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Want a laptop to game on while I'm away from home. My home desktop is fairly decent still so this is solely for on the go random quick games when I have a break at work or elsewhere. I've narrowed it down to two choices, one used and one new. I welcome any other suggestions, but I've pretty much decided it's between these two as I'm not buying from on online retailer.

Used Lenovo Y510P 755M SLI $500

Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M SLI 2 GB
4th Generation Intel Core i7 4700MQ (2.40 GHz)
8 GB Memory 1TB + 8GB SSHD HDD
15.6" 1920 x 1080
15.2" x 10.2" x 1.4" 6.4lbs

or

Acer Aspire V3-575G-57CN for $550 plus tax

Intel Cre i5-6200U Processor 2.3GHz
Microsoft Windows 10
8GB DDR3L RAM
1TB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
8x DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Secure Digital Card Reader
10/100/1000 Network
Bluetooth 4.0
15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit Display

Thanks
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Lenovo Y510P 755M SLI

Quad core and SLI. For only 50$ more. Easy choice.
    
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The Lenovo has more power for the same price. Therefore it has my vote.
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Originally Posted by ELmo1989 View Post

Lenovo Y510P 755M SLI

Quad core and SLI. For only 50$ more. Easy choice.

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Originally Posted by Dorianime View Post

The Lenovo has more power for the same price. Therefore it has my vote.

Thanks, seems obvious to me but worried about an older laptop. Guess it's worth the risk reward.
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Originally Posted by rquinn19 View Post


Thanks, seems obvious to me but worried about an older laptop. Guess it's worth the risk reward.

It's actually a bit odd that this is how the naming scheme goes but hopefully this will help you understand the choice:

The 940M and 750M are about on par, I'd say the 750M is still faster, but that's due to the larger 128-bit bus width it has over the 940M's 64-bit bus. Most 750Ms had GDDR5 whereas almost all 940Ms have GDDR3, giving it well in the order of 4-6 times the bandwidth of the newer Nvidia card. (940M)

The thing here is, the 755M listed in the Lenovo here was an attempt at boosting the power of the 750M and it did so by over 50%. This puts it in a league well beyond that of the 940M with just ONE. The Lenovo has two in SLI, which makes it a no-contest choice.

Hope that helps. smile.gif
     
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It's actually a bit odd that this is how the naming scheme goes but hopefully this will help you understand the choice:

The 940M and 750M are about on par, I'd say the 750M is still faster, but that's due to the larger 128-bit bus width it has over the 940M's 64-bit bus. Most 750Ms had GDDR5 whereas almost all 940Ms have GDDR3, giving it well in the order of 4-6 times the bandwidth of the newer Nvidia card. (940M)

The thing here is, the 755M listed in the Lenovo here was an attempt at boosting the power of the 750M and it did so by over 50%. This puts it in a league well beyond that of the 940M with just ONE. The Lenovo has two in SLI, which makes it a no-contest choice.

Hope that helps. smile.gif

I second this in its entirety. If your curious about the machine beyond the obvious you can read over my impressions of it in my signature.
    
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I second this in its entirety. If your curious about the machine beyond the obvious you can read over my impressions of it in my signature.


Pfft, I wanted a 755M SLI machine so I read up. tongue.gif
     
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Nice laptops, took them a while to drop in price in the used market but have started to see them for 500 +/- 50 USD which is pretty good.
    
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Picked up the Y510P, seller was dishonest, no M.2 in there. Picked up a 500 GB Evo 850 anyways. Would've upgraded storage in either laptop anyways. Pleased so far. Temps do get ridiculous, but I have a decent desktop and this is for work COD (not the most demanding game anyways).
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You need to get the spacer mod done for it, and temps will be MUCH better if you dont plan to overvolt like I did with mine
    
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