Hi, I am currently customizing a laptop on HP and I have to admit, I don't really know what I am doing. I am going to use it for a few games such as minecraft and other similar ones. I am also going to use it for school work (which can range from word documents to CAD drawings and programs). I will have anywhere from 200-300 songs. I want this laptop to last. There are a few choices I need help with.
AMD Quad-Core A8-3550MX Accelerated Processor (2.7GHz/2.0GHz, 4MB L2 Cache) OR
2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M Processor (2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)
1GB AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7470M GDDR5 Discrete Graphics(TM) [HDMI, VGA] OR
1GB AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7690M GDDR5 Discrete Graphics(TM) [HDMI, VGA] OR
2GB AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7690M GDDR5 Discrete Graphics(TM) [HDMI, VGA]
6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) OR
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
I agree, only difference is I would not pay for the 2 GB 7690m under any circumstances. No game will use it all and if you game at 1080p you are going to have to play at mid-settings anyway.
But a slight warning. I ordered a HP laptop about 2 weeks ago and it came with a bad pixel on the screen. I called HP about it and they would not repair it or exchange it without me paying 90$. So I sent it back for a full refund (You have 21 days after you receive it to get a refund) and I just got my refund today. It took about 5 days now im trying to decide which laptop to buy I am probably going for this for 750$ http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...
But HP quality is usually top notch and I am sure you will be ok with your purchase.