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Help Lookin into getting a Laptop


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#1 ZombieStench

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

Looking into a laptop for causal use Internet browsing, spreadsheet (excel, word), music and light gaming (WoW Pandaria, SW: The Old Republic). Would these be good options? Which would be best, can I get something better for the price?

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=8206049&pid=1218865191491

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+Ultrabook+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Silver/7689043.p?id=1218858193066&skuId=7689043

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:23 PM

Hi, Either one is decent for the money.  However, neither have a dedicated graphics chip.  The Intel graphics 4000 is not great although you'll be fine for WoW.  Not sure about SWTOR.  Here is what I bought a year ago.  It has switchable graphics, which means you can assign different programs to use either the CPU or the GPU.  It can be a bit of a pain but overall it is OK. 

 

Acer 7750G-6662

Intel Core i5-2430M

AMD Radeon HD6650M w 2Gb VRAM

17.3"

4GB ram (upgraded to 8

640 Gb HD

 

This was about $700 and has played everything I have thrown at it.


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#3 ZombieStench

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:57 PM

Thank you, thoughts on this one I believe the graphics card is better but I'm not that tech savvy!

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+ENVY+15.6%22+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive+-+Natural+Silver/7701076.p?id=1218858735324&skuId=7701076#tab=specifications


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:01 AM

The laptop has a APU so it basically a CPU and a GPU together on a single chip. The integrated GPU (7660G) is a lot better then the HD4000, so you will be getting better performance. But if your looking for one that has even better graphics then the 7660G then this laptop has the 730M plus it has a i5 processor which helps with the game play performance of WoW. 


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:58 PM

Thanks for the Help!






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