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February 21, 2014 11:26:32 PM

Good Day guys, I would just like to ask your opinion on which three of these laptops should I get?

Take note though that I am living in the Philippines (prices here are higher compared to prices in the U.S.) Thus, I have narrowed down my choices to these 4 laptops which happen to fit my budget. My main use will be for gaming (mainly Dota 2, Hearthstone, and NBA 2k14).

Please help me which of these 4 should I get.

Lenovo G400 http://http://shop.lenovo.com/ae/en/laptops/essential/g-series/g400

Acer Aspire V5-471PG http:http://www.acer.co.id/ac/en/ID/content/model/NX.M2RSN.006//

MSI Q2432A http://http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3839#kf

MSI FX420 http://www.msi.com/product/nb/FX420.html

Thank you to anyone who can enlighten me. :D 

EDIT:
Just found another one which is available here in our place and is still within my budget. Is this good? It's an ASUS X452CP (with an i3-3217U and a 8530m GPU) http://www.villman.com/Product-Detail/Asus_X452CP-VX042H

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February 23, 2014 6:49:04 AM

I would prefer a desktop to play games, anyways Lenovo G400 and MSI FX420 are better than the other ones you choose. If you have to have a Lappy for gaming then I would say go with the Lenovo G400, specs are good for gaming. Good luck.
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February 23, 2014 6:54:15 AM

I think all of these are too weak to play games. I am sorry but they are!
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February 23, 2014 8:39:18 AM

the lenovo has the best graphics, and is the newest, so I would go with that one...
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February 23, 2014 1:40:43 PM

lonewolf7 said:
I would prefer a desktop to play games, anyways Lenovo G400 and MSI FX420 are better than the other ones you choose. If you have to have a Lappy for gaming then I would say go with the Lenovo G400, specs are good for gaming. Good luck.


I already have a gaming PC to play graphic-intensive games, I just need a laptop so I can do a bit of gaming when I am on the road.. Anyway, thanks.
verma1891 said:
I think all of these are too weak to play games. I am sorry but they are!

Well, I don't really plan on doing heavy gaming on this laptop, as you see I will only play Dota 2 and Hearthstone both of which are not that demanding (even works on an integrated HD 4000 GPU)

pcperson7 said:
the lenovo has the best graphics, and is the newest, so I would go with that one...

The one readily available here in our local shop is a G400s with an i3 3120m processor and a 720m GPU. Is it any good? Or should I just go for the MSI?
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February 23, 2014 8:27:32 PM

Avenged Sevenfold said:
lonewolf7 said:
I would prefer a desktop to play games, anyways Lenovo G400 and MSI FX420 are better than the other ones you choose. If you have to have a Lappy for gaming then I would say go with the Lenovo G400, specs are good for gaming. Good luck.


I already have a gaming PC to play graphic-intensive games, I just need a laptop so I can do a bit of gaming when I am on the road.. Anyway, thanks.
verma1891 said:
I think all of these are too weak to play games. I am sorry but they are!

Well, I don't really plan on doing heavy gaming on this laptop, as you see I will only play Dota 2 and Hearthstone both of which are not that demanding (even works on an integrated HD 4000 GPU)

pcperson7 said:
the lenovo has the best graphics, and is the newest, so I would go with that one...

The one readily available here in our local shop is a G400s with an i3 3120m processor and a 720m GPU. Is it any good? Or should I just go for the MSI?


720M is a very weak GPU. Search one with atleast a 740m.
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February 23, 2014 9:41:28 PM

verma1891 said:
Avenged Sevenfold said:
lonewolf7 said:
I would prefer a desktop to play games, anyways Lenovo G400 and MSI FX420 are better than the other ones you choose. If you have to have a Lappy for gaming then I would say go with the Lenovo G400, specs are good for gaming. Good luck.


I already have a gaming PC to play graphic-intensive games, I just need a laptop so I can do a bit of gaming when I am on the road.. Anyway, thanks.
verma1891 said:
I think all of these are too weak to play games. I am sorry but they are!

Well, I don't really plan on doing heavy gaming on this laptop, as you see I will only play Dota 2 and Hearthstone both of which are not that demanding (even works on an integrated HD 4000 GPU)

pcperson7 said:
the lenovo has the best graphics, and is the newest, so I would go with that one...

The one readily available here in our local shop is a G400s with an i3 3120m processor and a 720m GPU. Is it any good? Or should I just go for the MSI?


720M is a very weak GPU. Search one with atleast a 740m.

it's not a "very weak GPU" for light gaming
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February 23, 2014 11:52:29 PM

Taylore12 said:
verma1891 said:
Avenged Sevenfold said:
lonewolf7 said:
I would prefer a desktop to play games, anyways Lenovo G400 and MSI FX420 are better than the other ones you choose. If you have to have a Lappy for gaming then I would say go with the Lenovo G400, specs are good for gaming. Good luck.


I already have a gaming PC to play graphic-intensive games, I just need a laptop so I can do a bit of gaming when I am on the road.. Anyway, thanks.
verma1891 said:
I think all of these are too weak to play games. I am sorry but they are!

Well, I don't really plan on doing heavy gaming on this laptop, as you see I will only play Dota 2 and Hearthstone both of which are not that demanding (even works on an integrated HD 4000 GPU)

pcperson7 said:
the lenovo has the best graphics, and is the newest, so I would go with that one...

The one readily available here in our local shop is a G400s with an i3 3120m processor and a 720m GPU. Is it any good? Or should I just go for the MSI?


720M is a very weak GPU. Search one with atleast a 740m.

it's not a "very weak GPU" for light gaming


Yah its not weak if the games you play are NFS Most Wanted (2005).
Battlefield4-Only playable on 1024x768 very low settings.
DoTa 2- 30fps on 768p- on the brink of playability.
games like metro last light, company of heroes, crysis3, assassin creed black flag, assassin creed 3, hitman absolution not playable at all.
Severely crippled by its 64 bit memory bus bandwidth.
If this is the definition of light gaming for you, then yes it is not bad.
I would never recommend this card for gaming. It is good only for watching HD videos, general work etc.
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February 24, 2014 1:25:30 AM

verma1891 said:
Taylore12 said:
verma1891 said:
Avenged Sevenfold said:
lonewolf7 said:
I would prefer a desktop to play games, anyways Lenovo G400 and MSI FX420 are better than the other ones you choose. If you have to have a Lappy for gaming then I would say go with the Lenovo G400, specs are good for gaming. Good luck.


I already have a gaming PC to play graphic-intensive games, I just need a laptop so I can do a bit of gaming when I am on the road.. Anyway, thanks.
verma1891 said:
I think all of these are too weak to play games. I am sorry but they are!

Well, I don't really plan on doing heavy gaming on this laptop, as you see I will only play Dota 2 and Hearthstone both of which are not that demanding (even works on an integrated HD 4000 GPU)

pcperson7 said:
the lenovo has the best graphics, and is the newest, so I would go with that one...

The one readily available here in our local shop is a G400s with an i3 3120m processor and a 720m GPU. Is it any good? Or should I just go for the MSI?


720M is a very weak GPU. Search one with atleast a 740m.

it's not a "very weak GPU" for light gaming


Yah its not weak if the games you play are NFS Most Wanted (2005).
Battlefield4-Only playable on 1024x768 very low settings.
DoTa 2- 30fps on 768p- on the brink of playability.
games like metro last light, company of heroes, crysis3, assassin creed black flag, assassin creed 3, hitman absolution not playable at all.
Severely crippled by its 64 bit memory bus bandwidth.
If this is the definition of light gaming for you, then yes it is not bad.
I would never recommend this card for gaming. It is good only for watching HD videos, general work etc.


Well, the ones with a 740m are out of my budget range. :p 

Hmm.. Is the 8530m better than the 720m though? I found an ASUS laptop with an 8530m gpu that's well within my budget
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February 24, 2014 2:26:33 AM

Can you buy the one with 6730m?
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February 24, 2014 2:39:49 AM

verma1891 said:
Can you buy the one with 6730m?


Yes sir :) 
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February 24, 2014 3:17:53 AM

6730 s better than 6450, 8530, 720m. So if these are your choices, get the one with 6730m. Its the best one.
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February 24, 2014 5:37:45 AM

verma1891 said:
6730 s better than 6450, 8530, 720m. So if these are your choices, get the one with 6730m. Its the best one.


Thanks man
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February 24, 2014 8:37:32 AM

Avenged Sevenfold said:
verma1891 said:
6730 s better than 6450, 8530, 720m. So if these are your choices, get the one with 6730m. Its the best one.


Thanks man


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