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    Which laptop would you choose?

    Which out of these 2 laptops would you choose? How would WoW play on each of these?


    $999.99
    Lenovo® IdeaPad® Y580

    KEY SPECIFICATIONS

    3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM processor
    Windows® 8
    15.6” Full HD display (1920×1080p), 16:9 widescreen
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M 2GB discrete graphics
    8GB DDR3 memory, 750GB HDD storage & 16GB SSD cache
    Integrated Bluetooth® & high-speed 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
    USB 2.0, USB 3.0 connectors & 6-in-1 card reader
    Integrated DVD reader/writer drive
    Integrated 1.0M (720p HD) webcam
    Dolby® Home Theatre v4 audio enhancement & JBL® designed speakers
    HD graphics support & HDMI output

    ASUS G55VW-ES71 15.6-Inch Gaming Notebook (Black)
    $1,299.00
    Key Features

    15.6" LED-backlit Full HD display for immersive gaming experience with 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Intel® CoreTM i7-3610QM with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 that intelligently adjust CPU performance according to your needs
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 660M 2GB GDDR5 for superb DirectX® 11 gaming performance
    Backlit gaming keyboard with ergonomic tilt-up design for comfortable control in any lighting environment
    Built-in subwoofer with ASUS SonicMasterTM technology for majestic sound and awesome realism
    Dual venting fans with easy-clean filters for consistent cooling

    How much difference would the game play in them? Is it worth it to pay $300 more for the Asus? Right now I play on a 4 year old laptop and can only barely manage the lowest settings, so I know anything would be an improvement. I'd just like to get the best deal while I have the available funds.

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    They're pretty much the exact same laptop except the ASUS has a fancy (and probably gimmicky) keyboard while the Lenovo has an SSD cache to help speed up load times and a CPU that is 100MHz faster.

    I'd go with the Lenovo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwizzleStix View Post
    How much difference would the game play in them? Is it worth it to pay $300 more for the Asus? Right now I play on a 4 year old laptop and can only barely manage the lowest settings, so I know anything would be an improvement. I'd just like to get the best deal while I have the available funds.
    they are almost identical except the lenovo is clocked a little higher. it sounds like the asus has better cooling, im sure its still pretty similar though. for the 300$ difference i would get the lenovo for sure.

    and yea the ssd cache imo makes it a better computer even if they were priced the same.
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    I wouldn't buy a laptop for gaming. Between the two, I'd go with the Lenovo because of the SSD cache.

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    The advantage that the ASUS brings is the better cooling system which is important when you are talking about a gaming notebook but that is up to you to decide if it's worth $300.

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    I'd go with the Lenovo, i've dealt with Asus support in the past, it's some of the worst out there

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    Thank you very much for your opinions. I was thinking the Levono, but have limited knowledge so figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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