I found this forum incredibly useful back when I was fifteen and trying to get malware off my laptop. But now said laptop is falling apart, so I'm looking for a new one. The two I'm choosing between at the moment are this one
and this one.
Both are lenovo and seem to have good specs for their price range. I was also looking at this one
, but a lot of users seemed to be having trouble with heat in the extreme.
Which laptop should I get? Other recommendations are also more than welcome.
My computing needs:Budget
: Under $1,000Storage needs
: Definitely low. Right now I'm using under 60 GB of my machine's 93 GB disc space.Gaming Specs
: Gaming will be this laptop's primary purpose. I need something that can run games with moderate graphical requirements. Some games I play include The Sims 3, Bioshock, Mass Effect 2, World of Warcraft, and Half-Life 2, to give you an idea of my requirements.Other Uses
: My brother might use it for Skype, I will be using word processing for school, and it will be used for casual web browsing. No Photoshop or graphical design. No music production or video editing. iTunes, probably.
I don't know enough about CPUs to say what kind I need. For graphics, I'm assuming I'll need a card with a decent amount of discreet video memory. I don't know how much RAM I need - at least 4 GBs?
Any advice would be very much appreciated.