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Help picking between 2 laptops

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  • Asus
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November 20, 2012 9:13:11 PM

I am looking at a new laptop. My max price is $600. I have found 2 that seem good, but was wondering if one is definitely better than the other. I would be playing the Sims 2 or 3 on it, but that is about the extent of my gaming. Otherwise I watch a lot of videos online.

HP ENVY 15.6" Laptop - 6GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive
AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7660G discrete-class graphics
Processor speed: 2.3ghz
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=2377CF393C80FE22F235A1DBBC50E53B.bbolsp-app02-06?skuId=6819205&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&type=product&cmp=++&lid=abn_sku_1_Laptop+%26+Netbook+Computers_SKU_6819205_TXT&id=1218808163771#tab=specifications

Asus - 15.6" Laptop - 6GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive
Intel® 3rd Generation Core™ i5
Processor speed: 2.5ghz
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=2377CF393C80FE22F235A1DBBC50E53B.bbolsp-app02-06?skuId=6769421&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&type=product&cmp=++&lid=abn_sku_1_Laptop+%26+Netbook+Computers_SKU_6769421_TXT&id=1218806578389#tab=specifications

From what I am gathering, it seems like the HP would have better graphics but the Asus has a faster processor? But would this really be a huge concern when I only play the Sims? Or would it function just as well on the Asus? And if it would function just as well on the Asus, should I get the Asus because it would be faster? Any help welcome. Both laptops are $600 and seem very comparable they just have different processors and the Asus' just has UMA graphics I think it means it doesn't have a graphics card attached.

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November 20, 2012 9:21:41 PM

That's pretty much exactly the problem. The i5's graphics will likely struggle with the Sims 3, but will do fine with the second one. UMA just means it's using onboard graphics.
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November 20, 2012 9:22:34 PM

The HP ENVY's processor is a bit slower than the ASUS, but it is completely irrelevant when the ENVY has the 7660G GPU versus the HD4000.

The HP ENVY will vastly outperform the ASUS laptop.
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November 20, 2012 9:27:05 PM

Thanks for the help. I was thinking that the HP would do more of what I wanted, but when I went into Best Buy the guy seemed to just rattle off generic statements.
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