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Lenovo ideapad y410p a good buy?

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Hey everyone, I'm being asked about a lenovo ideapad y410p laptop from my friend. http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y410p/ It seems to have a few issues from my research, such as a poor mousepad, battery life and wireless driver issues. I was wondering if anyone would recommend this computer or something similarly priced with the same or better performance. He's primarily going to be using it for school work and gaming on the side, things like Boarderlands 2, Skyrim and Battlefield 4. Thanks everyone!
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Well the pros of the y410p are the specs for the price, the CPU is definitely no slouch, and the GPU packed in for the price is pretty awesome, especially if you stay at the panels 1366x768, instead of upgrading to 1600x900.

However, I've done a lot of research and heard that this laptop's cooling solution is horrific, throttling killing both the CPU and GPU performance whenever the system gets taxed. The panel is rather bad, colors are washed out, and black aren't black. Not to mention Lenovo's tech support is garbage, and a pain to deal with.

I almost bought this laptop for college but decided to go with the w230st instead. It starts at like $1069 last time and checked, and improves in every way over the y410p.

Chei Mei 13.3 in IPS display, 765m which has twice the cuda cores of the 750m, and the laptop doesn't throttle whatsoever as long as you don't let it suffocate.
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4770K GTX 980 8GB Corsair Vengeance 256GB Crucial MX100 
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Corsair H60 Windows 8.1 Seasonic G Series 650W Corsair Carbide 240 
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Yeah the issue I keep hearing about with the Y410 is the cooling is a problem. Great power for the price, but I still recommend a single bigger GPU if I can. The Sager NP7352 seems to fit the bill pretty well. tongue.gif
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
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Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
Audio
Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
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Thanks guys, appreciate the response time and the advice! I'll let him know that there's better options out there for the type of money he was going to spend. He's switching over from a mac and I want him to have as good of a transition as possible.
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