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August 1, 2013 9:06:51 PM

Hey,

I was wondering what a good laptop would you guys recommend. My budget is around 1000-1500 and maybe a few hundred dollars more at the max.

I'm not really a hardcore gamer, I just want a laptop that can support Rome 2, civ 5, WoW, GTA 5 (Will they have it for PC?) on maximum or high settings. I don't really know what notebook size or resolution but preferably high up there.

I'll be using this laptop as a PC replacement so it will be plugged in all the time and I don't really have a brand preference.

Well hope to get an answer soon thanks :) 

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August 1, 2013 10:54:55 PM

I would recommend either an Asus or Lenovo gaming laptop. 15" size. (17" size if you don't mind the huge size and aren't planning on taking it anywhere, but they are more expensive) You can find some good ones in your price range.

https://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/Gaming_Produc...

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/

From Lenovo I would recommend the y500 or y510. The 510 is newer.
Currently the y510 has 4th Gen i7 and dual graphics cards for a really good price. (Lenovo has a coupon discount sale going on now)
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August 1, 2013 10:55:27 PM

All hardware dies gradually, and running a machine constantly decreases the stress from components cooling and then reheating (which is what kills parts).

The dust build up in desktop replacement laptops is also killer.

As for leaving it plugged in 24/7 that will kill the battery.
Lithium Ion batterys should be fully discharged every 2-3 weeks, otherwise you'll reduce their lifespan from 3 years to... weeks in the worst case.

They can be recharged from 50% without issue, unlike the older batteries...

"it will be plugged in all the time"
---> Build a desktop PC instead?!
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August 2, 2013 12:02:27 AM

Well I don't on plugging it all the time, I don't know why I wrote that. What I meant is battery life isn't such a big deal for me since I plan on plugging it when I use it. Also I'll be working most of the week so I'll only be using it on weekends mostly. Thanks for the replies though :) 
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August 2, 2013 10:13:42 AM

Tabris DarkPeace said:
All hardware dies gradually, and running a machine constantly decreases the stress from components cooling and then reheating (which is what kills parts).

The dust build up in desktop replacement laptops is also killer.

As for leaving it plugged in 24/7 that will kill the battery.
Lithium Ion batterys should be fully discharged every 2-3 weeks, otherwise you'll reduce their lifespan from 3 years to... weeks in the worst case.

They can be recharged from 50% without issue, unlike the older batteries...

"it will be plugged in all the time"
---> Build a desktop PC instead?!


I was just curious, what do you mean by completely discharging the battery?
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August 3, 2013 5:59:41 AM

avilash98 said:
steveowashere said:
I would recommend either an Asus or Lenovo gaming laptop. 15" size. (17" size if you don't mind the huge size and aren't planning on taking it anywhere, but they are more expensive) You can find some good ones in your price range.

https://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/Gaming_Produc...

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/

From Lenovo I would recommend the y500 or y510. The 510 is newer.
Currently the y510 has 4th Gen i7 and dual graphics cards for a really good price. (Lenovo has a coupon discount sale going on now)


OP, you must try out the above models...They seem quite OK with me though


I have owned the Lenovo Y500 and it's quite good. I've read good things about the Asus gaming laptops, however they have been known to be loud when under stress (i.e. gaming). Search for a review of the laptop you're interested in at www.notebookcheck.com
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August 3, 2013 9:02:32 AM

Run Lithium Ion batteries to empty, under 3% charge, at least once every three weeks to maximise their life.
You can still recharge from any percentage without really affecting their life, unlike NiCad's, etc.

Laptops that get left plugged in 24/7 tend to kill their batteries, which is why extended warranties that cover batteries cost so much more.

If you typically keep it at 80% or less charge the battery will also last much longer (again)... I believe that Samsung have bundled software and a patent on it that does this while a laptop is plugged in.
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