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which laptop config. to go for?Please reply asap.URGENT.

by zarsenal / February 15, 2013 7:51 PM PST

For about 1-2 days ,i hve ben searching a lot.

First of all i want laptop for general college works.And also for games likes fifa or even some high end games.(farcry3etc).<div>Please reply considering type of games in todays market.

so my first question is whether gt-630m/radeon hd 8730m/7670m.?

would it matter if it is 1gb gt630/1gb radeon 7670m/2gb radeon 8730m/2gb 7670m?

Some Laptops i am seeing:(Please help me choose)

I am getting 8730m (2gb grphic crd) with intel i5 3337u.but i5 3337u has less clock speed.would this affect laptop's performance (whether gaming or for general use).it is even duo core while amd a10 4600m is quad core and has more clock speed.
New inspiron 15 r(i5-3337u,Rs.42,990 one).<div>This seems to be my first choice(dell+intel+2gb grphc crd)But major concern is clock speed.
Dell Inspiron 15 (3521)(same in config as above one)

i am getting 2gb 7670 with amd a10 4600m procssr.

but the below link says A10 4600m has mre power consumption and is somewhat less than i5-3337u.<div>

dell-new-inspiron-14r(i5 3210m(better clock speed than i5 3337u),1gb gt630m)

or(one in similar config.)

Inspiron 14R (Rs.39490 one)(i5 3210m,1gb gt630m)<span>


hp-pavilion-g4-2049tx(same prcssr as previous - i5 3210m,1gb 7670m)

6.i5 3210M WITH 2GB 7670M configuration.

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1. Clock Speed is not a measure of speed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2013 10:59 PM PST

Read about CPU BENCHMARKS and you discover you can not use CPU CLOCK SPEED as an indication of how fast a CPU is.

2. These look like GAMER CHOICES. I'm sure you've read this information.
"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. ",3106-4.html

Given you are picking a very nice CPU (i5) and how that can keep the GPU fed, what's the goal here? You never wrote why these made your list.

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You didn't answered me completely.Help me choose the config.
by zarsenal / February 16, 2013 4:31 PM PST

i mentioned these laptops cos they are gaming laptops(all of them have atleast 1gb graphic card) and they seem to fall in my budget.+ i prefer an intel processor(and DELL) more than AMD.
because of some heating problems related to HP and AMD as i have heard .
but as you said clock speed hardly matters if it is i5 3rd gen CPU.

But main question is which configuration would u guys advise.I mean which graphic crd should i choose whether (1gb or 2gb)
and gt 630m / radeon 7670m /radeon 8730m / radeon 8750m.
would 1gb graphic cdr be enough for playing todays games like farcry 3,nfs mw etc.

I recently found one more laptop with foll. config. but it was by samsung (which doesn't seem to be that famous in laptops):

Intel Core i5-3230M,2gb radeon hd 8750m(sort of a new grphc crd),6gb ram. Samsung NP370R5E-S05IN Notebook;43

should i go for this laptop(its a new laptop which has no review on net).

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Looks nice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2013 6:36 AM PST

The newer games do indeed tap the extra ram but that does not mean "speed".

It also appears you want someone to tell you what to buy.

HP falls from any list since my experience is they can't fix a laptop in their service department.
The Inspiron falls out because its LCD is barely acceptable and most are just flimsy good value laptops.

Get the Samsung.

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I agree with Bob
by orlbuckeye / February 17, 2013 9:34 PM PST
In reply to: Looks nice.

that I would choose the Samsung. There is a reason why Dell bought Alienware rather then develop their own high end gaming machines.

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graphic card???(1gb or 2gb)&&(which one 2 go for)
by zarsenal / February 21, 2013 2:41 AM PST
In reply to: I agree with Bob

please do compare these graphic crds. i mean please let me know which graphic crd should i choose .
And would it matter if it is 1gb or 2gb .(please do explain)
gt 630m / radeon 7670m /radeon 8730m / radeon 8750m

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Can't compare. But you can.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2013 2:48 AM PST

Again, the newer games are tapping that second GB in the video card so you'll want that. If the maker will not talk to you about this, why are you shopping there?

As to each GPU, use google to find benchmarks. I use google and this search.

And so on. But the 630M shouldn't be an a "gamer's" list. I thought this was for games?

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