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post #11 of 14
Haswell chips are certainly nice for laptops/notebooks, they have lower power consumption and better integrated graphics.
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post #12 of 14
Those y500 notebooks seem to be a great bang for the buck, and the gpu should suffice for gaming and much of anything you're doing. You could probably save a few bucks by switching to something with just an integrated GPU, but this one will allow for versatility in its use. As mentioned above I would verify the part number and make sure its a 1080p screen.
     
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post #13 of 14
Would you do anything else beside programming?
Like would you use it for gaming and etc?
If not, then any Intel's laptop with integrated GPU itself can run it or maybe have some low end GPU that is much faster than IGP.

If you are going to be gaming, then it'll be a different story.
     
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post #14 of 14
If you are not going to be needing your laptop to do intensive tasks like games, just get one that is low powered, reliable, good keyboard/touchpad, high res screen and with long battery life.

If I was in this situation I'd get an Ultrabook 15.6 inch with 1920x1080 res. The display needs to be as good as possible, and I wouldn't go for anything else except IPS panel.

I went to BestBuy yesterday because I am looking for a laptop as well, I found the IPS display laptops to be a millions times better looking, like night and day difference.

I would want to test the laptop in person if I was you, most PC laptops are hit and miss wiith their touchpad/keyboard and your not going to know this unless you try it yourself.

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