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Can't decide between 2 notebooks

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September 26, 2011 10:20:18 AM

im not sure if this is the right place to ask (sorry if so) but im having trouble deciding between 2 notebooks. all i do is play games and other mainstream things and im looking for a notebook that will last
me quite some time. so one has a core i7 2630qm with 2ghz and 6mb cache, 8gb of ddr3 1333 ram and a geforce gt 540m. the other one has a core i5 with 2.3ghz and 3mb cache, 4gb ram and a geforce gtx 460m.
as i mentioned above i want the laptop to last for a while and all i do is play league of legends, call of duty 4 and some newer games. im
not really aiming towards ultra high graphics i just want reasonably good settings with stable fps. so i would be thankful if you could help me out with deciding which laptop is better for gamimg but also which one would last longer with newer games coming.

Thanks in advance

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September 26, 2011 11:30:51 AM

The i7 is the better cpu and more memory is always better, but the GT540m sucks compared to a GTX460m.

Now saying that, you did say your not looking for high end graphics, so the GT540m may just be what you need now, but for the future could start to show it.

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September 26, 2011 11:43:06 AM

cRNK said:
which laptop is better for gaming but also which one would last longer with newer games coming
Your best bet for a good gaming experience over time is the option with the better graphics card.
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March 30, 2014 6:27:35 AM

I would say the GTX 460 is the best choice.
April 8, 2014 6:12:10 PM

Well the way I see it if you are just playing LoL than the i5 should be plenty. While the graphics card is weaker, that graphics card will run LoL rather well. He'll I just use an AMD a10 and it's flawless so with a GPU and i5 you are set there. As for newer games you should still be able to run them with decent graphics at a solid fps. So from my perspective you should go with the i5 as it's cheaper and can work well now and with what's to come