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Help me choose which of these two laptop should I buy for gaming?

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January 24, 2013 2:42:27 AM

Acer Aspire V3-571G-9686 15.6-Inch Laptop price: $730
specs:
15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display: (1366 x 768) resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM Processor 2.2GHzwith Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.2GHz
Windows 8
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640Mwith 2GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM
6GB DDR3 Memory
500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Bluetooth® 4.0+HS
1.3MP HD Webcam(1280 x 1024)
Optimized Dolby® Advanced Audio® v4 audio enhancement
Two Built-in stereo speakers
2- USB 2.0 Ports
1- USB 3.0 Port
1- HDMI™ Portwith HDCP Support
6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (4400mAh)
Up to 4.5-hours battery life
5.74 lbs. | 2.6kg <\strong>system unit only


Acer Aspire V3-771G-6851 17.3-Inch Laptop price: $700
specs:
17.3" HD+ Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900) resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor 2.5GHzwith Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.1GHz
Windows 8
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640Mwith 2GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM
6GB DDR3 Memory
750GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drivewith Dual Hard Drive Support
8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Bluetooth® 4.0+HS
1.3MP HD Webcam(1280 x 1024)
Optimized Dolby® Home Theater® v4 audio enhancement
Two Built-in stereo speakers
2- USB 2.0 Ports
2- USB 3.0 Port
1- HDMI™ Portwith HDCP Support
6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (4400mAh)
Up to 4-hours battery life
7.05 lbs. | 3.2kg <\strong>system unit only


which of these two laptop should I buy for gaming?
a b D Laptop
January 24, 2013 2:50:18 AM

The first one is a fair bit better, but they both have the 640M graphics chip, which is really... yeah.

Don't expect good gaming settings.
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a c 462 D Laptop
January 24, 2013 5:26:45 AM

The first laptop is better for games because it has lower resolution which means higher performance. The 2nd laptop has a 1600x900 resolution screen which lowers the performance because the graphics chip needs to push more pixels. Of course you can lower the resolution down to 1366x768 to improve performance.

Having a 1366x768 resolution screen in my current laptop I would say that I prefer a higher resolution screen so that I can be more productive when not playing games. 1366x768 is okay for games though.
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January 24, 2013 1:32:30 PM

While considering gaming , a 4 core processor will give you more performance than a dual core processor. Moreover there is only a slight change between these two configs and a $30 more.So better choose the first one.
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January 24, 2013 1:42:00 PM

You should get at least a quad core for gaming. Since they have the same GPU I think the i7 with 4 cores is better.

I'm going to warn you. A $700 laptop can not handle intense games (Battlefield 3 or Skyrim) well.

Are you planning on carrying this around?
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January 24, 2013 11:59:30 PM

envy14tpe said:
You should get at least a quad core for gaming. Since they have the same GPU I think the i7 with 4 cores is better.

I'm going to warn you. A $700 laptop can not handle intense games (Battlefield 3 or Skyrim) well.

Are you planning on carrying this around?


Yes. I want to carry my laptop everywhere I go. I research a lot about the first one and they said it can run battlefield3, skyrim, gw2 and latest games in medium to high settings with no lag. Sorry if my english is bad and thanks for your opinion
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January 25, 2013 1:32:35 AM

ryrene said:
Yes. I want to carry my laptop everywhere I go. I research a lot about the first one and they said it can run battlefield3, skyrim, gw2 and latest games in medium to high settings with no lag. Sorry if my english is bad and thanks for your opinion

I had a laptop with a i5-460M. It was a i5 but only 2 cores. The laptop did not play Battlefield 3 well at all. I was disappointed. However, a i7 can handle the issue of the # of cores better. Also, the GPU (640M) is much better than mine was. I think you can play Battlefield 3 at Low + maybe Medium at decent fps.

Also, for carrying around you don't want a 17" screen with added weight.

What country are you buying this in?
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January 25, 2013 1:39:33 AM

Both laptops are from amazon store. I'm planning to buy and ship it here in Philippines
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February 1, 2013 1:11:00 PM

Best answer selected by ryrene.
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