I am going to buy a new laptop and have shortlisted two.
The first one : Lenovo Essential G505s (59-380146)
CPU : APU Quad Core A10 5750M (2.5 GHz with Turbo Core Technology Upto 3.5 GHz)
RAM : 8GB
GPU : 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 8650G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Sunpro HD 8570 Graphics (Dedicated)
OS : DOS
The second one : HP Pavilion 15-E016TX
CPU : Core i5 (3rd Generation) 3230M (2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.2 GHz)
RAM : 4Gb
GPU : 2GB AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8670M
OS : Win8
As you can see, the graphics are nearly the same except that the second one has a better CPU compared to the first one which has more RAM.
Would be using it for a little high-end gaming with games like Protoype 2, Dishonored, COD, FIFA14 and a few demanding image processing apps like MATLAB.
So for the above requirements should I go for more RAM or a better CPU ?
Also are there any major disadvantages of having DOS ? Windows can be easily installed later right ?
Thanks for the help !