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Apr 22, 2008
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Gaming laptop reco

I'm buying a laptop for my son and would like to stay in the $1000-$1300 range (tax in). It would be primarily used for gaming (he currently only plays Mindcraft Java) and also plans on doing light video editing for his Youtube channel. I anticipate he may continue getting into more games in the future.
Portability is important and he doesn't want a desktop. He also will not be using an external monitor so screen quality is likely a consideration point as well.

Given my research thus far, and that I also have access to Lenovo EPP pricing, I'm currently considering the following for 1053+HST: (Part Number: 82B5CTO1WWENCA0)
  • Processor : AMD® Ryzen™ 5 4600H Processor (3.00 GHz, Max Boost up to 4.00 GHz, 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 8 MB Cache) (this particular laptop doesn't allow upgrading of the processor)
  • Operating System : Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Memory : 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB) (I upgraded from the default 8GB)
  • First Hard Drive : 1 TB 7200 HDD (upgraded from the default 128GB SSD for no additional cost))
  • Second Hard Drive : 256 GB PCIe SSD (upgraded from the default 128GB SSD)
  • Display : 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits, 60Hz (upgraded from the default 250 nits option)
  • Graphic Card : NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti 4GB (upgraded from the non Ti option)
  • Camera : 720p HD
  • Color : Phantom Black
  • Keyboard : Backlit - White - English
  • Wireless : WiFi6 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
  • Microphone : Array Microphone
  • Surface Treatment : Painting
  • Palmrest : PC/ABS
  • Battery : 4 Cell Li-Polymer 60Wh
  • Power Cord : 170W AC
  • Warranty : 1 Year Depot or Carry-in
What do you think of this rig and price? Any other options I should consider instead?

Thanks in advance.
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Oct 16, 2008
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I went thru this last November, I decided on Lenovo Legion Y450, Whatever you decide get big SSD. I upgraded to 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD.