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msi gt 60 20c or alienware 14 or lenovo y 510p

by airwolf732000 / November 8, 2013 2:06 AM PST

Hallo, I would like to buy new 15.6' gaming laptop and I don't know which one from these 3 will be the best.
MSI GT60 20C (with upgrades) or Alienware 14 or Lenovo y 510p .
I am traveling so I didn't want anything bigger that 15.6".
The MSI will be have 4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4700MQ (2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache)
RAM 16GB, 128GB SSD primary and 1TB 7200RPM for secondary.NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 770M (3.0GB) GDDR5 PCI-Express DX11 w/ Optimus™ Technology.
I want to play all new games while I am traveling, watching movies or listen music. Thanks for help

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All are current neat the top of the class machines.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2013 2:29 AM PST

If you can't figure out which one, go with the one with the longest warranty or lowest price?

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Lenovo y510p
by sry9681 / November 16, 2013 4:34 AM PST

I would go with the Lenovo y510p for gaming on the go and power for gaming.

-It has a 5 hour battery life (my friend who has it says he can get over 6 hours with all setting set to low while browsing the web).
-It has an ultra bay which could be used to crossfire ANOTHER gt750m which is like nothing I have ever seen before for a $1200 laptop.
-Most expensive model is $1250 which is cheaper than nearly all other gaming laptops.
-Well built/very slim
-24gb ssd so you could install your operating system on it to get maximum OS speed and quick boot up times.

-and lastly, if you chat with a rep from their website and your a student in high school or college, they will take about $100 dollars off your price just because your a student.

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I had a hard time finding the most expensive.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2013 4:44 AM PST
In reply to: Lenovo y510p

Here in the USA the dual sli video, 16GB 1TB hybrid drive model was 1099 last week on amazon. It has the 1080p display so the office got one. Nice fast machine but battery use? Not a big fan with the usual 300 cycle battery.

Imagine if they used it daily. I bet they would need a battery in a year.

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Sorry. Not specific enough
by sry9681 / November 16, 2013 9:21 AM PST

Sorry, I wasn't too specific on my post.
I am from the USA and what I was referring to was the one on their website ( They are changing the models constantly and it seems like only one model has the 24gb ssd now and that select models have SLI.

And where do you see the 300 cycle battery? I just want to confirm that before buying it for myself.


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For now,.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2013 2:41 PM PST

When you can't find the battery cycle rating it is 99.999% of the time 300. That is, the maker is warrantying the battery will have at least 50% capacity after 300 cycles. Yes, they get more than that but talk to folk that run on battery daily, charge at night and in just over a year wear it out.

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