Trying to decide on a laptop under 1300

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I am currently trying to find a Gaming Laptop to replace my aging desktop. I currently travel quite a bit for work (Obviously not at the moment with the goings on in the world) so I require something a bit more mobile and like the idea of playing games from the comfort of my couch, bed...etc.

I spend a lot of my time off playing video games so I am mainly interested in a laptop for gaming. I don't play overly strenuous games (WoW Classic, Eso, Destiny 2, For Honor, Civ 5) but I do want something that will stay relevant for a few years and can play those titles at max settings.

I have been searching all day and think I have it pinned down to 3 choices (Though I am open to suggestion):

The Asus Rogue M GU502 (Don't much like the color but the price seems to only be dropped for this color and it seems to be the best value. (https://www.newegg.com/pale-blue-metallic-asus-rog-zephyrus-m-glacier-blue-edition-gu502gu-xh74-bl/p/1TS-001A-01U87)

MSI GE65 Raider-431 (https://www.newegg.com/aluminum-black-msi-ge-series-ge65-raider-431-gaming-entertainment/p/N82E16834155330?reviews=all&&quicklink=true)

Lenovo Legion Y540 (Probably my favorite aesthetic and I like the bigger screen) (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-legion-y540-17-3-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-1tb-solid-state-drive-black/6367808.p?skuId=6367808)
 
Yours look decent, here are some other options:
1. MSI: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GL63-i7-9750H-IPS-Level-Horizon/dp/B085RQ62R8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1585641097&refinements=p_36:100000-135000,p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin:18107821011&rnid=3012494011&s=pc&sr=1-1

2. Asus: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Notebook-Computer-R7-3750H-Bluetooth/dp/B07XL4RN3T/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1585641097&refinements=p_36:100000-135000,p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin:18107821011&rnid=3012494011&s=pc&sr=1-10

3. MSI (again): https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GF75-Computer-Hexa-Core-i7-9750H/dp/B084GSTBQ6/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1585641097&refinements=p_36:100000-135000,p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin:18107821011&rnid=3012494011&s=pc&sr=1-11

If you don't mind 3rd party upgrade companies:

1. Asus: https://www.amazon.com/Gaming-TUF506IV-AS76-Ryzen-Windows-Notebook/dp/B086J7N268/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1585640907&refinements=p_36:100000-135000,p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin:18107822011&rnid=3012494011&s=pc&sr=1-19

2. MSI: https://www.amazon.com/GF65-9SEXR-250-Essential-i7-9750H-Windows/dp/B0869RL4J8/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1585640907&refinements=p_36:100000-135000,p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin:18107822011&rnid=3012494011&s=pc&sr=1-3&th=1

3. MSI: https://www.amazon.com/GF65-9SEXR-250-i7-9750H-Windows-Notebook/dp/B084VJJR8N/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1585640907&refinements=p_36:100000-135000,p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin:18107822011&rnid=3012494011&s=pc&sr=1-4

4. Dell: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Performance-i7-9750H-GeForce-Keyboard/dp/B081CKXH14/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1585640907&refinements=p_36:100000-135000,p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin:18107822011&rnid=3012494011&s=pc&sr=1-7#customerReviews

I do not know about the 3rd party guys so that part is up for more research.
 
I am currently trying to find a Gaming Laptop to replace my aging desktop. I currently travel quite a bit for work (Obviously not at the moment with the goings on in the world) so I require something a bit more mobile and like the idea of playing games from the comfort of my couch, bed...etc.

I spend a lot of my time off playing video games so I am mainly interested in a laptop for gaming. I don't play overly strenuous games (WoW Classic, Eso, Destiny 2, For Honor, Civ 5) but I do want something that will stay relevant for a few years and can play those titles at max settings.

I have been searching all day and think I have it pinned down to 3 choices (Though I am open to suggestion):

The Asus Rogue M GU502 (Don't much like the color but the price seems to only be dropped for this color and it seems to be the best value. (https://www.newegg.com/pale-blue-metallic-asus-rog-zephyrus-m-glacier-blue-edition-gu502gu-xh74-bl/p/1TS-001A-01U87)

MSI GE65 Raider-431 (https://www.newegg.com/aluminum-black-msi-ge-series-ge65-raider-431-gaming-entertainment/p/N82E16834155330?reviews=all&&quicklink=true)

Lenovo Legion Y540 (Probably my favorite aesthetic and I like the bigger screen) (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-legion-y540-17-3-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-1tb-solid-state-drive-black/6367808.p?skuId=6367808)
Just warning you you won’t be playing games on the couch or in bed, have you ever tried to use a mouse on a cushion or sofa? Plus the battery life is horrendous. Just upgrade the PC and get a low power thing for work.
 

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