Question Gaming laptop under £900 - Lenovo L340 vs Legion Y530...or something else

roybo

Novice Member
Hi all,

Long time out of the game. I’m looking to buy a budget laptop to do some gaming on –ideally under £900. It will only be for modern RTS games, but would like something that will last a few years without needing to be upgraded. I roughly know the key specs to look for but I don’t know which of graphics card versus processor vs SSD/HD are the most important consideration for trade off when buying.

The Lenovo L350 seems the better deal here with the better graphics card. More generally, is 8GB memory and a 128GB SSD too small and likely to cause me problems playing something like Total War Warhammer

Legion Y530 15” at £850

Processor

Intel Core i5-8300H Processor ( 2.30GHz 2666MHz 8MB )
Display Type
15.6"FHD IPS AntiGlare LED Backlight 1920x1080
Memory
8.0GB PC4-21300 DDR4 SODIMM 2666MHz
Storage
1TB 7200+128GB SSD PCIe
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 6GB GDDR5



Lenovo L350 15” at £680

Processor

Intel Core i5-9300H Processor ( 2.40GHz 8MB )
Memory
8.0GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SODIMM 2400MHz
Storage
128GB SSD PCIe
Display Type
15.6"FHD AntiGlare 1920x1080
Graphics
GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5
 

Cisco001

Active Member
£900 could get you something with GTX 1660ti

ACER NITRO 5 NH.Q5BEK.008 £850 @ box.co.uk
  • intel Core i5-9300H Quad-Core Processor
  • 15.6" Full HD IPS Anti-Glare Screen
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 128GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
  • Dedicated GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB Graphics
  • USB 3.1 Type-C | HDMI 2.0 | Bluetooth 5.0
  • Nvidia Optimus Technology

Game could be install in 1TB HDD.
RAM usually upgradable.
 

roybo

Novice Member
Thanks for replying and finding that Cisco. Really appreciate it.

Do you think 8GB Ram is enough to generally run RTS games over the next couple of years or should I save more and try and get 16GB now?

Same with the i5 vs i7, although I think that's less important?
 

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