Hey everyone, I've been doing a lot of research and am in need of a gaming laptop that is also mobile for college. I need to be able to stream/play sc2 on it, while also being able to take it to class and take notes if needed. I don't want to be hauling around a 50 pound device. I've been doing a lot of research and found some good laptops, and I'd like to get the community's advice as well
My budget is around $2k, so I have a wide range of laptops to choose from.
15.6" or 14" seems to be the best monitor size, I had a macbook pro that was 15" for the past 4 years of high school, but I want to stay clear of macs. a 14" would be perfectly fine as well
The "F Series" by MSI seems like a good line of laptops, although I'm not sure how well the 1 gb ddr3 nvidia graphics card will work for sc2 & streaming?
Something reasonable in 14" Lenovo Ideapad Y470 14" notebook $900
i7-2630QM Sandy Bridge quad core, 8GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 14" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 550M graphics.
Weighs in around 4.85lbs (2.2kg) and measures .78" at its thinnest point, and features smooth metal shell and SRS Premium Sound and JBL speakers.
have you considered splitting your budget between two systems?
you could get a i5 13.3"-14" laptop from toshiba, lenovo or sony, and leave yourself with ~$1200 for a desktop, which would be plenty to build a i5 2500k system. I think you would get a much better bang for your buck this way and fulfil both your mobile needs and high quality gaming ambitions.