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Gaming laptop under 1000

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March 1, 2013 11:50:48 PM

Hello all:
I started a YouTube channel a few months ago, and it has really taken off. but, my current computer (desktop) isn't good enough to handle video recording, rendering, and gaming. So I came to the realization that I needed a better computer, and decided I would buy a laptop. No, I probably will not self-build it, mainly because I can't put the required components into that small of a space. So, what computer should I buy, under 1000, that can handle gaming, video editing, recording, rendering, etc? (preferably not Alienware ever since Dell bought them)

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March 2, 2013 12:08:52 AM
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March 2, 2013 12:24:44 AM

The Lenovo Y500 turns out to be a great laptop for the price. It comes with an i7, 8GB of ram, 1TB and a GT650M. That will be good enough for what you want to use it. If you want to spend a little more money, take the removable graphics card (second link of the guy up to me). Computer should be okay without it but if you to put the more tou can, go for it. Also, take 799.99$ version of the Y500.


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March 2, 2013 12:47:57 AM

I couldn't tell from the picture or description, but is the removable graphics card something I would have to install, or just plug in?
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March 2, 2013 12:54:06 AM

I really don't now about it so i would consider buying it but i guess it's only something to plug in. Maybe instead of the dvd drive because of it's size and the way it's made ...


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March 2, 2013 12:58:39 AM

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March 2, 2013 12:59:25 AM

If it is a re-placer to the dvd drive, I am assuming I would have to do some screwdriver hammer nuke work, right?
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March 2, 2013 1:03:22 AM

It depends on the way they built the laptop. Some laptop use some easy removable drive. 1 screw and you pull it out. Some are way harder ...


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March 2, 2013 1:31:09 AM

Thonewhoneedsanswers said:
Hello all:
I started a YouTube channel a few months ago, and it has really taken off. but, my current computer (desktop) isn't good enough to handle video recording, rendering, and gaming. So I came to the realization that I needed a better computer, and decided I would buy a laptop. No, I probably will not self-build it, mainly because I can't put the required components into that small of a space. So, what computer should I buy, under 1000, that can handle gaming, video editing, recording, rendering, etc? (preferably not Alienware ever since Dell bought them)


Not sure of what kind of resolutions you need for video editing and such. But from a gaming perspective the 650M may not be sufficient to power games at the 1920x1080 resolution. Ideally you need a GTX class GPU at this resolution on mobile platforms, I.E GTX 660M or 670M. You would be able to run most games with a 650M but with eye candy turned down. Even so it may not make 30fps for some of the newer games at that setting. But like others have said for the price that's pretty good. Most machines with GTX GPU's are over the $1000 mark. Resolutions like 1344x768 would be ideal for the 650M. Full HD is a stretch and you will be neither here or there.
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March 2, 2013 1:42:13 AM

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Not sure of what kind of resolutions you need for video editing and such. But from a gaming perspective the 650M may not be sufficient to power games at the 1920x1080 resolution. Ideally you need a GTX class GPU at this resolution on mobile platforms, I.E GTX 660M or 670M. You would be able to run most games with a 650M but with eye candy turned down. Even so it may not make 30fps for some of the newer games at that setting. But like others have said for the price that's pretty good. Most machines with GTX GPU's are over the $1000 mark. Resolutions like 1344x768 would be ideal for the 650M. Full HD is a stretch and you will be neither here or there.


The laptop resolution is 1366x768 and as you said, laptop's with a gtx are rare for less than 1000$ ... If he get that little removable graphics card, he will be around a GTS 450 which is quite good for games around medium settings.


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March 2, 2013 6:39:35 AM

I linked the one with 1920x1080 screen but the Y500 also comes in 1366x768 scree. The one with lower resolution is also cheaper. The DVD bay is a hot swap one with a latch so you just have to slot it in and no tools required. I linked a 170w PSU because the SLI GT650m use more power and the 120w PSU may not be able to charge the laptop when it is under full load.
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March 2, 2013 5:09:07 PM

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