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I'm looking for a reasonably priced 14" laptop for school but can also play games decently (mid-high settings)

Is this a good deal?
    
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What kind of games?

Price is pretty good given that it's an i7, but scroll down and see what kind of FPS to expect with the 7690M:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7690M.67737.0.html

As you can see, it only can handle low settings on BF3

The best place to keep updated with laptop deals is slickdeals.net. Their frontpage laptop deals are usually the best chosen among the community.
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What kind of games?

Starcraft II, Eve, Skyrim, and an odd assortment of Indie games.
    
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http://outlet.lenovo.com/laptops/0855xf6.html
does that link work?

Yes, I'm not familiar with the 550? Is that an improvement over the 7690, or a minimal loss that doesn't justify the 250 dollars more.
    
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post #6 of 9
550 is just a faster clocked 540m, the 7690 is faster for sure, but for less than $500? Good luck finding a better laptop.
   
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post

550 is just a faster clocked 540m, the 7690 is faster for sure, but for less than $500? Good luck finding a better laptop.

I think I'm going to go with the 800 dollar one, but the bang for the buck is definitely high on the refurb one.
    
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You mean this $800 Y470p? http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=7794F9514CE80460C7C2782FB02A5EB6&action=init

I'd like to point out that the refurb is as good as new, since it comes with a 1-year warranty.. and they literally come without a scratch. Now, if you're upgrading to a 2- or 3- year warranty, going with the Y470p makes a lot of sense, as you can't get a warranty upgrade on the Outlet laptops. I'd personally get the Y470 for ~$470 now and sell it for $500 when the Ivy Bridge/Kepler Y480 comes out in ~6 weeks; and then spend the $800 on one of those biggrin.gif
 
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If you have a budget of around $1k, get a sager NP8130/clevo p151hm (same thing). I7 2630QM, 8gb RAM, 1080p screen, gtx 560m for $1k in a package with great cooling and build quality. 15" laptop, weighs about 7 lbs.
 
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