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Which Laptop would be better for gaming

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July 18, 2011 7:31:33 PM

Im in search of a laptop and narrowed my search to these two.
Wanted to know which was better for gaming.
The Dell has an i7 and the graphics card is a 550m

the toshiba has a i5 but a 560m

Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor
Features a 3MB cache and 2.3GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz.
Intel® Core™ i5 processor
Features smart 4-way processing performance with a speed boost.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Delivers extra performance when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don't.
6GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM.
17.3" TFT-LCD high-definition widescreen display
With TruBrite technology and 1600 x 900 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
640GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics
With NVIDIA Optimus technology feature 1.5GB GDDR5 discrete and up to 4095MB total available video memory for lush images. HDMI output for connecting to an HDTV.
Built-in webcam
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.
Multiformat media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard and xD-Picture Card formats.
1 USB 3.0 and 3 USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs 6.6 lbs. and measures just 1.1" thin
For portable power. LED-backlit raised-tile keyboard and 10-keypad allow easy data entry.
Fusion X2 finish in red horizon
Offers a stylish look.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
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Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor
Features a 6MB cache and 2.0GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz.
Intel® Core™ i7 processor
Features 8-way processing for ultimate smart performance. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology delivers extra performance when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don't.
8GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 16GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with dual-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL media.
17.3" WLED high-definition display
With 900p resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
1TB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M graphics
Feature 1GB video memory for lush images. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV.
Built-in 2.0MP high-definition webcam and digital microphone
Make it easy to video chat with family and friends.
9-in-1 media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital Input/Output, SDXC, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MSXC, MultiMediaCard and xD-Picture Card formats.
2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. One eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port.
Built-in Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs 7.9 lbs. and measures just 1.3" thin
For portable power. Also features a backlit keyboard for easy viewing in dim light.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled

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July 18, 2011 7:49:46 PM

The Toshiba's GPU is better.

Your not a programmer? Or a power user looking for an animation laptop right?

The Core i7 will not improve gaming. Get the Toshiba with the 560m...
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July 18, 2011 7:56:31 PM

Nope noth either of those. Just a soon to be freshman in college whos already in debt and looking to buy an affordable yet somewhat gaming computer within my budget
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