Legion Y920 From Lenovo Gets Mech Keyboard and G-Sync Display

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. RavenMaster

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    It always amazes me how laptop vendors think its alright to stick an $1000 on the price tag just because the device is portable. A desktop with those specs would perform equally as well (if not better thanks to more efficient cooling methods) and cost less.
     
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    There's always that kind of guy ^^^ :bang:
     
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    I hear you guys, I was going to say its at least 1k too high, that is the main reason why gaming laptops will never be a thing, not lower performance, not being smaller, the price is ridiculous, and companies still don't learn. And I thought lenovo were smart, I'm still using my 6 year old y570 which was thee best price for money out there by a huge margin.
     

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    And this is new to you ..?
     
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    Unfortunately it's getting old and I have no idea why companies keep on doing that. I am pretty sure they don't earn nearly as much as they would if they had lowered the price.
     
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    I'd rather them stop making these bricks and try to make a good balanced machine that you can actually carry around without breaking your back and not looking stupid with it.
     
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    Do not forget that this laptop includes a non-mobile 1070 (from what I understand). It's not a hot card by any means but still challenging to keep cool in a laptop, the card itself and the extra cooling adds weight.

    Also the battery to support desktop-grade hardware has to be beefy and heavy.
    I wouldn't consider these things laptops but merely portable gaming pcs.
     
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    But can you take that desktop with you to work, the coffee shop or the gaming event?

    The answer is maybe, but this is a PORTABLE computer and is used when not at home and the price reflects that, due to the size, weight and specs. :D
     
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    You gotta take into consideration these things have to be overly engineered to both fit in such a small compartment and be durable.

    If you think that is easy, go ahead and do it with your PC and see how easy it is.

    Everything needs to be custom, the case, the motherboard, the cooling, the monitor(to a degree)

    If we were to buy the barebones and customized laptop case to our specific specifications, the costs would likely be (for this laptop, going off the lowest items on the list for this laptop)

    OS: $100
    Processor: $380
    GPU: $380
    RAM: $130
    SSD: $60
    HDD: $60
    Motherboard: $200
    CD/DVD: $20
    WIFI: $20
    Display: $500 (Remember, this is a gsync display)
    Keyboard/touchpad: $40
    Battery: $50
    Charger: $20
    Total: $1960

    And this does not include:
    Customized premium
    Case & other parts (heatsink, screws, etc.)
    Box/discs/packaging/etc.
    Engineering costs
    R&D (Engineering could be considered part of this as well)
    The actual, physical costs (putting it together, etc.)

    And then you have to add on (for their sake) whatever percentage of profitability you want on it, taking into consideration you have to offer a warranty and in general support for the product.
     

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    Believe it or not, but there are quite a few people buying these gaming laptops. It never makes sense for somebody like me, who spends most of his time at home, but for some that are on the go a lot, it can make sense to pay the premium for something like this.

    Of course I'm ruling out some of the ridiculous ones I've seen in the past with 2xGPUs etc., now those are indeed cinder blocks, but something like this Lenovo here is not so bad size wise, provided you have the cash and need for it.
     

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