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Hello forums,

as the title says, I'm in a bit of a hurry. I can't decide between two laptops, the Lenovo y470p or y570? They are currently the same price and I have always been a desktop enthusiast..so I'm not very good with laptop specifications.


What I'll use this laptop for: School work (Carrying around college campus), Gaming smile.gif


Specs for the Y570p

Core i7-2670QM Processor( 2.2GHz 1333MHz 6MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 2GB
15.6" HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
500GB 7200
(5.95 LB)


Specs for the Y470p

Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor( 2.2GHz 1333MHz 6MB)
AMD Radeon HD 7690 1GB
14.0"
HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
750GB 5400
(4.85 LB)




Now aside from the same processor.. the graphics are different, I'm unsure which one performs better than another, or maybe even on par. Now the y570p has a bigger size/weight compared to the y470p (If it's faster I might just sacrifice carry an extra pound.), but the HDD is faster yet 250gb less than the y470p.

I have to make up my decision by tomorrow night frown.gif. I'm going out of town for a week and that's when the sale for these laptops end!!

Suggestions?
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I'd vote for the Y470p simply because the 7690M is a stronger card smile.gif (btw i am posting pictures/videos on your other thread) thumb.gif
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I'd vote for the Y470p simply because the 7690M is a stronger card smile.gif (btw i am posting pictures/videos on your other thread) thumb.gif

Alright! Can't wait to see them tongue.gif and really the 7690 is stronger? redface.gif
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7690 has a slight edge is what i heard

Also the resolution is the same in both laptops, so all images will just be sharper on the 14.1"

Hell, ppl don't even like 768p on 14.1", they would HATE to see it on 15.6" rolleyes.gif

If you dont really have a bias towards bigger screen, I say the y470p has to be the way to go. It also has a larger Hdd for some reason
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I own a Lenovo Y470 and i'd recommend it to you!
The smaller screen res is more suited to the small screen, and lighter is always better on campus.

The GT555m in the Y570 is a nerfed version anyways.
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I own a Lenovo Y470 and i'd recommend it to you!
The smaller screen res is more suited to the small screen, and lighter is always better on campus.
The GT555m in the Y570 is a nerfed version anyways.

I see. but I heard that the casing itself is plastic? with aluminum cover? How do you like it based off of aesthetics? wink.gif
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what sale?
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what sale?

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y470p

IdeaPad Y470p Laptop - 08552LU - Dusk Black (with USB 3.0): Weekly Deal
Price:$1,499.00
Web price:$1,249.00
After eCoupon:
$749.00
You save:$750.00

its at 50% off. i'd get it right now lol. but i already own one, *cough cough* three xD

450
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http://shop.lenovo.com/us/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y470p
IdeaPad Y470p Laptop - 08552LU - Dusk Black (with USB 3.0): Weekly Deal
Price:$1,499.00
Web price:$1,249.00
After eCoupon:
$749.00
You save:$750.00
its at 50% off. i'd get it right now lol. but i already own one, *cough cough* three xD
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well its technically not a sale....it's at $750 forever......

the price kind of got reduced though, it was like $800 2 months ago, so its an even better deal than before
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I see. but I heard that the casing itself is plastic? with aluminum cover? How do you like it based off of aesthetics? wink.gif

Yeah the casing is plastic. I don't think the cover is aluminum. There are good and bad things about this laptop. You get a good amount of performance for the price, but the shell is plastic with and doesn't always feel that durable. There is definitely some flex in all parts of this laptop. The cooling system is great on it, the screen is OK (Not great), good performance.

Personally I've had issues with mine. I may just have a botched model, but my Y470(Not Y470P), locks up in Windows randomly. I've had Lenovo replace the Hard Drive and it wasn't fixed by that, and currently they are replacing the motherboard (Although currently they are just holding my laptop at their facility because they don't have the parts, which is a bit frustrating.)


I'm not sure if I like the laptop after 8 months of use really. The problems I've had with it seem like they are isolated to my laptop in particular, but if they aren't I wouldn't recommend the computer to anyone.

Edit: If I could do it all over again, I think I would try to find a laptop more focused on having a durable body, reliability, great battery life, and a better screen. These are my biggest gripes about the laptop, it does okay in all of these categories, but not excellent. I guess you really have to pay for what you get though. Upgrading to something with a more solid body like a Macbook Pro which also has better battery life comes at a cost, but it might be worth it to some people. Ultrabooks are also definitely worth taking a look at.

For a person like me who already has a desktop to use for gaming, it doesn't make much sense to have a laptop that does the same thing. It's a bit of a distraction from my schoolwork sometimes too.
Edited by greenPlastic - 4/29/12 at 10:00pm
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