And a much worse graphics card. Won't be able to play many games past medium with that card, the 2GB 650M however is very capable at playing almost all games on high, even some on ultra.
If you're not a gamer though, the 1080p screen will be better for everything else.
It is about 25% worse, and I play Skyrim on High with some 30 mods (most being high-res textures).
In any case, I have seen the Y480 and frankly it is the worst screen I ever saw. It looks like a one of those nice colorful t-shirts that has been washed too many times, and if you change your viewing angle by just a little, everything goes out of whack. It doesn't help that it is reflects everything around you, so you an effectively shave with it, which makes this worse. So, the issue is not just the low resolution of the display, which is still common nowadays anyhow, but the quality.
The Dell's screen (just as a comparison) has very good viewing angles, is of course brighter, and is completely non-reflective.
Bear in mind, I am not suggesting you need buy the Dell as I was just pointing out that if you are spending $820, you might as well spend $30 more for it instead.
They do, I'm on my work Laptop right now that is the Thinkpad T430s and it's 1600x900,
Screen options are probably not an issue of business vs consumer lines as the Y500 with the 650M SLI comes with the HD display.
I may be alone in saying this, but I find 1600x900 to be about "just right." The 1080p on a 15.6" display in my mind tends to scale down icons and text so they look too dang for these set of eyes which are quickly approaching 30 years old.
I'm a physician and medical director... time to head to school!! Good luck gaming with this 14 inch screen...
I actually prefer it. I like my laptops to be portable. Plus, with lower res, you can play on native resolution with much less resources. I have a 23 inch monitor at home I hook it up to if I want a huge screen. This card would push 1080p no problems
not looking for 15 inch screen.
14" is perfect for me. Do not care a lot about 1080p screen
I am looking for performance. Is investing 70$ more a much better deal than getting the laptop without the SSD?
That is entirely your call, no? If you think $70 for the 16GB SSD is worth it then it is. It is that simple. For me, a great screen over a crappy screen is a much more important consideration, but as you pointed out: each one has their priorities.
You'd be better off saving that money and buying a full-fledged SSD and taking the DVD drive out and using the 1TB as a mass storage drive.
The dGPU in this laptop is beast, top tier and the other one quoted doesnt even compare. Nice screen on the other one so its your call.
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