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October 22, 2012 1:56:20 AM

Hi, I'm looking at laptops. I want one that would serve as a light gaming laptop, as well as one for school. My budget is around 600 dollars, give or take 100. These two caught my eye.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would it be worth it to upgrade for 130 bucks from AMD to Intel and Nvidia?
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I would prefer a 15.6 inch laptop with good battery life and a graphics card/processor that will run most games at low to medium settings. It needs to be fairly light as well as I will be carrying around this thing constantly.

Thanks!
Whoonu

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October 22, 2012 2:20:15 AM
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I would be remiss if I didn't recommend this A10 APU with the CrossfireX 7670m. That can, in games that support it, give you GT 660m-like levels of performance, otherwise it would just run like a standard 7670m.

$750, a hair outside your budget but you'd end up with medium/high capability more often than not, and a laptop you'd be happy with for years instead of months.
Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That AMD one you mentioned should technically be capable of the same CrossfireX so its performance, in games that support it (there's a few that don't, and at this time I can't name them off) it would probably act like something between a 640m and 650m, closer to the 650m side. Between the two, for gaming, that's the one I would go with. It's gonna be a tad bit slower in single-core processes, though.
October 22, 2012 8:00:21 PM

Thanks! That helps! I will consider that laptop when it comes out. However, I will wait for more opinions in the meantime. Thanks a bunch!
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October 22, 2012 9:10:54 PM

I suggest this 2 laptops

For $639, GT 555m.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

For $749, GT 650m.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

Benchmarks of the 555m
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-555M.419...

The 555m version in the Lenovo laptops is not as fast as a normal 555m, its like a fast version of 550m, see the "Performance" part in the page link.

650m benchmarks.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M.718...

7670m benchmarks.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7670M.69483....

7670m + A10 like the samsung suggested earlier.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7660G-HD-767...
a b D Laptop
October 22, 2012 9:24:18 PM

Whoonu said:
Hi, I'm looking at laptops. I want one that would serve as a light gaming laptop, as well as one for school. My budget is around 600 dollars, give or take 100. These two caught my eye.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would it be worth it to upgrade for 130 bucks from AMD to Intel and Nvidia?
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I would prefer a 15.6 inch laptop with good battery life and a graphics card/processor that will run most games at low to medium settings. It needs to be fairly light as well as I will be carrying around this thing constantly.

Thanks!
Whoonu



Since you're open to suggestions, mine is to forget gaming with a laptop.
October 22, 2012 10:29:10 PM

ram1009 said:
Since you're open to suggestions, mine is to forget gaming with a laptop.

Thanks. Really helps.
October 22, 2012 10:33:22 PM

Hiii said:
I suggest this 2 laptops

For $639, GT 555m.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

For $749, GT 650m.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

Benchmarks of the 555m
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-555M.419...

The 555m version in the Lenovo laptops is not as fast as a normal 555m, its like a fast version of 550m, see the "Performance" part in the page link.

650m benchmarks.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M.718...

7670m benchmarks.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7670M.69483....

7670m + A10 like the samsung suggested earlier.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7660G-HD-767...

Interesting. The GT 555 laptop appeals to me. Any idea on the battery life of this laptop?
a b D Laptop
October 22, 2012 11:02:44 PM

Whoonu said:
Thanks. Really helps.



I know it isn't what you want to hear but remember who told you first.
October 22, 2012 11:18:25 PM

ram1009 said:
I know it isn't what you want to hear but remember who told you first.

The thing is, this laptop will be for college. So... Yeah.
October 30, 2012 9:10:13 PM

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