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Laptop specs for some moderate gaming

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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
May 24, 2012 4:39:50 PM

Hey i was wondering if people could advise me if this is a reasonable laptop for some moderate gaming, ( i wouldn't play resource heavy games like crysis etc and am happy to play games on medium) there are 2 options
1. Chassis & Display
Genesis IV: 15.6" Glossy HD LED 16:9 Widescreen (1366x768)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i3 Dual Core Mobile Processor i3-2350M (2.30GHz) 3MB
Memory (RAM)
4GB SAMSUNG 1333MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 2GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M - 1GB DDR3 Video RAM - DirectX® 11
Memory - Hard Disk
250GB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (5,400rpm)
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2.
Chassis & Display
Genesis IV: 15.6" Glossy HD LED 16:9 Widescreen (1366x768)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Celeron® Dual Core Processor B840 (1.90 GHz) 2MB Cache
Memory (RAM)
4GB SAMSUNG 1333MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 2GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M - 1GB DDR3 Video RAM - DirectX® 11
Memory - Hard Disk
250GB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (5,400rpm)

thanks for any advice!

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June 7, 2012 2:03:33 AM

Well, the only real difference between those two is the processor. So, going by which processor is better, you should choose the first computer. The i3 will have the same number of cores, but will be hyperthreaded. Plus, it's clocked faster and has a bigger/better cache. The first choice is a better computer hands down.

When in doubt, go with the higher clock, bigger cache, and (most importantly) most recent chip-set. Also, maybe check which level the cache is. The i3 is level 3 and the Celeron is level 2.

One last note: All of the information on different processors from Intel is a quick Google search away and on their website. Enjoy your free knowledge.