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Lenovo Y580 VS MSI GE60

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The Lenovo Y580 - 1160$


Y580

MSI GE60 - 1200$

MSI ge60




Msi

Pros
- matte screen
- able to customize from oem (thermal paste and hard drive caddy for optical)
- better cooling
- good keyboard


Cons
- no backlit keyboard (ugh msi! Why?)
- fingerprint magnet
- made entirely of plastic/hard plastic
- bad touch bad
- rocker clicker (right/left click)

Lenovo

Pros
-backlit keyboard!
-brushed metal finish

Cons
- cooling
- possible shotty quality

Equal
-processor
-close size/weight
-price is similar when configured
-fhd screen
Edited by inchy97 - 6/10/12 at 1:42pm
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I personally would go for the the lenovo.


Edit: Only if your going to get the one with the 1920x1080 screen.
Edited by Virgle144 - 6/10/12 at 4:07pm
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That is a huge reason why I would get getting a y580 over a 570
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Yeah for me resolution is not that big of a deal I have used 1366x768 laptop screens and I am fine with them heck I would be getting better fps than what I am getting now on my laptop if it had that resolution.
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I think im about to pull the trigger on the y580
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I'd just like to point out one thing, the Lenovo Y580 has a much better keyboard. I've used several Ideapad and Thinkpad Edge chiclet keyboards, AFAIK they're all the same or approximately so. That's a big plus in favor of the Y580, all the keycaps are curved at the bottom (lets you type more accurately), and ergonomically curved so your fingertips fit better. Easily one of the best laptop keyboards. As far as I can tell, the MSi keyboard seems pretty average (not that average is bad) - even if the stroke and underlying internals were the same on both, having less ergonomic keycaps is the tiebreaker.

As for cooling, let's not jump the gun saying Lenovo has worse cooling, unless you have some evidence. http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?17184-Serious-Matter-G55vw-heat-COMPARED-TO-lenovo-y580. I don't have numbers on the MSi GE60 temps, but Y580 vs. Asus G55, looks like the Y580 runs cooler with the GPU under load.
 
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Sold out, but it exists in other places (Amazon, Microcenter, Frys) - although they are all stated as "20994CU" model, sometimes with FullHD display sometimes with 720p. It would be very strange if you can buy the Lenovo Y580 with FHD for 900$ or less.

I don't think it's the FHD model.
Edited by amigamerlin - 7/11/12 at 7:19pm
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