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Is it worth waiting for y410p sli?

Discussion in 'IdeaPad & Essential' started by carterofearth, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. carterofearth

    carterofearth Notebook Enthusiast

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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 :)
     
  2. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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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.
     
  3. carterofearth

    carterofearth Notebook Enthusiast

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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)?
     
  4. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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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.
     
  5. carterofearth

    carterofearth Notebook Enthusiast

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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.
     
  6. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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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
     
  7. carterofearth

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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
     
  8. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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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
     
  9. carterofearth

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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)
     
  10. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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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
     
  11. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Here are the upgrades i recommend, and NOTHING ELSE:

    - 95% Gamut screen (essential for design, but waste of money if for gaming only)
    - Thermal Compound IF AND ONLY IF you are scared of doing it yourself
    - Samsung EVO 840 SSD, size of choice
    - 16 GB RAM, IF AND ONLY IF you absolutely need it. 8GB is fine for 95% of users though.
    - Warranty extensions if you need any, i personally don't.

    That's it. Everything else is just a gimmick to buy accessories you can find cheaper elsewhere.
     
  12. carterofearth

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    K, good stuff.

    I chose the 120GB Samsung 840 (1300 budget), if I get around to being able to upgrade it in the future, how hard is it to change the main SSD and/or the mSATA?
     
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    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    1. Changing the Main SSD/HDD is not too hard, however many people (such as myself) broke a beg on their way on doing it. This laptop is built very snuggly, which is good for build quality but bad for openers. Hence why i recommend buying the SSD from Xotic so they can install it for you.

    2. The laptop does not use Msata. It uses M.2 (NGFF), which is PCI-e based and is not currently publicly availible. If you buy some Msata's from Xotic they just ship you a Msata caddy. Theres a reason i said
     
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    The Y410p @ $810 before taxes with GDDR5 GT 755m w/ quadcore haswell and hd+900 screen is a damn good deal for people looking for a potent gaming machine and has everything you need as a desktop replacement computer. It has an optical drive, card reader, hdmi port, usb 3, backlit keyboard and a decent touchpad and a decent tn screen.
     
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    He's looking for a SLI model. 755M can't run games on ultra, unfortunately, but yes it is a great laptop for the price :thumbsup:

    And 14 inch is *NOT* a desktop replacement. 14 inch = portable.
     
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    IF the 14 inch model had SLI....I'd be all over that lol
     
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    The term desktop replacement meant that your current laptop can do what a pc tower can so of course it is a desktop replacement, it does not need to be a 15 or 17 to be a desktop replacement. I had an m11x r1 in 2010 and it was my primary pc and it replaced my desktop pc or my G73 at the time.

    Lots of people nowadays have their 11-13" laptops as their primary machine and using it as their desktop replacement. See the difference and what I mean now?
     
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    Yeah. It would have poor battery life though, but that's not really a problem since you can swap the bays :)
     
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    If I'm not doing any super color intensive graphic work, would you recommend putting that extra $150 in an SSD rather than in the 95% gamut?
    I'd go from 129GB SSD to 250GB SSD with stock screen. Is the stock screen any good?
     
  20. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Stock screen is good for 90% of people. Go with the bigger SSD.
     

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