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Author: halco Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 35943  
Subject: Re: Gaming Notebook Date: 1/30/2013 9:29 AM
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Hoo-boy! I'm seeing double from bouncing around the interwebs researching notebooks. I've had to drop my price range down a bit due to some (as usual) unexpected expenses that have come up, so I'll have to settle for a lesser system unless I want to wait until summer, which I most certainly do not.

JT, the notebook-check site is great. I cannot afford a 680 card, and judging by the comparison on that site, there doesn't seem to be a whole helluva lot of difference between the 660 and 670.

With that in mind, I'm now looking at the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580. It has a 15.6" screen, 6 mg Ram (upgradable to 8, which I can always do later), 750gb SATA HD (SDD to be added later), core i7, 660 w/2gb. Around $900, delivered. It's been pretty well-reviewed.

Looking at that GPU comparison, I just can't see paying $300-$500 more for the 670 vs the 660, a 17.3 vs 15.6 screen, and other minor stuff. The only thing is the Lenovo screen is only max res of 1366x768 vs 1920x1080, not sure how much that will affect the gaming experience.

So, unless ya'll think this is not a good choice for some reason, I'm seriously considering this model.
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