Intel Core_i7_3610QM Processor 2.3GHz
8 GB SO-DIMM RAM
750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Intel HD Graphics integrated
rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor 2.30GHz
15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
6GB DDR3 system memory
750GB 5400rpm hard drive with HP
Graphics Type: Integrated
Intel HD graphics 4000
Graphics Memory: Up to 1696MB total graphics memory
My questions are:
I want this to last for a few years, like I said he is not a gamer, but I can definitely see him getting into gaming in the future (age-appropriate).
Any other suggestions are WELCOMED! I want to spend around 700 or 800. Thanks!
If your not sure he would be interested in gaming i think any one of these would do. I prefer the Toshiba as you said the RAM can be upgraded to 16GB (although 8GB is ideal).
But if he is going to be into gaming later on i prefer desktop gaming over laptop as you can upgrade (especially when you build your own) and it would be more into your budget. It depends on whether he would want to keep up with the latest games or if he would prefer a select few. All those laptops are good for video and basic gaming although my GPU knowledge isn't up to date, i just have a basic HD card in my gaming machine and i have it on decent settings, but others can help you out with that.