If battery life is important, definitely get the Acer. You can hit 6-7 hours with light usage (8-hour claim). If not, the Asus will still be best for gaming, despite its CPU. Deciding between the other three would be a tossup.
Also, updating the drivers on any of these GPUs should make them show up as a 6000 series card, if I'm not wrong. The 6550 is a newly labelled 5650. But the new series will also bring Blackcomb and Granville.
Hi thx for answer. I just would like to know how big is the difference between i5 460m, P920, N950, and P940.
If it is lower than 10% i don't care and i will just buy the ntb on which i like the size and price better.
But fromm what i have read the i5 should be much better for me because of higher frequency and l3 cache,
on the other hand amd should be better in multitasking because of 4 cores.
For me, games and internet should be i5 better, question is how much? I can't find this anywhere.
If it is just a little, that the one with the 5730 is the best for me. Although it has the worst cpu.
I heard that ati 6xxx will not be that super so i am good with 5650.
Based on these graphs, which include P920+5650 and i5+5650 lappies, a P920+5730 should be better or on par with an i5+5650 combo in most games on medium/high settings. The exception is CPU-intensive games like SCII, where the i5 will perform much better.
On low settings, the CPU becomes the bottleneck and the i5 may perform 10-20% better, but I doubt you'd be playing at low settings unless outputting to a FHD display.
Also remember that the i5 is a HT dual-core while the Phenoms are natives quad-cores; each will perform better in different applications.
wait 1 month for GT540 as it is performing better than 5730 and price will be of 5650, so it will suite your budget as well (700-800$) and sandy bridge will give boost to performance as compared with current arrandale(i3/i5) and Clarksfield(i7).