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Nvidia GT 540m on ASUS or Radeon HD 6770m on HP?

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HP or ASUS

Total: 9 votes (3 blank votes)

  • ASUS with 540m
  • 17 %
  • HP with HD 6770m
  • 84 %
January 2, 2012 4:32:20 PM

ASUS:
ASUS A53SV-NH71 Notebook
Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz)
15.6" 6GB Memory DDR3
500GB HDD 7200rpm
DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

HP:
HP dv6-6180us Notebook
Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz)
15.6" 6GB Memory DDR3
750GB HDD 5400rpm
DVD Super Multi
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These two laptops are virtually the same price but I am having trouble deciding which one to get. On paper, HP is a much better deal but the brand concerns me a bit. I plan to use for normal day operations and maybe some light gaming. Just looking at the specs, HP seems to be getting a better deal but I am unsure of how reliable each company is. I have read that HP does not have a very good cooling system where ASUS provides one that works great. What are your opinions? Which is more durable? Which one will last longer? I hear bad things about HP that's why I'm having trouble deciding.

Usuage: Main usage is day to day college student work and also a little bit of gaming. That's why I want to get a laptop with an actual dedicated graphics card. I don't plan on playing anything on ultra settings just medium-ish settings.
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January 2, 2012 8:44:12 PM

I think the HP is the one. My sister has one and she toltaly loves it. The only thing that I don't like is 5200rpm HDD. Good luck on your choice.
January 3, 2012 5:29:09 AM

Well later on, changing the HDD is not much of a hassle, the main thing I'm worried about it overheating which HP is known for but I do have a cooling pad for it. Still I'm having trouble deciding which will last me longer
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a b Ĉ ASUS
a b α HP
January 3, 2012 7:23:44 AM

The HP will give you better gaming results. However, HP had some bad publicity somewhat recently. There have been class action lawsuits about some of their laptop models from 1 - 2 years ago that have recently been settled I believe.
January 3, 2012 12:28:37 PM

Yeah, with the HD 6770m it is atleast a bit better than the 540m but I'm afraid of the notorious HP. Should I just get the HP and take a gamble?
a c 363 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b α HP
January 3, 2012 1:03:57 PM

I would recommend, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570. The nVidia GT 555m should be about the same as the HD 6770m. Note that in the IdeaPad Y570, the GT 555m is actually an overclocked GT 550m and not a GT 555m GPU.


http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...


You can compare benchmarks of various mobile video cards with the following link. You can restrict it to just the two mentioned GPUs. Note, unlike benchmarks for desktop PCs, this comparison is not a leveled playing field. Meaning that for desktops, you simply have 1 test rig and you swap out the video cards to measure benchmarks. The only thing that changes it is the video card itself. Everything else remains the same.

You cannot do that with laptops. Therefore, these graphic card benchmarks have mixed configurations. Some have AMD CPUs instead of Intel CPUs. Some are tested with dual core CPUs, others with quad core CPUs. Hard drives can vary between 5400RPM, 7200RPM and SSD. Etc.........

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-G...
January 3, 2012 9:16:20 PM

I have seen that laptop but the i5 core would not affect anything?
a c 363 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b α HP
January 4, 2012 1:04:44 AM

The vast majority of games still use 2 cores, some use 3 core, very, very few can use 4 cores. Of course, games that can use 3 core will not perform as well on 2 cores. If you are worried about long term performance, then buy the model with the i7-2670QM for $799 ($40 more than the HP you originally wanted).
a c 181 U Graphics card
January 4, 2012 1:51:53 AM

^+1

Ya I have to agree with him on those laptops. When I did all the compairing I to came to that answer. Good luck to ya
January 4, 2012 2:21:29 PM

I don't mind the price addition but isn't the GT 555m on the lenovo not really the "real" GT 555m? Since it's a reduced version of the actual chip? Would it really make that much of a difference compared to the 6770m? Also, I heard from a friend that the ideapads aren't the best quality, is that true?
May 2, 2012 3:19:09 PM

mrasdf said:
Well later on, changing the HDD is not much of a hassle, the main thing I'm worried about it overheating which HP is known for but I do have a cooling pad for it. Still I'm having trouble deciding which will last me longer



It simply doesn't happen since HP switch from nVidia to AMD (/ATI)
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