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I'm thinking of buying a Lenovo y410p, but first I want to look at the options:

- I want something with a better battery life (for school).
- Screen size between 13 and 15.6 inches.
- The razer blade looks good but it's way too expensive.

the battery should be a quality one, I hate those batteries that don't last much after only a few cycles.

The Sager 7330 als look quite good. Actually better than the lenovo notebook.
I will search more into it.

Open to suggestions!
Edited by EduFurtado - 9/5/13 at 9:39pm
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The Lenovo Y510p actually has decent battery life, you can get a good 5 hours out of it with the right optimizations.
I personally use a MSI GT60 0NC. It's pretty big, not all that powerfull since the 700m + haswell came around but it does the job. I get about 5 hours max, while being very careful with what I do with it. Fortunately I only really rely on the battery life at school, where I rarely drain the battery.
If you're talking about battery life while gaming; forget about it. You're not going to get any decent life regardless of which laptop you use.
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The Lenovo Y510p actually has decent battery life, you can get a good 5 hours out of it with the right optimizations.
I personally use a MSI GT60 0NC. It's pretty big, not all that powerfull since the 700m + haswell came around but it does the job. I get about 5 hours max, while being very careful with what I do with it. Fortunately I only really rely on the battery life at school, where I rarely drain the battery.
If you're talking about battery life while gaming; forget about it. You're not going to get any decent life regardless of which laptop you use.

Thanks for the suggestions.

The y510p and that MSI one are both too heavy for me. :/
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Thanks for the suggestions.

The y510p and that MSI one are both too heavy for me. :/

The Y510P is in my opinion the best bang+portability-for-buck gaming laptop, but if it's too heavy; I'm pretty sure it uses the same battery as the Y410p, so you shouldn't have many problems.
But beware: the touch pad has some build quality issues.
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The Y510P is in my opinion the best bang+portability-for-buck gaming laptop, but if it's too heavy; I'm pretty sure it uses the same battery as the Y410p, so you shouldn't have many problems.
But beware: the touch pad has some build quality issues.

Oh no! The touchpad was exactly my biggest concern with it, even before the battery.
I hate touchpads without dedicated buttons...


Any more options, guys?

Looks like I will move away from lenovo... for now the 13.3" sager is the one I would buy.
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Oh no! The touchpad was exactly my biggest concern with it, even before the battery.
I hate touchpads without dedicated buttons...


Any more options, guys?

Looks like I will move away from lenovo... for now the 13.3" sager is the one I would buy.

I wasn't even talking about the touch pad buttons, was talking about this one spot in the corner that flexes downwards when you touch it.
Other than the touch pad, it's my ideal laptop. Actually considering swapping out my MSI for it.

As for other options; that sager looks like it might be your laptop. I could also suggest (never thought I'd say this) an Alienware 14"
As trashy as the branding is, the build quality is excellent. Of course, the chances of you finding that alienware for the same price as the sager with comparable specs is unlikely.
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yeah, alienware is too expensive for me, and it also calls too much attention from possible thieves.

I have time, still want to see everything that is out there!
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Hey there, I own a Sager/Clevo from last years models and it is great. They offer a very generic/business look and are well built IMO. Mine is very light and portable for a 15" notebook. If you want more than 5 hours of battery life stay away from the 13" models as they tend to have on 6 cell (vs 8 cell) batteries. My 15" NP6350 came in customer right under $1200 with a SSD and the GTX 660M. It actually runs very cool, although I don't game with it much since building my desktop. Be aware that the Haswell chips run hot, although they were designed with mobile applications in mind. Because most notebooks share a heat sink between the CPU and GPU the more powerful hardware can get pretty toasty under load.

If I had to buy another laptop (which I actually considered before building my desktop) I would get the 13" NP 7330 or the new version of my model the NP 7352 which both offer the GTX 765M. The ladder offers 2 hard drive bays and an mSATA slot without having to sacrifice an optical drive. It also has a larger battery than the 7330 and likely offers better cooling. I frequent the NP 7330 owners forum over at notebook review and several owners have been complaining of temps and short battery life. Another benefit to buying a Sager is the availability of custom BIOS mods from a fellow that goes by the name Prema. I have his modded BIOS on my laptop and it is awesome. It opens up the options in BIOS and allows tweaks for better performance or battery life. I bought mine from LPC Digital and dealt with a sales rep named Larry, great guy. They beat another sites promotion and gave me the cash discount on top of that. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in the market for a Sager/Clevo.
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Hey there, I own a Sager/Clevo from last years models and it is great. They offer a very generic/business look and are well built IMO. Mine is very light and portable for a 15" notebook. If you want more than 5 hours of battery life stay away from the 13" models as they tend to have on 6 cell (vs 8 cell) batteries. My 15" NP6350 came in customer right under $1200 with a SSD and the GTX 660M. It actually runs very cool, although I don't game with it much since building my desktop. Be aware that the Haswell chips run hot, although they were designed with mobile applications in mind. Because most notebooks share a heat sink between the CPU and GPU the more powerful hardware can get pretty toasty under load.

If I had to buy another laptop (which I actually considered before building my desktop) I would get the 13" NP 7330 or the new version of my model the NP 7352 which both offer the GTX 765M. The ladder offers 2 hard drive bays and an mSATA slot without having to sacrifice an optical drive. It also has a larger battery than the 7330 and likely offers better cooling. I frequent the NP 7330 owners forum over at notebook review and several owners have been complaining of temps and short battery life. Another benefit to buying a Sager is the availability of custom BIOS mods from a fellow that goes by the name Prema. I have his modded BIOS on my laptop and it is awesome. It opens up the options in BIOS and allows tweaks for better performance or battery life. I bought mine from LPC Digital and dealt with a sales rep named Larry, great guy. They beat another sites promotion and gave me the cash discount on top of that. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in the market for a Sager/Clevo.

I will think about it.

I saw some folks asking for an upgradeable battery on the 13.3" model. As for the optical drive, it's been years since last time I used one.. completely unescessary for me tongue.gif
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