Use google and try the following phrases to find some benchmarks.
Compare the results of their tests.
A parting comment. My Lenovo y530 is a paltry core2duo with some Intel HD GMA graphics and 1080p on the big screen is glorious. Your machines are far better. Why is there any concern about movie playback?
I am in the market for a new Laptop but want something that exceeds the one I currently have, the basic specs of my current Laptop are below
Gateway FX - 2nd January 2009
17" TFT Matrix Screen
Intel Centrino 2 (2.26 GHz) Dual Core
350Gb Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9800MGTS
and this is the Laptop I want to buy (keep in mind it is 550 Euros)
Packard Bell EasyNote
15.6" Crystal Bright HD
i7 2670QM 4 x 2.2GHz
750Gb Hard Drive
NVIDIA GT 540M
The new PC aslo has Bluetooth and a USB 3.0 port both of which were missing from the Gateway
I play a lot of HD movies so a Dedicated graphics chip is useful, the older Gateway now struggles with the larger 1080p files and I do not want the new Laptop to also have this problem.
Is the Graphics card in my Gateway stronger than the one in the Packard Bell? I'm not a Gamer but I do want my movies to play smoothly.