You could have told us you had 4500 DKK and were picking up the laptop from your favorite online store - with a web link.
I don't read Danish but I can find my way around the make/model and spec's just fine.
•Fully-updated Windows® XP/Vista/7 with DirectX 9.0c
•Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+ (or better)
•NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro (or better)
•1 GB RAM (with Windows XP)or 1.5 GB RAM (with Vista or Windows 7)
•12 GB available Hard Drive space, DVD-ROM drive (for retail disc versions only)
•Broadband Internet connection
•Video settings reaching a minimum resolution of 1024x768
•Fully-updated Windows® Vista/7
•Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz or better
•At least 2 GB RAM
•NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better
Playing Diablo 3 on high with avg. fps of 25 doesn't seem bad to me at all. Imagine I came from a laptop with a Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS. I doubt it would run D3 at anything but low/med with max 20 fps. I'm getting a new one because it recently died due to motherboard failure. It was a HP Dv6, sad it didn't last...
According to your two reviews, I'd say that it seems like Packard Bell in this case delivers a very good quality notebook. They have only positive things to say about the quality of the screen, keyboard, the case etc.
Your links warn that the placements of the USB's might give a caple mess and be a bit in the way. I kind of agree but then again, you cannot have it all.
The model I showed to you doesn't have USB 3, though. It would be nice to have I guess but I don't own an USB 3 device anyway.
I'm glad to hear you approve of the i5-2450M and the GT 630M.
Should I be worried that the GT 630M is rated 5.8 for 3D gaming in Windows Experience Index on the machine showed in the store? The performance for Windows Aero is rated 3.4, but I imagine that is because it's the CPU that takes care of that, am I right?
By iGPU and dGPU I assume you mean integrated and dedicated, right?
It's weird because notebookcheck.net rates the GT630M above my brothers Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5650+AMD M880G Ati Mobility Radeon HD 4250 in their benchmarks, yet WEI rates my brother's card(s) at 6.7 for gaming and the GT630M at a max of 6.1 for gaming with the store saying 5.8. ( notebookcheck.net). How should one read that?
Nice machine. How much ram and how expensive if you don't mind me asking?
That's also why I'm wondering how WEI according to notebookcheck.net says that they rate the GT 630M at a max of 6.1 but the GT 540M, as you say and notebookcheck.net agrees, can reach 6.7 yet their very own benchmarks rate the GT 630M higher (or equal) than (to) the 540M?? So what kind of performance to expect really? The cards should be the same yet there is a difference of 0.6.
I'd also like to ask how you prevent your "Graphics" score (not gaming) to read the Intel HD Graphics? Because the computer in the shop clearly use the Intel HD Graphics as it reads 3,4. Not that it matter much really I'm just curious.
$750 @ Newegg (was on Sale). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
.. Came with a Blu-ray Rom/DVD-RW drive. Saved me having to swap it out. I swapped out the DVD drive in both my toshibia A205 and A305 for a Blu-ray drive - $100 each
.. Came with one 4 gig memory module which made it run in single channel mode (low memory wei score). So added a 2nd 4 gig Module which then ran in daul channel mode - Cheap upgrade. If it had come with 2 x 2 modules would have had to replace both for 8 gigs.
.. Think it came with a 500 gig HDD, But bought two curcial M4 SSDs (Laptop had two HDD bays, One of my requirements when looking for a laptop.
.. It's a 17.3in laptop but the weight is very close to my 15.6" Toshibia Laptop.
Which is fine except when on a Plane and there even a 15.6" is a little big for the tray when watching a DVD movie
Comment - For Desktops I always by ati/amd GPUs, but for SB notebooks the Nvidia GPU is a better choice, haven't checked recently but Nvidia had beter control over switching between iGPU and dGPU when switching between 2D and 3D applications. Since the 630m and the 540m are so close in performance, I'd probably go with the 540m
Would not pay to much attention to the wei score, for gaming you want to look at the performance runing furmark which will also show that it is using the dGPU - This is what would be important that it does switch.