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How much improvement would I see if I upgrade to this laptop?

#1staticxtreme5Posted 9/28/2013 3:23:45 PM
Currently my laptop specs are:

Processor: AMD A8-3500M (OC'ed to 2.0GHz)
RAM: 16GB DDR3
GPU: Radeon HD 6620G
HDD: 750GB 5400rpm HDD
1366 x 768 resolution screen

I can play games like Skyrim and Tomb Raider with normal settings and have decent framerates, but I am wanting to be able to push some games to high and use a better resolution in the process.


I am wanting to buy a PC with these specs:

Processor: Intel i7-4700MQ processor (up to 3.4GHz with 6MB cache)
RAM: 8GB DDR3
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB memory
HDD: 750GB 7200rpm HDD
1920 x 1080 resolution screen

Would this upgrade be pretty significant for gaming, or am I better off waiting a little while for something better to come around. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!
#2iscareu13Posted 9/28/2013 3:36:30 PM(edited)
Is the laptop you are looking to upgrading to the Razer Blade?

Oh, nevermind. Forgot the Razer Blade only had an SSD. Otherwise it had the exact same specs though.

You would definitely notice a performance upgrade.
#32Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/28/2013 3:35:54 PM
It would be a substantial improvement but do you really need a gaming laptop? Those specs are probably $1000-1500 for a laptop but if you built a desktop for that price you'd get much better performance and you could use the laptop you have now as a normal laptop.
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#4staticxtreme5(Topic Creator)Posted 9/28/2013 3:37:02 PM
iscareu13 posted...
Is the laptop you are looking to upgrading to the Razer Blade?


No, Alienware.
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#5staticxtreme5(Topic Creator)Posted 9/28/2013 3:39:54 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
It would be a substantial improvement but do you really need a gaming laptop? Those specs are probably $1000-1500 for a laptop but if you built a desktop for that price you'd get much better performance and you could use the laptop you have now as a normal laptop.


I have thought about a desktop, but I am partial to a laptop due to the increased mobility. I could keep the one I have as you say, but I don't know if that's what I would want to do.
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