Laptop That Will Play The Sims 3 On Med-High Settings??

Hey all! I decided to change up the thread in hope of an answer. I have TWO laptops i'm currently considering. I'd like to be able to play Sims 3 on at least medium settings.

Laptop 1
Dell Inspiron 15R SE -
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz)
Windows 8
6GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz
750GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
AMD Radeon™ HD 7730M 2GB
6.09 lbs.
15.6" Full HD LED 1080p display (or something like that)
$799 Without tax, shipping, and coupon

Laptop 2
HP Envy 15t-j000 Quad Edition:
4th generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ Processor
Windows 8
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M Graphics with 2048MB of dedicated video memory
4 - 6 lbs.
15.6" Full HD LED 1920x1080 backlit display
$862 With Tax, Shipping, And 5% Coupon
HOWEVER, I would have to purchase an external optical drive.

I am really stuck between these two, I'm leaning towards Dell because that's what I'm using right now - It has lasted me almost 5 years.
Any other laptop suggestions would be appreciated, I'll fill out some Q&A below.

Nothing over 899.

Size Laptop?
15.0 - 15.6"

Whatever is a good resolution.

Portable or desktop replacement?
Somewhere in the middle, more towards the portable end

Will you play games with your laptop?
Yes, Sims 3 obviously. Preferably Med-High settings.
I will also be using my bamboo drawing tablet to draw and edit.

How long do you want to keep your laptop?
2 - 4 years.

Optical drive?


Specific brands?
I like Dell, Sony, HP, Toshiba,
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  1. Best answer
    Little hard finding benchmarks:

    Seems the 740m is the faster video card.
  2. computertech82 said:
    Little hard finding benchmarks:

    Seems the 740m is the faster video card.

    Do you think I should go with the HP?
    Are they reliable?
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