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What laptop should I get?

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August 23, 2012 9:16:35 PM

Can't decide between the TOSHIBA Satellite P850 and the LENOVO Ideapad Z750, I want a laptop that I can use for casual gaming (run games like BF3 on low at least) and editing HD video files.

TOSHIBA

Specs:

Processor: 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2350M Processor
RAM: 8 GB
Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M
Hard Dive:640 GB
USB 3.0: 4


LENOVO

Specs:

Processor: Intel Core i5-2450 (2.5 GHz, 3.1 GHz Turbo Boost, 3 MB cache memory)
RAM: 6 GB
- DDR1333
- 8 GB maximum expandable memory
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 1GB graphics card
Hard Dive: 750 GB
- 5400 rpm
USB 3.0: 0


Which one should I get? And if you can find another laptop for under £500 better than these 2 let me know, thanks :D 

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August 23, 2012 9:54:00 PM

Definitely Lenovo. Memory capacity doesn't mean much in modern games, but processor does.
Lenovo has i5 and it's quite better than the i3 in Toshiba, you don't really need USB 3.0 these days, and it's HDD has bigger capacity (which matters, since it's a notebook) than that of Toshiba's.
Lenovo is a clear winner in this particular case.
August 23, 2012 10:10:23 PM

master_chen said:
Definitely Lenovo. Memory capacity doesn't mean much in modern games, but processor does.
Lenovo has i5 and it's quite better than the i3 in Toshiba, you don't really need USB 3.0 these days, and it's HDD has bigger capacity (which matters, since it's a notebook) than that of Toshiba's.
Lenovo is a clear winner in this particular case.

Thanks for the reply, the Lenovo was the one I was going to get then I found out the Toshiba had 2gb of dedicated graphic ram don't know how much of a difference that will make though and whether it's worth the worse processor?
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August 23, 2012 10:49:19 PM

username134 said:
Toshiba had 2gb of dedicated graphic ram don't know how much of a difference that will make though and whether it's worth the worse processor?


Nope. Totally ain't worth it these days.
Most of today's modern games can't even utilize more than 4GB of Memory (only some ultra-heavy FPS (like Crysis/Metro/Bioshock) and MMOs like "E.V.E. Online" would demand for bigger amounts of memory), so a truly wise choice would be to buy the notebook that has better processor, rather than to buy the one that has more memory in it.
Buy that Lenovo and you're good to go without any problems.
August 24, 2012 8:22:32 AM

I prefer TOSHIBA . It is a good brand and have a good review.
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