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New Laptop for $1000

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February 25, 2013 9:08:56 PM

I want to get a new computer for collage and gaming. I don't play too many graphic intensive but I want the option too (even if on low but with about 30fps). I would prefer a 14 to 15 inch screen preferable 1920x1080 screen but a 1600x900 would be okay as well. As well as a ssd and for the total weight to be at or under 5 lbs. I am not sure if this is possible, but I would be willing to go over in price but not in weight.

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a b D Laptop
February 25, 2013 9:23:35 PM

At that budget, you might have to bend a little and choose what is most important.

The Lenovo Y580 is a pretty good deal at $999 with everything you're looking for minus the SSD but its a bit heavy.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...



I have the Y400 and it has been outstanding. It's also under your weight limit.


It has a little less graphics power with the 650m vs 660m but it is smaller, lighter, has a backlit keyboard, and looks great.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

You do sacrifice screen resolution though, but those mobile graphics just aren't great at higher resolutions anyway.

My 650m lets me play games like League of Legends, Starcraft, and Diablo 3 on high and games like BF3, Skyrim, and Planetside 2 on Medium.

You can opt for the $800 one with the 16gb ssd, or do what I did and get the $750 one and put in your own 250gb Samsung pro series ssd for a total of around $1000.

Edit: I forgot to mention that the Y400 also has the Ultrabay so you can add a second 650m graphics card for $230 more down the road if you feel you need it.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...
a b D Laptop
February 25, 2013 9:53:06 PM

I saw the lenovo y500 1080p SLI 650m for $899 on newegg a few days ago.
February 25, 2013 10:44:45 PM

Thanks for the input, but how much would something be that is under 5 lbs and has the ssd and 1600x900 screen?
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