever. These are my minimum requirements I'd like the laptop to meet -1368x768 screen resolution, directX11 card capable of running most games on high settings, and just overall durability (i'll be moving around a lot). I've had my eye on the Lenovo ideapad Y500 and Y580 for reference. Thanks a ton in advance, guys.
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  1. The y580 is a decent laptop. But in case you want some others to consider....
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200795 - DELL Inspiron i15z-1360sLV 15.6" Ultrabook

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834216451 - TOSHIBA Satellite S855-S5188 Notebook Intel Core i7

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312439 - lenovo IdeaPad Y500 (59359557) Notebook Intel Core i7
  2. JD88 said:
    Get the Y500 for sure. It's a very nice machine. Make sure you get the one with the updgraded GT 750M graphics though.


    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=457&Code=59371972&category_id=5B0116E237099FA0FCA012D9B20ED2FB


    Yeah, it looks like a great option. Would a 750 be better than 2 650's though???
  3. Remer said:
    JD88 said:
    Get the Y500 for sure. It's a very nice machine. Make sure you get the one with the updgraded GT 750M graphics though.


    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=457&Code=59371972&category_id=5B0116E237099FA0FCA012D9B20ED2FB


    Yeah, it looks like a great option. Would a 750 be better than 2 650's though???



    No, but there is a 750M SLI option available though. It was slightly out of the price range you listed though so I didn't link it. A single 750M performs about the same or slightly better than a 660m. Two of them in SLI would be pretty insane performance for a laptop of this size. Or think about it in the Y400. More powerful than a lot of the huge and heavy "gaming" bricks on the market in something that weighs under 5 pounds.

    Lenovo has really done something with the Y series.
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