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I guess the backlit keyboard is not as important as the rest.
I see the 15'' Y580 is due soon as well.
Thanks for the infos.

Yea if you can wait, the Y580 looks to be a beast with a 660M 1080p backlit keyboard and Ivy Bridge.
   
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Thanks.
Sorry for the double thread, I just wanted to clear out the "noise" question once and for all.

Looking at the specs of the Y580, I wonder if I am going to really use all that power? From what I understand gaming doesn't require an i7 cpu, what precisely does require this kind of hardware anyway? 3D and video encoding I suppose?

But it is still less expensive than the Alienware and has a backlit keyboard, I have to give it some thoughts.
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