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Stuck on choosing between lenovo y410 or asus x550lb-nh52 (links inside)

#1pcmike2Posted 2/9/2014 5:23:02 PM
The lenovo: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y410p/

The asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231455

I'm a college student, so I need a laptop to get work done, though I'll be on a desk for the most part. From the specs I can see that both laptops perform well in tasks such as internet surfing, applications (matlab, office, skype).

Both laptops should be good for gaming, but I heard the lenovo has a crappy wifi card. Is this true? How much better is the wifi card for the asus?

Also, which laptop has a better battery?

Thanks
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#2Loserman15Posted 2/9/2014 6:11:19 PM
The Lenovo is much better all around. Definitely recommend it.
#32Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 2/9/2014 6:16:54 PM
I'd go with the Lenovo but get the one that's 779.00. Better resolution, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD.
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#4pcmike2(Topic Creator)Posted 2/9/2014 6:26:04 PM
Loserman15 posted...
The Lenovo is much better all around. Definitely recommend it.


What about the wifi card?

How is it?

And battery life?

DOES NO ONE READ THE ORIGINAL POST ANYMORE>!?!?!?!
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#5Loserman15Posted 2/9/2014 8:28:46 PM
The wifi is fine. Battery life will be comparable to the other.
#6pcmike2(Topic Creator)Posted 2/9/2014 8:52:16 PM
Loserman15 posted...
The wifi is fine. Battery life will be comparable to the other.


Really?

I've been told that the wifi card for the y410p is unstable and will probably need to be replaced.

Also I've been told that the battery for the lenovo last only 3 hours, and that if you play games, you NEED it to be plugged in, or you'll get crap performance.
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#7Jprime666Posted 2/9/2014 8:59:18 PM
pcmike2 posted...
Loserman15 posted...
The wifi is fine. Battery life will be comparable to the other.


Really?

I've been told that the wifi card for the y410p is unstable and will probably need to be replaced.

Also I've been told that the battery for the lenovo last only 3 hours, and that if you play games, you NEED it to be plugged in, or you'll get crap performance.


Pretty much all laptops want to plugged in to game.
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#8pcmike2(Topic Creator)Posted 2/9/2014 9:12:42 PM(edited)
Jprime666 posted...
pcmike2 posted...
Loserman15 posted...
The wifi is fine. Battery life will be comparable to the other.


Really?

I've been told that the wifi card for the y410p is unstable and will probably need to be replaced.

Also I've been told that the battery for the lenovo last only 3 hours, and that if you play games, you NEED it to be plugged in, or you'll get crap performance.


Pretty much all laptops want to plugged in to game.


Ok, but what do you think of the battery for the asus?

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#9GTRagnarokPosted 2/9/2014 9:10:25 PM
It doesn't matter what battery life the Asus has. If you buy a 15.6" laptop with 1366x768 resolution, you are perpetuating that resolution's existence, and I will hate you.
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#10Loserman15Posted 2/9/2014 9:10:48 PM
The ASUS battery is only a four cell. Lenovo has a six cell. The Lenovo is a fair bit more powerful than the ASUS. It stands to reason that if gaming, it'll probably be about the same. Doing web browsing or whatever, the Lenovo will be better in regards to battery life.

Lenovo laptops are awesome at this price point. Stop resisting so much about it, or why even bother asking?