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Choosing free laptop, which one T5550 or T7200

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
Intel T7200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
4GB RAM

HP DV9825nr Product KN897UA#ABA
Intel T5550
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
4GB RAM

it appears to me that the T7200 is the better processor (more L2 cache) but that the 8600M GS is the better video card. thoughts would be appreciated!
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    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.

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