Looking at Y530

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  1. qualityoverquantity

    qualityoverquantity Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you Charles.

    p.s. looking at noteb, looks like y530 has 9ms response time.
     
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    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    the 720s has 10 hour battery life and is thin and light.....all very good reasons to buy a laptop over a desktop. it doesnt thermal throttle and has a epic screen i think the coverage is over 70 percent. and the gpu isn't too shabby for 1080p gaming. 1050ti
     
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    Over 80 percent, I believe. 720s has 7th gen cpu, however....Charles mentioned that I shouldn't be too afraid of 7th gen cpu though. Wonder why.
     
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    qualityoverquantity Notebook Enthusiast

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    How does it look for 720s?

    • Processor: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor (2.80GHz 6MB)
    • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
    • Display Type: 15.6" UHD IPS Glossy Multitouch (3840x2160) with integrated camera
    • Memory: 16.0GB DDR4 2400MHz
    • Hard Drive: 1TB PCIe SSD
    • Optical Drive: No Optical Disc Drive
    • Warranty: One year depot
    • AC Adapter: 90 watt AC
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB
    • Battery: 4 Cell 79 Watt Hour Li-Polymer
    • Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 4.1
    • Fingerprint Reader: Fingerprint Reader
    • Keyboard: Backlit English Keyboard
    • Wireless: 802.11 AC(2x2)
    ~2k CAD total

    edit: maybe 'multitouch' isn't the best idea, as i dont want to touch the screen and smear it with fingerprints
     
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    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    unless yourwatching 4k movies dont bother with 4k....otherwise im jealous tbh

    ok well dont bother with 7700hq as it power limit throttles a touch...not a deal breaker to me. 4k is uselessunless you want better clairity for 4k movies. 1tb pcie your paying quite the premium when you could put in your own for a fraction of the price. i'd go with the base model and get the arorus 1070 thunderbolt egpu....you will be one happy camper
    https://www.amazon.ca/Gigabyte-AORUS-Gaming-Graphic-GV-N1070IXEB-8GD/dp/B073PYMG3G

    and spend the extra 200 on chicken nuggets

    also sorry for triple posting, but I encourage smart descisions. base model for 1200 plus egpu and your set. 16gb ram will only make a difference with just cause 3 and insane multitasking. im talking like 30 tabs open on chrome.....but who does that....4k...if you want to game its like cutting your gpus power by 4. why do that...your eyes wont see it they just won't....7700hq at 2ghz vs 7300hq at 2ghz you wont see a difference.1tb pcie ok now thats something you can buy on your own...like 10 screws and plop it in.....not rocket science....if your slow then youtube it....1050ti is perfect for 1080p gaming. if you want to game for 5 years at high settings on recent games then the egpu dock will ensure that...2000/5 years is 400 dollars per year...and tbh it will probably be able to do medium or low for 10....i have a 7670m and can game on low ad its 6 years old and wasnt even a flagship gpu when it realeased...mid range....1050ti is upper mid range and the 1070 smokes 1080p...if i had 2000 id either find a used gs65 or get the 720s and save the money for other things...not really a huge difference between 1060 and 1050ti 40 percent at best meaning ultra vs high.....and who cares when you don't see the bump in visuals
     
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    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Intel hasn't changed its manufacturing process to any significant degree in some time now. The 6th, 7th, 8th, and now 9th gen chips are all based on a 14nm process. Intel has slightly improved the process over time, allowing them to boost power efficiency and operating frequency. But the gains are incremental at best, and generally won't be noticeable from generation to generation. The Core i7-7700HQ is a powerful CPU for just about any usage. The newer Core i7-8750H has two additional cores but isn't 50 percent faster; games typically don't take advantage of more than four cores to begin with.

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    IMO the keyboard without the numpad is a better option (unless you like playing old roguelikes with a numpad). The keyboard is actually centered properly instead of offset. The Y730 looks like a fantastic machine and a decent price. I love that they actually have proper arrow keys instead of the half-height up/dn ones with full height left/right. I hate it when the up key isn't offtset above the left/right keys. IMO the Y730 is the machine to beat in this class. It even has a 4-lane TB3 port I think..
     
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    Yes, I was looking at y730 as well. I also heard rumors that y730 will come with 1060 in the future. But do I really need 1060? I plan for some light gaming, nothing too demanding or intensive, so...
     
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    your lucky charles chimed in. he is one of the more intelligent people iv'e come across and extremely smart when it comes to computer knowledge. I don't know much about 8th gen but if charles says it doesn't matter then it likely doesn't. and yes the y730 is a great machine. more money than the 720s and less battery life. i guess it comes down to do you want high framerates in new games at max settings and poor batterylife while tinkering around on a couch. or do you want high framerates with some lowered settings. and great battery life. another major differance is the looks. 720s looks professional and the y730 looks over the top.
     
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    Really? Thank you again Charles I appreciate looking out. In terms of framerate, i do believe i want high/smooth framerates with some low/med settings with great battery life and great color accuracy (sRGB, right?). I'm still learning about laptops because I've been told that 90% of laptops are pretty crappy on market overall so you have to make a good decision somehow

    I've been recommended mech-15 g2 so i've created thread about it in 'other manufacturers' cateogry
     
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