I have abandoned console gaming and wanting to move over to the master race - or PC Gaming. however, I do travel alot, so a desktop is unrealistic for me. I want to get a good gaming laptop or equivalent that wont break the bank (So $1500 - or less) I am interested in playing Skyrim Medium to High settings with mods, Also i would like to get into old school titles such as Counter Strike and a bit of G-Mod. Are there any laptops or components in laptops I should keep an eye out for?
I am GPU/CPU illiterate but i was thinking the Nvidea GeForce GT 740M may be suficient. If there is anything else i should consider, Let me know - any advice would be appreciated!
The MSI will be noticeably faster, but both will get the job done for what you requested. The MSI is also a pound or so lighter according to Amazon, and if you travel a lot this may be a worthwhile investment.
However, the Lenovo is significantly cheaper, which means you could take the saved money and invest in a sizable SSD for it, which would make it one hell of a laptop, and snappier than the MSI's 7200 RPM HDD.
The advantage of going SSD + external HDD would be that for a similar price they could get much more SSD capacity. I have problems keeping a 128gb SSD clean enough to hold more than an OS and 5-6 games.
For an identical price, one could buy a 500gb Samsung 840 Evo.
Yeah. A few games would fit on the SSD half, but space on it will be very limited.
a 120Gb SSD has roughly 111Gb of useable space.
my current C:\Windows folder is 21.6Gb, leaving close to 90Gb for media/games.
For reference, my Skyrim Legendary Edition (pirated, but I did buy the original) is 17Gb (mods included).
This is why I personally would take the 500Gb SSD over the 120+1tb. An external could be used to keep movies or other media, and 440Gb or so of SSD storage will be available for games and applications.