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May 13, 2010 10:24:18 AM

Hey Guys.

I'm going to be getting a new laptop, but i need some help etc.. im not big on computing and dont know much on the hardware side, so i was wondering if some of you guys could help me.

I plan to buy a laptop for watching good quality HD movies and playing games, such as ModernWarfare 2 And some other titles around Mid Settings. Also it would be good if you could tell me if the laptop will be futureproof for upcomming games i would really Appreichate it, thanks

Specs:

CPU: Intel® Core™i7 Processor i7-620M (2.66GHz) 4MB Cache
RAM:4GB CORSAIR DDR3 1333MHz SODIMM
Graphics Card:1GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 5650 PCI Express - DirectX® 11
Memory[HD]:160GB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (5,400rpm)
Operating System:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit
1920 x 1080 Resolution in HD

Also do you think this is a good price

£662.13 ex VAT $977.15 Ex VAT
£778.00 inc VAT $1,149.16 incl VAT
These prices were calculated on 13th May 2010,

Your feedback would be much appricahted

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a c 244 D Laptop
May 13, 2010 10:29:32 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
First of all,i edited your post because posting e-mails aren't allowed in forums
That looks a great choice however the HDD is slow and has low capacity(you can upgrade it though)
How much do you want to spend ?
May 13, 2010 10:34:44 AM

Ah ok sorry dude :) 
Well roughly 820 British Pounds, but i forgot to mention what proccessor should i go with the i7 620m or the i7 720QM i plan to do quite abit of gaming, and im not really bothered about battery life, but in your opinion what proccessor should i go for and will the laptop be good for gaming?
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May 13, 2010 10:37:24 AM

Sorry to keep spamming but i can upgrade the hardrive for an additional 20 british pounds from
160GB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (5,400rpm)
to
250GB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
will that make much difference?
a c 244 D Laptop
May 13, 2010 10:41:02 AM

Between 620M and 720QM,i would go for 720QM because many apps especially CPU intensive apps such as image/video editing and also some games benefit from 2 extra cores.
As for HDD,if 250GB is enough for you,then going from a 8MB 5400RPM to a 16MB 7200RPM will give you a good boost in speed.
BTW,how much screen size do you need ?
May 13, 2010 10:43:11 AM

ok thankyou very much, much appricahted
a c 244 D Laptop
May 13, 2010 10:45:39 AM

You are welcome :)  if you needed alternative suggestions,let me know how much screen size you want and maybe i can find better options than that
May 13, 2010 11:41:52 AM

The resolution will be 1920 x 1200
a c 244 D Laptop
May 13, 2010 11:43:45 AM

I meant the size(inches)
May 13, 2010 12:51:17 PM

Ah the screen size is 15.6 for this laptop
a c 244 D Laptop
May 13, 2010 12:54:40 PM

Then go for it,its got great specs for its price.
a c 244 D Laptop
May 13, 2010 1:39:44 PM

Yeah because i couldn't find any better options in the same price range :D 
May 13, 2010 3:09:58 PM

Yeah it is a good price, i just purchased it now, ill have it in 5 days ^^, also do you think the 5650M is as good as the 4670 graphics card for a computer? or better?
a c 244 D Laptop
May 13, 2010 4:01:12 PM

Great :)  post some benchies if you had time :D 
And a 5650M performs pretty much the same as 4670M.
May 13, 2010 7:05:58 PM

Yeah i will :) 
Also i noticed your a Moderator of Toms hardware i have a website that would help you alot with peoples questions http://www.notebookcheck.net/Notebook-Laptop-Reviews-an... this site has a list of every single mobile chipset and cpu's with laptops and they have like a benchmark for every mobile chipset on all the new games like MW2 NFS Shift and of course Crysis. So if you ever have any people asking what FPS/ and if there laptop can handle the game you should use that website it's really good. Thanks again for your help
a c 244 D Laptop
May 13, 2010 7:38:38 PM

Yeah,i mostly check notebookcheck's for their reviews and specs of graphic cards
And no problem,always glad to help ;) 
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