Hey, I'm looking to purchase a new laptop from pcspecialist but I'm not sure if it will cater to my needs. I intend to use this laptop for college work (VB, MS Office etc.). Streaming and viewing, general browsing and perhaps in the near future some light/moderate gaming (WoW, Diablo) but I'm wondering if this graphics card will be any good on a 15.6" 1920x1080 display? If it can run games what settings should I expect of somewhat modern games?
Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance.
Specs for Cosmos II:
1920x1080 15.6" Glossy Full HD LED Widescreen
GeForce GT750m - 2GB GDDR5
750GB 7200RPM HDD
Okay, that GPU will be more than enough for a 1080p res. and 2gb of VRAM is plenty.
As far as playing games go, providing you are not bothered about playing on max settings, then that GPU will be adequate for a decent frame rate at decent settings.
That being said, if you can afford it I would strongly suggest you get a 770m instead, as this is considerably more powerful than the 750m. To put it in simple terms, the 750m has similar performance to a 550Ti, which is quite an old GPU by todays standards. The 770m is more like the 650Ti, which is a very popular card for gamers today. =)
Either way, a 750m will provide ample performance, and if push comes to shove and you are not ahppy with it, you can always sell the 750m and buy a 770m intead!
Light moderate gaming? College work? General video decoding? That card is more than enough.
But for an exact adequate card, you could settle with the 1GB version of that GPU (if there is, I didn't check). Chances are you could be paying more for what you're not using. Everything else looks fine.