I'm looking for a lightweight laptop suitable for moderate gaming.
1. What is your budget?
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
14-inch (15 inch fine as long as laptop is light, but nothing smaller)
3. What screen resolution do you want?
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable (~4 lbs, probably no bigger than 5 lbs)
5. How much battery life do you need?
Moderate (>4 hrs)
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)?
Yes, low settings on recent games (eg Skyrim) and higher settings on older ones (eg Sims 3)
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Programming, basic all-around activities (web-surfing, etc)
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
~500GB (neither SSD nor 7200rpm are mandatory, but preferred of course)
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Any legitimate site
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
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.
No particular preference, but no obscure brands (eg MSI)
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I've checked several sites. I wonder if the Lenovo Ideapad Y480 is a good laptop. Anyone is welcomed comment on it or any other similar laptops. Please offer some suggestions.