Re: Looking to buy a new computer for gaming/schoolwork. Any suggestions?
The hard drive would little affect gaming in terms of video settings. Loading however, would take longer. Loading terrain and loading screens.
Also, you can replace most laptop hard drives. You cannot replace integrated GPUs. If loading is too slow, you can at least fix it. Where, if the graphical performance of the dell laptop is sub par, you can't improve it.
The laptop I posted from iBUYPOWER uses a GT 555M vs the GT 540M used in the Dell.
Edit: For $36 you can upgrade the 5400RPM hard drive to a 7200RPM hard drive.
Build to be updated, a reminder to myself.