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Deciding between these 2 laptops

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  1. VistaMachine

    VistaMachine Thread Starter

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    For those that are good with computer specs (unlike myself), I need some help deciding which one of these laptops to get. I'm trying to decide between the 2 below.

    http://www.amazon.com/HP-dv6t-7000-generation-i7-3610QM-Processor/dp/B007ZJ3JL6

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    http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPa...344910395&sr=8-1&keywords=lenovo+ideapad+y580

    I am looking to be able to play League of Legends, CoD4, and DayZ on med-high settings with a FPS of around 40+

    Will these be able to do what I want them to? If not, I'd like some recommendations that max at around $900, If so, which one would be better? (I'd like to be able to have a computer that will last a little while).

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. black-wolf

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    The Lenovo looks pretty good for the price.
     
  3. leroys1000

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    The first on has a 630 graphics card which is lower end.
    That laptop is more geared to video playback than gaming.

    The second one has a 660 mid level graphics card much
    better geared toward gaming.
    Although not top end graphics,it should play ok and look decent.
     
  4. VistaMachine

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    So the second one should be able to put out the graphic requirements for the games I want to play fine, but won't be pulling like BF3 on high, am I correct? because if so, then that's fine with me. I can live without detailed shadows and super environment effects.
     
  5. leroys1000

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    You should be able to run medium to high settings on the second one.
    Nothing super high,but it should look decent and play smooth in any case.
    I am running an old 4670 on my desktop and crysis 2 looked outstanding.
    The 660 is better than that.
     
  6. VistaMachine

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    Okay. Thank you very much for the help.
     
  7. TheShooter93

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    Both those laptops have the same processor, but the HP has 2GB more RAM than the Lenovo.

    I would go with the HP out of those two, but beyond those, I would get whatever has the best dedicated graphics card.

    Because without one of those, you won't be doing much gaming regardless of your processor or amount of RAM.
     
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    Agreed, the HP does have 2GB more RAM but when that is 8GB compared to 6GB in the Lenovo I wouldn't consider that a worthwhile difference. The Lenovo is still the better machine overall for what the OP wants to use it for which is gaming at some level, so the graphics capability is by far the most important factor.
     
  9. black-wolf

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    I wouldn't own an HP. I work on computers all the time their quality has gotten terrible in the past few years.
     
  10. VistaMachine

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    Okay, well now I'm confused. Kevin said the HP is better in every aspect, and then Tanis said the Lenovo is better overall.

    Which one is it? I'm just looking for the laptop that will be able to allow me to play the games at higher quality and higher FPS.
     
  11. black-wolf

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    The Lenovo is the better quality built machine. It has a better video card. 6gb of RAM is more than sufficient. You will get a lot of "opinion" on different manufacturer's. There was a time that I would have bought HP, just not anymore. Lenovo, ASUS and Toshiba make some of the best laptops available.
     
  12. Tanis

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    Lets look at some of the key features side by side:

    ...................HP.....................Lenovo
    CPU........i7-3610QM...........i7-3610QM...........= Same
    RAM........8BG....................6GB....................= HP has slightly more RAM which will make very little difference overall
    GPU........GT630M (1GB).....GTX660M (2GB)...= Lenovo is better
    HDD........750GB (1TB?).......750GB................= Same (maybe slightly bigger in HP depending what part of the ad you read!)
    Screen....15.6"....................15.6"...................= Same

    Price.......$879.99................$799.99..............= HP costs more!

    Out of those features the only thing the HP is better on is RAM and that really won't make that much difference and the HDD which might be 1TB. The advert for the HP says its a 750GB HDD at the top and says a 1TB HDD in the detailed specs!

    Lenovo are a good make, it has a much better GPU (one of the most important factors if you want to play games) and it costs less. In my opinion there is no competition between the two, there is nothing that would make me want the HP over the Lenovo in those specs. In all honesty, even if you didn't want it for gaming the Lenovo is a better choice because it is cheaper (for almost identical specs other than GPU), you could use the $80 saving to buy another 2GB of RAM to make it up to 8GB and it would still probably work out cheaper than the HP.
     
  13. black-wolf

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    Remeber laptops aren't gaming computers. If you want to game on a laptop you have to make some concessions.
     
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    I would agree that the Lenovo is the better machine if it said anywhere that it had a dedicated graphics card.

    From what I see, they both have integrated graphics.
     
  15. black-wolf

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    I guess that is a matter of definition. nVidia calls it dedicated with 2 gb memory http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660m
     
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