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Which Gaming Laptop should I buy?

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#1 Hooch12


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

I've gone through several days of researching gaming laptops and I've narrowed my choices down to two:
1. The XPLORER X6-9120 GAMING NOTEBOOK (for $929 after tax & shipping)
2. The Toshiba S855-S5378 15.6" Laptop (for $729 for shipping)

After calculations of extra goods, accessories, etc, the Xplorer is about $140 more than the Toshiba.

They can be found here:
Xplorer X6-9120 Gaming Notebook
Toshiba S855-S5378 15.6" Laptop | StaplesŪ

They both have essentially the same specs:
intel core i7-3630QM 2.4 GHz/3.4 GHz
8 GM Ram
Windows 8
Intel HM76 Chipset

BUT the Xplorer has a nicer GPU; it has a NVIDIA GT 640M 2GB PCIe Video compared to the Toshiba's Intel HD Graphics 4000.

Strictly speaking on these specs, which laptop should I buy for gaming? I play several games: Skyrim, Starcraft 2, but mainly League of Legends.I also want to start streaming myself playing League of Legends. Is the $140 extra worth it for the better GPU? Any input is much appreciated. Thank You.

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:58 AM

The XPLORER is the better option because of the dedicated GPU compared to the onboard graphics. Having a dedicated GPU would benefit in game performances.

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