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Cheap laptop for gaming, which is better?

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March 23, 2013 11:18:57 AM

Hey!

So, since I'm clueless about pc hardware I was hoping you could enlighten me regarding these two laptops. I'd like to know more about the CPU as well as the GPU, but I had to pick one forum. It's my little brother who's buying the laptop and he wants one that can run games decently. He'd like to play Planetside 2 or something like that. And I do understand that you can't expect miracles from a 500-600€ laptop.

I think the easiest way is to link to you to the sites that sell them even though they're in Finnish... so here's the first oneAcer and the second one HP. You can see the specs when you scroll down.

So the Acer has core-i5 and Intel HD Graphics 4000, which apparently isn't that good for gaming. HP on the other hand has AMD A10-4600M quad-processor and AMD Radeon HD 7670M / AMD Radeon HD 7660G - 1 Gt DDR3 SDRAM GPU. It says it has a single graphics card, so I have no idea what that means. Does it have both of these GPUs? There's also a cheaper HP pc with the same AMD A10 4500 clocked at 1.9 instead of 2.3 and it also has 6gb ram compared ti the 8gb of the first model. So is it a lot worse?
Also the acer is on sale with 200€ price reduction only for tomorrow.

Anyway, your input would be much appreciated, since pc hardware is a lot more complex than the mobile equivalent.

Edit: You have to go to "tekniset tiedot" to see the specs if they don't show up automatically.

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March 23, 2013 11:28:02 AM

the hp is the way to go if he wants to game. the A10 cpu has a built in gpu that is discrete class (7660g)...it also has a discrete 7670m which is even better. i am not sure but i believe they can work together in hybrid crossfire to increase the frame rate in games by splitting the rendering between each gpu. since i can't read the site nor find an English review i can't be sure. regardless its the better choice for gaming. as either of those gpus is better then an hd4000 in the other.
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March 23, 2013 11:28:31 AM

Well honestly, I wouldn't suggest either of those for gaming. The Acer laptop would do terrible in all gaming situations, and the HP wouldn't do much better. If I were you, I would tell him to save up more money, because buying either of these laptops would just disappoint him.

Also, when looking for gaming laptops, consider the quality of the laptop itself. Neither HP or Acer make their laptops with good quality, so I wouldn't buy either brand. Look for an Asus or Samsung laptop, but you can also consider the high priced Lenovos as well.
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March 23, 2013 12:07:11 PM

Dupontrocks11 said:
Well honestly, I wouldn't suggest either of those for gaming. The Acer laptop would do terrible in all gaming situations, and the HP wouldn't do much better. If I were you, I would tell him to save up more money, because buying either of these laptops would just disappoint him.

Also, when looking for gaming laptops, consider the quality of the laptop itself. Neither HP or Acer make their laptops with good quality, so I wouldn't buy either brand. Look for an Asus or Samsung laptop, but you can also consider the high priced Lenovos as well.


Thanks for your answer! I should be clear that he doesn't want to play all games on PC, just the one's that are exclusive to it. And I do understand that you can't get a good gaming laptop at this price point, but the thing is that he needs a new laptop for school work, or if you can call high school stuff that. :D 
So he's not going to spend 1000€ on it even if had the money, but it be good if the games such as this planet side 2 where at least playable to some degree :wahoo: 

Regarding GPUs, these intel laptop one's seem to be pretty useless? Are Nvidia GPUs the best or is AMD the king when it comes to graphics?

Also, which one of the CPUs is better? i5 is pretty decent right, it's 3rd gen, but the AMD one has 4 cores.
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March 25, 2013 7:16:38 AM

BUMP!

I realize that the topic might have been bit misleading, so please, read my second post!
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March 25, 2013 7:25:29 AM

AlexandF said:
Dupontrocks11 said:
Well honestly, I wouldn't suggest either of those for gaming. The Acer laptop would do terrible in all gaming situations, and the HP wouldn't do much better. If I were you, I would tell him to save up more money, because buying either of these laptops would just disappoint him.

Also, when looking for gaming laptops, consider the quality of the laptop itself. Neither HP or Acer make their laptops with good quality, so I wouldn't buy either brand. Look for an Asus or Samsung laptop, but you can also consider the high priced Lenovos as well.


Thanks for your answer! I should be clear that he doesn't want to play all games on PC, just the one's that are exclusive to it. And I do understand that you can't get a good gaming laptop at this price point, but the thing is that he needs a new laptop for school work, or if you can call high school stuff that. :D 
So he's not going to spend 1000€ on it even if had the money, but it be good if the games such as this planet side 2 where at least playable to some degree :wahoo: 

Regarding GPUs, these intel laptop one's seem to be pretty useless? Are Nvidia GPUs the best or is AMD the king when it comes to graphics?

Also, which one of the CPUs is better? i5 is pretty decent right, it's 3rd gen, but the AMD one has 4 cores.


the i5 is better....amd say it has 4 cores but thats not exactly true....they have 2 modules and each module has 2 cores....AMD modules are more akin to intel cores.....the cores amd refers to are more akin to hyperthreading. now the so called "cores" amd is using have shared resources so they are a bit stronger then a hyper-thread but by no means as independent as a regular cores seen in past AMD generations of processors or current intel cores.
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March 25, 2013 7:49:10 AM

I'd take the AMD unit from those two.
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March 25, 2013 7:52:52 AM

FinneousPJ said:
I'd take the AMD unit from those two.


total use of silicon AMD is better because of their graphics engine, i agree. i wasn't clear earlier...i was only talking about the CPU side....The CPU part of the chip is better for intel.
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March 25, 2013 8:25:31 AM

With those two choices, I would go with the AMD one due to its better graphics.
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March 25, 2013 8:39:29 AM

If your your budget does not allow for a laptop with a discrete graphics card the AMD laptop is your best bet.
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March 25, 2013 8:42:21 AM

atomicWAR said:
If your your budget does not allow for a laptop with a discrete graphics card the AMD laptop is your best bet.


The AMD does have discrete graphics.
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March 25, 2013 8:44:41 AM

FinneousPJ said:
atomicWAR said:
If your your budget does not allow for a laptop with a discrete graphics card the AMD laptop is your best bet.


The AMD does have discrete graphics.


drrrrr drrr ...i meant to say if you can't afford a better discrete card. super tired i think i will bench myself for the night.
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