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Lenovo vs. MSI???

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June 27, 2012 8:04:44 PM

I'm getting a new laptop for college and I'm trying to decide between the lenovo ideapad y580 - 209943U ..... or the MSI GE60 0ND-042US

The specs seem really similar so I figured I'd ask you guys thanks

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June 27, 2012 8:26:51 PM

3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor( 2.30GHz 6MB)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
15.6" HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
Industry Standard Multi-touch 2 button touchpad
1TB 5400 rpm
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
6 Cell Li-Polymer
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN
One year
HD Camera

IntelR Core? i7-3610QM Processor
WindowsR 7 Home Premium 64 bits
15.6" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9, 1920 x 1080)
NVIDIAR GeForceR GTX660M discrete graphics with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
8GB DDR3 system memory
750GB HDD (7200RPM)
DVD SuperMulti Drive
Accelerated performance with MSI TDE Technology
SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard
MSI Audio Boost Technology and THX TruStudio PRO

The main specs at least are the same. They are both gaming laptops. Try looking into support at both companies....

Better yet, see what the local chain store has available. Having good local support while you are at college is way more important than anything else.
June 27, 2012 8:30:25 PM

well im going to college at a school thats 7 hours away and I'm probably going to be purchasing it before I get there but the MSI has a two year warranty and the Lenovo only has a 1 year
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June 27, 2012 8:42:57 PM

what you are paying for is warranty, build quality and the hdd

750gb 7200 rpm speed vs 1tb 5400rpm
June 27, 2012 8:45:27 PM

So which one has a better build quality? and im not sure how much it matters but the 1tb is two 500gb hard drives on raid 0
June 27, 2012 8:46:57 PM

both are fine companies, msi is more experienced with higher end gamer builds than lenovo is. but both are fine companies. lenovo was a branch of IBM when ibm still worked on computers.
June 27, 2012 8:51:01 PM

Ok thanks I'm leaning towards the Msi because by the time I actually buy it I'm pretty sure the lenovo sale will be over
June 27, 2012 9:37:45 PM

Makes sense.
June 27, 2012 9:42:05 PM

Yeah the lenovo is currently a much better deal than the MSI laptop, especially if you swap out the hard drive for a caviar black or similar.
June 27, 2012 9:42:31 PM

I'd got with the msi since the resolution is also superior.