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Laptop for School and Gaming Under 1000USD

JustAPCNoob

22 months ago

My friend is getting a laptop for school and gaming, (1080p low/medium 60fps) is fine. His budget is no more than 1000 USD, he wants a good amount of storage too.
So far the Lenovo Legion Y520 looks pretty good, but wanted to come here to see what you guys think. Thanks!

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get several gaming laptops with i7-7700HQ and GTX 1050 Ti for under $1000: https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100157995%20601285496%20601283907&IsNodeId=1&Description=laptop%201050%20ti&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=36

That said and if you're willing to get an open box laptop, then $945 will get you a GTX 1060 with i7-7700HQ: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=2WC-000N-00068R&cm_re=laptop_1060-_-2WC-000N-00068R-_-Product

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if these exist in America at the same spec/price points but I did consider these:

ASUS GL502VM-FY497T - has 1060 6gb graphics, 8gb ram, 7th gen i5 plus SSD & HDD (It's £950 in the UK on Amazon) I've heard the lenovo is good but I felt even you're happy with a 1050/ti graphics now, that'll struggle with some older titles at present like Witcher 3 so in a year or two it'll really struggle.

In the end I went with a Dell Inspiron 7577 on offer at £999 (assuming it'll be similar price in US) as it has the 1060, an i7, 16gb ram, doesn't look like a gaming laptop and Dell makes mighty fine business/productivity laptops in the latitude range.

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