I'm looking for a good gaming laptop on a budget here. Been doing my research and these two are about the best value for money that I can find. Really would appreciate opinions on what people think is the best option.
My budget is £400, so the £450 is JUST about stretchable with the £500 rather out of reach but a minor possibility if I can justify it to myself. Im well aware that the 3d is something of a gimmik, but I dont know whether or not Ill need that extra hard drive space or RAM on the 5553g, is that extra 2GB REALLY worth it?
Besides the extra 2GB of RAM the 5553G has 2 extra cores on the CPU. But they're slow cores @ 2.1Ghz
In overall gaming performance I'd say both are very close in performance.
A slight edge in some games to the 5553G with the HD 5650 and quad core CPU.
It's probably worth the extra £50, but it wouldn't be a huge jump up in performance over the £450 Aspire 5745DG.
Aspire 5745DG will have an edge in battery life if that's of interest to you.
Thankyou WR2, It's along the same kind of thoughts I was having (although mine are slightly less informed.)
I wasnt overly sure about the £50 price jump because I was thinking a minor improvement in graphics quality with the 5553g (seeing as the 5553g has a slightly worse graphics card but better processors clocked at a slower speed.) or a better battery life and thus increased portability in the 5745DG. (Plus the idea of a 3d laptop is rather attractive.)
Im already used to having all my games on lowest settings already (Acer 5920G /w 8600M Nvidia card.) and Im used to a 210GB hard drive, so a 320GB for me is a nice step up with a bit more room. A RAM upgrade in the future is a possibility, but for the moment I think I should be happy with just the 4GB. (Again, current laptop is only running 2GB RAM.)
More comments are still welcome as I like to be as well informed as I can.