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Lenovo Y740 17” Gaming Laptop: 144Hz G-Sync HDR, RTX 2080MQ, i7-9750H, 16GB, 1TB SSD + $545 Rakuten Points $1819.99

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FYI 2080mq = 2060 in performance

edit: perhaps an inaccurate comparison per below.
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FYI 2080mq = 2060 in performance
2060 Desktop, yes though the 2080mq is still rated about 4% better. https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Com...4710vs4034

but the 2060 desktop, smokes the 2060 laptop. Rightfully so.
https://www.notebookcheck.net/GeF...598.0.html
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I considered buying and posting this yesterday after the original poster mentioned the other deal.

The issue is, the price is a little more than off the Lenovo page if you. So, the deal is really only good if you can use the Rakuten points. Folks on the y740 (15") page mentioned that they had trouble figuring out what to use the points on.

I read some reviews and the only real negative is the touchpad and some backlight bleeding.

Also, the notebookcheck review scores did not seem bad, but not awesome either. The Lenovo P73 units (RTX3000/4000/ and 5000) all had MaxQ cards and the benchmarks (my tests) came in better - minus the 3000 that was a little slower. The units just ran so darn hot.

Granted, if you can figure out a valid use for that $545 in points (180 day expiration I believe) then it seems like a pretty solid deal for that system. Keep in mind that battery life is horrible though and this is sort of expected for a 2080 system without Optimus. The reviews pointed to 30-60 minutes on a full battery when gaming.
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WaveI'm not in the market for a lappy. However, I brought my X1E off Lenovo's website. They have frequent sales ~30-35% off, that was what I did + E-bates cashback.

ConfusedNot familiar with Rakuten points, I don't typically buy things from them.Confused

Back to lappys... similar specs all perform roughly the same. To me, the big factor is cooling (moar heatpipes). I would love my X1E (with 45 watts processor) to a have better cooling. At home, it sits on a cooling pad. I even undervolted X1E cpu with Intel's Extreme Tuner something. No, I don't do games on my lappy.

Resources I use and trust:Please

Dave @ Dave2D [youtube.com] (I mostly agrees with him)


Lisa @ MobileTechReviews [youtube.com] (Lisa is awesome)


Passmark [cpubenchmark.net]

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I tried to justify buying one of these laptops from Rakuten to get the points. Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time trying to see the value of those points on a new home theater projector. For the most part all the projectors were very overpriced (yes, there are a handful not so badly overpriced) and sold by less-than-stellar sellers. Combining iffy sellers with less flexibility in returns and higher costs to return problem units, with small, if non-existent savings, on Rakuten offerings, NO BUENO!
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I tried to justify buying one of these laptops from Rakuten to get the points. Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time trying to see the value of those points on a new home theater projector. For the most part all the projectors were very overpriced (yes, there are a handful not so badly overpriced) and sold by less-than-stellar sellers. Combining iffy sellers with less flexibility in returns and higher costs to return problem units, with small, if non-existent savings, on Rakuten offerings, NO BUENO!
I spent quite some time yesterday and a bit today trying to find out if their prices made sense to have a bunch of points sitting around for a year, and nope, nothing of note other than these deals. I will probably buy a monitor this time next year, but not going to limit myself to these guys. PASS.
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