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i5 i7/GT 740m vs AMD A8-5550m/A10-5750m

Hi,

There are two HP laptops I'm looking at right now. The first one is an HP ENVY 15z-j000. It has an A8-5550m can be upgraded to A10-5750m for $80 and I can get a Radeon 8750m on it for another $70.

Then there is an HP ENVY 15t-j000 Quad Edition with an I7 4700QM and can get 2gb GT 740m for an additional $70.

I don't game much (I know the name indicates otherwise) but which combination would be better for gaming? I don't mind low settings, etc. I will getting a 1080p screen with either laptop btw since I like watching movies. The laptop will be primarily for MS Office and light use (school).

I believe that the APU and Radeon can work together? Around what level of performance would they achieve in terms of nVidia cards?

The AMD based HP will be around $100 less btw


Thank You!
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  1. The one with the I7 and the GT 740m is better by alot, I really dont like HP, they have bad cooling.
  2. chulex67 said:
    The one with the I7 and the GT 740m is better by alot, I really dont like HP, they have bad cooling.



    My brother has an HP DV6 and the cooling SUCKS BIG TIME. I can cook a pizza on that thing (He NEVER games, just uses it for school work) lol. Their prices are pretty decent though and I'm on a tight budget.

    I'm actually very mad that I didnt get the I7 4702QM/GT 740m 17" with bluray/FHD screen for $750 a month ago, Its $950 now and I doubt they'll have more coupons like that.
  3. seriousgamer said:
    chulex67 said:
    The one with the I7 and the GT 740m is better by alot, I really dont like HP, they have bad cooling.



    My brother has an HP DV6 and the cooling SUCKS BIG TIME. I can cook a pizza on that thing (He NEVER games, just uses it for school work) lol. Their prices are pretty decent though and I'm on a tight budget.

    I'm actually very mad that I didnt get the I7 4702QM/GT 740m 17" with bluray/FHD screen for $750 a month ago, Its $950 now and I doubt they'll have more coupons like that.


    whats your budget?
  4. chulex67 said:
    seriousgamer said:
    chulex67 said:
    The one with the I7 and the GT 740m is better by alot, I really dont like HP, they have bad cooling.



    My brother has an HP DV6 and the cooling SUCKS BIG TIME. I can cook a pizza on that thing (He NEVER games, just uses it for school work) lol. Their prices are pretty decent though and I'm on a tight budget.

    I'm actually very mad that I didnt get the I7 4702QM/GT 740m 17" with bluray/FHD screen for $750 a month ago, Its $950 now and I doubt they'll have more coupons like that.


    whats your budget?


    Trying to stay around the $700 range. I definitely want 1080p for movies and some gaming capability (don't mind playing lowest settings)
  5. Best answer
    This is the Best Laptop you are going to find at the 700 usd mark :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152429

    Just be sure to get a proper cooling pad for your laptop.
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