Any thoughts on this laptop?

blackbord65

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Lenovo ideapad 14
Core i3 5005 2.0ghz, 4gb ram, 1tb hdd, nvidia 920m video card, dvdrw, 14 inch, win 10 os, mid


Is this laptop good? I'm also curious if it has heat issues. Thanks.
 

jaguarskx

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Right at your limit of $530, the following Acer Aspire E5-573G with a Core i5-5200u and nVidia 940m. Also has a 1080p screen and 1 TB hard drive.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-573G-15-6-Inch-GeForce-Windows/dp/B012IBOCRU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478631796&sr=8-1&keywords=940m


For $550 you can get the following Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG with a newer Core i5-6200u, nVidia 940mx, 1080p screen, and a 256GB SSD.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-E5-575G-53VG-Laptop-Windows/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1478631969&sr=8-3&keywords=940m


The i5-6200u offers a minor performance increase over the i5-5200u. You will not notice any difference. The i5-6200u is more power efficient so technically you can get slightly better battery life. Assuming all things being equal, the i5-6200u can probably give you an extra 30 - 45 minutes of battery life based on average usage.

The nVidia 940mx uses DDR5 RAM instead of DDR3 RAM that the nVida 940m uses so there should be a decent increase in performance since DDR5 is faster.

A SSD has much faster read / write speeds than a hard drive.(HDD) It does not make the laptop more powerful, but it makes it more responsive. A laptop with a HDD can take 45 - 60 seconds to boot into Windows. A SSD can cut the down to between 15 - 20 seconds. Extremely fast SSDs can cut that down to around 10 seconds. But with a SSD you give capacity for the fast read / write speeds.
 

blackbord65

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Kinda. But I only play dota 2. But since you said it is a waste. What should be the lowest card that I would look at? I'm on a tight budget though.
 

13thmonkey

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Desktop i'd say 950, laptop maybe 940, but still prefer to stick to 950 and better.

Laptop + budget + gaming do not sit well together, choose 2, and have 1 not being met very well, you'll have to compromise on gaming performance probably.
 

blackbord65

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Thanks for the info. Could you help me find a laptop that cost only around $460-$530? I'm not expecting a great laptop at this price and as I mentioned I only play dota 2 even at medium settings would be fine.
 

jaguarskx

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Right at your limit of $530, the following Acer Aspire E5-573G with a Core i5-5200u and nVidia 940m. Also has a 1080p screen and 1 TB hard drive.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-573G-15-6-Inch-GeForce-Windows/dp/B012IBOCRU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478631796&sr=8-1&keywords=940m


For $550 you can get the following Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG with a newer Core i5-6200u, nVidia 940mx, 1080p screen, and a 256GB SSD.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-E5-575G-53VG-Laptop-Windows/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1478631969&sr=8-3&keywords=940m


The i5-6200u offers a minor performance increase over the i5-5200u. You will not notice any difference. The i5-6200u is more power efficient so technically you can get slightly better battery life. Assuming all things being equal, the i5-6200u can probably give you an extra 30 - 45 minutes of battery life based on average usage.

The nVidia 940mx uses DDR5 RAM instead of DDR3 RAM that the nVida 940m uses so there should be a decent increase in performance since DDR5 is faster.

A SSD has much faster read / write speeds than a hard drive.(HDD) It does not make the laptop more powerful, but it makes it more responsive. A laptop with a HDD can take 45 - 60 seconds to boot into Windows. A SSD can cut the down to between 15 - 20 seconds. Extremely fast SSDs can cut that down to around 10 seconds. But with a SSD you give capacity for the fast read / write speeds.
 

blackbord65

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Thanks a bunch sir!
 
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