Need Help Deciding Between Three Lenovo Ultrabooks

GreasyKorean

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May 7, 2016
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Choice #1
Best Buy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-thinkpad-yoga-2-in-1-14-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-256gb-solid-state-drive-black/4456400.p?id=1219749486129&skuId=4456400)
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Lenovo Yoga 14:
I can get this system for $799.99 after discount.
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Hard Drive Capacity: 256 gigabytes
Hard Drive Type: Solid State Drive (SATA3 I'm assuming)
Operating System: Windows 10
Processor Brand: Intel
Processor Speed: 2.3 gigahertz
Processor Model: Intel Core i5 (I'm assuming this is 5th Gen)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Display: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
System Memory (RAM): 8 gigabytes
Wireless Networking: Wireless-AC
Screen Size: 14 inches
Weight 3.8 lbs
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Choice #2
Best Buy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-yoga-1st-gen-2-in-1-14-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-6500u-8gb-memory-256gb-solid-state-drive-black/5001900.p?id=bb5001900&skuId=5001900)
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Lenovo X1 Yoga (Version 1):
I can get this exact setup for $1353.00 through a corporate discount
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Hard Drive Capacity: 256 gigabytes
Hard Drive Type: Solid State Drive (SATA3)
Operating System: Windows 10
Processor Brand: Intel
Processor Speed: 2.5 gigahertz
Processor Model: Intel 6th Generation Core i7
Graphics: Intel HD 520
System Memory (RAM): 8 gigabytes
Display: 14.0 WQHD IPS Touch
Wireless Networking: Wireless-A, Wireless-AC, Wireless-B, Wireless-G, Wireless-N
Battery Life: 11 hours
Screen Size: 14 inches
Weight 2.8 lbs
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Choice #3
Lenovo: (http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/p-series/p40-yoga/)
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Lenovo Yoga P40
This configuration below is similar to the $1484 model on Lenovo's website except I added a QHD screen. I can get this model for $1250 with QHD or $1150 with Full HD 1080p
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Processor: Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.10GHz)
Operating System
Display: 14.1” WQHD IPS Glossy Touch, 720p HD camera
Memory: 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz SODIMM
Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro M500M 2GB
Hard Drive: 256 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 OPAL2.0 - Capable
Screen Size 14 inches
Weight 3.9 lbs
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Ok. There ya have it.

I am not a gamer (although that's mainly due to the fact that I don't have time - I actually really miss my xBox 360), I am not editing photos or videos or recording music - although I certainly have the skillset for it, its just that I'm pursuing something else at the moment.

I am a full time student and want to use this device to take notes in class with - annotate PDFs etc. I'm a computer science and engineering/statistics student so, I'll be doing a fair bit of coding (into the wee hours) and compiling on this machine. Of course all of your normal word document editing, power point stuff applies as well. This will be my only device and I'll be carrying it a lot. I'll be pulling it out of my backpack every chance I get - flipping it around and taking notes on my lap or on a table/desk. It will also be my main source of entertainment - movies, youtube, web surfing, games, etc. (time allowing). This will also be my first windows machine - I've been mac since day one.

Any advice on which model might be best - and opinions of features - what's worth it, what's not - would be excellent.

Thanks!
-GK




 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
Those systems are very different, any of them will run what you want.

You have a pricy X1 system which is a premium model with fancy construction, the P40 has a glossy touch screen, all have different video cards but none are really good for games except maybe the Yoga 14 with the 940m video card.

If you don't care about the glossy screen, the P40 is probably the best for working with programs like CAD. They are really all different enough that it's hard to compare them equally.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
Those systems are very different, any of them will run what you want.

You have a pricy X1 system which is a premium model with fancy construction, the P40 has a glossy touch screen, all have different video cards but none are really good for games except maybe the Yoga 14 with the 940m video card.

If you don't care about the glossy screen, the P40 is probably the best for working with programs like CAD. They are really all different enough that it's hard to compare them equally.
 
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