MSI GE60 OND VS Lenovo Y580

I'm a nonworking student, so my budget is a bit low. :/ Help me pick between the two.

MSI GE60
15.6-in. FHD (1920x1080)
i5-3210 2.5GHz
GTX660M 2Gb GDDR5

Lenovo Y580
15.6 WLED (1366 x 768)
i7 3630QM 2.4GHz
GTX660M 2GB DDR5

I know the resolution for the Y580 is terrible, but it still has a better processor. I can't afford to upgrade it to 1080p.

What I really want to know is, how bad is the i5-3210 compared with i7 3630QM in terms of gaming performance? Which one is a better choice, overall?
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  1. Personally I'd go with the MSI simply because I cannot stand reading text while looking at an HD screen. Where did you find a GE60 with an I5 processor? I've only seen the I7 versions. I've also had trouble finding (Except on Ebay) Y580's that don't have a FHD screen.

    I remember in November the GE60 with I7 3610QM and GT650m was going for $939 at the time but now the cheapest model is $1149. There was also an offer for the Y580 I7 3630QM/10QM GTX 660m for $900-$999.

    So I'd go with the GE60 but that's just my opinion. :) Good Luck Hunting
    HP has some decent offers sometimes if you don't mind the cheap build
  2. I would actually recommend that you build a computer. It would be alot more powerful, much cheaper, and more upgradable in the future.
  3. If you would rather customize your own. Or if you have your own copy of Windows OS and want to save a couple hundred dollars pay a visit to
    http://www.xoticpc.com/custom-gaming-laptops-notebooks-xotic-force-series-ct-95_51_245.html
  4. zycuda said:
    I would actually recommend that you build a computer. It would be alot more powerful, much cheaper, and more upgradable in the future.

    Not to be rude but I don't want to get into a huge argument with you. Everyday more and more people are going mobile and I don't think he needs the laptop to do anything demanding. Simply offering him advice to build a tower is useless (in this case) because it is common knowledge.
  5. seriousgamer said:
    Personally I'd go with the MSI simply because I cannot stand reading text while looking at an HD screen. Where did you find a GE60 with an I5 processor? I've only seen the I7 versions. I've also had trouble finding (Except on Ebay) Y580's that don't have a FHD screen.

    I remember in November the GE60 with I7 3610QM and GT650m was going for $939 at the time but now the cheapest model is $1149. There was also an offer for the Y580 I7 3630QM/10QM GTX 660m for $900-$999.

    So I'd go with the GE60 but that's just my opinion. :) Good Luck Hunting
    HP has some decent offers sometimes if you don't mind the cheap build


    I live in Malaysia, and a local store still sells the older version of the GE60 with the i5, and the cheaper Y580.
    Thanks for the input. I'm leaning towards the MSI now as well.


    P.S. -sigh- I would have picked the FORCE/MSI 16f3 ( http://www.xoticpc.com/forcemsi-16f3-22001-670m-msi-gt60-barebones-p-4346.html ), but international shipping scares me.
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