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i need help in finding a good gaming laptop around 900

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April 12, 2013 5:33:54 AM

i have a few ideas in what im looking for i found

"lenovo IdeaPad Y500 (59359560) Notebook Intel Core i5 3230M(2.60GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory DDR3 1600 1TB HDD 5400rpm Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI" at new egg and i dono if its good or if the company is any good. i found a simmer one at there main site for around the same price just with out the dual GPU (witch i was told it only adds about 50% boost witch is not alot) and it cant handle (wont) be able to handle phics (cant spell it in other words handle things crashing to the ground and if u shoot something it will fall at a angle..)

(on there site i see one thats " Enhance your IdeaPad Y500 Laptop - 59371972 - Dusk Black: DOORBUSTER" and it has a i7 8gb of ram 1TB HD with 16gb ssd single GPU )

but anyway if anyone has ideas or know about these laptops plz let me know. (i did some basic research on youtube and found the finger point sucks. but there ways to make it work) if theres something better plz let me know even is there might be something cheaper since i most likely will get a warranty, and a new cary backpack (mines 6 years old and it seen better days. lol )

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April 12, 2013 6:55:33 AM

Lenovo is a Chinese company that bought out IBM's personal computing line in 2005 and have continued that line of products as well as adding a few of their own. They have kept the quality standards up through the years and are currently the second largest PC vendor*
One of the best laptops I've owned was an IBM thinkpad - links to each unit you are considering will be quite helpful since I would think there are subtle differences that may be influencial in your decision

*according to wikipedia here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenovo
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April 12, 2013 8:39:51 AM

thats good to know, thanks.

now the main question is what model is best for the price, and or is there anying thats better then what u get for the price?
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April 12, 2013 8:44:04 AM

on there web sit the system i stated noramly runs 1,300+ but its on sell for 869.

and does the 2nd gpu mean anything or am i better off getting more ram and CPU for the above price or 899 for 2 gpus but 4 gigs of ram, and lower CPU witch is a i5
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April 12, 2013 10:43:35 AM

You can add a 2nd gpu to the I7 Y500 later. The Y500 has a ultrabay for a HD, GPU Fan or a DVD-RW.
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April 12, 2013 11:12:20 AM

What are your primary needs for the laptop? If gaming, what games are you looking to play and at what resolutions? Do you want to have the ability to use a TV as a monitor?
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April 12, 2013 12:01:48 PM

get the I7. You cannot upgrade the CPU later. You can get a 2GPU and upgrade ram at any time. Sometimes Lenovo has the GPU for $137
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April 12, 2013 1:20:23 PM

olin9 said:
get the I7. You cannot upgrade the CPU later. You can get a 2GPU and upgrade ram at any time. Sometimes Lenovo has the GPU for $137


Does Lenovo use BGA 3230qm? :( 

Lenovo is a respectable OEM and Newegg is reputable retailer in my experience. The i7 will serve you better for gaming, as will more RAM (if you'll be doing demanding gaming, 8 GB+ would be ideal). A single, higher-end card would serve you better than two 650M's though. If you can find a system with a 670M or better, I think your gaming experience would benefit greatly.
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April 12, 2013 3:26:39 PM

olin9 said:
The newer Y500 on the Lenovo Site have the GT750 now.

The Y500 with 2 GT650 SLI will be faster than the GTX660. Check out the review.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y500...


That may be so, though the 750M is not an enthusiast oriented GPU still. :( 

I was asking about the CPU being BGA though, since you mentioned it's not capable of upgrading.
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