Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Light Gaming Comparison

Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
Share
January 2, 2013 5:07:05 PM

Hello everyone! I am considering buying a light gaming laptop. Out of these 4, which one should I buy? I am tight on cash. Any other options are welcome. Thanks!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

-Whoonu
a b 4 Gaming
January 2, 2013 5:16:49 PM

^ Which makes sense since it's the most expensive of the bunch
m
0
l
Related resources
January 2, 2013 5:23:10 PM

Well if he does want to go down in price he can chose the second for $50 less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It has the same GPU my laptop has (since it's a rebadged 555m) in my Lenovo Y570. The resolution of the screen is only 1366 x 768 and with an overclock I can run metro on ultra if I don't have AA cranked up without any hiccups.
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 464 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
January 2, 2013 7:56:09 PM

I rank them as follows for games:

#1 - MSI
#2 - Lenovo
#3 - Both Acers

Regarding #3; the Radeon HD 7670m is marginally more powerful than the nVidia GT630m. However AMD's A8-4500m is a bit weak as a CPU especially considering it is clocked at 1.9GHz. Assuming the same clockspeed, Intel CPUs are more powerful than what AMD has to offer. Therefore the performance difference from a CPU standpoint is more than the 600MHz clockspeed difference.

Having said the above, most games are dependent on the GPU rather than the CPU. So as long as the CPU is fast enough there will be no affect on performance. Crysis 2 is an example of such a game. But there are some games that are dependent on both. Skyrim is an example. Skyrim will perform a bit better on the Acer Aspire V3-571G because the Intel CPU is more powerful than the AMD A8 APU. That even though the GT 630m is marginally slower than the Radeon HD 7670m.
Share
a c 464 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
January 2, 2013 7:58:37 PM

While the Acer Aspire V3-551G may offer slightly lower performance than the Acer Aspire V3-571G in certain games, it is also $120 less expensive.
m
0
l
January 3, 2013 5:14:14 PM

Best answer selected by Whoonu.
m
0
l
!