So I bought a gaming laptop back in 2011 that I could use basically as a portable desktop when I travel. It has served me well over the past 6 years but it is starting to get a little long in the tooth and because of its age is not quite living up to what I want it to do anymore. So I was looking at getting a new one and wondered if anyone here had any suggestions or what to look for when purchasing a laptop this time around. I had some very general ideas about what I would like.
I would like it to be able to run most modern games on at least medium settings.
I have a 17" laptop which is a great screen size but makes it pretty heavy and bulky to carry around, so I was thinking of looking in the 15" range instead but I am open to whatever would look and feel good.
I would like it to have an SSD.
Looking in the $1000-$1300 range if possible. If I kind find it cheaper than that, great but definitely do not want to spend over $1500.
Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. I did some light searching on the forums and all the gaming laptop threads are 2014 or older. I appreciate any suggestions you all can give.