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Laptop Suggestions for College Student

by rbcoady / July 24, 2015 7:25 AM PDT

My son is an Education major, and needs a machine for school work, but also wants to use his laptop for gaming. Any suggestions on what to purchase? Don't want to spend more than $1000. Thanks.

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In that price range
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2015 7:31 AM PDT

The Lenovo Y50 and Y40 line always comes up. Take a look at the options that line has.

Mind that you won't be playing The Witcher III at Ludicrous settings but it will game.

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I'm glad you asked.
by JohnSmith87 / July 31, 2015 7:23 AM PDT

Your budget is very good, you can get an high end Laptop within that range.

I would not suggest you a specific model or a band. But, I will give you a check list before you purchase your new workstation laptop.

Things You Must Know Before Buying New Laptop [Guide]

Buy the laptop that meets your requirement for e.g. screen size, battery life and so on.

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Gaming / High Performance
by BlueAlexFPS / August 2, 2015 12:09 AM PDT

Hello, I would like to propose MSI GE62 or ASUS G551, these 2 models is higher performance and works fine for 3 more years for your son, and the OS with SSD version is recommended!

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reply to gaming/high performance-BlueAlexFPS
by jackyp23 / September 8, 2015 12:59 AM PDT

Asus G551 and msi Ge62 are both acceptable options but the thermal pipes is also critical while you use the machine for 3D gameplay.

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Laptop Suggestions for College Student
by jacky0331 / September 8, 2015 5:25 AM PDT

Hi, recommend checking out MSI GE62 and GE72 for doing both school work and gaming.

Lenovo Y50 is also a good choose to have it.

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Review this
by WebOutGateway / September 8, 2015 11:30 PM PDT


I recommend you to buy HP Stream 11 or Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition

Laptops for Students – Things to consider

-Design and Build Quality
-Performance and Price
-Battery Life
-Screen and Sound

Hope it will help your concern.

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How about MSI GP62?
by JOJOLIAO / September 9, 2015 3:12 AM PDT

I found a laptop MSI GP62,which is lower than $1000,I thought is suitable for students.

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My suggestion is MSI GL62
by JOJOLIAO / February 15, 2016 12:59 AM PST

My 1st suggestion is MSI GL62 6QF-627 ,which is new product and just available on e-shop ,also you might consider Lenovo Y50,both price are below $900.

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Gaming elements
by spruce11 / April 15, 2016 7:02 PM PDT

When it comes to gaming, I think MSI GL62 has more gaming elements on the features and casing than Lenovo.

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good choice
by Eve0621 / April 18, 2016 5:23 PM PDT

My friend has one MSI GL62, It works perfectly and the spec of this machine is far enough for a student. Moreover, the price just great, it's definitely a good choice.

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