hey /g/, whats the best laptop for gaming around $1000 USD, give or take a hundred. Currently thinking buying Lenovo Y50 since there seems not to be any good alternatives.
For the love of God, do not get a MSIGE60
I made the mistake of buying one for uni because I was really into gaymen but it turns out it has a 4 hour battery life and the fan turns all the way up if I watch a stream or a youtube video in fullscreen. I ended up buying a chromebook and putting linux on it.
Its..., a gaming laptop. Its meant to be plugged in and sitting a top an external cooler.
This is why we make fun of gaymen laptops. They cant cool themselves and use up a ton of power from the extra powerful components
You will always face these kinds of threats from vendors. Uninstall windows, use the keys to install a bloat striped copy, and download all necessary drivers.
What is their new logo?
y510p here. Great laptop.
My girlfriend has the Y50 and it's powerful but it's totally shit too.
The screen has awful viewing angles and dat 5200rpm drive. Obviously the drive is easily upgradable but the screen is shit unless you angle it perfectly and your eyes. Want to lay in bed and watch TV on it? Good fucking luck.
OP, don't want to build a gaming desktop since im going to uni in the fall, also im thinking of replacing the hdd with a ssd, which ssd should i buy? using this laptop for light gaming, league of legends ,GTA V, etc,
Samsung makes the best SSDs, but the 500gb ones are like $400 on a good day, so Id recommend getting an external HDD as well for storing all your school files on. SSDs dont make programs run faster, they really only make them open faster.
The y150p comes with an option for second gpu which would make it a "gaming laptop". With one gpu it can be better classed as multimedia. It is not bulky, the frame/casing is sturdy.
These are the nominal temperature, at max it would go to 70c.
The only problem that I have had thus far is the cache drive dying, and subsequent slow down.
I have one and have three chief complaints
I made a desk that had a vent to force air from a box fan into the fans to keep it under 175 while under load
I rarely use the keyboard on the laptop, but when I do (like when I'm travelling across the country and unwittingly packed my keyboard), the edges of the machine cut right into your wrists
>Track pad is shit
Integral buttons and a shaky pad make it useless
Other than that, I can max out some fag games
Inb4 I'm a faggot
I was considering one of these laptops like 2 years ago when I needed a new one, the touch pad and keyboard issues I read about were what turned me off of it since I didnt use a mouse at the time. I thought they were fixed by now.
I'm unaware of what build year mine is, but it's worth it if you want something that can perform and need to move a lot.
I bought it when I was in the military and had to put all of my shit away every day.
>Let's try this again.
>If yes then this is shit plastic.
I think you be well suited for a Mac, I hear it is aluminum or some shit.
Well actually I know exactly why the hinges gave out. It didnt occur to me at the time but whenever I would get tired while watch a movie or something I would lay down and put the laptop on its side. I realize now that it puts more stress on the hinges, but I have a custom desktop now so I really dont care.
Yeah, that would piss me off about as bad as this bullshit
Oh yea, that was the other thing that went wrong with my Asus. About 2 years after getting it, which keep in mind that is still a full year past the normal warranty, the charger frayed and eventually shorted out at the connector to the laptop. Ended up getting a rocketfish universal that lasted a full 2 months before it went out as well.
Yeah, and the I/O sits pretty high off the desk and looks like it puts a lot of stress on the ports.
I just taped some pennies together and taped them to the cables to keep the cable at the same height.
You want some autism material?
My PC case is white and blue, my monitor is matte aluminum, my desk is navy blue, my keyboard is brushed black aluminum with red back lightning, and my mouse pad is green,
Fair enough. That being said, you're not likely to use it on your lap or off of a desk.
Btw, anon, I fucked up with the 1366x768 screen. Any idea of a cheap 1080p screen I can buy for it?
Honestly, I went for performance over looks, save for the monitor, its bezeless and matte colors as sexy as fuck.
I bought the PC used so the case wasnt really my choice, the mouse is a logitech g502 which is pretty much the best mouse available right now. And the keyboard is a Corsair K70, build quality is phenomenal, and it had everything I wanted.
Yeah, you can also "game" on a phone. Gaming laptops are neither good laptops nor good machines to play many games on. There is no need to carry around a computer to play video games everywhere.
Yea, in the future whern I build my own Ill probably get a case to match the keyboard but thats about it.
Forgot to mention my speakers are ebony black wood with a dull gray woofer.
It's great laptop, we bought one for the office last year
However make sure you get the 2015 model which has an IPS panel and the Gtx 960m
2014 Model has a very average TN Panel, luckily we got a good LG IPS replacement for about $95~ and replacing it took no more than 10 minutes (no messing with the case required, just pop up the front glossy panel (which is very prone to fingerprints so keep it clean) disconnect the video cable, and remove 4 screws)
Battery life is around 4-5 hour for browsing, if you want to play games make sure it's connected otherwise you'll only get 1 1/2 hours and throttled performance
build quality is great, after almost a year we don't have any lose edges, hinges or serious scratches, we've dropped it a few times as well
There's a bit of a keyboard flex, but it's not really noticeable while typing and in some point helps your fingers when you type too hard
The laptop is quite silent when not gaming, what we thought was the fan was actually the HDD when we changed it for an SSD
the fans are noticeable when gaming, but no louder than a normal desktop computer. After a while it get's warm, not uncomfortably warm as I've used it for hours, but it doesn't feel like touching a cold plastic keyboard. Using a cooling pad on the bottom helps a bit. Even after a long time we didn't have any temperature throttling issues and it handled itself great in games like Metro and BF4 at 1080p
for around ~1000 this is the best option, there is also a acer one, but so far it has mixed reviews, MSI has some similar ones, but for $200~ more, those could also be a good choice depending on their specs, and the razer blade which is way too expensive
the main problem of the Y50 was the monitor, which got fixed on the 2015 version so make sure to get that one, there's a 4K model, but this laptop won't be able to play any games at that resolution and you won't appreciate 4K on a 15" monitor
Last time I brought a girl here I didnt take her to my room, we stayed in the living room. Mainly becasue not everyone can understand why I would have roughly $3000 in electronics in the space of my desk. Especially when my car at the time was only worth $2500.
I wouldn't shell out the cash for the display.
I honestly don't know if they plan on stuffing a 9xxm inside of it (especially if they maintain SLI capacity). If they do, then I would consider it for usage on a monitor, but not strictly for the laptop display.
If you get a Y50, make sure you get one with an IPS display, the TN panel models are awful. Even the IPS displays are pretty bad for color accuracy and contrast, and the backlight is weak in all of them. Also note that the 4K displays are PenTile RGBW, and only have a refresh rate of 48Hz.
or you can just not worry about any of that and replace the display: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/y50-replacement-displays-compendium.755626/
Fuck the 960, I can OC the 860 its the same GPU.
I don't think this thing will run Gsync? And I don't expect it to run BF4 Ultra @4K, medoium settings would be sufficient. I currently play everything on 4K with my desktop 980, it looks so smooth and nice...
BIG fuckin oxymoron at anything under 1500$ imo... it will in reality just be a portable desktop, because it'll drain battery so quick or be so dam heavy that using it off teh charger isnt really feasible