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Found an Ideapad 720 15" (not Yoga or Legion)

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by franzerich, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    THe 8550U runs a lot hotter than the 7000 series. Do keep in mind that most laptops that got updated from 7th to 8th gen without a change in cooling design noted an increase in thermals of around 5-10*C

    Also - the review talks about surface temps and those are irrelevant - the internal thermals and clockspeeds are what matters.
     
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    Could you upload it on Dropbox/GoogleDrive ?
     
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  4. IKAS V

    IKAS V Notebook Prophet

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    It uses a Max Q GTX 1050ti
    Found a video with the i5 version and lots of cats.


    Looks like a winner.
     
  5. don_svetlio

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    The 1050 Ti MQ is laughable. It's what you'd expect from a beefy 1050....
     
  6. IKAS V

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    Not a fan of MaxQ GPU’S?
    I feel they have there place and do a pretty good job for what they are.
     
  7. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    They are horribly overpriced for the performance they offer. For example, 1080 prices for 1070 performance and in this case, 1050 Ti price for 1050 performance. It's a rip-off that OEMs use as an excuse to skimp even more on cooling than they already do.
     
  8. IKAS V

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    I agree they are overpriced but I believe they still have a place, but in this case it seems to still perform better than a regular GTX 1050.
    There are not many alternatives if you want a thin and lite notebook that has a decent discrete GPU that cost hundreds more.
    MX 150 laptops cost just about the same and the cheaper ones have other issues ( crappy screen, cheaper build quality or CPU's that run hot).
    In your opinion what would be a better thin and lite laptop with discrete GPU that performs better and still have a good screen and good build quality for around $1200?
    SurfaceBooks are way overpriced and Dell makes a cheaper laptop with Max Q GTX 1060 but suffers from worse build quality and crappy screen, looks much worse too.
    I'm very open to suggestions.
     
  9. don_svetlio

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    For that price you can find a 1050 UX550VD and even a 1060 GS43 (if you don't mind 3-4 hours of battery life). I believe the 1050 Acer Spin/Nitro Spin is also around 900-1000$ and the VivoBook N580 (the only downside here is the screen) is about 800-900$ for a 1050.

    Besides, the video above shows the CPU going above 90*C under heavy load and that's not exactly ideal considering most of the above-mentioned devices run cooler.
     
  10. IKAS V

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    The ASUS UX550VD is a throttling mess and the Acer Spin and Nitro worse build quality. The MSI is good but suffers from loud fans.
    I've checked all those out and while no laptop is perfect the Lenovo might be a better overall choice
     
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