Is it worth waiting for y410p sli?

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  1. carterofearth

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    750m sli on a 14 inch for ~1k sounds great....but I've heard so many things about it being pushed back constantly, as well as not knowing if anything comparable (price+performance wise) will turn up in the next few months (I'd be willing to wait if something better is coming out in the next 3-5 months).

    Any input is appreciated :)
     
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    No, just save yourself the trouble and get the Y510p SLI instead.

    Or wait a few months for something else to come out.
     
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    Alright thanks for the answer!

    This may be off topic of this subforum, but do you know of anything coming out in the next 3-4 months that could compete with 750m sli at ~14 inches (at around the same price range)?
     
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    MSI GE40 packs a GTX 760M in a 14 inch package for 1100$ And Clevo W230ST packs a GTX765M in a 13 inch package for 1200$.

    Upcoming Gigabyte P34G will pack a GTX760M, pricing is unknown, but probably around the same as the MSI.
     
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    K, I'll probably end up going with the y510p.
    20-30% better graphics than the 760m-765m and I don't really mind the extra weight.
     
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    If you live in the US, i really recommend buying from here:

    XOTIC PC | LENOVO IdeaPad Y510p (59375625)

    On a side note, i would have really loved a Y410p SLI for 999$. Would have put the Razer blade/GE40 to shame :p
     
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    Nice link!

    I actually don't quite have the budget just yet, so I'll wait a month or so and if nothing comes of the 410 sli, I'll def go with the 510.

    Thanks man
     
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    I really recommend buying from them, for 3 reasons:
    - They charge 120$ less than Lenovo themselves
    - They have better support than Lenovo
    - They offer a 95% gamut screen as an option, great if you plan on doing professional photoshop
     
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    Just a few more things.

    I head that the biggest problems with the y510p are the trackpad, heating, and I read something about it's weakpoint with graphics was in the CPU.
    1. any news on if the trackpad is any better?
    2. Would it be worth it to upgrade the $35 and get the IC Diamond Thermal Compound?
    3. Would it be worth the $245 to upgrade to the 4800MQ?
    4. Would it be worth the $69-79 to upgrade the HDD to run at 7200RPM?

    And I'll probably end up getting the better display(web design)
     
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    1. Trackpad is way better than it used to be. If your trackpad sucks, just update drivers and disable unused gestures.
    2. Yes. That will lower your temps by quite a good amount. Undervolting helps too. But you can always buy paste for cheaper and do it yourself at your own risk.
    3. Heck no.
    4. No, get a SSD, preferably an aftermarket one.

    Also you might wanna take a look at this:

    Custom Laptops, Gaming Notebooks, Custom Gaming Laptops | XOTIC PC
     
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