What FPS would each run at in Diablo 3 with med graphics? Can it play on the screen's resolution without any fps issues? which one is better in terms of expense. vs. performance? I'm leaning more towards the NP3260 because of the cost!
I would like to be able to play in an FPS like so if possible (not specified unfortunately -.-):
thanks but i'm looking more in terms of resolution fps, the textures don't really bother me much i'd just like to be able to play in the screen res NO AA, NO/LOW SHADOWS, High Text, Low Clutter, etc. Any ideas there?
Keep in mind that, if you are going to buy either of these laptops, you need to upgrade the display to 1920x1080. You should not buy either of these laptops in any configuration that includes the stock 1366x768 display.
15.6" 1366x768 displays and 17.3" 1600x900 displays make things onscreen large, and tend to have very poor image quality due to low contrast. I recommend against buying laptops that come with 15.6" 1366x768 and 17.3" 1600x900 displays 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.
If you are worried about game performance in the higher native resolution, don't. Gaming should not be a reason to choose a 15.6" 1366x768 display instead of a 15.6" 1920x1080 display. For one thing, you can always make up for drops in performance associated with higher resolutions by lowering to a non-native resolution, but you cannot as easily make up for the limits imposed on multitasking by a lower resolution. In addition, despite the fact that running in a non-native resolution causes blur, games will still tend to look better running in a non-native resolution on a 15.6" 1920x1080 display than they would look running in native resolution on a 15.6" 1366x768 display, because of the sheer difference between the image quality typical of these types of displays.
Remember to go into the BIOS and change the setting for switchable graphics from DYNAMIC to FIXED. DYNAMIC (automatic switching) mode often does not correctly switch over to the dedicated GPU when certain games are loaded, but FIXED mode puts it entirely in your control whether the integrated or discrete GPU is enabled.