Need help deciding a laptop in 48 hrs! Dell 15 5000 Inspiron or Lenovo Z50 (Specs Inside!)

djfawnz

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Apr 6, 2015
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Hello all:

My laptop stopped working so I'm buying a new one and it has to been soon as I need my laptop for work. I use my laptop for djing using traktor while I handle tons of music in my hard drive and for some light gaming, as I already own an xbox one but there are some decent PC games I would like to try out like Sims 4, Civilizations, DayZ, etc. I'm not expecting to play them in high settings, but good low-to-medium settings for 30fps. But like I said, gaming is not a priority. After looking online, the best laptop I could find are these 2:

Lenovo Z50
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-z50-15-6-laptop-white-10107242-pdt.html

Intel® Core™ i7-4510U Processor (2.0 turboboost 3.0)
8 GB DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 820M 2GB
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
1TB + 8GB Solid State Hybrid Drive
DVD
Have a fan at the bottom and at the side

Dell Inspiron 15 5000
http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5548-laptop/pd?oc=cn54812&model_id=inspiron-15-5548-laptop#overrides=

5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-5500U Processor (4M Cache, 2.0 up to 3.00 GHz)
8 GB DDR3
ATI Radeon R7 M270 4GB
Resolution: 1366 x 768 (about 80% sure is like that)
1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive
NO DVD
NO Fan at the side

In case you are wondering, I dj with my MIDI controller and if I use CDJS, its probably CDJS 2000 which you can insert USBs, so I wouldnt burn music to be able to play. But not having a dvd feels like a downer, just the fact of not being able to burn anything. Also, I point out the fan because I've heard a lot about Dell overheating problems when gaming, so I see it as a negative not having a side fan. Although the dell is slightly more powerful, im kinda bummed out not having DVD or no extra side fan.

Any expert advice will surely be appreciated, as I wanna make the best choice.

Thanks.

L.
 

hang-the-9

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The Dell has a better video card for gaming, with the 820M you need to run newer games on low and may need to lower the resolution as well.

I'd pick the Z50, it's a better laptop especially with that much higher res screen. If you want a system for games, I would not get either one, but the Dell would be faster.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
The Dell has a better video card for gaming, with the 820M you need to run newer games on low and may need to lower the resolution as well.

I'd pick the Z50, it's a better laptop especially with that much higher res screen. If you want a system for games, I would not get either one, but the Dell would be faster.
 

djfawnz

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Apr 6, 2015
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Hello.

Thank you for your answers, like I said, my priority is not really games, but it would be nice to play some old games at a decent fps. The Dell sounds good, better "brand" and more raw power in the laptop, BUT the NO side fan and no Disc Drive is really making me lean on the Lenovo. Hopefully i can get more answers to see what would be the best choice.

Any more comments would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

samveg

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Apr 20, 2015
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i have been fretting over the same issue
but the Lenovo laptop you've selected is way shitty
check out the Lenovo z50 59-429607 if you want the i5 processor
or z50 59-429602 if you want the i7 processor
specs
processor: i5/7 4th gen
ram: 8gb
graphic card: NVidia GeForce 840M 4gb
screen reso: FHD
I'd say that'll make a really great laptop for you
 
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