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Lenovo Y410p or MSI GE40

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I'm looking to buy a laptop for college. I want something that's portable, slim, and can run games like css, sc2, l4d2, bf3. I don't want a laptop that's too flashy and makes me look like a huge nerd. My budget is around $1200. Please give your opinions about the laptops I chose and if none of them you liked please let me know what you recommend.


IdeaPad Y410p Laptop - 59369916
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y410p/

Lenovo is having a summer deal that could save me a hundreds of dollars and is ending in 2 days.


MSI GE40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152408
Edited by Crabtree - 7/29/13 at 2:18pm
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I would pick the third option:

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The cooling is better, the performance will be generally higher, and the notebook itself has a very sleek and professional look to it. Perfect for the anti-flashy PC users like you. wink.gif

The only two things I'd add onto it would be the OS, which doesn't cost much, and upgrade the screen to the 95% Gamut and head off from there. biggrin.gif It'll definitely be the better choice for ya.
     
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1. I would take the Y410p if you'd want to save money

2. I'd take the Clevo W230ST if you want the best value for your money and you are ok with ~3-3.5 hours of battery under light load. (review)

3. The MSI GE40 is a good one, but its only real advantage is the battery performance. The screen is not good - simple as that. The W230ST screen is very good IPS panel equipped one.

I believe that the battery performance of the W230ST will improve with the next iteration of Nvidia and Intel drivers and the next Clevo bios
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The GE40 had heating problems I think didn't it?
    
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post #5 of 6
lenovo without a doubt
post #6 of 6
I can't comment on the GE40, but I'm a proud owner of the GT60 and love everything about it!
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