Originally Posted by KillerBeaz
which is why i didn't give a newegg link, OP has mentioned several times that he wants a 17" screen, neither of which the laptops you posted had (maybe your the one that doesn't understand), he never said he didn't want a quad core, just asked if he should go dual or quad... getting a gaming laptop w/ decent battery life is generally an oxymoron, you can't have both... and you posted a laptop w/ on-board graphics, good job
edit: what are the screen problems described? I've had the laptop for at least 6 months now and haven't had a problem
I know i linked one with intergrated, i made a mistake, but i corrected myself.
what is your point? just because your laptop hasn't had the problem doesn't mean it isn't common. you are one case.
Originally Posted by rusky1
You do realize that one can turn off cores right? And there is also CPU throttling. Those two things make a quad core use just about the same amount of battery as a dual core but be faster as well.
so what is the point of buying a quad if you are disabling cores? plus you are going to disable 2 cores, so you can run as 1.7ghz, so now you are comparing a dual core at 1.7ghz to a 2.5ghz dual core.
to the OP. If you want portable, then 17in is a big screen, so you should really think about whether or not you really want one that big, 15.6 in is a decent sized screen.
Lenovo is a well known company, and they make very nice laptops.
The y560 is a great laptop that has great reviews.
Lenovo also has very good customer service, on top of their laptops have very little bloat ware and stupid software that you don't need.
Plus, the laptops i linked get amazing battery life when running the intergrated graphics vs the dedicated, and they get about 2 hours of batter while gaming on dedicated graphics.