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Thoughts about the Lenovo G510?

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So, my father is looking to buy a new laptop which is going to be used mostly for work (AutoCAD). He's had an HP Compay 6720s that has served him well for over 5 years, but now he's looking for an upgrade. Reliability and quality is the key here, because the laptop needs to withstand atleast 3 years of 6-7 hrs of work every day. I've heard a lot of good things about Lenovo and their quality, what do you guys think about it?

Specs:

CPU: i5 4200 2.5GHz (turbo @ 3.1GHz)
GPU: AMD 8750 2GB
RAM: 6GB (1x2GB and 1X4GB)
HDD: SSHD (1TB HDD and 8GB SSD)
Screen: 15.6" 1366x768

This laptop goes for about 4500kn in Croatia, which is around 800$.
Thanks for your replies, and sorry for my bad english since I'm only 15 smile.gif
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I can vouch for Lenovo. But the G series is the entry level. And for CAD is a 1366x768 15.6" enough?

But if I may make a suggestion... Although it is way off that price range, but you could you consider a ThinkPad W530 or wait for the upcoming W540, quite powerful mobile workstations.

You can also consider the ThinkPad T440, but it's 14" (1600x900) and no dedicated graphics.

Both W series at T series are very sturdy laptops, clearly an example of Lenovo's quality.


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I've done some research on those two models you mentioned, and it turns out they're way to expensive here. He's looking to get a laptop in the price range of apx. 800$, he's a land surveyor and he doesn't need bigger screen than 15.6" and full hd resolution.
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