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Does Lenovo Legion Y530 need calibrating

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just bought a Lenovo Legion Y530 and I'm questioning the accuracy of the colours. Is it necessary to buy a colour calibrator like a spyder?

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20 minutes ago, emmawearstripes said:

Is it necessary to buy a colour calibrator like a spyder?

No, just use the pre-installed Windows display calibration tool.

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Exact model number? Does your workload involves colour sensitive work?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Lenovo Legion Y530 15ICH i7 processor 81FV Graphics card GeForce GTX 1050 . I work as a graphic and pattern designer so colour is quite important

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Lenovo Legion Y530 15ICH i7 processor 81FV Graphics card GeForce GTX 1050 . I work as a graphic and pattern designer so colour is quite important

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1 hour ago, emmawearstripes said:

Lenovo Legion Y530 15ICH i7 processor 81FV Graphics card GeForce GTX 1050

This is not the model number. Something like this:

81FVCTO1WW


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2 hours ago, emmawearstripes said:

lenovo 8JCN43WW

this is BIOS


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9 hours ago, emmawearstripes said:

81FV

Go to the support page and check your exact model (using Lenovo Service Bridge)


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1 hour ago, emmawearstripes said:

81FV00TDPG

This model has low sRGB IPS display. Even though you calibrate the colours, colour accuracy is still not good


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

This model has low sRGB IPS display. Even though you calibrate the colours, colour accuracy is still not good

How bad is it? Which laptops have better displays? 

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2 minutes ago, emmawearstripes said:

How bad is it? Which laptops have better displays? 

Low sRGB

 

You want to buy a new one?


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1 minute ago, emmawearstripes said:

Maybe, if the difference is noticeable. 

If you're doing colour sensitive work, you can notice the difference

 

Where are you from? Budget? Any preference on weight and battery life?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

If you're doing colour sensitive work, you can notice the difference

 

Where are you from? Budget? Any preference on weight and battery life?

I'm from the UK but currently in Portugal so I can buy from both countries. My budget is around £800 to £1500. I'd like something light weight but if it's heavy it's not a problem. Not fussed about battery. Would like at least 15 inch screen. Should also be a good speed and able to handle light video editing and adobe creative suite.

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Sorted based on cooling performance (all of them have at least OK cooling):

PCSpecialist 17.3 Recoil III RTX/GTX, CyberpowerPC Tracer RTX-17 Xtreme

PCSpecialist 15.6 Vortex IX

PCSpecialist 15.6/17.3 Optimus X

PCSpecialist 17.3" Defiance V RTX, CyberpowerPC Fusion Slim-Ultra

Asus GL504GV

PCSpecialist 15.6 Recoil III RTX/GTX, CyberpowerPC Tracer RTX-15 Slim

HP Omen 15-dc1005na, 15-dc1024na

Dell G7 7590

AW m15

 

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AW m15

PCSpecialist 17.3" Defiance V RTX, CyberpowerPC Fusion Slim-Ultra

Dell G7 7590

PCSpecialist 15.6 Vortex IX

PCSpecialist 15.6 Recoil III RTX/GTX, CyberpowerPC Tracer RTX-15 Slim

HP Omen 15-dc1005na, 15-dc1024na

PCSpecialist 15.6 Recoil III RTX/GTX, CyberpowerPC Tracer RTX-15 Slim

PCSpecialist 17.3 Recoil III RTX/GTX, CyberpowerPC Tracer RTX-17 Xtreme

Asus GL504GV

PCSpecialist 15.6/17.3 Optimus X

If you're buying in Portugal:

ObsidianPC GK7CP, Inphtech GK7

ObsidianPC PB50

ObsidianPC NH70, Inphtech NH70, Clevocenter NH70RCQ / NH55RDQ / NH55RCQ

ObsidianPC GK5CP, Inphtech GK5, Nextcore GK5CP6Z

 

Let me know if you have other options in mind since I didn't include older models


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Check out my older laptop reviews here

 

ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 5/19/2019 at 10:14 AM, GeneXiS_X said:

Let me know if you have other options in mind since I didn't include older models

I went to Fnac where I bought my laptop today, and I'm now limited to the options I can get there since I'm guaranteed an exchange not refund. With this said I've decided to invest more in order to get a better display since i don't have space for a seperate screen and I'm tossing up between a macbook pro and a surface laptop 2. My spec for both i7 with 500GB and 16GB RAM *and 15" for macbook. I wondered what was your opinion on both.

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On 5/21/2019 at 12:33 AM, emmawearstripes said:

how do I know the display's any good?

144Hz IPS = good display. Or look for 72% NTSC. All models I've picked have good display so don't worry

On 5/21/2019 at 12:33 AM, emmawearstripes said:

What should I be looking for? 

Depends on model

12 hours ago, emmawearstripes said:

macbook pro and a surface laptop 2

Neither are good options IMO because I hate anti-consumer company. Go for the ones I've mentioned above.


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

Check out my blog here

Check out my older laptop reviews here

 

ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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