Help me pick a laptop

Hey, I need a laptop for college, preferably one that can also play games. I need a lightweight laptop with good battery life. I prefer a 15.6 inch laptop, but I can deal with a 14 inch. My budget is $1300 So far I have found 2 laptops that fit my criteria.

lenovo y510p- $1100 plus a $100 ssd

msi ge40- $1300

Which of these laptops should I go with? Does anyone have any other recommendations?

I would say the msi is better for school

Why is it better for school?