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Which of these two laptops is better for gaming?

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February 10, 2013 9:23:03 AM

Right, I know laptop's aren't the best for gaming... but! I am gonna need something to fall back on to in case if my gaming desktop breaks down and needs a repair or something.

I want to play games like Killing Floor, Minecraft; nothing TOO demanding.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/toshiba-satellite-p850-138...

OR

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavilion-dm4-3002ea-ent...

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February 10, 2013 9:23:37 AM

SCREEN RESOLUTION: I don't care.
Budget: 540
The rest I don't care about.
February 10, 2013 11:16:23 AM

those two are terrible. Get this:

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-21512KU-15-6-Inch-...

one stock in left, get it before its out of stock. If thats out of stock, get this

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products...;pgid=c7twGfjc0ptSRpIq7ZUcoGXQ0000yNgPKWPY;sid=B3vXpV84Z2gwpA-DOLhwLYc3M2cS8Gskwi6TZqqtDaBaDtRD31DSUYDw?HP-ENVY-dv6z-7200-Notebook-PC&adid=10428184&affpid=3349309&aoid=35252

Press customize, then go to the graphics card section and choose the second option. Then use this coupon "SAVE15HP"

For more laptops go to this site:

http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/gaming-laptops-under-...
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February 10, 2013 11:19:34 AM

That's the US, which is a problem.
February 10, 2013 11:20:30 AM

Yea, sorry about that.
February 10, 2013 11:26:46 AM

I'm not looking for /other/ laptops, my dad has told me I have to choose between one or the other and to think about it carefully.
February 10, 2013 1:26:57 PM

Bump. Still an unanswered question.
February 10, 2013 1:38:24 PM

the second option, i5 processor is better than an i3 for gaming....and as far as the RAM go...you can still get more RAM.
a c 439 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2013 3:21:51 PM

While the HP Pavilion dm4-3002ea (2nd link) has the more powerful CPU, the TOSHIBA Satellite P850-138 (1st link) has the more powerful graphics chip.

When it comes to games you want the laptop with the more powerful graphics chip so that would be the nVidia GT 630m. The Core i5 can be up to 800MHz faster using Turbo Boost (less if both cores are being used), but most games are not limited by the CPU.

The Radeon HD 7470m is somewhere between the performance of the Intel HD 3000 and Intel HD 4000. The nVidia GT 630m is generally around 40% - 50% more powerful than the HD 4000 depending on the game.
a c 439 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2013 3:31:54 PM

For a game like Skyrim which benefits from both faster CPU and GPU, the performance will be lower on the HP Pavilion dm4-3002ea because the CPU will get bottlenecked by the Radeon HD 7470m.
February 10, 2013 4:41:02 PM

So the first one will give me better gaming performance than the other?
a c 439 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2013 4:53:03 PM

Yep. Toshiba will give you better performance.

For everyday tasks you will not notice any difference between the two laptops.

For CPU intensive tasks like video encoding the HP will give you better performance. But it doesn't sound like you are going to be doing anything intensive with the laptop except for playing games.
February 10, 2013 5:21:14 PM

Okay! Thank you thank you! <3
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