Bought this laptop, wondering what kind of life it'll get
by pegastep - 12/3/12 3:05 PM
Hello. A few months ago, I bought a Lenovo Ideapad Y580, and I've got a few questions about it. First of all, here are the specs:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Video Card: GeForce GTX 660M
I'd be happy to provide any more information if necessary. Anyways, a few of the main things I was wondering about:
How long can I expect a computer like this to last? I'm a senior in high school, and I'd like for this laptop to get me at least most of the way through college. Will the laptop life decrease significantly if I'm using it regularly for gaming? Something like Skyrim in terms of graphics would most likely be the highest-level game I'd be running.
I know the video card is decent (or at least I hope it is), but how well-suited will it be for future games? The problem I foresaw with this laptop, along with laptops in general, is that you can hardly pop out your video card and say "oh, time for an upgrade."
Lastly, how much would a cooling pad help? Would it increase the laptop's life, or do they not really help that much?
Thanks in advance, I really appreciate it.