i am being given the choice of 1 of 2 laptops for free. which one is the more desirable laptop for light 3d gaming (starcraft II, etc) and general performance running windows 7 (i will be installing 4gb of ram in either one).
HP DV9260nr Product RP250UA#ABA
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Either one will run Starcraft II on low settings (possibly even some medium). Either one will be decent running Windows 7.
I don't think the 2.0Ghz 4MB cache vs 1.86Ghz 2MB cache is going to be a noticeable difference in performance.
You probably would notice the better performance of the 8600M video card in 3d gaming.