Decent Gaming Laptop Choices Tags: Laptops Gaming Intel i7 Last response: December 26, 2011 12:54 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share darokal December 25, 2011 11:07:09 PM I'm looking for a decent gaming laptop around $600-800. Main games I'd like to play are SC2, Skyrim and Battlefield 3. I found a few that I liked and would like suggestions. There's a i7 2630qm w/ gt 540m, 6gb memory at $750 (new), and a i7 740qm w/ radeon hd 5870, 8gb memory at around the same price but refurbished. Is there a big difference between the 1st and 2nd gen i7's? More about : decent gaming laptop choices fb39ca4 December 25, 2011 11:21:12 PM Yeah, there is like a 20% per clock difference, but in your case the second laptop is still better because it has a much faster GPU, in the first, the 540m is a huge bottleneck. m 0 l Pyree a b D Laptop a b 4 Gaming December 25, 2011 11:26:13 PM http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... m 0 l Related resources Laptop Choice: Decent Gaming - Forum Best laptop for gaming out of these 2 choices - Forum Gaming laptop choices!? - Forum Is this laptop decent for gaming??!!!? - Forum Is this laptop decent for gaming? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer darokal December 26, 2011 12:38:24 AM How good is A8-3500M compared to i7 2630qm? m 0 l darokal December 26, 2011 12:43:53 AM Darn. It's out of stock. Thanks though. m 0 l Pyree a b D Laptop a b 4 Gaming December 26, 2011 12:54:24 AM About half as fast. But then the 6750m is about 30% faster than the GT540m and the laptop is 40% cheaper. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking for a decent gaming laptop under 1500 Forum Solveddont know much about computer but im trying to find a decent gaming laptop that can play day z wit no hiccups Forum SolvedDecent Gaming Laptop for DayZ Forum SolvedIs this a decent gaming laptop? Forum SolvedDecent laptop for light gaming? Forum SolvedWill this be a decent gaming laptop? Forum SolvedAsus ROG Gaming Laptop choices Forum SolvedLooking for a decent gaming laptop.. Forum SolvedLooking for a Good Gaming Laptop with decent battery life Forum SolvedGaming laptop < $600 with decent GPU Forum SolvedChoosing a decent gaming laptop... Forum SolvedLooking for decent gaming laptop under $1,000 Forum SolvedIs this a decent gaming laptop? Forum SolvedHow long will 2GB GPUs continue to be a viable choice for a decent gaming rig? Forum SolvedLooking for decent laptop for gaming under £500 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !