I currently have a desktop that is not for gaming (Has an integrated Radeon 3000 series GPU (see here
)) and I am looking to buy a laptop, so that I can also do some browsing and small gaming when I am outside of home. When at home, the laptop will be used basically as a desktop. This laptop will be for games such as Skyrim, CS:S, Mass Effect 3, and some other games that have come out recently. My current desktop has trouble running all the games even in lowest graphic settings.
I have narrowed my options for what to buy down to two choices, with them only having a $20~ difference in pricing currently due to some current discounts. Otherwise, they cost the same.
The first one I have been looking at for quite a while is looking pretty good. It was the first one I saw and chose, but have still been looking to see if there is better. Not wanting to really go much higher in price than this.
This second one is one that I just now spotted an hour ago. I see it has a much newer Graphics card, but only 1GB of Video memory. I'm not sure how much of a difference the decrease in video memory will make, so I am at a loss on what to get.
The second laptop has better specs in everything, except for 1GB of Video memory instead of 2GB. Will that make a big difference, or will the second laptop be the better choice? Also, the second laptop has switchable graphics, which I have read that it can be a pain messing with.
Yes, I do know I can build a better gaming desktop rather than buying a laptop. However, I want to be able to take my computer with me and do my work and gaming while at school events, on road trips, etc. When i am at home, the laptop will basically be my "tower" and I will just use it as if it was a desktop computer.