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Old 08-13-2009, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at a lenovo ideapad y650 for college, one model is $900 and the other is $1250. The only differences between the two is that the more expensive one has a
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M 256MB instead of Intel Integrated Graphics X4500, and Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR instead of just the Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100. Is it worth the extra $350 for these upgrades? This computer has to last me 4 years.

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Only if you're gaming. Honestly even then $350 sounds awful steep for what isn't a great video card upgrade to begin with. The 105M is midrange at best, I think.

Is there any reason you're looking at Lenovo in particular? They're nice laptops but honestly I think you could get a better value with a different brand.
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Nope, theres no reason in particular for Lenovo. What brand do you feel would be a better value?

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I've got a real thing for MSI notebooks, they're very nice and several members here own them, myself included. Asus is also very good.

Check this out for example:
Newegg.com - ASUS N81 Series N81Vg-X2A NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz) 14" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M - Laptops / Notebooks

A little less than the cheaper Lenovo but I think it's specs are much better and the build and screen quality are going to be very good. If you want a larger screen you can actually get an even better video card to boot for not much more money. Newegg has a pretty good selection of Asus laptops, you should check those out.
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I'm looking at a lenovo ideapad y650 for college, one model is $900 and the other is $1250. The only differences between the two is that the more expensive one has a
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M 256MB instead of Intel Integrated Graphics X4500, and Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR instead of just the Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100. Is it worth the extra $350 for these upgrades? This computer has to last me 4 years.

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The nVidia GeForce G 105M is a rather guttless card. Sure I t would be better that the in Intel X4500. However i would not be paying $350 for it when you can get some thing better from MSI or Asus

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I've got a real thing for MSI notebooks, they're very nice and several members here own them, myself included. Asus is also very good.
Both Manufacturers boost a 2 year international warranty too. Lenovo is still 1 year on most of thier notebooks
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Awesome, much appreciated guys.
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