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Lenovo vs. Asus

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October 24, 2010 10:44:22 AM

Hi guys,

Im thinking between buying 2 Lenovo y560 models and ASUS G60JX. The specs are:

Lenovo's:
i7 720QM / i5 450M
ATI HD 5730
4GB ram
No OS
Price: 859 Euro / 729 Euro

ASUS
i5 430M
Geforce GTS 360M
4 GB ram
Win 7
Price: 929 Euro

I will use the PC for gaming so Im wondering if the CPU will make a big difference between the two Lenovo models and if its better to go for a better CPU (Lenovo) or a better GPU (ASUS).
I am also wondering if the obvious price advantage of Lenovo comes at a cost in terms of quality..

Any opinion would be more than welcome guys, thanks in advance!

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October 24, 2010 11:56:32 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Almost all games are GPU limited,so go with the second one.
GT 360M is significantly faster than 5730M.
October 24, 2010 1:16:13 PM

Thanks Maziar!

By the second one, do you mean the i5 Y560 or the ASUS?

If I add the Win 7, the difference in prices is 130 Euro (ASUS is 18% more expensive) - is the GPU performance difference worth it?

Also, can the brands be compared in terms of quality?
I owned an ASUS for 28 months before it died (and it went through everything - gaming, CS4, Sony Vegas..) and I was quite satisfied, but I've never owned a Lenovo.
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 244 D Laptop
October 24, 2010 3:59:33 PM

I meant the ASUS one.
Yes the GPU performance is worth the extra price IMO.
And both Lenovo and ASUS are great brands and make good laptops.
!