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Can't choose between the two

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May 29, 2012 8:03:45 PM

I'm trying to pick between the HP Pavilion dv6tqe for $975 with
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor: 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
Graphics card: NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 1GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]
Memory: 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Hard drive: 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
Primary battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery - Up to 6.0 hours of battery life +++
Display: 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
Primary optical drive: Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
Personalization: HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Networking: 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard

or a HP Pavilion dv7qte for $1,125
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor: 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
Graphics card: NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]
Memory: 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Hard drive: 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
Primary battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery - Up to 5.75 hours of battery life +++
Display: 17.3-inch diagonal Full HD Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
Primary optical drive: Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
Personalization: HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Networking: 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard

Anything I should know about the two? I think I might just get the dv6tqe because it seems like I'm paying an extra $150 for a bigger screen. Are they decently powerful enough to play recent games on say medium?

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May 29, 2012 8:09:33 PM

The HP Pavilion dv7qte also has a 2GB graphics card while the dv6tqe has a 1GB. I am not well versed in NVidia graphics but if you are going to be using it primarily for gaming I would go with the dv7qte.

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May 29, 2012 8:16:43 PM

I think I read on here there isn't much difference between the two. If there is, how much of a difference does it make?
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May 29, 2012 8:35:12 PM

So, $150 difference for 1GB of VRAM.

My take is that your laptop will feel old, slow and oudated before the 1GB extra of VRAM kicks in. At GT 650M, it won't make that much of a difference anyway.
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