Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Is this a good laptop for a better gaming

Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
Share
May 27, 2012 3:24:33 AM

TOSHIBA Satellite P755-S5392 Notebook Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1333 640GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
i don't know whether toshiba are good manufacture of laptop pls tell me whether this is a good choice ..the laptop costs 800$

More about : good laptop gaming

a b D Laptop
May 27, 2012 4:12:51 AM

That laptop is not a particularly good option even in the general case, because it has a 15.6" 1366x768 display.

15.6" 1366x768 and 17.3" 1600x900 displays make things onscreen large, and tend to have very poor image quality due to low contrast. I recommend against laptops that have this type of display to those who have a budget that allows them to get a laptop that has a better display and still suits their needs, and who don't require larger text for eyesight-related reasons.

It is also possible to find a faster GPU in your price range.

The fact that the laptop you are looking at has a Core i7 processor might be an alluring factor for you, but keep in mind that having a particularly fast processor is not something you should prioritize over the GPU and screen, unless you have a particular need for one aside from game performance. Game performance depends more on the GPU than on the CPU.

This HP DV6-6C53NR is $799. It comes with a 15.6" 1920x1080 display and an AMD Radeon 7690M XT. The CPU is an i5-2450M. Make sure that, if you get this laptop, that you go into the BIOS and change the switchable graphics settings from DYNAMIC to FIXED.

Another option is the Sager NP3260. Follow this link to the customization page, then configure it with the upgraded 1920x1080 display and select Windows 7 under Operating System. It comes with a GT 630M which is equivalent to the GT 540M in the Toshiba you are looking at. Don't buy this laptop in any configuration that includes the stock 1366x768 display, and don't leave "no operating system" selected unless you have your own Windows 7 serial.
Score
0
a c 463 D Laptop
May 27, 2012 4:26:02 AM

You can get a Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 for under $800. It comes with a dual core i5-2430m, but it has a GT 555m (overclocked GT 550m). The faster GPU can more than offset a dual core vs. quad core CPU in games especially since the vast majority of games only use two cores.

http://www.costcentral.com/proddetail/Lenovo_IdeaPad_Y5...

If you don't mind a heavy 18.4" laptop then consider the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q8100X with a Core i5-2410M and a GTX 570m graphics card for $805. The dual core CPU is slower the the one in the Lenovo Y570, but the GT 570m is much more power than the GT 555m making this laptop even better for games.

http://www.amazon.com/Qosmio-X505-Q8100X-18-4-Inch-Gami...
Score
0
Related resources
a b D Laptop
May 27, 2012 4:37:34 AM

The Y570 is not a particularly good laptop to buy in the general case, because it has a 15.6" 1366x768 display. Such displays make things onscreen large, and tend to have poor image quality due to low contrast.

The Qosmio has an 18.4" 1680x945 display which, similarly, will make things onscreen large and will likely have poor contrast. If you have a budget that allows you to buy the Qosmio, then consider instead the Sager NP9130. Follow this link to the configuration page. Select Windows 7 under Operating System, and downgrade the memory to 1333Mhz. It will come in at $1095 no tax with a faster GPU, a similar CPU, and a smaller display that has yet a higher resolution.
Score
0
a b D Laptop
May 27, 2012 4:43:34 AM

you can game with a laptop..you need a cooling pad to help it stay cool. for the money your better off with a desktop pc with a small form factor case and a good monitor.
Score
0
a c 463 D Laptop
May 27, 2012 4:53:43 AM

edit1754 said:
... Such displays make things onscreen large, and tend to have poor image quality due to low contrast.



You can say that for just about all laptop screen since the vast majority of them use TN panels and while they are generally stated to have 1000:1 static contrast ratio, in reality it is generally less than that. IPS panels are used in a few laptops (e-IPS in less expensive models, and H-IPS in high end workstation class laptops) which also have a stated 1000:1 static contrast ratio, but they tend to be closer to true 1000:1 contrast ratio compared to TN panels.

PVA panels have the highest static contrast ratio; typically about 3000:1 and 5000:1 for very high end PVA panels generally geared towards graphic artists. However, these panels are not found in laptops at least to the best of my knowledge; they are only used in monitors.
Score
0
a b D Laptop
May 27, 2012 6:02:48 AM

jaguarskx said:
You can say that for just about all laptop screen since the vast majority of them use TN panels and while they are generally stated to have 1000:1 static contrast ratio, in reality it is generally less than that.

There are plenty of TN-type panels that have very good contrast, and the LG LP156WF1(TL)(F3) LCD typically used as the FHD LCD in the DV6 is one of them. Measured contrast ratios of 15.6" 1366x768 and 17.3" 1600x900 displays, and almost all displays 14" and below regardless of resolution, tend to be at or below 200:1. For 15.6" 1600x900, 15.6" 1920x1080, and 17.3" 1920x1080 displays, measured contrast ratios tend to be in the range of 500:1 to 1000:1. Two exceptions to this are the Samsung Series 7's 1600x900 LCD, and the AUO B156HW01 V5 FHD LCD that ASUS used in a number of their G-Series and N-Series before they started using matte screens. Lower-end displays also tend to exhibit graininess, slightly poorer viewing angles (both being TN), and dark color gradiation due in part to the poorer viewing angles, compared to their higher-end counterparts.
Score
0
May 28, 2012 1:04:07 PM

jaguarskx said:
You can say that for just about all laptop screen since the vast majority of them use TN panels and while they are generally stated to have 1000:1 static contrast ratio, in reality it is generally less than that. IPS panels are used in a few laptops (e-IPS in less expensive models, and H-IPS in high end workstation class laptops) which also have a stated 1000:1 static contrast ratio, but they tend to be closer to true 1000:1 contrast ratio compared to TN panels.

PVA panels have the highest static contrast ratio; typically about 3000:1 and 5000:1 for very high end PVA panels generally geared towards graphic artists. However, these panels are not found in laptops at least to the best of my knowledge; they are only used in monitors.

i have an 20inch led monitor fitted in my wall..i chose i7 coz i want a performance equal to a i5 2400
Score
0
a b D Laptop
May 28, 2012 7:52:49 PM

Still, regardless of what you might have in your laptop, the GPU and screen are more important in your case than the processor is, unless you make particular use of a fast CPU.
Score
0
May 29, 2012 2:10:03 AM

the lap u suggested is i5 containing 2 cores equal to an i3 desktop processor ..i want a performance of an i5 2400 ..pls tell me any other laptop like that
Score
0
a b D Laptop
May 29, 2012 3:28:37 PM

vishalaestro said:
the lap u suggested is i5 containing 2 cores equal to an i3 desktop processor ..i want a performance of an i5 2400 ..pls tell me any other laptop like that

If you are concerned with having your laptop computer match a desktop computer that you own, then you should also be concerned about matching the quality and resolution of a desktop monitor. And because the display will affect you more than the processor will, you should focus more on the display aspect than the processor aspect. The display in the Toshiba Satellite you are looking at is a horrible 15.6" 1366x768, which makes things onscreen large and will have terrible image quality due to low contrast since these lower-resolution screens are cheaply manufactured. Having a 15.6" 1366x768 display is worse than having a mobile Core i5 processor. 15.6" 1366x768 displays are terrible displays, but the Core i5-2450M is not a terrible processor.

Unless you are going to increase your budget, you cannot easily have a particularly fast CPU and a good display at the same time. But if you can then I would suggest going with the HP DV6t Quad Edition in a configuration that includes the GT 650M and 1920x1080 display.

Visit this link to a saved configuration of the HP DV6t Quad Edition that includes the GT 650M GPU and the 1920x1080 display. This laptop has a Core i7-3610QM which is one of the fastest mobile CPUs available with a good price-to-performance ratio.
- Do not downgrade the display to 1366x768
- Keep the 1GB GT 650M. The GT 630M is considerably slower, and the 2GB memory upgrade for the GT 650M isn't going to make a considerable difference for gaming.
- Applying coupon code NBW9325 will bring the price to $949 in the above configuration.
- Upgrades worth considering, if you have budget room: mSSD cache, backlit keyboard. None of these should overtake the display upgrade or the GPU upgrade though, except for in specific cases that probably don't apply.

Similar in price and specification is the Sager NP6165. Visit this link to the configuration page. Select "Windows 7" under "Operating System" unless you already have a valid Windows 7 product key. A Core i7-3610QM processor upgrade is available to match the CPU in the HP DV6t Quad Edition.

Because XoticPC does not charge sales tax, a configuration of the Sager including Windows and the Core i7 upgrade will be very close to the price of the HP DV6t Quad Edition including the 1920x1080 display and the GT 650M GPU upgrades.
Score
0
May 29, 2012 4:27:07 PM

the problem is i'm a college student but also i'm a power user of computer i will not do overclocking but i will browse the internet a lot seeing benchmarks and and play games for 2 hours at medium settings ..i don't know whether desktop is good or laptop is good for me..
Score
0

Best solution

a b D Laptop
May 29, 2012 4:56:26 PM

For gaming, your biggest performance bottleneck is going to be the GPU, not the CPU.

The original HP I suggested you (the DV6-6C53NR) with the i5-2450M and the Radeon 7690M XT is generally going to provide better gaming performance than the Toshiba you were considering that has the i7-2670QM and GT 540M, because the 7690M XT GPU is faster.

HP DV6-6C53NR (i5-2450M, Radeon 7690M XT, 15.6" 1920x1080 matte display
- Again, make sure that you go into the BIOS and change the switchable graphics settings from DYNAMIC to FIXED.

Web browsing does not depend on a fast CPU at all.

By going with the Toshiba, you're making a common and poor mistake in the science of computer buying: Prioritizing a faster CPU over a good display and faster GPU, when you're looking for game performance and don't have a particular need for a fast CPU.
Share
May 30, 2012 2:45:59 PM

Best answer selected by vishalaestro.
Score
0
a c 244 D Laptop
May 31, 2012 11:08:32 AM

This topic has been closed by Maziar
Score
0
!