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Choosing a laptop for some light gaming

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December 4, 2012 1:17:33 AM

I am looking at two different laptops, core specs below:

HP:

4GB ram
AMD A6 4400M (2.7 GHz)
AMD Radeon HD 7520G (up to 2029MB)


Dell:

4GB ram
Intel 3rd gen i5 (2.5 GHz)
Intel HD 4000

Just wondering which one would perform better with some light gaming (ex. Minecraft). Other tasks on the laptop would be pretty rudimentary (word processing, web browsing, etc.). I keep hearing different things, like a dedicated video card makes a big difference, but also hearing that the HD 4000 can handle games like Minecraft pretty well. So anyway, any help would be great. Thanks!
a b D Laptop
December 4, 2012 4:02:33 AM

Get the first one. It will be better for gaming.
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a b D Laptop
December 4, 2012 4:15:44 AM

They're both low-mid range laptops with class 3 graphics cards and little difference between them. Although I suggest going with the Dell. It's a much more reliable company than HP now days. It has good customer service, should you encounter any problems, and the Intel HD 4000 graphics are slightly better than the 7520G. :) 
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a b D Laptop
December 4, 2012 4:28:22 AM

That is not the truth... 7520G is faster. According to Notebook check, it's 13% faster.
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December 4, 2012 5:06:50 AM

HP .... anyhow intel based GPU is not good :) 
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a b D Laptop
December 4, 2012 5:50:29 AM

Sunius said:
That is not the truth... 7520G is faster. According to Notebook check, it's 13% faster.



Depends on the processor used.
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a b D Laptop
December 4, 2012 8:24:25 AM

Intel HD 4000 is intel HD 4000 no matter the CPU. And 7520g is faster than HD 4000.
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a b D Laptop
December 4, 2012 8:39:04 AM

Re-read your precious notebook check.
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a b D Laptop
December 4, 2012 8:50:34 AM

Fair enough. Still, it's not high-end i7 in that laptop, it's an i5, so it will not really be clocked up high.
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a b D Laptop
December 4, 2012 9:21:36 AM

Agreed.
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