Need help choosing a laptop!!! Please help!!!

Hey everyone.

There are 6 laptops I'm looking at right now. I'm trying to decide which one to get.

Here are my questions:
- Which laptop is the best "bang for the buck" overall?
- Which laptop would be the most reliable? Best brand with best hardware sort-of thing?
- Which laptop is the best for gaming?
- How well would the Samsung laptop (the one for $649.99) compare to the other three laptops? Given that it's $100-$150 less than the other three, does it compare at all, or is actually worth spending an extra $100-$150?


In order, from cheapest to most expensive:

Samsung NP355V4-S01CA
14" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
AMD A10-4600M Quad-Core APU @ 2.3GHz (turbo up to 3.1GHz)
750GB 5400RPM HDD
6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
1GB Dedicated Video Memory
Link: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-14-amd-a10-4600m-laptop-np355v4-s01ca-silver-np355v4-s01ca/10211638.aspx?path=bcd50fbb8392c92e7a14428964f6b5f1en02
Price: $649.99 + tax

Lenovo P580
15.6" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
Intel Core i7-3520M Dual-Core w/Hyperthreading @ 2GHz (not sure what it actually overclocks to)
750GB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
2GB Dedicated Video Memory
Link: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/lenovo-lenovo-ideapad-15-6-intel-core-i7-3520m-laptop-p580-grey-p580/10206586.aspx?path=266ab058cad77b022ab2befde0912ce9en02
Price: $699.99 + tax (on sale until Sept. 13th. Regular price is $799.99)

HP M6-1058CA
15.6" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core w/Hyperthreading @ 2.5GHz (turbo up to 3.1GHz)
750GB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3 RAM (unsure of speed)
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
2GB Dedicated Video Memory
Link: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-6-laptop-featuring-intel-core-i5-3210m-processor-m6-1058ca-silver-m6-1058ca/10208048.aspx?path=41babfc3d281f4368e298f82e6bebc06en02
Price: $749.99 + tax (on sale until Sept. 13th. Regular price is $799.99)

HP B4T87UA#ABL
15.6" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core w/Hyperthreading @ 2.5GHz (turbo up to 3.1GHz)
750GB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
1GB Dedicated Video Memory (it says 1.5GB but I'm going to assume that's a typo)
Link: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hewlett-packard-15-6-laptop-featuring-intel-core-i5-3210m-b4t87ua-abl-charcoal-grey-dv6-7050ca/10212225.aspx?path=eef5134e06ef83b9bc1b7d756f321474en02
Price: $799.99 + tax (online only)

Acer Aspire AS5755G-9417
15.6" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
Intel Core i7-2670QM Quad-Core w/Hyperthreading @ 2.2GHz (turbo up to 3.1GHz)
1TB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
2GB Dedicated Video Memory
Link: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/acer-acer-aspire-15-6-laptop-featuring-intel-core-i7-2670qm-processor-as5755g-9417-black-as5755g-9417/10180322.aspx?path=8d341dd6fd1bcc851a525628a54adc8fen02
Price: $799.99 + tax

ASUS K55VD-DB51
15.6" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core w/Hyperthreading @ 2.5GHz (turbo up to 3.1GHz)
750GB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 610M
1GB Dedicated Video Memory
Link: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-15-6-intel-core-i5-3210m-laptop-k55vd-db51-k55vd-db51/10219176.aspx?path=1ae65d2cc05fc97535c5f1ef3017aeecen02
Price: $799.99 + tax (online only)
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  1. 8 hours later and still no responses...? Wow...
  2. You may be getting a lack of responses because you provided 6 choices which is probably more than the average viewer is willing to take time an analyze. You may want to narrow it down to 2 or 3 laptops to increase the number of responses. The lower the better.

    If I was in the market for a laptop these days I would be focused towards ASUS or Lenovo as I believe they are the better laptop companies. I say that as a rule in general.

    Personally I would save up some more money and go for one of the ASUS Republic of Gamers Laptops like this G74. I am sure newer models have been released since G74 however this product line by ASUS is very impressive. Especially the venting. I think most laptops are not properly cooled. However this one cooled extremely well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGyc36KKdRw
  3. Can I just trump them all and say buy a Y580 for $50 more?
    http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/ideapad/y-series/y580/
  4. Every laptop he listed is 720. But of the one's he listed I'd go with the A10 & 7670m. It was what I was looking at before I saw a Y570 new in the Lenovo outlet for $575. With tax I payed only $620. If he can get a good deal like that he can get a great laptop.
    http://outlet.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/outlet_us/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:expandcategory?current-catalog-id=A4A41B4CA13D4754AE2FBF7721EBF357&current-category-id=908B184AED4F29502E6EB3E1E76AFC13&menu-id=products&ref-id=products#/?facet-2=16&page-index=1&page-size=10&facet-9=5&sort-criteria=1
    To get the best deal I had to check every day (they add laptops a few times a week, good deals go fast).
    Look for Y570's both new and refurbished have 1 year warranty. Make sure it's the Y570 with a 555m (although they use one that's just an overclocked 550m it does good in games and I was able to OC mine to 900 clock from 753.
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