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Buying a Laptop, this MSI or this ASUS.

Hello tom's Hardware community,

I'm planning to buy a new laptop for university stuff and maybe a little bit of gaming (but not that much since i already have a pc for that). I have a budget of 800-900$. I ended on these two choices:
1. Asus x550LB: http://
-Silver; 15.6-Inch HD (1366X768); Intel Core i7-4500; 6GB DDR3
-Nvidia 740M 2G; 750GB 5400 RPM; DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
-Windows 8 (64 bit); 802.11BGN; HD Camera; Bluetooth 4.0;
-4 Cell 2600 BATTERY; HDMI, Instant On; 1x USB3.0; 1x USB2.0; SD only
-1yr International Warranty/1yr Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way Free shipping/24-7 tech support
PRICE: 879 $ CDN
2. MSI GP60 20D: http://
-Sharkbay i5-4200M
-DDR III 8GB
-750GB (SATA)
-15.6" Full HD Non Reflection
-Win8 Multi-language
-nVidia Geforce GT740M, 2GB DDR3
PRICE: 799$ CDN

By your personal knowledge and experience with these brands, please help me to choose. Also, if you have some better suggestions for me, it would be useful to share it.

Thanks,
Marco
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  1. Best answer
    Both aren't bad - have you looked at the Lenovo 510p? It's on sale direct from Lenovo right now, has the following specs:

    IdeaPad Y510p Laptop - 59405668 (Price: $899)
    i7-4700MQ
    15.6" FHD LED Glare Wedge 1920x1080
    NVIDIA GeForce GT755M GDDR5 2GB
    8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
    1TB 5400 RPM+24GB SSD
    6 Cell 72 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion

    http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/
  2. CraigN said:
    Both aren't bad - have you looked at the Lenovo 510p? It's on sale direct from Lenovo right now, has the following specs:

    IdeaPad Y510p Laptop - 59405668 (Price: $899)
    i7-4700MQ
    15.6" FHD LED Glare Wedge 1920x1080
    NVIDIA GeForce GT755M GDDR5 2GB
    8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
    1TB 5400 RPM+24GB SSD
    6 Cell 72 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion

    http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/


    I bought it yesterday! As soon as i saw the new discount on the Lenovo's canadian website, there was no hesitation! Thanks for telling me though.
  3. No problem! My best friend has last year's model, the 410p, and he absolutely loves his and he used it for school at West Point military academy. I think you'll love it.
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