Hello, I hope this is the right place to post. I can't decide between two configs of Dell Studio 15 laptop.
1) i5-430 (2.4ghz) v i7-720 (1.6ghz)
2) 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v v 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD5470
3) Backlit Keyboard v Non-backlit
The rest is the same (4gb RAM, 500gb HD, and other bits and pieces) The difference in price is £130, which seems worth paying for better CPU and GPU.
However, although I would like the option to run half decent games, it is not my main priority, I just want a quick PC that can handle CS4 and other stuff. Is the 1gb GPU vastly superior to the 512mb? Will it allow to play for example COD / Crysis with decent FPS? If not, then is it worth even having an i7?
I am happy to pay more as long as the difference is significant for my use, and for future apps.
If I remember correctly, Although Radeon HD5470 is definitely faster then HD545v I am quite sure that the HD5470 Graphic card is not so powerful... I doubt it can run crysis.
I would definitely encourage you to go for i7 and for backlit or non-backlit It will depends on you. Hope this helps, Cheers
Thx for the replies. I'm not desperate to play Crysis, I just used this as example as I have this installed on a Dual Core with a 8800GT and it would only play low-medium. I don't know much about GPUs but I thought this card would be better seeing as I bought my PC nearly 2 years ago!
Basically I am looking at the dells as they are the cheapest at the mo, I am looking to spend no more than £800, which the i7 setup came under. I just want to know whether its worth having an i7 if the GPU is pants