Hi everyone. Was looking at a laptop from a co-worker to replace an old vaio of mine that was busted in an exuberant playoff celebration. It seems to be a pretty good deal but I am having a few reservations.
I will like the laptop and then list some specs for some that don't want to pull up the site.
He is selling for 400. Comes with a bag but I probably wouldn't use it over my Timbuk2
Mainly be using it for college: papers, some school programs, nothing too heavy, light to moderate gaming. Wow, Planetside 2, ME, Bastion, etc.
My main reservation lies with the gfx card. From most the benchmarks I see, it seems to under perform or tie the integrated card on the CPU. Not wanting to bottleneck it for future purchases like Cyberpunk or TES Online this year.
The GT 610m is a very weak graphics card. While more powerful than the Intel HD 3000 on all mobile Sandy Bridge CPUs, it is generally a little less powerful than the Intel HD 4000 in all mobile Ivy Bridge CPUs.
It's a good deal if gaming is not a concern, but if you want to play games then it's best to simply pass on that laptop.