I am facing the generic 'I need a cheap gaming laptop for school' dilemma, and I need your advice.
For $530: 17.3 inch screen 750 gb hdd 8 gb ram ddr3 2.3 ghz i5-2410m processor (up to 2.9 w/ turboboost) AMD Radeon HD 6490m 1 gb ddr5
For $570: 15.6 inch screen 750 gb hdd 6 gb ram AMD 2.8 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A8-4500M AMD Radeon HD 7640G
My main goal for choosing a laptop is something that can do the usual word processing and web browsing and all that jazz, while being able to run intensive games (eg skyrim) on med-low settings somewhere around 25-30 fps. I wont be doing any super-intensive video editing with it if that helps. What would be best for me?