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Lenovo Y50 vs Dell Inspiron 7559 vs ASUS GL552JX

Xankill3r

Broken In
I already purchased an ASUS ROG GL552JX-CN316T around October. It had terrible backlight bleeding and I contacted customer care for it. After replacing the screen a couple of times and failing to solve the issue they recently refunded the entire amount to me ~78k (good on them).
I am now looking to purchase another laptop and have shortlisted GL552JX, Lenovo Y50 and Dell Inspiron 7559. Unfortunately each of these has its own issues.
* GL552JX - cheap but has 950 instead of 960 and that too with DDR3 memory. My experience with it has not been very good due to the screen issue. Other people seem to have fared better.
* Lenovo Y50 - Lenovo build quality leaves a lot to be desired. My brother has a Z50-70 and it is not very good. The Lenovo Y50 thread on this forum has a number of complaints about failing components after one year of use. The newer Y50 with an IPS screen has some complaints about backlight bleeding on Flipkart.
* Dell Inspiron 7559 - Core i7 variant is quite expensive (92k on Dell website) although I might be able to get it for cheaper (~88k hopefully) in Nehru Place or Laxmi Nagar if it is available with retailers. Screen is not very good, based on following review -
Inspiron 7000 15" (7559) Quick Review | NotebookRevie

Standard questionnaire responses for this forum are as follows -

1. Budget
- 85,000 (can extend to 95,000)

2. Size and weight
- 15.6 inch screen. Weight is not much of an issue.

3. Primary usage
- Gaming and game development (Unity, Unreal)

4. Brand preference
- Slight bias towards Dell (owned an Inspiron 1420 for six years, pretty decent)

5. Typical config
- Nvidia 950 at minimum. Core i7 preferred.

6. Additional
- IPS screen with decent color and response time for gaming. A good TN panel with good brightness/contrast will work too since viewing angles are not very important. Must be 1080p at least (not that I expect a 2160p screen at this price point :p). I would prefer a laptop with few reported screen issues - backlight bleeding, flickering, etc.
 

azvnoit

Journeyman
I too own ASUS GL552JX, no issues yet. And recently purchased Dell Inspiron 7559 (core i5). Also my friend purchased Lenovo Y50-70 (core i7 4th gen, GTX 960M).
Comparing the above three, Performance wise Lenovo Y50-70, Display wise Dell Inspiron 7559. The Lenovo Y50-70 had TN display, though recent ones have IPS display. The display of both Asus and Lenovo lacked brightness and color reproduction were off.

If you can get Dell Inspiron 7559 core i7 then that will be better than other two in my opinion.

All 3 laptops run really cool and silent.
Asus and Dell have SSDs.
Dell has great after sales service.
Dell Inspiron 7559 core i7 out performs other two. But Lenovo is close second and definitely better value for money.For 85k rule out Asus GL552JX, consider only Dell and Lenovo.
 
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Xankill3r

Broken In
Ok, so I'll remove ASUS from consideration.

Note that the Dell Inspiron variant with i7 has 8GB of flash cache in the HDD and not a full fledged SSD. The GL552JX has a normal HDD but it is 7200 RPM opposed to 5400 RPM in the Inspiron.

The display quality in the Inspiron don't seem that good either based on the review I linked. What is your personal opinion since you own both the Inspiron and the GL552JX?
 

azvnoit

Journeyman
I would say Dell is better with the color reproduction and overall picture quality. Negative reviews are probably because of the brightness level, which is quite low. I have a dim to normally lit room so it suits me at max brightness. But in brightly lit room it might look dull.
The Asus required an hour or two of tweaking the display settings to get the quality I wanted. No such tweaking was required for Dell.
I had Dell 1458 years back, the display quality is similar. Not sure about 1420 but could be similar.

Yes, the Asus has 7200 rpm HDD and M.2 SSD while Dell doesn't. That a major advantage for Asus.
But both boots within 15 secs (windows 8.1). The difference in loading times when I played Farcry, CSGO, Dota 2 is also not much. I'm yet to add a SSD on Asus so haven't tested that.

On a budget of 85k the display of Asus is just not justified. Only if you are using a monitor then it is a really strong contender.
 
According to reviews, i think Asus has the best display, followed by Lenovo (IPS) & Dell.
Still colour reproduction is a bit subjective matter. All the 3 should be better than TN display Y50 which my friend owns(my Y500 has a better display sans matte finish)

But due to the additional M2 slot, dual fans, better battery life & GTX960M, I think Dell will be a better choice among the three. Even the i5 version will suffice most as it is a quad core one & has performance similar to 3rd gen quad core i7

In my locality Dell one isn't available yet (no shipping from compuindia too, just Flipkart delivery)

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kunalgujarathi

Cyborg Agent
Unless buying from US.
800 USD is nearly 52k.
Screen is pretty average.Battery is great and sound is pathetic.

So instead of wasting 85-95k on overpriced laptop invest 5k more and get a quote from Azom systems.

Worth extra penny.

You might have seen Linus Tech Tips review but here's one more honest reviewer
Dell Inspiron 7559 Review - A Budget 15" Gaming Laptop - YouTube

Exclusive laptop reviews specifically apart from mobiles.

There's no point to buy from India.
I am pretty sure Azom will not dissapoint.
Buy Azom Exigo 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i7-6700/32GB/2TB HDD with 240GB SSD/Win 10/6GB Graphics), Black Online at Low Prices in India - Amazon.i
Check out reviews
 

sggupta95

Broken In
i don't think azom does 960m.i asked them a while back,and they said their offering starts from around 1,10,000 upwards,having a 970m,and they had no foreseeable plans for anything lower.
it's been i think 2-3 months since then though,so you could try contacting them
 
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Xankill3r

Broken In
Azom looks great. I'll contact them and see if they offer anything within my price range. Else I'll go with Dell. I can extend from 85k to 95k but 115k is a bit too much for me.
 
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Xankill3r

Broken In
Then import one from xotic-pc.

I am thinking of keeping the MSI PE60 6QE-031US from xotic-pc as an option. Sager will give warranty issues as I will have to ship the laptop to them in case of a problem. Specs on the MSI one look good. Comes out to around 80k including shipping. Customs would be around 8k (12% iirc).

XOTIC PC | MSI PE60 6QE-031US - 15.6" New P-Series Lapto

I'll contact MSI and make sure that they will provide warranty for this in India. They should since it says 1 year Global warranty on the xotic-pc website but I'd rather not take a risk :p
 

kunalgujarathi

Cyborg Agent
I am thinking of keeping the MSI PE60 6QE-031US from xotic-pc as an option. Sager will give warranty issues as I will have to ship the laptop to them in case of a problem. Specs on the MSI one look good. Comes out to around 80k including shipping. Customs would be around 8k (12% iirc).

XOTIC PC | MSI PE60 6QE-031US - 15.6" New P-Series Lapto

I'll contact MSI and make sure that they will provide warranty for this in India. They should since it says 1 year Global warranty on the xotic-pc website but I'd rather not take a risk :p

Way better than Dell
 

Venky1989

Right off the assembly line
MSI India does not provide warranty for products purchased outside India. Checked with both their sales and customer care teams. Really frustrating, importing a P series range from US looked lucrative even with the shipping costs included. Asus does, but with a caveat that the imported model must be currently available (via Asus' official India site) and sold in India.
 

Venky1989

Right off the assembly line
^

Damn. This is the bomb. Priced at 999$ in US online markets, so see if you can get someone to bring it over.
 
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