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Legion Y520/1060 3gb MaxQ/1050ti Gaming Laptop-1235.77$/968.75$

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[OP]
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Apr 10, 2006
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Burnaby

[Lenovo Canada] Legion Y520/1060 3gb MaxQ/1050ti Gaming Laptop-1235.77$/968.75$

Pass:FNDEPP

Surprised this hasnt been posted. If anyone missed the amazing price error for y720 and y520, well this isnt it, but it is a reasonable price for a good gaming laptop. I've been hesitating and waiting but I've finally pulled the trigger. Missed out on alienware, missed out on Lenovo, I dont think I'll see another gaming laptop with this spec priced under 1500$ until at least oct or even blackfriday. Cant wait to play league of legends on this badboy.

Some people are on the fence about the graphics card, someone pm'd that there is a 1050ti version for less. Edited post

Processor
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor (2.80GHz 6MB)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64
Display Type
15.6" FHD IPS AntiGlare LED Backlight (1920x1080) with integrated camera
Memory
8.0GB DDR4 2400 MHz
Hard Drive
1TB 5400RPM + 128GB PCIe SSD
Warranty
One year
Graphics
NVIDIA GTX 1060 Max Q 3GB
Battery
3 Cell 45 Watt Hour Li-Polymer
Keyboard
Backlit English-French Keyboard
Wireless
Lenovo AC Wireless (2x2)

Processor
Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor ( 2.50 GHz 2400MHz 6 MB )
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64
Display Type
15.6"FHD IPS AntiGlare LED Backlight 1920x1080
Memory
8.0GB PC4-2400 DDR4 SODIMM 2400MHz
Hard Drive
1TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm, 2.5", SATA3
Optical Drive
No ODD
Warranty
1 Year Depot
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB
Battery
3 Cell Li-Cylindrical
Wireless
Lenovo AC Wireless
Body Color
Black
Last edited by Supert5 on Aug 16th, 2017 5:12 am, edited 2 times in total.
49 replies
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Sep 28, 2006
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Downtown Toronto
So is this laptop all that and a big bag of chips with the dip?
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Jun 23, 2005
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This is not bad, but a similar model was available at Costco with double the RAM, HD, SSD and warranty for $165 more (but with a 1050ti). With easy returns to Costco, I would say that is money well spent.
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Dec 7, 2013
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toguy wrote: This is not bad, but a similar model was available at Costco with double the RAM, HD, SSD and warranty for $165 more (but with a 1050ti). With easy returns to Costco, I would say that is money well spent.
So it wasn't similar at all
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Dec 26, 2012
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Don't forget this model has the 3Gb version of the GTX 1060, not the 6Gb version and it's also the Max-Q version (low power) so 10-15% below the regular GTX 1060 3Gb

Nvidia seriously needs to rework the naming scheme since these should all be considered different cards...
3Gb Max-Q < 3Gb < 6Gb Max-Q < 6Gb
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Jan 26, 2011
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Belleville
yes its max Q but its going to be way faster than the 1050ti for about the same price. Good deal
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GTX 1060 3Gb Max-Q will be better than the GTX 1050ti but it's hard to find out by how much. Not a lot of benchmark available on the 3Gb Max-Q and nvidia's decision to name these 4 cards the same makes it hard to find clear info.
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kowell wrote: GTX 1060 3Gb Max-Q will be better than the GTX 1050ti but it's hard to find out by how much. Not a lot of benchmark available on the 3Gb Max-Q and nvidia's decision to name these 4 cards the same makes it hard to find clear info.
Just looking at transistor count and core config, 1050ti to 1060 should be around 25% gain. It's nothing like the junp from 1060 to 1070 but it's a very measurable gain still.
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Does IBM/Lenovo actually check if you're an employee?
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Thanks OP. Solid Post. Too rich for me but if I had the cash and was in the market I'd snap it up in a heart beat. Glad you pulled the trigger, I'm sure you'll be happy for years to come.
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Dec 1, 2012
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VANCOUVER
1060 3gb MaxQ somehow is worse than 1050ti.
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chongsen wrote: 1060 3gb MaxQ somehow is worse than 1050ti.
That's a bold claim. Proof?
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Nov 18, 2011
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This may be irrelevant to the thread but it's Lenovo not IBM anymore. IBM doesn't make PC now, except for selling refurbished laptops from their employees.
RACISM IS THE WORST VIRUS
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Looking for a gaming laptop for my son. Budget is around $1500 taxes in. Will this play Overwatch ok?
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quicksilver7 wrote: Looking for a gaming laptop for my son. Budget is around $1500 taxes in. Will this play Overwatch ok?
You'll be fine for Overwatch.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Overwatch ... 833.0.html

Here are some benchmark for the game.
They don't have the GTX 1060 3Gb Max-Q but they have the GTX 1060 6GB (line 32) and the GTX 1050ti (line 55) and you should be somewhere between the 2.
[OP]
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Apr 10, 2006
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Burnaby
chongsen wrote: 1060 3gb MaxQ somehow is worse than 1050ti.
Wait what? Are you feeling ok bro?
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Jan 17, 2008
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I can vouch for this laptop. Bought the exact same model and specs about 4 weeks ago through Lenovo for $955... $1080 including taxes. So far I've loaded up Mad Max, Shadow of Mordor and GTA5 very briefly... all run like a dream on the highest settings @ 1080p. I'm throwing the Forza Horizon 3 demo at it tonight to see how it runs.

This is my first gaming PC (been a console gamer) so I won't pretend to know the ins and outs of PCs. I haven't benchmarked it (I'm not even confident I know how), and I have no other PC to compare it to. I just know it looks and runs much better and much smoother than anything on my PS4.
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They don't specify if the GTX 1060 Max-Q has 3Gb or 6Gb of memory but seeing the results I'd agree that this is probably 3Gb
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