Lenovo IdeaPad G780 vs Lenovo IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook

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  1. redrahul

    redrahul Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I would be greatly appreciated if someone can tell me which one would be better to get.

    Lenovo IdeaPad G780 specs:

    Lenovo IdeaPad G780 Laptop Intel Core i5-3230M 2.6GHz - link from Costco

    Processor & Memory:
    Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor 2.6GHz
    8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory

    Drives:
    1TB HDD storage (5400rpm)
    Integrated DVD reader/writer

    Operating System:
    Microsoft® Windows 8 Home (64-bit)
    Windows 8 is Beautiful, fast, and fluid.

    Graphics & Video:
    17.3" high-definition (1600x900) display, 16:9 aspect ratio
    Intel® HD 4000 integrated graphics

    Communications:
    802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
    Integrated 720p HD webcam
    10/100M LAN
    Integrated Bluetooth® (4.0)

    Audio:
    Integrated stereo speakers 2x1.5W with Dolby® Home Theater V4

    Keyboard:
    AccuType Keyboard & Numeric Keypad

    I/O Ports & Slots:
    2x USB 2.0
    2x USB 3.0
    1x HDMI
    1x VGA
    1x RJ-45
    1x 2-in-1 media card reader
    1x Stereo Headphone Output Jack
    Microphone Input jack

    Power Supply:
    Up to 4.5hrs productive usage

    Additional Information:
    Dimensions: 16.4" W x 10.7" D x 1.77" H
    Weight (Approximately): 6.6 lbs


    Lenovo IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook specs:

    Lenovo IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook, Intel® Core i5-3337U 1.8GHz - link from Costco

    Processor & Memory:
    Intel® Core™ i5-3337U processor 1.8GHz
    8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory

    Drives:
    1TB HDD storage (5400rpm) + 24GB SSD
    Integrated DVD reader/writer

    Operating System:
    Microsoft® Windows 8 Home (64-bit)

    Graphics & Video:
    15.6" high-definition (1366x768) display, 16:9 aspect ratio
    Intel® HD 4000 integrated graphics

    Communications:
    802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
    Integrated 720p HD webcam
    10/100M LAN
    Integrated Bluetooth® (4.0)

    Audio:
    Integrated stereo speakers 2x2W with Dolby® Home Theater V4

    Keyboard:
    AccuType Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
    Intelligent Touchpad

    I/O Ports & Slots:
    2x USB 2.0
    1x USB 3.0
    1x HDMI
    1x RJ-45
    1x 2-in-1 media card reader
    1x Stereo Headphone Output / Microphone input combo jack

    Power Supply:
    Up to 6hrs productive usage

    Additional Information:
    Dimensions: 15" W x 9.8" D x 0.83" H
    Weight (Approximately): 4.85 lbs



    So can someone please tell me which one is better. Also can someone tell me if there's going to be a big difference between one laptop clocking at 1.8 GHZ and the other clocking at 2.6 GHZ. Also if there's a big difference in weight from 4.85 lb and 6.6 lb. Finally, if both screens are High-Def widescreens, because it didn't say.

    Someone please answer as soon as possible.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. redrahul

    redrahul Notebook Enthusiast

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    What is your budget?
    $600

    What country will you be buying this in?
    USA

    What size notebook do you prefer?
    Ultraportable (11 - 12-inch screen)
    Thin and Light (13 - 14-inch screen)
    Mainstream (15 - 16-inch screen)


    Would you consider a refurbished laptop?
    No

    What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
    Web Surfing, Listening to Music, Video Chat and Conference, Movie Streaming and Viewing, Output Video to TV or Large Monitor, Casual Gaming

    Where will you be using this laptop?
    Will be used different places and Will stay on desk

    How many hours of battery life do you need?
    4

    Will you be buying online or in store?
    online or in store

    Which OS do you prefer?
    Windows 7

    List the screen resolutions that interest you:
    High Resolution (1600 x 900)

    Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen?
    Glossy or Matte is fine

    Is the laptops design important to you?
    Yes

    Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop?
    Around 02/23/2013

    How long do you want this laptop to last?
    3 years

    How much storage capacity do you need?
    1 TB+

    Are you interested in SSD for storage?
    Yes

    Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?
    DVD Burner

    Also it would help if you could answer my questions as well.

    Thanks!
     
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  4. lenovouser13

    lenovouser13 Newbie

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    I myself use the u510, and I have been using it for only a week,
    but it is quick and easy to use.
    I have one question for you:
    Is outer appearance (sleek, thin, etc) important to you?
    If so, I would definitely recommend the u510, not only is it sleek but it also performs very well.
    If not, either will work, but since you are using it mostly for web related things, I would still recommend the u510.
     
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