Hi guys, I'm seriously thinking of buying this lenovo y580 but having second thoughts when comparing it to asus g55vw. Anyone who has these laptops who can give their thoughts? My biggest issue so far for the y580 is the "heating" issue stated in the review and in some comments.. Please do comment if you can. thanks!
Also, I have a y580. Wasnt bad but was lacking the finish and features that the asus g55vw offers. As with previous lenovo systems, they do not have the best cooling system, therefore they reach a somewhat uncomfortable temperature. I guess the tradeoff to that would be the smaller platform size. The screen also seems to be of a lower quality, as well as other components such as the keyboard and the casing. The rubberized casing on the asus certainly takes the cake. The lenovo is still a fast computer, but it lacks the design features that make it a stellar computer. It esentially just boils down to your preference. If you have the opportunity, I would highly recommend going to a local Best Buy or similar retailer and getting a hands on look. They have similar models to both the G55vw and the Y580 so you can really get a feel of the layout and how everything comes together. Then make your decision. In the end I still prefer the ASUS. Hope it helps.
Just recently purchased a g55vw. I must say, the performance is something to behold. THe new ivy bridge processors do have a notable performance increase over the previous generation of I7 chips. THe gtx 660m is also quite impressive. Not the best graphics card out there, however, i can run games such as Crysis, Borderlands, COD, and Battlefield BC2 at max settings with a stable high framerate.So much for xbox gaming...The look and feel of the laptop is amazing. Awesome design meets performance. One key factor that puts this laptop above others I have previously owned is the cooling system. WIth the large rear vents, this computer stays extremely cool even with extended use at high performance levels. No more burning lap syndrome. Thanks for the great review! It certainly went a long way in helping decide on the right computer for me. Overall I am extremely impressed with the system and would highly recommend this computer. Especially to those who want a Mac xD.