Sony Vaio E series or Dell studio 15.?

Hi , I am from India. I am researching Indian laptop market from few weeks and have rounded off on two lappies. One is Dell studio 15 and other is Sony Vaio E series. My budget is around 52,000 rs .
I want laptop for gaming and designing ,not very often but heavy games (GTA 4, Crysis , COD: MW2) . I am mechanical engg student so I ll be using software like AUTO CAD, Pro E etc .

Sony VAIO E Series (White) VPCEB26FG/W (

Intel® Core™ i3-350M Processor 2.26 GHz
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
15.5 (39.37 cm) wide (Full-HD: 1920 x 1080) VAIO Display Plus, LED Backlight
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 Graphics
500 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)

Cost : Rs 51,990


Dell Studio 15 (

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-450M (2.4GHz, 2Core/4Threads, turbo boost up to 2.66Ghz, 3M cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
15.6 " 720p WLED (1366x768) Display with TrueLife™
4GB (2GBx2) 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 1GB

Cost : Rs 47,900

According to configurations Dell is the best , i know . But The graphic card on vaio i.e. ATI 5650 is catching my eye more.( it is atleast double in benchmarking scores than 5470 ), but at the same time I am getting Intel core i3 processor in vaio and 500 gb hdd with 5400 rpm instead of 7200 rpm as given by studio 15. Well personally i dont like studio 15 design and finish as compared to vaio.

So Help me friends in choosing the best as per my requirement , customer service, durability and performance .. Thanks for reading !
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  1. Actually, the 5650 is a bit better than the 5470. However, I think that difference would be offset by the i5 in the Dell. Have you looked at anything with an i7 in it? I'm thinking that for your use, the i7 would be a perfect fit (if you can afford it).
  2. Hi- We've been looking at the Sonys this past week, and if you go to their site, there is a 10% discount if you register with them as a student (or a teacher at a university/college). I don't know if it applies to International students, but you could try. You can customized your laptop and see exactly what you're getting and their warranties are priced reasonably with the option of the accidental damage coverage added in. The E series (EA and EB) has the capability to connect wirelessly to your TV with a $100 Netgear device, which they will also sell you. See
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