Looking for $400-600 Laptop

1. What is your budget?

$400-600 but I would prefer staying around $500

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

15.6 is perfectly fine

3. What screen resolution do you want?

1366x768 but open to suggestions

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?


5. How much battery life do you need?

The more 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)?

I play all types of games anything from medium to high would be fine

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

School work which involves Excel, Unisim, possible other modeling programs but nothing too taxing. I would obviously watch movies, surf, stream music, etc

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

preferably 500GB or higher

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

Wherever it is cheapest

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

at least 5 years or as long as possible

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

dvd Rom is fine

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 would prefer Lenovo, Asus or Acer because I have had bad experience with Toshiba and HP, but I am open to suggestions, It just seemed that the 3 I chose were at the top of their game atm.

13. What country do you live in?


14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

I am a senior in college looking for a laptop that will fulfill all of my needs, last a long time, be durable, and somewhat quick. Looking for at least an i-5 or the AMD equivalent
Thanks for your time
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  1. you should keep your eyes open on the daily deals here:

  2. I would really like to stay at 500gb and an intel i5, were the ones i suggested not good? gaming isnt a major priority but I would like it to run at least medium
  3. I was also wondering when the prime time for back to school sales are
  4. I know :/ the big thing would be the lenovo y-570 right now, and I would love to get it but this is kind of a birthday present for me lol and I started at $400 then went to 500 etc... and I am in college right now without any form of income so I cant exactly save the extra 200.... What I really want is a dependable brand 500gb 4gbram intel i5 and some form of decent gpu, i'm not gonna run skyrim on high or at all most likely, i just want something that will last. Will the 700 dollar models give me so much more as far as that or just gaming?
  5. ok thank you, that helps a lot. So if i'm in the market for 450-550 laptop for medium settings on games + good durability, speed, and battery which laptop should i look to?
  6. Thanks, I kind of like the lenovo, the only thing is I was really looking for an i-5 processor and am worried about the A-6. Is there any i-5's in that price range that are similar?
  7. well as of now I am pretty set on the $700 lenovo y570 i-7. should I bite? or is there something else out there for the same price but better? I cannot go above 750 at all i'm even pushing it at 700
  8. I really dont think so :/
    I'm not worried about the gaming so much as the longevity of it and its ability to
    be versatile. I just want mid settings on games, and a solid laptop. is the y-570 not what i'm looking for at that price range?
  9. thanks you've really been a lot of help
  10. Best answer selected by cpark90.
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