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Lenovo Y500 vs. Y510p

#1tinfoil21Posted 9/4/2013 6:23:43 PM
Hello, I have a few questions regarding these two series of laptops. I was wondering which one (I've chosen two models) are better for the price. The two different models I was looking at are:

Y500 (59359560) @ $999:
- Processor
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3230M Processor (2.60GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
- Operating system
Windows 8 64
- Display
15.6" LED 1920x1080
- Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT650M GDDR5 2GB
Ultrabay SLI Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GT650M GDDR5 2GB
- Memory
6.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
- Hard Drive
1TB 5400 RPM

or...

Y510p(59370007) @ $1,199:
- Processor
4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
- Operating system
Windows 8 64
- Display
15.6" 1920x1080
- Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB
Ultrabay SLI Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB
- Memory
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
- Hard Drive
1TB 5400 RPM+24GB SSD

And a few notes:
- I understand that these do vary quite a bit in price (especially because of one being on sale), but that's part of my question. Is the extra money justified?
- A desktop is out of the question, so please don't tell me to build one. I'm aware that is very cost-effective, and I have been wanting to build one, but it's not an option.
- I plan on using this for all-around purposes, including gaming. I would hope that higher settings could be achieved, but at the same time, might not be worth more money. I don't know. I also will be doing some light video editing, possibly some programming, and others. So like I said, "all-around".
- And finally, if you really believe to have a different computer that suits me, don't be afraid to post it.

Thank you!
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#2DragnfyrPosted 9/4/2013 6:25:43 PM(edited)
Yeah the extra $200 is justified for the Y510p. Note that neither laptop is very suitable for use as an ultraportable laptop.
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#32Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/4/2013 6:25:51 PM
1 more GB of RAM, newer GPU, newer i7 CPU, small SSD in addition to the normal HDD. I'd say the extra money is definitely worth it
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#4tinfoil21(Topic Creator)Posted 9/4/2013 6:26:47 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
Note that neither laptop is very suitable for use as an ultraportable laptop.


Yeah, I'm aware of that. Thanks for bringing it up though, I forgot that in the OP.
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#5C810Posted 9/4/2013 6:42:20 PM
Definitely the Y510p. I have a GT650M in my Sager and it is quite a bit weaker then I thought it was, but I'm stuck with it. So you'll definitely want the 750M since I don't think laptops are usually very malleable
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#6LaMichael_JamesPosted 9/4/2013 11:57:04 PM
the sli 750m alone is worth the $200 over the y500, not to mention the superior cpu, storage solution, memory, matte screen over the glossy
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#7su27ChaosPosted 9/5/2013 3:42:31 AM
Y510P. But I got it at 999 at Amazon for a sale and it does have a crappy battery life that wasn't the point because go places with outlet and 2 1/2 hrs is needed to get the job done and also way better than moving a heavy desktop around when needed for gaming. I really love the full keyboard. I use the keypad a lot. This is my first laptop though. After trying people's laptops. It got annoying most prefer the slim and smaller laptops that has tenkeyless keyboard.

I hate the trackpad design so I use a mouse but if no option it's the trackpad. FN+F6 to disable the track pad if you type resting your palms. I keep touching the trackpad when I type.
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