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    So ive been doing some research about upgrading to a new laptop since im worried my current ones days are neigh.

    Currently i have a Lenovo U400 and i loved it (almost to death is seems) has an i5 6g ram and discrete graphics (some mobile radeon 1g videoram)

    I've been looking around and seeing my price options and i think ive narrowed it down to 2

    The HP envy 15-t which comes with

    4th generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200M Processor
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M Graphics with 2048MB of dedicated video memory
    • 15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
    • 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    • 750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
    • 24GB flash Hard Drive Acceleration Cache

    which comes out to be about alittle under 700, i could opt in for more ram (8gb) and full hd screen for 40 and 50 respectively


    The other choice is the Lenovo Y510P
    which comes with

    Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
    Operating system: Windows 8.1 Standard 64 - English
    Display: 15.6" HD WXGA (1366 X 768) LED Backlight w/720p HD Camera
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Graphics
    Memory: 8 GB (2 x 4G PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM Memory
    Hard Drive: 1TB, 5400RPM Serial ATA 2.5" Hard Drive
    for about 750

    I would use it for some gaming but i already have a gaming desktop. I was leaning toward the Hp since i like its aesthetics and its a bit thinner but hardware for money lenovo has a bit of an edge. The only two things that i am unsure of about each is battery life or if they have wiDi compatibility.

    So...opinions? or any other recommendations?

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    Go down a bit and find a Y500 with either a 750 SLI or a 650 SLI. You won't get the latest and greatest haswell but you'll have more than enough power to play video-games. Y500 650 SLI's can be found on ebay for less than $700 now and then.

    Otherwise wait a month or two for the new version to come out and the old version should go down in pricing. Better yet see if you can locate something with a 765 which is greater than a 750 single and about--reaching--as good as a 750 SLI.
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    720p on a 15" display is pretty bad. I had a 1280x800 display for years and when I upgraded to 1080p it was the difference between night and day. I would actually suggest the lenovo y410p which has a nvidia 755m and same processor as the 510p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipykido View Post
    720p on a 15" display is pretty bad. I had a 1280x800 display for years and when I upgraded to 1080p it was the difference between night and day. I would actually suggest the lenovo y410p which has a nvidia 755m and same processor as the 510p.
    Yeah, I forgot to mention that SLI only comes in 1080p.
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