With a budget like that, should be no problem finding a laptop with a 6th generation “Skylake” i7-6700k Processor (3.2-4.0Ghz) This should save at least $200 on a similar, newer processor thay does the same thing. For the GPU, youll need somewhere around a Radeon RX 580 4-8GB or (for non AMD/Radeon lovers) GTX 1060. Only, the RX580 is half the price. Im not sure what that translates too for laptops though, as those GPUs are for desktops. Besides that.. make sure youve got at least a Z170 MOBO Mobo laptop equivalent & Win 10. (Lets you demo Direct X 12) Win 7 is only Direct X 11. Make sure your RAM is DDR4, with at least 8GB, preferably 16. You will also need an HDMI port and a few USB 2.0-3.0 ports for whatever may come up. 4K Blu-Ray DVD/CD burner/player. Lastly, Your PSU should be a minimum of 550-600W. Lets Recap. 1.) Laptop equivalent of Z170 platform 2.) 6th Generation “Skylake” i7-6700k 3.) Radeon RX580 or GTX 1060 equivalent. 4.) Windows 10 5.) HDMI port & plenty of USB 2.0-3.0 6.) 550W min, 600W preferable PSU 7.) Minimum 8 GB DDR4 RAM (16GB recommended) 8.) 4K Blu-Ray DVD Burner/player Dont buy “Alien” or any computer that has a catchy name to it.. like the “Black Pearl” I saw on PC Gamers “PC of the month” Seriously, go in amd talk to the salesmen armed with the knowledge posted and you will completly disarm their sales tactics. You have everything you could want or need right here. Use it to get the same “Alienware” comparible laptop, to a laptop with the same capabilities, if not MORE, less pre-installed garbage, and other misleading “insider alienware info”. If I missed anything, please chime in. Also, shop at any number of websites and build your custom pc to order.. or go to a decent sized computer repair shop, to find the perfcet laptop, half the price, under warranty. Hope this helps.
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