how to choose among these two laptops


May 21, 2017
I need a laptop which should be good for programming (visual studio 2017, Visual Studio Code/Brackets), Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and flawless browsing. Performance should be good + battery of at least 5 hrs
After hours of research, decided between two laptops but confused to the core on which one to pick.
- Lenovo E570p : AUD$1375

i7-7700HQ Processor (6M Cache, 2.8 GHz, 3.8 GHz max)
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS
Hard Drive: 256GB SSD PCIe+1TB 5400 rpm
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 2GB DDR5
6-cell (47 Wh)
-Lenovo E570 : AUD$1000

i7-7500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
16GB(8+8) DDR4-2133MHz SODIMM
Intel 256GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2
4 Cell Li-Cyllinder Battery 41WH
Display and Graphics card are same as E570p
As mentioned above, I'm kind of do hard programming and photo editing and never play games. All i need is please give your points IS $300+ is worth to go for E570p than E570??

P.S : This is like my one time go for at least 3-4 years and might upgrade SSD if necessary to install more Adobe softwares. (suggestions are welcomed for other models as well. Budget : $1500AUD)



Yes, I think it's worth it. The 7700 will be much more efficient. If you were a gamer the 7700 wouldn't be worth it and I'd strongly suggest the 7500. With your tasks in mind a very strong CPU with HT tech and lots of RAM are key.

The only downside I see is the slow 5400rpm storage drive but that's almost moot due to the fact all your jobs and important media that needs the benefits of an ssd will be on your SSD.