Is this Y500 spec good for gaming now and the next few years, as well as rendering, heavy multitasking, and network/IT work?

LoRes

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Been looking for a laptop that can play games decently or well now, so that future games will be at least playable.

I'm in the US, hoping to spend about $800 - $1200. The thing I care about most is efficiency for the price and having it still be able to work and play some actual games in 4-5 years.

The Y500 seems to fit the bill perfectly for a laptop that has great hardware for the price... Although I've read a lot about people supporting it being $800 and I've only seen it for $1100 - $1300. Is that right, or did they jack up the price? Also, what's the largest (weekly?) discount price I should be waiting for to buy?

I would be open to other ideas. I was thinking about the custom Clevo/Sagers, which seem to be the same or slightly better but cost an extra $200-$300.

Here's the specs of the Y500 I was looking to buy:

IdeaPad Y500 Laptop - Dual Graphics - 59371963 - Dusk Black
Web price: $1,449.00
After eCoupon: $1,159.20
You save: $289.80

Processor
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor( 2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
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Operating System
Windows 8 64
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Display
15.6" FHD LED Glossy Wedge 1920x1080
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Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB
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Memory
16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
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Hard Drive
1TB 5400 RPM+16GB SSD
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Optical Device
Ultrabay SLI Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB
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Network Card
Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version 4.0
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Warranty
One year
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Pointing Device
Industry Standard Multi-touch 2 button touchpad
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Battery
6 Cell Lithium-Ion
 

concord72

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He's right, the Y510p is your best bet. And if you wanted to, you could upgrade the 510p from 8 to 16gb memory (cost around $100) and also add the 2nd GT750m from the lenovo site (cost around $250). You'd be getting a newer model laptop, with a 4th gen processor instead of 3rd gen and still saving $150.
 
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