I'm considering buying a laptop but im torn between two models.
And a friend said its all about cpu and to look at the benchmark scores.
However im not certain. I will be using this to run the usual stuff but in addition I like to play WoW and have multi accounts that i play at once. so will more memory or a gpu be better ...pls help its driving me mad!!!
One has a dedicated gpu (AMD Radeon HD 7470M) with less ram (6gb) and a quad core amd ((AMD-A series 3430MX APU 1.7ghz) which is lower on bench test) than the other laptop,
which has 8BG ram, intergrated graphics but has an Intel® Core™i5-2430M 2.4ghz which scores higher on benchmark
Have to agree with Helltech. Playing multiple WoW accounts is an exact scenario where gamers set up multi-displays to their rig. Also, Desktops tend to run cheaper than laptops in general. Unless you need a mobile system I would definitely recommend a desktop. And some desktop cases have handles built into them for people who LAN and need to move their rig from location to location.
Other than that. I would always go with more GPU power.
thanks guys yeh I know a desktop would be the better choice but it does need to be portable for my other uses im afraid :-( but thanks for your swift replies..looks like the amd one is winning the race!
I might see if I can stretch to both a cheaper laptop and a desktop maybe ;-)
Well if you need portability and are considering that you might be able to get a laptop and a cheap desktop... maybe just get a better laptop?
The problem with laptops is that they are all pretty much unique to each vendor. So, there's a ton of options for configurations out there. I'd just suggest keep looking around at different brands and stores to see if there's any sales. A 7470m is a pretty poor GPU, even if it's better than Intel HD. If you can get something with like a 6850m, 6870, 555m, 640m those are decent.
Honestly I wouldn't get either of those laptops for what you want, look into getting a different one personally. If you "need" a laptop for other purposes are those purposes even gaming, if they are something like just web-surfing, or documents, or watching videos you can get something extremely low-end and then build a desktop.