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Which makes more sense - Lenovo y520 or y720?

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Don't have room for a dedicated gaming desktop to build myself at my apartment. However, I would like a decent gaming laptop around the $1000 or less price point, that is decently future-proof for at least 3 years for most games.

Looking at a y520 or y720.

Already picked up a y520 from costco for $850 (still within 90 return period):

-i7700hq, 16gb ram, 1tb hdd +256ssd, gtx1050ti

On the lenovo website, with a birthday coupon I can get a y720 for $999 with specs:

-i7700hq, 8gb ram, 1tb hdd +128ssd, gtx1060

Is the y720 worth the extra $150 for the gtx1060, but only 128ssd, and only 8gb ram? The better gpu is more future-proof but would the system run worse with a smaller ssd and less ram in comparison to the y520? Assuming I don't upgrade the ram and ssd and keep as is for $999, which one is a better choice?

I like lenovo as they seem to have a better quality build, I can probably pick up a helios for that price with better specs but I figure the lenovo will be a better quality machine and last longer. Any input would be greatly appreciated and advice if there are other things to consider. Thank you in advance.


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