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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:12 PM
Posted 10 November 2017 - 02:05 PM
For starters the video card is much better and has three times the RAM, 2GB vs 6GB.
The Lenovo is an i7 and the Asus is an i5.
The Asus machine has 8GB of RAM where the Lenovo starts at 16GB.
The Lenovo is also about two pounds heavier.
This Lenovo is more comparable to the Asus
Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:37 PM
Posted 10 November 2017 - 04:18 PM
There is system RAM, which is what you're always seeing in the spec sheets under "Memory" and in the various ads/listings where they talk generically about RAM.
Then there is dedicated RAM that's part of graphics processing units and is an integral part of them. A graphics card/graphics processing unit that has 6GB of on board RAM to play with will generally have a lot more speed than one with 2GB does simply because access to RAM is very fast and it allows throughput to be more rapid. This generally only matters in graphics intensive applications like games and 3D rendering software, but can on rare occasion show itself in video streaming, too. I haven't seen any computer in recent years, including most modern netbooks, that can't handle video streaming with ease. Most burps that occur during streaming these days are a result of the network being "constipated" and the computer getting to the end of the buffered stream and having to stop and wait for the flow to resume.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website address in my profile) Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1709, Build 16299
Posted 10 November 2017 - 04:31 PM
So now you're talking a $100 difference the Lenovo still has the better video card, but now the video RAM difference is 2GB. That's probably the main difference in the price.
A dedicated video card has RAM, here's an article to explain. You'll only see RAM on higher end cards. Built in video will use system RAM.
Posted 10 November 2017 - 04:46 PM
Any preference for screen size etc.?
I thought this looked quite a nice spec, but it's a pretty big laptop - https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-17-3-inch-i7-6700HQ-Keyboard/dp/B075G1YVPX/
Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:03 PM
Posted 10 November 2017 - 07:40 PM
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