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Old 03-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My old rig isn't cutting it anymore and i have come down to 2 laptops ( i know laptop gaming sucks, but I have no choice) please let me know what one you guys would recommened

1. Sony Viao
3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3230M (2.60GHz / 3.20GHz with Turbo Boost)
AMD Radeon™ HD 7550M (512MB) dedicated graphics
(5400rpm) hard drive
6GB (4GB x1 + 2GB x1) DDR3-1600MHz

2. HP
• 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M Processor (2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)
• NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 2GB of dedicated video memory
• 14.0" diagonal High Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768) SVA
• 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
• 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
I use my laptops for everyday stuff, but i also play some games (diablo 3, starcraft 2, old republic, battlefield)
they are both comparable in price, and I had no other experts to ask so I figured I would turn to you guys! let me know what you think, thanks
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: stuck between 2 setups, please help

630m based laptop.
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My old rig isn't cutting it anymore and i have come down to 2 laptops ( i know laptop gaming sucks, but I have no choice) please let me know what one you guys would recommened

1. Sony Viao
3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3230M (2.60GHz / 3.20GHz with Turbo Boost)
AMD Radeon™ HD 7550M (512MB) dedicated graphics
(5400rpm) hard drive
6GB (4GB x1 + 2GB x1) DDR3-1600MHz
Get the sony vaio with ATI HD 7550m.
Much better on speed and not a wuss to games such as bf3, global agenda, tribes and many other MMO games or non mmo.
Don't get me wrong, I love a nvidia based cards, but that model fails abit compared to ati's current mobile one you're looking at.
Push the speed to 3.0 and adjust the ram a tad bit and your golden.

Good luck with your purchase/
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No, the 630m is better than the 7550. By quite a bit actually.
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No, the 630m is better than the 7550. By quite a bit actually.
I agree, and all benchmark tests will agree as well
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No, the 630m is better than the 7550. By quite a bit actually.
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