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Old 06-06-2011, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I didn't know if i should start a new thread about this, but earlier this week someone recommended me this labtop: Newegg.com - ASUS UL80 Series UL80JT-A2 Notebook w/ NVIDIA Optimus Intel Core i3 330UM(1.20GHz) 14" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 310M+Intel GMA HD

However, I talked it over with my friend and he(lenovo freak) told me to get this labtop: Newegg.com - lenovo IdeaPad Z560 (0914-4HU) NoteBook Intel Core i3 380M(2.53GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW NVIDIA GeForce 310M which has a bigger screen and faster cpu in exchange for the crazy battery life on the asus

Can I get an explanation as to which one I should get?

May I remind to those to keep in mind that I am more interested in gaming and will use my labtop for other programs occasionally for college.

Many thanks.

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Pros and cons of what i've seen:
Asus: Better graphics card with HD (they say they are the same model but one says HD), gigabit Ethernet capable, longer batter life - almost double
Lenovo: Larger screen at 15.6, faster processor

So if you want more portability, get the asus - with a smaller screen and a little less horse power you get almost double the battery life. If you aren't going to be traveling much and 4 hours is good enough battery life for you get the Lenovo, it has a larger screen and faster processor (which is why the battery life isn't as good). Everything else seems identical (dedicated graphic cards, 500gb drives, etc).

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Yeah, my labtop will pretty much be stationary. But will the difference in graphics be huge or hardly noticeable at all? Like for running games like SC2 or LoL on high.
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