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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


CPU: Intel® Core™i7 Processor i7-620M (2.66GHz) 4MB Cache
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
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 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 ;)