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May 9, 2014 3:16:16 PM

Hey everyone, I've been looking around on websites and that for a "gaming laptop" that is under £400 and I have been having difficulty finding one. To be very honest, I understand that at that price the chances of me finding one is very slim. However, I am not a hard-core gamer and so the laptop does not need to be amazing or anything. I'm just looking for something that can handle games like: tera rising, age of wushu, never winter, guild wars e.t.c Nothing too hardcore really.

Anyway, in my search I have found 2 latops one that is below my budget and one that is above. I would like to see your opinion on these 2 laptops, and whether or not they are good. P.s: please don't laugh my computer knowledge is very bad so umm yaaaa!

Option 1 £370

Asus X552EP
Screen size - 15.6 in - 1366 x 768 pixels
Processor - AMD A4 5000M - 1.5 GHz
RAM - 8 GB
Hard Drive - 1 TB
Operating System - Windows 8 (64-Bit)
Optical Drive - DVD Super-Multi
Graphics - AMD Radeon HD 8670M
Graphics Memory - 1 GB

Option 2 : £440 - this is over budget and I'm not sure if I will be able to afford it!

Lenovo G505s
Screen size - 15.6 in - 1366 x 768 No
Processor - AMD A10 A10-5750 - 2.4 GHz
RAM - 6 GB
Hard Drive - 1 TB
Operating System - Windows 8.1 (64-Bit)
Optical Drive - DVD Re-Writer
Graphics - AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Graphics Memory - 2 GB

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Option 3 £415 - this is slightly over budget but there is a more likely chance that I will be able to afford this one.

HP® ENVY 8GB 15.6"
AMD quad core A10-5750M 2.5 GHz 4MB cache processor
8GB DDR3L (1 x DIMM) SDRAM standard memory, expandable up to 16GB
750GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
15.6" HD BrightView active matrix TFT color LCD LED backlight display (1366 x 768)
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Interface/ports: 4 x USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ-45, headphone/microphone combo port
Graphics info: Graphics controller: AMD Radeon HD 8650G, graphics memory: 4204MB, graphics memory accessibility: Shared
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Memory card supported: Secure digital (SD)
Network and communication: Wireless: Atheros, WLAN standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Built-in devices: Webcam, microphone, finger print reader, speakers, input devices: Full size island style keyboard with numeric keypad
Natural silver
Battery information: Battery energy: 47 Wh, number of cells: 6 cell
Maximum power supply: 65 W, 64-bit processing
Includes Envy 15-j175nr notebook, standard battery, AC adapter
Certifications and standards: EPEAT silver
Dimensions: 14.94"(L) x 9.87"(W) x 0.66" - 1.1"(H), 4.68 lbs.

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May 9, 2014 4:48:39 PM

System one has a crappy processor, but superior graphics. Number two has a slightly better processor, vaguely worse graphics. I would recommend system number two, because the slightly slower GPU is made up for by the quicker CPU.
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May 9, 2014 5:30:22 PM

LummusMaximus said:
System one has a crappy processor, but superior graphics. Number two has a slightly better processor, vaguely worse graphics. I would recommend system number two, because the slightly slower GPU is made up for by the quicker CPU.


Also the 8570 has 2gb of ram which is definitely useful.
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May 9, 2014 7:11:53 PM

Yoplait95 said:
LummusMaximus said:
System one has a crappy processor, but superior graphics. Number two has a slightly better processor, vaguely worse graphics. I would recommend system number two, because the slightly slower GPU is made up for by the quicker CPU.


Also the 8570 has 2gb of ram which is definitely useful.


The extra gigabyte of graphics memory is only useful at higher resolutions.

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May 9, 2014 8:20:33 PM

true, but also more useful for editing if supported
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May 9, 2014 8:42:13 PM

Also, RAM should be of lower priority when choosing a new computer, as it is easily upgraded. Good graphics and processors are better at "future-proofing" a system.
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May 10, 2014 5:44:45 AM

Okay, how about this I think this probably is worse, with a shared memory, but it is slightly cheaper than the option 2:
HP® ENVY 8GB 15.6"
AMD quad core A10-5750M 2.5 GHz 4MB cache processor
8GB DDR3L (1 x DIMM) SDRAM standard memory, expandable up to 16GB
750GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
15.6" HD BrightView active matrix TFT color LCD LED backlight display (1366 x 768)
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Interface/ports: 4 x USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ-45, headphone/microphone combo port
Graphics info: Graphics controller: AMD Radeon HD 8650G, graphics memory: 4204MB, graphics memory accessibility: Shared
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Memory card supported: Secure digital (SD)
Network and communication: Wireless: Atheros, WLAN standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Built-in devices: Webcam, microphone, finger print reader, speakers, input devices: Full size island style keyboard with numeric keypad
Natural silver
Battery information: Battery energy: 47 Wh, number of cells: 6 cell
Maximum power supply: 65 W, 64-bit processing
Includes Envy 15-j175nr notebook, standard battery, AC adapter
Certifications and standards: EPEAT silver
Dimensions: 14.94"(L) x 9.87"(W) x 0.66" - 1.1"(H), 4.68 lbs.

Thanks for helping btw! :) 
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May 10, 2014 6:06:30 PM

Generally in a gaming machine, your top priority will be graphics performance. Since machine number three has inferior graphical performance, I wouldn't consider it an real option.
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