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October 28, 2012 2:02:27 PM

http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/tech-specs/laptop/ide... Lenovo Laptop


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Acer Laptop


Now I know the Lenovo is slighty more powerful, but I plan to use this for gaming and I know they will be around the same performance when it comes to that. I know that the 660m and 640m are essentially the same cards but the 660m has a higher clocked GPU. Also the Acer has a larger screen which I kind of like. Now I factor the build quality at a high importance and I simply don't know which laptop is built better, and I cant tell which laptop is built better by looking at pictures, but by the looks of it the Lenovo might have a nicer touchpad, but there are obviously many more things to consider. Any thoughts on what might be the better build quality or which laptop I should go for?

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October 28, 2012 6:07:19 PM

1. it's not only a matter of being fast, but also the screen quality.
Lenovo has a good deal right now and for 950$ you get the FHD version of the Y580 with GTX 660M and I7. The overall value is much higher.

2. The 660M and 640M are essentially the same, but the 660M has a GDDR5 memory and the 640M has a ddr3. Moreover, the 660M might be better picked and the 640M might not be as suitable for overclocking as the 660M.

3. what is your budget?
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October 28, 2012 8:42:33 PM

I am trying to keep it under $750 I was originally going to just buy it new for $850, with the 720p screen. I dont need the 1080p version, and im not that picky about picture quality as long as it looks decent. I found a Y580 on ebay for 739.00 Manufacturer Refurbed, which appears to be the best deal, only downside is it doesn't have 8GB, but it does have the i7-3610QM CPU which is very nice. This is the Y580 I plan on purchasing

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y580-i7-3610QM-G...
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October 28, 2012 9:05:37 PM

ok, but remember that the 1080p is not about resolution solely. The viewing angles, colors, contrast, brightness - all are better. It's because they use higher quality 1080p screens than they usually use for the 900p and 768p.

about the refurbished Y580 - the 6GB is good enough for gaming. If you want more, just sell it and buy 2x4GB - it's quite cheap anyway.

Anyway, it is your decision.
you have more options if you new laptop, like the Y480 - now for 750$ with GT 650M DDR3 and I7
tinyurl.com/lenovoY480

There was the HP dv4t-5100 but they discontinued it. Was too good probably. You better wait a month or so to see if it comes back.
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October 30, 2012 12:40:23 AM

Hello Community,

Acer Laptop has grown to be among some of the most popular laptop computers currently available in the notebook market. The success of these laptops is largely down to Acer's competitive notebook pricing, excellent laptop build quality and the inclusion of cutting-edge laptop technology, ensuring Acer laptops are prominently poised as one of the UK's most popular laptop brands. Dedicated laptop graphics cards rarely live up to the performance level of their desktop counterparts, meaning that many so-called gaming laptops simply can't cut it on more modern games - despite some lofty price-tags. In putting together this feature, we decided to test two of NVIDIA's less powerful laptop GPUs to see just what kind of experience you can get at the mid-range level on some of the PC's most demanding titles.

Best Regards,
John Hassen :) 

http://www.hgnjshoppingmall.com/
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October 30, 2012 12:56:38 AM

^Not only a spammer, but a spammer who tries to copy Brett. Great...
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October 30, 2012 1:30:39 AM

John Hassen said:
Hello Community,

Acer Laptop has grown to be among some of the most popular laptop computers currently available in the notebook market. The success of these laptops is largely down to Acer's competitive notebook pricing, excellent laptop build quality and the inclusion of cutting-edge laptop technology, ensuring Acer laptops are prominently poised as one of the UK's most popular laptop brands. Dedicated laptop graphics cards rarely live up to the performance level of their desktop counterparts, meaning that many so-called gaming laptops simply can't cut it on more modern games - despite some lofty price-tags. In putting together this feature, we decided to test two of NVIDIA's less powerful laptop GPUs to see just what kind of experience you can get at the mid-range level on some of the PC's most demanding titles.

Best Regards,
John Hassen :) 

http://www.hgnjshoppingmall.com/



Are you kidding me? most of my friend's Acer laptop died on them after their warranty expired... and your saying excellent build quality???
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October 30, 2012 7:32:51 PM

"Are you kidding me? most of my friend's Acer laptop died on them after their warranty expired... and your saying excellent build quality???"

I have seen a lot of laptops for a lot of brands do this. My dads 7 year old laptop died out of warranty 3 months ago. Should I never trust that company again?

@the gtx 660 The memory type does matter.
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October 30, 2012 9:59:43 PM

calmlikeabomb said:
ok, but remember that the 1080p is not about resolution solely. The viewing angles, colors, contrast, brightness - all are better. It's because they use higher quality 1080p screens than they usually use for the 900p and 768p.


Just to clarify, resolution does not determine viewing angle, color, contrast, brightness, etc. Resolution is just that resolution. The other things you are talking about is determined by the quality of the screen itself. There are good 1080p screen, there are also bad 1080p screens. It just so happens that the 1920x1080 screen is a better quality TN panel than the standard 1366x768 screen. The brightness of the screen is determined by the LCD's backlight.
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October 30, 2012 10:03:11 PM

jackspeed said:
"Are you kidding me? most of my friend's Acer laptop died on them after their warranty expired... and your saying excellent build quality???"

I have seen a lot of laptops for a lot of brands do this. My dads 7 year old laptop died out of warranty 3 months ago. Should I never trust that company again?

@the gtx 660 The memory type does matter.


People who usually complain about laptops dying after the warranty has expired (especially when talking about Acer) mean that they died shortly right after the warranty expired, not years.
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