I haven't made up my mind yet not only about what brand/model to get but also IF I am going to get one. So, don't take this thread/question, too seriously. Yes I may end up buying one this week, but I may not at all. Gaming laptop is going to be, if I get one. Enough hardware oomph for at least 2-3 years. Since I more or less avoid buying new AAA releases due to their DRM on the PC, I won't have to worry THAT much for future gaming. Unless of course more publishers start selling their games DRM free through GOG or something. My point is, while I want the laptop to be able to play all current and near future games, I don't think I am going to worry much for the future since I will probably going to play older games for years to come on the PC. Hardware specs, Intel quad core cpu, from the looks of it anything from a i7 4710 and up (wake up AMD!) GPU, I don't think I have much of a choice, nvidia 970m or 980m (wake up AMD!) RAM, if it is easily upgradable (no voiding the warranty and who knows what) then it doesn't matter the min, but I wouldn't mind anything between 16 and 32 GB either. Storage, same rules as for RAM, I am not crazy about m2 ssd. everything being equal, I would prefer normal ssd to m2. 512GB or of course if it is easy to replace, anything. I have no interest in mechanical drive as I would add another SSD to install the games. I am going to have external storage for everything else. Monitor, 1080p. I have zero interest in higher resolution for a laptop monitor or even for a gaming external monitor. I am going to have the laptop plugged in a much larger external monitor. I don't care that much for the type of the panel. I/O , at least 3 USB 3.0, hdmi 1.4, sd card slot, headphone/mic, at a minimum. In general the more USB the better. Thunderbolt is not needed, but I wouldn't mind it either. Same for other options. Full keyboard, including arrow keys and numpad. Even though I am going to plug in an external keyboard, for whenever I can't use one, I want it to be a full one. No FN+U for Arrow UP bs. Media keys I don't care about, but I won't say no to them. Optical drive, absolutely. Preferably a bluray recorder, but if it is user upgradable, anything will do. Color, well, anything goes, but if it is orange or chrome or chrome orange, it would be reaaaaaaallllllyyyyy nice. Sound, anything from realtek is probably preferred. I won't be very happy about it but I will be willing to get a SoundBlaster option if everything else is great. Cost, I doubt it will be under 1000 euros, but I will say anything min is fine The final price (including shipping to Greece) is open as long as we are not talking crazy money for the hardware offered. Problems, for the moment I can't find a single laptop with a 970m or 980m sold in Greece. It looks like I am going to have to order one from the UK or something. I checked Eurocom for over the Atlantic but they have like 500 euros shipping cost. I laughed and laughed an laughed. I need less money to travel to Canada buy a laptop from there and return to Greece for that money. I checked OverclockersUK and apparently Greece is not in their list of countries so that is out too. Any suggestions for online shops and laptop models, much appreciated. Any other comments are welcome too.