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Old 07-07-2010, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Quick Graphics question - GT310 or Radeon 5730M?

Quick question, looking at some laptops. The graphics card list on the sticky doesn't seem to have laptop graphics cards so I thought I would check on here.

I was looking at this laptop
ASUS PL80JT PL80JT-WO018X Black Notebook Intel Core i5 520UM with Win 7 Pro - duplicate

which has the GT310M

However there is also this
ASUS N61JQ N61JQ-JX001X Notebook Intel Core i7-720QM with Win 7 Pro

which has the Radeon 5730.

This is supposed to be a work computer however I would like to also play games on it. The second one has the i7 cpu however it also has a much shorter battery life. I figure I will probably want something with a good battery life while I'm at work and then when I get home and game on it I can plug it in. Also I wouldn't actually be paying those prices, those are just the RRP on the website.

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Old 07-07-2010, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Quick Graphics question - GT310 or Radeon 5730M?

here's the one for laptops, strangely enough it can be found inthe laptops section
*Updated* Laptop Graphics Cards Ranking List

the 5730 in the second one appears to be better, since it's listed as a class 2.

the 310m in the first one is listed as a class 3.

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Old 07-07-2010, 11:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Quick Graphics question - GT310 or Radeon 5730M?

Ah... excuse me while I go bang my head against a wall for being dumb
I didn't even realise there was a laptop forum. I choose to believe its because its so new, not because I'm blind.
This thread could probably be moved then.

It looks like I would probably need the second one then if I really wanted to be able to play stuff on it.
Is it possible to upgrade the batteries in laptops? I have heard that some have 6 cell batteries and others have 8 cell, though can you only put a 6 cell battery in a 6 cell battery laptop? Or could I go and buy a bigger battery and put it into my laptop?
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Quick Graphics question - GT310 or Radeon 5730M?

Some companies make and sell upgraded batteries for MOST of the laptops they produce (But not all). You should be able to pick up a 12 Cell battery (For a hefty price tag that is).
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