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Which laptop should I get?

#1InfernalDragon5Posted 12/15/2013 3:18:17 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231074
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312828

These were the two that I was looking at just recently that I was thinking about. Are these good for their price? Which one is better? Are there any other similar laptops that offer a similar price for better performance?

I mostly just want to be able to do low-med end gaming at the most on the laptop.
#2ShubPosted 12/15/2013 3:21:55 PM
That Lenovo would be far better at gaming than that Asus.
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#3thegreatsquarePosted 12/15/2013 3:26:40 PM
I know it is another $100, but it is entirely worth it.

http://store.acer.com/store/aceramer/en_US/pd/ThemeID.35703000/productID.291349900

Here is what you can expect:

Bioshock Infinite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiV0CBFItqU

Crysis3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9uWFBbQ9Ng

Battlefield 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtMOr40FnzM

BF4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTdqs82GKes

NFS:MW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ_1hiQCyos
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#4InfernalDragon5(Topic Creator)Posted 12/15/2013 3:43:55 PM
hm that acer is really tempting having a dedicated gpu and all but it is kinda out of my price range.

Plus I already have almost all of those games.
#5ShubPosted 12/15/2013 3:45:08 PM
The videos showcase how that laptop plays those games, that's all =p
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#6InfernalDragon5(Topic Creator)Posted 12/15/2013 4:02:24 PM
Oh lol. Then I just have to decide if a 8750m is worth 150$ more than a 8550g
#7InfernalDragon5(Topic Creator)Posted 12/15/2013 4:04:20 PM
how does this compare to the other acer? 720m and i5.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314178
#8thegreatsquarePosted 12/15/2013 4:15:25 PM
InfernalDragon5 posted...
hm that acer is really tempting having a dedicated gpu and all but it is kinda out of my price range.

Plus I already have almost all of those games.


You should google "AMD Mantle API" and read up a bit. It will work with CGN architecture, which is in the dedicated card, but not the graphics of current APUs.

The next round of APUs [Kaveri] will use CGN architecture.

EA, Square-Enix/Eidos, Cloud Imperium Games, Oxide Games have already announced support. I expect more developers of AMD's "Gaming Evolved" games [FarCry3, Crysis3, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution] will complete that direction and move to Mantle support. AMD is in all the consoles, so all the developers are working with AMD. AMD is working on quite a power play by pushing a console's "Metal Level" coding for PCs.

If you really can't swing the extra $100 in a "I guess I won't be eating" way, then forget it. But it is worth the $100.

PS: There were $500 and $550 versions of this laptop [A dedicated 8750m with the A8-5550/5557] prior to Thanksgiving, but they're all gone for the holiday season. I say this just in case you can be patient.

Example - This was $500:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314119
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#9thegreatsquarePosted 12/15/2013 4:20:45 PM(edited)
InfernalDragon5 posted...
how does this compare to the other acer? 720m and i5.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314178


The 720m is terrible, offers only 96 pipelines.

The 730m and up offers 384 pipeline and is more in line with GTX 660m depending on [over]clock speed. [Save the use of DDR3 instead of GDDR5]
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