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February 23, 2012 11:14:16 PM

Hi,

I'm looking for a new laptop at bestbuy.com in particular (have a giftcard). I'd like to keep it under $500.

I was thinking either
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+17.3%22+Pavilion+Lapto...

or

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+17.3%22+Satellite...

They're both the same price and have the same graphics chip, memory, and processor. Though, HP's says it has dedicated memory while the toshiba one doesn't. I think that's just a difference in marketing though, right? Since they're both shared chips anyways.

I would like to play mostly older games like Halo:CE, Counterstrike, and Unreal Tournament. It'd be cool if I could play starcraft 2, skyrim, and diablo 3, but I know it's not realistic in this price range. Should those laptops run those games I listed without a hitch? Also, which would you recommend, Toshiba or HP? And lastly, if there's anything sold on Bestbuy around $500 (maybe even up to $600) that would be better than what I've chosen, could you please tell me? It's just going to be used for the internet, word processing, light gaming, etc.
Thanks for any help.

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February 24, 2012 12:59:24 AM

There were a couple A8-3520M / Radeon HD 6620G 15" notebooks in the $520-$550 range. But the extra ~$70+ won't really 'take it the next level' in gaming so you might as well stick with either of the ones you listed.
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February 24, 2012 1:01:28 AM

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