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July 6, 2012 3:31:38 AM

Hi! I am going off to college in the fall and I have been looking for laptops that will be portable but still have a little bit power for gaming as I enjoy playing starcraft 2, Guild wars 2, and few other games. I have narrowed to two laptops. One has better specs while the other is thinner and lighter.

HP Pavillion dv6t-7000 Quad Edition
-3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM Processor (2.6 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) {I believe this comes with turbo as well}
-NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]
-8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
-160GB (Solid State Drive Flash Module)
-15.6-inch diagonal Full HD Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
-5.6lbs 1.22in thick

Sony Vaio S series 15.5"
-3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM quad-core processor (2.10GHz / 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost)
-15.5" LED backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
-NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M LE (2GB) hybrid graphics with Intel® Wireless Display technology
-128GB (64GB x2) solid state drive with RAID 0
-8GB (4GB fixed onboard + 4GB removable) DDR3-1333MH
-4.5 lbs .9 in thick

I have been debating over this for a few weeks now. So I just gave up and decided that one of you has some more knowledge than me on this. So what I am asking is is there something i am missing that drastically points towards one of the laptops? What would you choose if you wanted a laptop that could play games well but still be somewhat mobile? and do you think I should go with the SSD or a hard drive. I keep my stuff very organized and delete things that aren't need so space isnt an issue and i cant get an external hard drive.

Thanks in advance.

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July 6, 2012 3:46:26 AM

The HP has better performance. There is no debate on that.
July 6, 2012 4:01:14 AM

Why can't you get an external hard drive? That could be very convenient. Anyway, go with the HP. It looks very nice, especially with the large SSD.
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July 6, 2012 4:08:51 AM

Woops i didnt mean that i couldnt get a external hard drive. I meant to say i can get one
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July 6, 2012 12:06:42 PM

Get the HP, as everyone else mentioned.
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