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Lenovo W530 vs Y580

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Which one is better? The Y580 comes with 660M and the W530 comes with a K2000M. Which should I get?

Specs are the same on both laptops except for the gpus.

Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900)
4 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz
320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
Edited by Capt - 10/19/12 at 8:41pm
post #2 of 10
This entirely depends on your needs and the exact specs of the laptop, neither of which you have given.
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by Detroitsoldier View Post

This entirely depends on your needs and the exact specs of the laptop, neither of which you have given.

Both laptops have the same specs but only the gpu is different. I'm planning to use the laptop for school maybe play some games but mostly for school work.

Specs are the same on both laptops except for the gpu.

Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900)
4 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz
320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
post #4 of 10
The Y580 will be considerably more powerful in games and the like.
     
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post #5 of 10
specific games?
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Originally Posted by amigamerlin View Post

specific games?

Doesn't really matter. Games aren't going to play on the K2000m well at all. The Quadro Kepler GPUs are designed for workstations only. They aren't going to perform well in games in the slightest.

The 660M will run circles around the 650M DDR3 version. Heck it still runs circles around the DDR5 version. tongue.gif
     
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by amigamerlin View Post

specific games?

BF3, Crysis, GTA IV and Bulletstorm

Anyways, I guess I will be going with the Y580.
post #8 of 10
yea, it is a better choice in that case
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Crap, I just finished watching the X1 Carbon review and it looks awesome. It's more expensive and it has a intel's HD graphics 4000 so it's not meant for games but it just looks great.
post #10 of 10
ah, nonsense. Doesn't really matter
and the y580 looks good too
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