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Windows 7: Which laptop to buy?

19 Mar 2012   #1
Thor1

Windows 10 64bit
 
 
Which laptop to buy?

Laptop 1

Quote:
Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Quad Core ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.20GHz)
15.6” 1920x1080 Full HD LCD Glare screen
nVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M 1GB
8GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz DDR3 CL9 (2x4GB)
Intel 320 Series 80GB SSD SATA2, read: 270MB/s, write: 90MB/s (38.000iops/10.000iops)
2.0MP cam
Intel Wireless Display, 300Mbps Wireless N netkort and Bluetooth
2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA, 1x VGA, 1x Gigabit LAN and HDMI-out
8X Super Multi DVD±ReWriter SATA
OR

Laptop 2

Quote:
Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Quad Core ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.20GHz)
15.6” 1920x1080 Full HD LCD Glare screen
8GB Kingston DDR3 1333mhz CL9 (2x4GB)
500GB Seagate Momentus 7200rpm SATA2 16MB NCQ
nVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M 2GB
2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA, 1x VGA, 1x Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF output jack and HDMI-out
2.0MP cam
Intel Wireless Display, 300Mbps Wireless N netkort and Bluetooth
8X Super Multi DVD±ReWriter SATA
They are the same brand. The difference is the graphics card and HDD. Please tell me your opinion and why you think that.
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19 Mar 2012   #2
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

The second one because it has a larger HDD and the onboard video card on the laptop is a bit better then the first one.
Even though the first one has a SSD I would prefer more memory over the faster boot and write speed. The choice is yours though so you would have to decide but this is my opinion.
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19 Mar 2012   #3
Thor1

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
The second one because it has a larger HDD and the onboard video card on the laptop is a bit better then the first one.
Even though the first one has a SSD I would prefer more memory over the faster boot and write speed. The choice is yours though so you would have to decide but this is my opinion.
I forgot to mention that I have a HDD plugged with usb so I don't need the space, so don't judge from that.

And perhaps I should also mention that I will use the laptop mainly for games, GTAIV, COD MW2-3. Have that in mind when you judge also
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19 Mar 2012   #4
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

well the geforce gt 550 would run better then the geforce gt 520 so I would go with the seconded option still. You can read about the video cards in the laptop on these two articles describing there capabilities and uses and so on.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M - Notebookcheck.net Tech
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M - Notebookcheck.net Tech

Anyways the one with the gt 550 would run games better then the one with gt 520

GEFORCE GT 550 Description
Performance
The performance of the GT 555M is highly dependent on the version of the card (see above). The 3DMark 06 performance, for example, ranges from 8857 points (Lenovo Ideapad Y570) to 13000 points (MSI GX780R). For all intents and purposes, the GT 555M in the Lenovo is therefore essentially a fast GeForce 550M. The average GT 555M (with 144 shaders) is positioned in the lower high end class and enables users to play demanding games in high settings at 1366x768. Only Metro 2033 had to be played in lower settings during our benchmark tests (see below).


Geforce GT 520 description
Performance
As an entry level card, the GT 520M has to compete against the Intel HD Graphics 3000 in the current Sandy Bridge processors. In our tests, the card was only slightly faster, but the better driver support did make a difference. However, demanding games like Battlefield 3 or The Witcher 2 are not playable. Other modern games only run in low details, and therefore gamers wont be pleased with the performance. Low demanding games like Fifa 12, however, are playable with high detail settings.



So if your going to play stuff like GTA IV i highly recommend the 2nd laptop
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20 Mar 2012   #5
Thor1

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I thought that SSD could speed up my laptop? Cuz of fast read etc.

Anyone else wants to vote?
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20 Mar 2012   #6
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

you can have a faster read but a crappy frame rate with the other video card on games, just add a SSD later.The one with the SSD, the frame rate will suffer in video games. Remember that on laptops what ever video card is on it your stuck with it and can't change it in the future so choose wisely the HDD can be changed in the future to a SSD. Just remember that
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20 Mar 2012   #7
Thor1

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

True true..well said I'll go with the second one

Thanks alot!
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20 Mar 2012   #8
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Thor, I got this off PCWorld two weeks ago while researching laptops. They said that you should never buy a "home" laptop, only a "business" laptop. Home laptops are designed to sit at your desk, while business laptops are designed to be carried around.

Even if they are less powerful, business laptops will last longer because they are more rugged.
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20 Mar 2012   #9
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
Thor, I got this off PCWorld two weeks ago while researching laptops. They said that you should never buy a "home" laptop, only a "business" laptop. Home laptops are designed to sit at your desk, while business laptops are designed to be carried around.

Even if they are less powerful, business laptops will last longer because they are more rugged.
PC world aren't the most reliable source for advice pal, personally I'de do a bit more research ... I wonder what they would say if you wanted to run a business laptop from home ... a laptop no matter what type is designed to be carried around and there is no difference between a business laptop and a home version of the same model, it's the components that make a difference
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21 Mar 2012   #10
Thor1

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I never take my laptop out of the house, so it's all good
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