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What I should do with my Lenovo IdeaPad Y580?

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Okay, I know it is up to me, but I want to hear your thoughts about this matter.


Long story:
I asked my dad to buy Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 after he got his Tax Refund because I thought I might need it for my community college and assuming I'll be in a programming class at the first day of college and do gaming too.
Got the laptop, and I was happy like a little boy. Then later, I felt like I don't even need a gaming laptop afterall, so it is kind of wasted of money. I do own a gaming desktop.
Now, I am stuck what I should do with my laptop. I was thinking to give it to my dad to replace the old ass desktop (AMD Athlon 64 x2, 2GB or 4GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6150 GPU and NVIDIA nForce 430 and 250W PSU), so he can stream movies, play some Facebook games maybe hardcore games if he feels like it. However, I am afraid if the laptop will last for a long period of timing hooking up with an old 40" TV that has .... 1366x768 resolution and support 720p.

Oh, yeah, I haven't use the laptop in a while, and I currently have a tablet. Also I might throw him a cooling pad.

What is everyone's thoughts about it?
     
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I was in a similar situation, I have a workstation at home but for some reason decided I needed a gaming laptop. It all really just depends on what you need your laptop for. I bought a 15" gaming laptop for school to make some of the classes more interesting for me but learned that smaller if better and downgraded to a 12" notebook. Your dad using that laptop would be wasted potential, I recommend selling it. building him a desktop, and using the money for something more portable and cheaper if that is what you need. A desktop will be perfect for your dad as it's upgradable, perfectly fits his needs, and is obviously much cheaper. I replaced my laptop with Thinkpad X200, with a 6-cell battery I get around 5 hours which is enough to not worry about bringing a charger with me.
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Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian View Post

I replaced my laptop with Thinkpad X200, with a 6-cell battery I get around 5 hours which is enough to not worry about bringing a charger with me.

Awesome little laptop. One of the strongest "netbooks" you can get.

Sell it *cough*Install ML on it*cough* and sell on Ebay. rolleyes.gif

Then buy a cheaper laptop and give the money back to your father, or upgrade his machine (sounds like he needs it)

I got a Dell e6410 which is more than enough for what I do. Basically a MBP, for $250 on craigslist, lucky I know, but they aren't much more on Ebay thumb.gif
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Wait... the Y580? The one that's got the GTX 660M in it? Dude... that'll floor his desktop. biggrin.gif

Great machine for the money.
     
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It will destroy his desktop in terms of performance, but thats an EXPENSIVE 660. Not to mention if he uses it like a desktop, it won't last. For the price they go for on ebay, you could build a great APU machine (suggest waiting for Kaveri) OR Getting an FX / Phenom 2 and a 660 / 650 ti. Will cost way less money and will last way longer. If you're scared of AMD then pitch for a haswell i3.
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I think you guys are getting it confuse. I am NOT buying it. I currently own Y580, so I decide to give it to my dad.
He's not going to replace his old desktop. He is pretty much use it for streaming videos or play Facebook games. He will use his desktop for other things and the TV.

Now, could I sell it? Yes, if only it was an option to do so. I felt bad for him that my little brother and I have these cool techs, and he doesn't. Just might as well give him my laptop that I won't use for 2 years I suppose.
     
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If he's not gonna use the considerably more powerful laptop to its fullest capability, then sell it for what you can. Great machine... overclocks like mad on the GPU...
     
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This thread makes me feel like i'm watching the stock market.


SELL SELL SELL SELL SELL
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