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November 9, 2013 2:29:43 AM

My 6 years laptop is dying on me, so I am in need of an upgrade.

Price Range: Max $800

I will be using the laptop for surfing the internet doing school work and gaming. I would like if the laptop could run games like battlefield 4 without any problems. I am not picky on the brand just want something reliable and will last me at least four year.

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November 9, 2013 8:15:56 AM

I would advise looking for one of these.
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y...

They are great performance for the cost. I think Amazon sometimes sells them a little cheaper so I would get the best one of these you can afford in your price range.

CPU and Graphics should be able to do everything you want, but you might want to try to find a higher resolution one for cheaper. I personally don't mind playing at 1366x768 but some people do.
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November 9, 2013 11:37:52 AM
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y510p is just a 15" y410p. It has better slightly hardware (in theory), but is bigger and more expensive

Otherwise they are fairly similar, it's up to you which size you want
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November 9, 2013 11:51:20 AM

For your price level they are exactly the same. The y410p are just smaller. For the more expensive models the y510p gets double graphics cards and the y410p does not, but you will not see this at a low price point. I think the cheapest with two graphics is $1000.

I like having a number pad so I get 15" always, but if that is not important to you, go for the 14" because you can get a higher resolution screen for cheaper.
November 9, 2013 1:03:19 PM

Ok so the y410 would look better overall? So like movies, gaming, internet surfing etc?
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November 9, 2013 2:18:28 PM

I'm typing this for my y410p and it definitely covers all of that
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November 9, 2013 3:13:46 PM

IInuyasha74 said:
I would advise looking for one of these.
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y...

They are great performance for the cost. I think Amazon sometimes sells them a little cheaper so I would get the best one of these you can afford in your price range.

CPU and Graphics should be able to do everything you want, but you might want to try to find a higher resolution one for cheaper. I personally don't mind playing at 1366x768 but some people do.


This, Amazon has pre-Black Friday sales going on right now.
November 9, 2013 3:39:47 PM

I can't find these for sale on amazon? help!
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November 9, 2013 4:05:48 PM

In my experience amazon doesnt really have prices for these particular laptops that are cheaper than what you would find on lenovo's site
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November 9, 2013 5:19:35 PM

Just go to Amazon, in the search type y410p or y510p, and they will show up.
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November 9, 2013 5:45:00 PM

They show up, but they are more expensive than getting it through lenovo. Comparing the model with just the higher resolution screen upgrade with a similar model on amazon was $100 more
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November 9, 2013 6:08:27 PM

Amazon must of raized te price. Just get it on Lenovo.com
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