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Is this laptop good? Really important!!

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July 22, 2012 5:28:12 PM

Hello guys.My sister is buying a new laptop and she said me to find her a good one.The one i found is the Lenovo Y570 08626JU
The Specs:

• 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor( 2.2GHz 1333MHz 6MB)
• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
• NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB
• 8.0GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz
• 15.6" HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
• Industry Standard Touchpad
• 500GB 7200 rpm
• DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
• 6 Cell Lithium-Ion
• Intel 1000 BGN Wireless
• Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
• One Year
• Notebook
• Integrated 2.0MP Camera
• HDMI (Out)

The price tag of it it's 699$.If you have any better options for the same price or lower(no higher),fell free to send it to me.I'm open to new propositions.
At first,my sister was going to buy a laptop with i5-3210m and HD 4000 integrated video card for the same price.My variant is better,isn't it?Thanks you all in advance!

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July 22, 2012 5:55:01 PM

Someone? It's really important!!
July 22, 2012 6:23:19 PM

It depends on what's she's looking for, but that is the best bang for your buck machine in that price range... kind of a budget gaming laptop but for the price it's amazing... have sold a few at my shop when they were closer to $800 and they were still a steal.
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July 22, 2012 6:24:52 PM

Bumps will do you no good.

What is this laptop going to be used for? Will she ever do anything more demanding than word processing, video playback and browsing the internet? I'm looking for media editing or gaming. If not, you can probably get a cheaper one. If so, you'll want to look for a third-gen (3000-series) processor, though this one does seem to be a good value.
July 22, 2012 9:02:37 PM

Yes, for that price it's very good.

Will he be playing games like sims?

Or battlefield 3?

Or farmville? XD
July 22, 2012 9:19:31 PM

the 3rd gen i5 will be better too because it"should" be much more efficient which "should" lead to a longer battery life. This is an important factor for laptops.

Of course if lenovo messed something else up in their implementation, then the whole computer may still be an energy hog.

So if it's lenovo you should be peeking at the Y580s instead of the 2nd gen y570s.

Read some reviews.
July 22, 2012 10:02:32 PM

I dont really trust Lenovo as a manufacturer. So I, based on my experience with them, tell you to purchase another brand.

Well, as stated above, the way the machine is going to be used would help to point out what PC you should buy.

Light workloads, media playback and websurf, you should probably get a cheaper, under 800USD Notebook, so in the price range, you are pretty much correct.

(from a Chilean page, sorry about that. I dont know where to find your retailers :c 500CLP = 1USD. Also consider that here there is an added cost % so the item should be about 20% cheaper there in the US)

Personal Suggestions for light workload:
http://pcfactory.cl/producto/11133-Notebook.K53SD.Intel....

http://pcfactory.cl/producto/10588-Notebook.NP300E4Z-A0....


For gaming on a budget, the best choice in my opinion is this:
http://pcfactory.cl/producto/11222-Notebook.M6-1076LA.A....

For higher end gaming needs:
http://pcfactory.cl/producto/11134-Notebook.G53SX-3D.In...

But then again, we need to know about the expectations of your sister to this PC, so we can help in a more precise way.

Cheers!

July 23, 2012 2:31:02 PM

Really sorry for the late reply,my internet was off.The laptop will be used for Internet browsing,programs(some of them heavy on CPU) like 3DS Max and other programs that are required in university .I guess my sister won't game :D 
July 23, 2012 2:34:44 PM

kajabla said:
Bumps will do you no good.

What is this laptop going to be used for? Will she ever do anything more demanding than word processing, video playback and browsing the internet? I'm looking for media editing or gaming. If not, you can probably get a cheaper one. If so, you'll want to look for a third-gen (3000-series) processor, though this one does seem to be a good value.


I'm looking for a laptop 700$ tops ,because my sister will use it for atleast 4-5 years.I want something more future proof .That's why i'm choosing a Quad Core 2nd generation rather than Dual Core 3rd.
P.S. For my PC,i'll game,i choosed i5-3570k.At first i was looking for a quad core Ivy Bridge for her but from some reviews i noticed that the temperatures of the Ivy's are pretty high,which for a laptop isn't great at all.I'll use an aftermarket cooler so it's no problem for me.
P.S.2 Sorry again for the late reply,as I said,my internet was off.
July 23, 2012 2:37:26 PM

azraa said:
I dont really trust Lenovo as a manufacturer. So I, based on my experience with them, tell you to purchase another brand.

Well, as stated above, the way the machine is going to be used would help to point out what PC you should buy.

Light workloads, media playback and websurf, you should probably get a cheaper, under 800USD Notebook, so in the price range, you are pretty much correct.

(from a Chilean page, sorry about that. I dont know where to find your retailers :c 500CLP = 1USD. Also consider that here there is an added cost % so the item should be about 20% cheaper there in the US)

Personal Suggestions for light workload:
http://pcfactory.cl/producto/11133-Notebook.K53SD.Intel....

http://pcfactory.cl/producto/10588-Notebook.NP300E4Z-A0....


For gaming on a budget, the best choice in my opinion is this:
http://pcfactory.cl/producto/11222-Notebook.M6-1076LA.A....

For higher end gaming needs:
http://pcfactory.cl/producto/11134-Notebook.G53SX-3D.In...

But then again, we need to know about the expectations of your sister to this PC, so we can help in a more precise way.

Cheers!


She will use it for 4 to 5 years,so she would like to give few extra bucks for more future proof machine.

Komomu said:
Yes, for that price it's very good.

Will he be playing games like sims?

Or battlefield 3?

Or farmville? XD


She won't play games,but i guess she'll enjoy trying some Sims 3,because she was a big fan of Sims 2,but her old laptop wasn't capable of running it,neither do my old PC.
July 23, 2012 5:05:39 PM

hotwheels1997 said:
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P.S. For my PC,i'll game,i choosed i5-3570k.At first i was looking for a quad core Ivy Bridge for her but from some reviews i noticed that the temperatures of the Ivy's are pretty high,which for a laptop isn't great at all.I'll use an aftermarket cooler so it's no problem for me.


This is not true for laptop. You cannot take an article about desktop chips when you are shopping for a laptop chip.
Newer is always better (or at least equal). The reviews and articles on ivy bridge mobile chip say it is a significant improvement on laptops.
July 23, 2012 8:30:42 PM

OK guys,my sister ordered the laptop.After looking a lot of reviews in a lot of sites(and all of them were positive,ALL) i decided just to go and order it for her.She'll be getting it 31/07/2012.If someone here wants to hear her opinion on the laptop,let me know.Thanks to all for the responses and help,really helped me out.
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