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Help me decide which laptop to buy.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm planning to buy one of these two laptop, but I'm not sure which one should I go with. Price difference is roughly $500(local currency), with Lenovo y540 being the cheaper of the two. The specs of both laptop are as follows:

 

Lenovo Y540

https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/Lenovo Laptops/Lenovo_Legion_Y54015IRH?M=81SX000KUS

 

Acer Predator Helios 300

  • Intel Core i5-9300H processor (2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz, DDR4)
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM (8GB x 1, upgradable to 16GB DDR4 x 2)
  • 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR6
  • 15.6" IPS technology, Full HD 1920 x 1080, high-brightness (300 nits) supporting 144 Hz,3 ms Overdrive
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 2-Year Local Onsite Warranty +Accidental Damage / Theft

 

 

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Go for Lenovo. Acer has crappy QC and quality of laptops itself.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Spakes said:

Go for Lenovo. Acer has crappy QC and quality of laptops itself.

Ye, I had bad experience with Acer laptops myself. But I heard nothing but high praise for Helios 300, don't mind giving them a second chance.

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3 minutes ago, Kappa1997 said:

Ye, I had bad experience with Acer laptops myself. But I heard nothing but high praise for Helios 300, don't mind giving them a second chance.

I had. From Glenn over SpectreSoundStudios (yes, another youtuber). Their quality is still subpar at best... As bang for the buck they're not bad, yes... But only that...


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Both are decent but there might be other good options as well

 

Consumer grade QC is pretty much the same for all brands

 

Are you from Malaysia? Budget? Usage? No preference on weight and battery life?


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

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Both are decent but there might be other good options as well

 

Consumer grade QC is pretty much the same for all brands

 

Are you from Malaysia? Budget? Usage? No preference on weight and battery life?

Ay, am a fellow Malaysia as well. Budget is anything below rm5000, usage is mostly for gaming + for study. Weight and battery doesn't really bothers me.

 

I have my eyes on these two laptop for quite some time, all that's left is to pick one of the two.

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One more thing to note is that the Lenovo laptop is imported, hence only a six month local supplier warranty. 

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Well, Helios can provide better gaming experience thanks to better GPU and 144 Hz display. But Lenovo will look more official, if that is needed (+ quality is better, too).

CPU shouldn't play the biggest role unless you do some research that can't be offloaded to GPU (then definetely go for Lenovo).

Acer warranty service is crap, too, so it's a tie here with warranty.


Purify your Windows 10, don't give Microsoft anything that you don't want to share.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZwVs9zrM493rjD42E2Pf0YcOkaW92ZUo

BTW, I am folding on laptop now, are you? https://stats.foldingathome.org/donor/Spakes

Tips for folding on laptop:

MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth-PRO-001 + Dell P2415Q. Doin' photos, baby!

Lazy man wanna upgrades from the sky.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Spakes said:

Well, Helios can provide better gaming experience thanks to better GPU and 144 Hz display. But Lenovo will look more official, if that is needed (+ quality is better, too).

CPU shouldn't play the biggest role unless you do some research that can't be offloaded to GPU (then definetely go for Lenovo).

Acer warranty service is crap, too, so it's a tie here with warranty.

I'm an IT student myself, so for work stuff I mostly use my laptop for programming exclusively, so an i5 wouldn't bother me much. What I'm more concerned is whether the i5 9300h that comes with Helios 300 will bottleneck the rtx 2060.

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It won't. You shouldn't worry about that for sure.

11 minutes ago, Kappa1997 said:

I'm an IT student myself, so for work stuff I mostly use my laptop for programming exclusively, so an i5 wouldn't bother me much. What I'm more concerned is whether the i5 9300h that comes with Helios 300 will bottleneck the rtx 2060.

If programming for CUDA stuff, that really doesn't matter. Though, i7 might give a noticeable bump in speed of compiing process with things like IncrediBuild in VS and Maven or CMAKE in Linux (aka those workloads that benefit from multithreading).


Purify your Windows 10, don't give Microsoft anything that you don't want to share.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZwVs9zrM493rjD42E2Pf0YcOkaW92ZUo

BTW, I am folding on laptop now, are you? https://stats.foldingathome.org/donor/Spakes

Tips for folding on laptop:

MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth-PRO-001 + Dell P2415Q. Doin' photos, baby!

Lazy man wanna upgrades from the sky.

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2 hours ago, Kappa1997 said:

Budget is anything below rm5000

Why get imported Y540 lol. Can customize Y540 / Y7000 SE online, can apply 15% student discount too. Or buy Y540 81SX004WMJ online

 

Also consider these:

Level51 Forge 15 Pro

Lenovo Legion Y540 17 customize (15% student discount)

Commandos Carbine Evo 6 Plus

Commandos Glock 5 Plus (RM3999+)

 

1660Ti/2060 would be good


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

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

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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