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Lenovo Y570 i7 GT555m 750gb - $799 - get it while it lasts!

post #1 of 15
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Check out the compusa coupon if you have one in your area.

Laptop originally retails for $949.99
-$50.00 instant

then $100 off in store for a whopping $799.99

Was about to buy it from bestbuy for $949 with the 18 mos financing but saving $150 is a better saving!

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=650899&srkey=T71-156306

Specs:
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2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor (quad-core, 2.00 GHz, 6MB cache)
NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology, auto-switches between Intel HD Graphics 3000 integrated graphics and 1GB NVIDIA GeForce® GT 555M discrete graphics
15.6" widescreen, glossy display with LED backlight
6GB of DDR3 Memory and 750GB Hard Drive
Integrated 2.0 megapixel camera and Lenovo's VeriFace face recognition software helps control access to your notebook
Touch pad supports multi-touch function (pinch, expansion, chiral motion)
SRS Premium Sound audio system with two JBL® stereo speakers
Lenovo Rescue System provides OneKey™ recovery and OneKey Antivirus without booting into Windows
OneKey Theater allows pressing one key to optimize video and audio experience by switching from normal mode to movie mode

Edited by darkphantom - 8/29/11 at 1:48pm
 
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post #2 of 15
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Only downside is 1366x768 res.... but it's ok since I already have a gaming rig - just need something to get by during school.
 
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post #3 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkphantom;14539085 
Only downside is 1366x768 res.... but it's ok since I already have a gaming rig - just need something to get by during school.

Then don't get this laptop. It only has 4 hours of battery life. I'd rather get the Acer with the GT 540m that costs $750. Has 9 hours of battery life and a 13.3 inch screen.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;14539116 
Then don't get this laptop. It only has 4 hours of battery life. I'd rather get the Acer with the GT 540m that costs $750. Has 9 hours of battery life and a 13.3 inch screen.

The 540m is a joke next to the 555m and you'll be gambling with Acer on if you get a good display or a craptastic one.
post #5 of 15
The compusa in my city got bought out by Best Buy, god damn it.
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Acer quality is really shoddy, not to mention it is 13.3"

I prefer 15.6" over this, and yes the battery life COULD be better...

I'll read some more reviews on the acer and see if I can get my hands on one to really see what the build quality difference is. Remember, Lenovo was formerly owned by IBM thus the build quality is superb.
 
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post #7 of 15
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isn't that acer an i5? The lenovo is an i7...

Ok, so the basic advantages the acer has over the lenovo....over double battery life and $100 cheaper.

Lenovo's advantages: 15.6 vs 13.3, i7 vs i5, 7200rpm hdd vs 5400rpm, gt555m vs gt540.

Yeah, I know which I'm picking smile.gif
Edited by darkphantom - 8/11/11 at 7:58am
 
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post #8 of 15
I have this laptop, I'm pretty happy with it. Just make sure to update the gpu driver quick if you want to play the latest games, default drivers had a little issue with BC2 but after updating BC2/Crysis 2 work great.
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post #9 of 15
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That's great to hear!

What would you say are some of the drawbacks of the laptop?

What is maximum battery life that you can achieve being conservative, say word-processing, minimum internet browsing?
 
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post #10 of 15
Some say screen resolution but it doesn't bother me any. Some things I dislike would be updating the nvidia driver, since only a few newer drivers work for it and the newest ones don't recognize the 555. Best thing to do with it is to clean install windows on it, since it comes with a small partition with all your drivers/preloaded programs, which made the clean install go quicker.

Can't really commit on battery life since the longest I've used it without it being plugged in is about 3 hours, watched a couple movies and the battery was getting low. Doing basic stuff with the integrated gpu should last longer but can't really commit on it.
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