Question Stick with what I got or head to Costco?


Nov 5, 2011
I was extremely happy to find this refurb on Newegg and ended up buying it less than a week ago:
(MSI GS Series GS65 STEALTH THIN-037 15.6" 144 Hz IPS Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8750H (2.20 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 16 GB Memory 512 GB SSD Windows 10 Home 64-bit Gaming Laptop)

Then while entering Costco yesterday I saw this for the exact same price:
(Lenovo LEGION Y545 Gaming Laptop - 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor at 2.6GHz, 16GB DDR4 (2-DIMM) 2666MHz RAM GeForce GTX 1660Ti - 144Hz 1080p Display, 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive + 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive)

Like I said, exact same price (post rebate) and it looks better in terms of processor, storage warranty,etc . I'm looking for any reason that sticking with the MSI is the way to go since returning it is likely to be a hassle. I like everything about the MSI so far except for the display seems more wobbly than I'd like and the weird partitions in the SSD I can't figure out how to remove. Are there any intangible Lenovo vs MSI factors I'm missing? Is the GTX 1070 better than the GTX 1060 ti? Or, should I return this and head to Costco? Thanks in advance for any opinions!
To me the Lenovo seems to be the better option given the pricing.

Generally the GTX 1660 ti is considered better than the GTX 1070. But since you've already made the purchase, you'd need to consider whether it's worthwhile. And whether there are any restocking fees involved.
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