Ill get right down to it. I'm buying a new laptop, and I want one that will be "up to date" for a few years to come, (yes I know, no such thing as futureproofing.) But I want something powerful and best bang for the buck. I do game so I'll want a high end video card too.
I've narrowed it down to the two following options: (for all intensive purposes the laptops are exactly the same (including price) except for the following)
I know the 5870 is one of the top (if not THE top) laptop video card, but I feel 1.60ghz on the 720QM (even the 2.83ghz overclock) may be a bit slow whereas for an ~10% vgu preformance reduction I can get another ~200mhz on the cpu.
Actually, the 460M slightly beats the 5870. The 460M has 1.5GB GDDR5, while the 5870 has 1GB. I don't think you will get a large boost between the two CPU's. I would just go with features you want. USB3, for example.
(I wish I have seen your avatar earlier. Fell down the stairs at the house a week ago )
The first one is out of stock as far as I see.
@MOM : Sorry to hear, mate. Are you okay now?
EDIT : Actually, according to the list, HD Radeon 5870 IS better than GTX 460M
You possibly missed the part of SLI, as GTX 460M SLI is better than 5870, but not GTX 460M.