10 seconds to tell me why I fucked up buying the Lenovo y510p
Provide alternatives in rebuttle
Main function is school and casual gaming
Show me your gets and discuss how pleb it isn't.
I don't need ten seconds. You bought a consumer gaymen laptop. You'll have plenty of time to figure out why it was a bad buy.
Laptops like that are like a dog that constantly pisses on the carpet. Sure, you'll love it but you won't ever want another.
Here's an idea. Anything Lenovo that isn't in the Thinkpad line is utter shit! Even then, new Thinkpads are utter shit. Lenovo may be considered a quality laptop brand here, but only in certain product lines. (And even then, it's not a guarantee!)
Good luck with the equivalent of a Dell or HP brand laptop.
"Provide alternatives in re-butt-tull."
Show me laptops that can handle my needs. I game, map for games, and take notes. Alternatives would be welcome.
Again, poorfag is poor. $600 - $1,000 budget.
Thought you said you had already bought the piece of shit?
And a better alternative isn't hard, just pick up whatever laptop you find with a high end APU and slap an SSD in there. Instantly infinitely better.
I have a x240 and i love it. It's pretty much exactly what i want. My only complaint is the low resolution of the screen, wish it was 1080
>wish it was 1080
I know that feel. That was my only gripe about my e545.
Why aren't there any good AMD Beema/mullins laptops? What the fuck are OEMs doing?
How come I can get a decent tablet with an 1080p IPS panel for $200 yet can't get a laptop with AMD's ultra low end parts even though they should cost about as much as the ARM parts.
ebay. Search for a compatible panel used in a sister model rather than a replacement to get 1920x1080... e.g. E540.
Do your research before attempting a screen swap in case your graphics can't handle it properly/there's a hardware compatibility issue.
>Do your research before attempting a screen swap in case your graphics can't handle it properly/there's a hardware compatibility issue.
Pretty much why i havent done it, im lazy and this 768 gets the job done
Mullins is supposed to be on par with Baytrail in power consumption while performing notably better. Even when AMD had a big lead with Bobcat and Jaguar, before Baytrail came out, OEMs just didn't make very many AMD devices despite the fact that the old Atom was literally dogshit
Actually, I've went through the trouble to try to use a 1080p compatible panel for my e545, however it simply refused the display when connected.
I even did a ballsy 'hotswap' between the 768 panel with the 1080 panel while it was powered, and it displayed but was distorted. I don't believe the cable can carry the higher signal, and the same connector is also carrying the webcam video and mic audio.
It's not worth the hassle, and in the process I ruined the original video connector and damaged my old screen, (they weren't kidding about the DO NOT TOUCH film cover over the circuitboard).
My stock model replacement screen is on it's way, however I felt I needed to at least attempt a higher res screen.
>you'll be expected to use mostly windows-only software.
If your cs you should be running linux. My uni provides a vm image but if you're serious you should be running linux native not winblows
Buying a macbook air/pro is a decent hardware choice even if you're gonna install debian or any linux distro on it afterwards. It's a decent choice for the price and hardware. Hating on apple products as a blanket assertion specifically made sense like 4-5 years ago, but now it doesn't
I have the same laptop. I bought it during the Christmas sale, it was a good deal then, full price no way. I have no real complaints, I wish I could change the backlights on the keys. Other than that I've been happy with it.
>10 seconds to tell me why I fucked up buying the Lenovo y510p
>being this beta to not stand by your purchase
>not having done all the research to 100% guarantee it's the best you could've got
I got one of these:
For 950 AU.
That glorious 1080 screen for less than a grand. Dont even care about the GPU
How much battery life do Sagers get these days. My Sandy Bridge NP5160 gets like 2.5 to 3 hours with light use (internet browsing). That's with HT disabled on the processor too. It used to be about 2.5Hrs previously, not a huge improvement
why are you faggots buying consumer grade laptops in 2014? Buy a desktop and a reliable laptop (it doesn't need to be powerful). Those shits are just going to break within a year mane
8 gb ram
256 gb ssd
$570 after tax/shipping
The only shit part is the 4-cell battery, but it still lasts 6ish hours. My e6220 had a damn 6-cell battery.
Pretty much. The thing creaks a lot and it isn't exactly portable. I really have to wonder what they're doing with all that space. It's so fast, you'd think they could fit in a 100Whr battery or something but nope. Its mass comes from a different dimension apparently
OP, I'm not here to ridicule you on your purchase, but I will share my experiences with "gaming" laptops.
Build a nice desktop. They last for years longer than a laptop will and they're often tenfold more powerful for an equivalent price. Check out logicalincrements.com and do some heavy research on what will meet your needs.
~$1000 on a "gaming" laptop will only end in disappointment for you, just like it did for me. Spend a little less and get something more powerful, then save a little for a laptop/ ultrabook that you can take with you. Remember that you don't need something that's powerful AND portable. Just enough to get you through class.
I have Y510p SLI variant. I replaced HDD to SSD and it's a very good pc, very good.
There is only one problem: it's not a laptop. Battery life is total shit, it's heavy and thick.
I would be much better off buying something light and thin with built-in gpu.
That's one of the problems I ran into with my y570p. I realized too late why they used such awful awful plastic in the construction of the computer: because it was never meant to be moved.
Laptops shouldn't be powerful, and realistically they can't be without being the size of one of the MSI Behemoths and still using "gimped" hardware. It's a sad truth.
Glad you were satisfied. If I can spare even one other person the frustration of trying to use a Lenovo Y-series computer as anything but a desktop replacement then I've done my part.
I like them. They're the same as all the recent latitude keyboards. The new XPS keyboards are atrocious though. Poor button placement and chiclet.
I agree. I've bought Inspirons and Studio laptops and they break after 1 or 2 years. I've had an e6220 for 2 years and dropped it a few times. It is still going strong. Very sturdy and metal hinges are great. I love the Latitude line.
pic related e7240
The latitude series of computers is top notch. I've got a spare I've been pushing around for 5 years and it's still as study as when it was purchased.
Computers made for enterprise applications will almost always survive longer than a similarly specced "consumer grade" computer. Many will argue that they're all the same but from anecdotal evidence and personal experience I can say enterprise computers are built to last, even if they will all be junked every three-year refresh.
Also thanks for the link, I've been trying to design a PC build for over a year but I personally don't know the quality of parts. There were so many to choose from and so many reviews to skim.. It became a chore I didn't enjoy. I figured I'd cop-out and buy a laptop capable of doing light gaming (Civ5, minecraft, CSS, other steam games) and also be able to replace my current 10 year old desktop which is just starting to give me trouble.
I didn't buy the y510p yet, I figured more people would be critical or supportive if it was final and not up for debate which one I was buying. Thanks for being not shitty!
No problem. I love this board but so many people are always angry about whatever is being discussed. Perhaps I'm the fool for coming here for informative and polite discussion.
Logicalincrements is what taught me the basics a while back, and I've just now been researching newer hardware as it's time for an upgrade. A combination of LI and a site called pcpartpicker.com will save you a bundle of cash on both components and tylenol for the install/ build headaches you WON'T be getting.
I have a 256gb SSD I got at this past year's black friday sales, back when I was gearing up to launch my new PC build..... but I got cold feet when browsing processors and never got past the SSD and 8gb Ram.
Pcpartpicker helped me out immensely as it is, again, really appreciate the input. Maybe I'll get around to getting the remaining parts now.
Happy to help.
The new Pentium 20th Anniversary edition (g3258) is a decent starting place for a low to mid range gaming computer if you're looking to do a budget power build. Not to mention it's socket 1150 so you can upgrade to a much more powerful processor in the future.
As for the rest you've just got to research. Tedious? Yes. Worth it? Of course.
The keyboard is shit and the touchpad is even worse.
>tfw carrying a mechanical keyboard and a mouse around wherever I go because it's this horrible
Also, nvidiJew's GNU/Linux drivers don't support SLI for mobile chips.
Well I wish you the best with your purchase. I hope it survives being a laptop better than a similarly specced lenovo laptop. MSI and Gigabyte make decently built high power laptops though, so you have that on your side.
imo: laptops sucks anyways so there is no point in getting something with half assed specs, just go 100% form factor (macbook air or equivalent). If this is your main computer then I understand.
Rather the opposite, since even the shittiest mobile processors are pretty strong now for general purposes, you can just get the cheapest laptop with the good build quality and an FHD screen.
That's maybe $400-$600 for a business-grade laptop on good discount. Save the rest for an SSD or a desktop.
The Latitude E-series OP just got, and the T530i with an FHD screen in Canada.
Make use of any acquaintance's employee discount on laptops (Del's discountsl sucks though, better to just wait for a decent sale they have weekly).
The 7000 series latitudes are made of mostly metal. Magnesium alloy bottom and aluminum lid. Very sturdy with no creaks at all. The touch screen versions have a carbon fiber lid. The keyboard does flex a bit if you care about that, though. Definitely worth getting on a discount. Definitely not full price
Awesome. I have a Mid-2013 MBA with an i5 and 8 GB RAM and it was the perfect machine for this past year, when I was a CS freshman. Its awesome battery life was really useful, and not having to run a different terminal client for shelling into the school servers was very useful. I kinda regret not getting the 13" rMBP, though; the screen on the MBA is good, but not great, and I think I'd be willing to sacrifice the extra battery life for an awesome screen.
You got to be realistic. At a budget of $500, that's already amazing considering the competition are shitty consumer laptops (i.e. Acer Aspire, Toshiba Satellite) or consumer-grade "business" laptops i.e. (Latitude 3-series, ThinkPad Edge).
If you want something better than Lenovo's best, then you'll have to go with used laptops.
If you want to buy a laptop without spending much cash. Buy secondhand,, i got toshiba sattelite l840 for 450$ and it was great as all rounder.
And buy laptop if you really need it. Or alternatively build a small form desktop,, bolt a fucking monitor to it, attach a goddamn ups, a wireless mouse and keyboard. Bam laptop with the power of desktop
Can anyone recommend me a laptop? as close to £400 as possible, i dont mind if its refurbished. It would be for web browsing, word processing and games like super meat boy. Screen size isnt a concern although if possible id like it thin. Is something like this possible with that budget?
I thought I would share this with you guys,
So today this nice guy decided to give me his old iMac m4 for free, and with that, he also decided to give me this fucking huge "laptop"
2GB DDR2 Ram
2x Sata 3.0 HDD drive bays, 3 if Hard drive CD drive caddy
1080p 20" IPS screen
Built in TV tuner/Media controls
Finger print reader etc,
Clip in remote included on laptop
4 speakers, 1 sub
84kwat, 18v battery
It's a fucking beast man, But I was wondering about what OS to install on it
Convince me to not get the Asus Zenbook UX32LN-R4032H, I am so close to pulling the trigger on this.
>13,3" 1920x1080 IPS Matte display
>4:e generation Intel® Core™ i7-4500U Dual-Core processor
>128 GB SSD
>NVIDIA GeForce 840M 2 GB
>Price roughly transletes to $990
Three of my friends and my sister have last year's model. It seems pretty good. Now you can even get it with graphics and an SSD while you would have to choose between either last year.
Is it better to get a currently top-range (ie overpriced) gaming laptop like a Blade Pro or the X7 I can use for work and gaming at home and pick up a Macbook Air/thinkpad/something else light to take notes at uni, or get something with not-quite-as-ace specs like the Blade or X3 I can use for both?
Pls help /g/
>also, which one would you recommend in each case?
nice, got the y500 for like 1k or so, best laptop i've ever had
how do you use the sli properly though, does it just trigger automatically? either way, i can still play all games at high with no problems
Gaming laptops are always shit, because they usually weigh more than 3kg, have shit battery and offer almost no replaceable parts to upgrade. Build a desktop if you must game, because this form factor is retarded.
I can get almost no use out of a desktop whatsoever; I don't spend enough time at home to be able to use it enough.
Half the week I'm at home studying and the other half I'm away 'cause of work.
That's why I'm looking at the top-notch shit now, if I can play Skyrim/EU/Civ with it then I won't need to upgrade v. much and as far as battery life goes, I don't need it to have good battery life for /gaming/ away from power, just notetaking and such.
So I ask again, better to get a 17-inch one for gaming/work and a lighter one for uni, or the 14-inch I can use for all three?
I'd probably get something more versatile then. If you're that busy you don't need max settings on everything, do you?
Look to those Asus Zenbooks >>42992847 the 15 incher should be powerful enough.
I read the OP you dumb cunt, that's why I was asking.
You can't just put your fucking fingers in your ears when you get criticized or your decisions are questioned. It's part of being an adult.
I've been to university, I had a laptop, I would have much preferred a desktop. And just some shitty
You don't need to take a laptop to class. You learn and retain information better through the act of writing physically.
In terms of group projects, yes, a laptop is good, especially for studying in the library, but you don't need a £999 machine to take notes on.
I don't think you're going to make it, anon.
Generally speaking Asus makes some decent and even great products, but they have to appeal to a large segment of the market, so they do put out some products that are absolute shit.
You have no time at all to spend on the computer at home? Even the fact that my desktop is hooked up to everything (receiver, mouse, keyboard, monitor etc.), so I can use it right away and don't have to hook everything up when I come home makes it worth it.
>No time to spend on the computer at home
Naw, that's what I mean ;_;''
I work construction on a decently large project so now and for the foreseeable future (1.5-2 years) I spend the first half of my week at home, which really means at uni classes, studying at uni or at home, and working at my company office. The other half of the week is when I have my free time at night, but I'm also living away from home because it's located a good 3 hours from where I go to uni (and accommodation isn't permanent so I can't keep a desktop there or anything).
Thanks for the Asus tip, I'll check it out!
Standing up for your purchases is the worst thing you can do. When you make a bad purchase, you need to suck it up and admit it, learn from it, and warn others. Don't be a fanboy.
Case in point: I bought a mechanical keyboard. It's pretty nice and all, but not worth the money. Don't get one.
>people buying macbooks
>these things couldn't even feature a hole, for a kensington lock
>can't even just leave it on my desk at work
This is what convinces me that only faggots buy macbooks for facebooking and noone does any work on it.
Yup. Integrated GPU's are actually pretty powerful nowadays. I can run almost any game on low at native resolution and get about 100-110 fps with my i5 4200m w/ HD 4600 graphics. Obviously if you care about graphical fidelity, than iGPU's aren't for you, but I really don't mind.
>I have such an important job I never have to go anywhere, I don't have meetings, I just sit in my basement room - i mean office all day so I don't need to lock down my especially expensive laptop