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Post  xHGx Reflex on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:50 pm

So currently I play dayz, plus other things on a toshiba icore 5 laptop. it runs ok... and i'll leave it at that. It does the job but, def could be better. I really don't need a desktop at the moment, college soon and all. Anyone know an (affordable, not over a k) laptop that could handle dayz-esque games with good frame-rate and possibly good graphics. (graphics are 2nd priority). Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Dayz and Laptops

Post  moxis on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:18 pm

you could pick up a nice used asus rog laptop for under a grand...
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Post  Tilux on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:21 am

Personally, I would recommend either the Lenovo Y580 or the Y500.

I got a Y580, it runs DayZ and pretty much everything I got extremely well. Take note i got the 720P model, which I paid 769$.

- 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (2.30GHz 6MB Cache)
- 8GB (DDR3) RAM
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX660M
- 15.6" LED backlit HD display (1366x768)
- 15.6" LED backlit FHD display (1920x1080)
- 2.8 kgs (6.15 lb)

Its battery are okay, but you won't get any serious gaming on battery because it drops its performance so battery don't get raped.

I can't say anything about the Y500, it came out 2 months ago, it can run SLI GT650m which would be around 40-50% more performance out than a single GTX660m.

- 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM
- 8GB (DDR3) (16 GB Max Capacity)
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GT650M 2GB
- 15.6" HD (1366x768) or FHD (1920x1080) display (16:9 widescreen) (220 NIT)
- 5.95 lbs. (2.7 kg) with 6-cell battery

Quick note on the Y500, I heard to get it in SLI, you must find it on the Lenovo website, or Amazon, I ordered my Y580 directly from Lenovo, be ready for some inhuman waiting time, I got mine in 3 weeks, which is unheard of because it was SO FAST. Most people get 2 months. So if you can deal with the waiting time for a cheaper price, order directly, if not, DON'T.

Personally, I like how the Y500 looks, too bad it wasn't out when I ordered my Y580.
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Post  xHGx Reflex on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:16 pm

Thanks to both of you for your advice. Tilux I found a Y580 for 799$ and a Y500 for 890$ Is the extra 100 worth it?

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Post  Tilux on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:33 pm

I can't vouch for the Y500 because I haven't tested it or bought it. But it seems it is a great laptop if you get SLI version, also, I suggest you pay the extra dough for a 1080P display because more place for anything not gaming related.

Y500 review
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y500-Notebook.87585.0.html

Y580 review
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y580-20994BU-Laptop-Review.78974.0.html

Keep in mind they are using the fully equiped version of both laptop. I have the cheapest Y580 with the 720P display and it works great at that resolution. If you truly want to play at 1080P with max graphic, you're better off with a desktop or a 17inch laptop. (i.e : Sager)

EDIT : Can you give me the link for the laptops? Il check em out.
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Post  Tilux on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:48 pm

The Y500 you linked me comes with a 1080P display and i7, but only 1 GT 650m GPU, you would need to buy the ultrabay GPU from Lenovo : http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=460&Code=0C22235&category-id=3E71FB3EB22D4A308B517832F7D2264A&hide_menu_area=yes#techspecs
You would also need to buy the 170W adapter.

OR
Buy it at 1k from amazon with all the parts.
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Metal/dp/B00ATANUT4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1363366023&sr=1-1&keywords=y500
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The Y580 comes in with the 720P display, I personally don't mind it but whenever I uses editing program like Photoshop, I wished I had more work space.

Personally, it's your call. But I would pay extra for the fully upgraded Y500 that I linked because if you cut corners like I did, you WILL regret it down the road.
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Thanks!

Post  xHGx Reflex on Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:13 pm

I probably am going to get one of them, not sure which. I need to find out how much I can get for my current laptop and how much I have saved. Hopefully I can get one by the time the standalone comes out! - Thanks Again ~ Ty's

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Post  Tilux on Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:34 pm

No problem mate.
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Post  moxis on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:26 pm

dont worry standalone wont be out ne time soon.... maybe by the end of 2013 or first qtr of 2014
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Re: Dayz and Laptops

Post  skeeteR on Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:09 pm

you can borrow mine Smile

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Post  TheOwner on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:22 pm

lol skeeter, that thing probably couldnt even max out pac man.
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Re: Dayz and Laptops

Post  Traumahead on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:55 am

Hesitant to post since I didn't read anything in here but I figured this may be relevant.

http://www.reddit.com/r/dayz/comments/1ama2o/gentlemen_i_present_you_the_ultimate_fps_tweak_up/
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