Question Budget gaming/engineering laptop


Jun 20, 2011
1. What is your budget? $1150 USD , this includes 9% tax rate.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 13-15"

3. What screen resolution do you want? prefer 4k but FHD will do.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable laptop.

5. How much battery life do you need? 3-5 hours

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? Yes, High. Call of Duty, Forza., Asetto Corsa.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Running Cad software.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? Prefer 1tb

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3 - 5 years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? Bluray preferred.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
Prefer Apple but way out of my budget.
Not too fond of Acer, I feel the build quality is not good. Same with Toshiba.

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Trying to combine my macbook air and my old pc dinosaur gaming laptop that was huge and heavy. A good middle ground would do for both of these. I like the Lenovo Legion Y545 for the specs and sale price. Regularly it was $1600 not it's $1049. I run engineering software like Autocad and I want to start gaming on my laptop.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!


Hardware in your choice is about right for the budget. You can certainly shop around for other brands though. Seems like you know what you are after. Not much further advice to provide.

Your selection showed up on my usually laptop bargain hunting site:

A few other options, Dell has a similar spec for $200 less 256GB and 1660Ti instead.

Lenovo has another lesser model, and there is a weird Walmart brand in there as well. Boasts a 144hz screen.

Be the envy of your friends with a Ryzen laptop?

Or an oddball 20GB of ram with a 120hz display:

Cheaper Dell:

Not going to bother looking through Amazon, experience just keeps getting worse. Though you can take the models here and price check them there.
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