Let's take a look at the GPU in your first model.
Wow, that's a sea of red for many games on low settings. Yes, the games ran but the gamers I know would be very upset after they blew their budget and got this!
Because that was pretty bad I went to look at the next model.
Much better but what if you wanted to run Thief? You'd still be upset.
PS. Did you check out a Lenovo y50?
My current laptop is falling apart, and I want to upgrade to something that can actually play games. Right now I'm running on 128mb vram. I want something that will run current games, and still be relevant in the next few years. I'm eyeing the...
(Toshiba Satellite S55-B5268)
and the (Toshiba Satellite P55T-B51540
...but don't know enough about graphics cards or ratings to be able to tell whether these two choices would be good for current games. I also purchased a (Lenovo y50)... then immediately returned it after hearing about it's superfish malware.
I am also looking at the ( <span style="font-size: 14.4799995422363px;">Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-591G-73Y5),<span style="font-size: 14.4799995422363px;">which seems to ideal based on it's specs... but I've heard that the build quality of Acer laptops isn't that good, and I want something that'll last if I'm paying that much.
I would prefer to run games at 1080p, but the framerate is not a huge deal. Ideally, I would like something capable of running current games at a decent 30fps... that would remain relevant for the next few years.
Does anybody have recommendations for a decent gaming laptop within the $800-$1100 range?