Im stuck between an HP and the new Gateway FX. I have two questions; Which wiill out-perform the other? and, Will either be a big step up from what im playing on now? (details below)
First is the HP:
i7 @ 1.6 GHz and 6MN L2 cache
6GB DDR3 memory
NVIDIA GT 230M with 1gb dedicated DDR3.
Then the FX:
Centrino 2 Core 2 duo P8700 @2.53GHz
NVIDIA 260M with 1gb GDDR# dedicated
What im playing on now is a desktop, core 2 duo E660 @2.4, 2GB DDR2 memory and the NVIDIA 8800GTS with 640mb of memory.
This book is primarily for gaming on the move, LAN's and such, but I want to think I will at the very least be making an upgrade from my desktop. Id like to experience the games as good or better on a book... i know that is hard to do without spending mulla. The price difference between the two books is $200 (the FX is the lesser of the two).
The Gateway will be the better option for games. The GTX 260M is going to make a bigger difference that the i7 will. That being said, the Gateway will probably perform about on par with your current desktop. The HP won't be any better.