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October 9, 2012 2:24:43 PM

I need to choose between these laptops:

880$ - ASUS K55VM-SX112/8GB (ALUMINIUM) - Intel QuadCore i7 3610QM (2.3GHz/Turbo 3.3, 6M, 22nm) CPU, NVIDIA® GeForce®GT 630M (NV13P-GL2) 2GB DDR3 VRAM VGA, 8192 MB DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD, Web Camera, Supermulti Double Layer ODD, Bluetooth 4.0 + WiDi, Battery 6cell 4700mAh Durabatt, 56W, 5:00hrs battery life, 3xUSB (1xUSB3.0), Instant-On, Intel HM75 chipset, HDMI 1.4, 0.3MPix Webcam, Multifinger Touchpad, Seamless Chiclet KB, IceCool, Aluminium palmrest, 2.6kg, 15.6" HD LED (1366x768) 16ms, Glare, P/N: 90N88C3141627400139

800$ - ASUS K56CM-XX015 - SLIMBOOK - Intel Core i7-3517U (1.9GHz/4M, DualCore, 22nm, 17W, Turbo 3GHz) CPU, nVidia GeForce GT 635M (NV13P-GLR) 2GB DDR3 VRAM VGA, 8192 MB DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 750GB 5400rpm HDD, Web Camera, Supermulti Double Layer ODD, Bluetooth 4.0, Battery 4 cell 2950mAh, Aluminium chassis, Thin and Light (2.3kg, 21mm), Intel HM76, 3xUSB (1x3.0), HD WebCam, SD Card, HDMI, Chiclet Keyboard, 15.6" HD LED (1366x768) 16ms, Glare, P/N: 90NUHL4141134500139

800$ - ASUS S56CM-XX017V - ULTRABOOK - Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz/3M, 22nm, 18W, Turbo 2.4GHz) CPU, nVidia GeForce GT 635M (NV13P-GLR) 2GB DDR3 VRAM VGA, 4096 MB DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 24GB MSSD Cache + 500GB 5400rpm HDD, Web Camera, Supermulti Double Layer ODD, Bluetooth 4.0, Battery 4 cell 2950mAh, Ultrabook, Aluminium chassis, Thin and Light (2.3kg, 21mm), Intel HM76, 3xUSB (1x3.0), HD WebCam, SD Card, HDMI, Chiclet Keyboard, Carry Case, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, Office Starter, 15.6" HD LED (1366x768) 16ms, Glare, P/N: 90NUHM41411263VM239

700$ - ASUS K55VM-SX091/8GB (ALUMINIUM) - Intel i5 3210M (2.5GHz/3M) CPU, NVIDIA® GeForce®GT 630M (NV13P-GL2) 2GB DDR3 VRAM VGA, 8192 MB DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 500 GB 5400 rpm HDD, Web Camera, Supermulti Double Layer ODD, Bluetooth 4.0 + WiDi, Battery 6cell 4700mAh Durabatt, 56W, 5:00hrs battery life, 3xUSB (1xUSB3.0), Instant-On, Intel HM75 chipset, HDMI 1.4, 0.3MPix Webcam, Multifinger Touchpad, Chiclet KB, IceCool, Aluminium palmrest, 2.6kg, 15.6" HD LED (1366x768) 16ms, Glare, P/N: 90N88C3141672400139

The laptop will be mostly for internet browsing, flash games, but occasinally some gaming too. So i want to know which one will give best gaming performance, i7 3610qm + gt630m or i7 3517 + gt635m. Which of these 4 combination is the best regardless the price, and which one is best when comparing price/performance. is the price difference from i5 to i7 worth, and how much gt635m is better than 630m. Any suggestion or info about good and bad sides of these 4 laptops will help too. Thx!

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October 9, 2012 6:01:28 PM

Andrej2012 said:
I need to choose between these laptops:

880$ - ASUS K55VM-SX112/8GB (ALUMINIUM) - Intel QuadCore i7 3610QM (2.3GHz/Turbo 3.3, 6M, 22nm) CPU, NVIDIA® GeForce®GT 630M (NV13P-GL2) 2GB DDR3 VRAM VGA, 8192 MB DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD, Web Camera, Supermulti Double Layer ODD, Bluetooth 4.0 + WiDi, Battery 6cell 4700mAh Durabatt, 56W, 5:00hrs battery life, 3xUSB (1xUSB3.0), Instant-On, Intel HM75 chipset, HDMI 1.4, 0.3MPix Webcam, Multifinger Touchpad, Seamless Chiclet KB, IceCool, Aluminium palmrest, 2.6kg, 15.6" HD LED (1366x768) 16ms, Glare, P/N: 90N88C3141627400139

800$ - ASUS K56CM-XX015 - SLIMBOOK - Intel Core i7-3517U (1.9GHz/4M, DualCore, 22nm, 17W, Turbo 3GHz) CPU, nVidia GeForce GT 635M (NV13P-GLR) 2GB DDR3 VRAM VGA, 8192 MB DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 750GB 5400rpm HDD, Web Camera, Supermulti Double Layer ODD, Bluetooth 4.0, Battery 4 cell 2950mAh, Aluminium chassis, Thin and Light (2.3kg, 21mm), Intel HM76, 3xUSB (1x3.0), HD WebCam, SD Card, HDMI, Chiclet Keyboard, 15.6" HD LED (1366x768) 16ms, Glare, P/N: 90NUHL4141134500139

800$ - ASUS S56CM-XX017V - ULTRABOOK - Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz/3M, 22nm, 18W, Turbo 2.4GHz) CPU, nVidia GeForce GT 635M (NV13P-GLR) 2GB DDR3 VRAM VGA, 4096 MB DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 24GB MSSD Cache + 500GB 5400rpm HDD, Web Camera, Supermulti Double Layer ODD, Bluetooth 4.0, Battery 4 cell 2950mAh, Ultrabook, Aluminium chassis, Thin and Light (2.3kg, 21mm), Intel HM76, 3xUSB (1x3.0), HD WebCam, SD Card, HDMI, Chiclet Keyboard, Carry Case, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, Office Starter, 15.6" HD LED (1366x768) 16ms, Glare, P/N: 90NUHM41411263VM239

700$ - ASUS K55VM-SX091/8GB (ALUMINIUM) - Intel i5 3210M (2.5GHz/3M) CPU, NVIDIA® GeForce®GT 630M (NV13P-GL2) 2GB DDR3 VRAM VGA, 8192 MB DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 500 GB 5400 rpm HDD, Web Camera, Supermulti Double Layer ODD, Bluetooth 4.0 + WiDi, Battery 6cell 4700mAh Durabatt, 56W, 5:00hrs battery life, 3xUSB (1xUSB3.0), Instant-On, Intel HM75 chipset, HDMI 1.4, 0.3MPix Webcam, Multifinger Touchpad, Chiclet KB, IceCool, Aluminium palmrest, 2.6kg, 15.6" HD LED (1366x768) 16ms, Glare, P/N: 90N88C3141672400139

The laptop will be mostly for internet browsing, flash games, but occasinally some gaming too. So i want to know which one will give best gaming performance, i7 3610qm + gt630m or i7 3517 + gt635m. Which of these 4 combination is the best regardless the price, and which one is best when comparing price/performance. is the price difference from i5 to i7 worth, and how much gt635m is better than 630m. Any suggestion or info about good and bad sides of these 4 laptops will help too. Thx!



That is a lot to take in, to answer the video performance question the 635M has 48 more stream processors, wider memory bus, and the Stream processors runs faster. I'd say they 635M is worth the money. The simple answer is most modern processors are more than powerful enough for all web browser games period, espically the ones you have listed. My recommendation of the ones you listed are:
ASUS S56CM-XX017V
ASUS K56CM-XX015
I'd perfer the I7 vs the I5 but both are good solutions.
Also it might help if you post what Kind of games you might like to play. When it comes to gaming you biggest limiting factor will be your video card, and the processor will not make that kind of performance difference. I'd say the I7 is the way to go. But note that in this situation the Processor is way overpowered for what you need, I'd say all of them are.

Also I have an HP-g7z-2100 upgraded to an A10-4600M and a 7670M the two run in a crossfire like mode that accroding to notebookcheck.net peformes 7% better than the gt 635M and my set up cost me a $786. It is important to note, that it is a standard notebook not a ultrabook, and has a 17 in screen vs the 15.6 you were looking at. But I get great gaming performance, 30 FPS in Borderlands two Full Settings, 25 FPS in Batman Arkham City Full Settings ect. You can also lower the Voltage of processor and lower the laptops power usage by about 7 to 10 watts. With my 97 watt hour battery life I expect 7 to 10 hour battery posting on tomshardware, that includes my custom voltage.
October 9, 2012 7:33:16 PM

well, im not a big gamer, but lets say if i want to play games like diablo 3, or similar, or maybe a bit more demanding games, i dont want to need to buy another laptop in close future. so im looking for something like an average gaming laptop that would play most of the games without lags, even if its not on highest performance, its good as long it can run them.
another thing, how big impact cpu passmark benchmark has on multitassking and games? for example, my current core 2 duo is rated 1000, the i5 3317 is about 3000, i7 3517 is 3925, i5 3210 3880, but the i7 3610qm was in top 10, and it had a score of 9000. what does this means, and will i notice a difference while doing something and where?
October 10, 2012 3:49:54 AM

Passmark is unreliable (or so I have been told), In multitasking the higher the marks the better. I have been told that passmark puts out results that are not consistent with other benchmarks. With proessor intensive things like, video rendering, DVD ripping, 3d graphics desgin you want the most powerful processor possible. If you aren't doing alot of these things then I'd say it's not worth it. Gaming wise the bottleneck for years has been not the processor but the GPU. In this case your will notice more of a benefit from the extra GPU, as it will provide more power, and should beable to handle games longer.

Here is some info on the 2 GPUS
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-635M.669...

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-630M.637...
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