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Currently weighing my options between two cards..

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July 19, 2012 5:14:40 PM

(Not sure if this was the right section to post in)
So I am looking to order a Dell XPS 15 - L502X in the next couple of days.
I am currently stuck between two of the ones on there outlet site and I cant decide which
to go with.

One has:
Processor: Intel Core i5-2450M Processor (2.5GHz)
•Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
•XPS L502X
•500 GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
•4 GB DDR3 ECC SDRAM 1333MHz (2 DIMMs)
•8X DVD +/- RW Drive
•NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M 1GB graphics

and the other:
Processor: Intel Core i5-2450M Processor (2.5GHz)
•Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
•XPS L502X
•500 GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
•6 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz (2 DIMMs)
•6X Blu-ray Disc Combo (DVD+/-RW + BD-ROM)
•NVIDIA GeForce GT540M 2GB graphics with Optimus

The second one is clearly better, but there is a decent price gap. Would you say $60 is work the jump from the GT 525M to the GT540M?

Thanks,
Matt

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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2012 5:23:06 PM

I would pay the $60 for it. This is a laptop yes? The thing is if you decide you want a better GPU in your laptop later on, 90% of the time it's to bad for you because theres nothing you can do about it.
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July 19, 2012 5:32:09 PM

Yes its a laptop. And thats what I was thinking with regards to later modifying it
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July 19, 2012 5:34:20 PM

This is off topic, but I already have 8GB (2x4Gb) DDR3 1600 240-pin memory. Do you know how I could check to see if they would fit. That would impact my desision because I really need more than 4Gb ram
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2012 6:18:10 PM

If it's lap top memory it'll fit, but since it's different speeds there's stuff you have to do in the BIOs to make it run right, I don't know how to do this, or if you'll even be able to on a laptop.
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