Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Which Laptop To Buy?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Which Laptop To Buy?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
EDIT: Also, if someone finds one which succeeds either of these choices for my desires, then linking that would be much appreciated too

Hi there overclock.net, I was wondering if you would be so kind as to answer a question I have been struggling to figure out as of today.

I'm looking to buy a laptop and have come across two which seem good for me but am torn between them and can't distinguish which would be better for what I want.

A:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Samsu...UK/version.asp

B:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Samsu...UK/version.asp

Now I'm not really sure of the difference of the i3 compared to the i5 and whether it's higher clock makes up for it but the main purpose I want this laptop for is for med-high quality gaming of games such as Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft and miscellaneous FPSes.

So my ultimate question is which would be best overall? as A has better graphics capabilities, yet B may have a better CPU and slightly more RAM,
post #2 of 18
hmm, what's yer budget? We can consider other sites as well, but dunno about UK, but tell us yer budget first.

out of those two, the GT 330m is better, and games want moar GPU than CPU for the most part.

however, it is not DX11.

unless you want a better laptop, but some sites are US based but can ship to UK with 15% VAT charge.
Edited by ChronoBodi - 5/3/11 at 2:06pm
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung M9T 2TB HDD Bluray/DVD drive Bluray/DVD drive Window 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPower
Panasonic 2880x1620 panel 180w Delta brick 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung M9T 2TB HDD Bluray/DVD drive Bluray/DVD drive Window 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPower
Panasonic 2880x1620 panel 180w Delta brick 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
hmm, what's yer budget? We can consider other sites as well, but dunno about UK, but tell us yer budget first.
Sorry mate, I kinda assumed the budget would've been acknlowedged when I posted the links.

My budget I'd say is around £500-650. But if the laptop is that great I can stretch to 700.
post #4 of 18
I'd get the i5 cpu over the i3(mainstream vs entry) otherwise, they look like the same laptop to me
   
Oddball
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1090T Black Edition Asus Crosshair IV Formula Asus R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5  G.SKILL Ripjaw Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer 22' X221W Windows Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 850W Phantom 410 Logitech G602 Xtracpad Ripper 
Audio
Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P8700@2.53Ghz Planar M86M ATI Mobility Radeon 3650 256MB 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB @5400rpm 24x DVD-ROM Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 15.4" 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Oddball
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1090T Black Edition Asus Crosshair IV Formula Asus R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5  G.SKILL Ripjaw Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer 22' X221W Windows Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 850W Phantom 410 Logitech G602 Xtracpad Ripper 
Audio
Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P8700@2.53Ghz Planar M86M ATI Mobility Radeon 3650 256MB 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB @5400rpm 24x DVD-ROM Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 15.4" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 18
700, hm... you can get something good, but that site ain't it.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung M9T 2TB HDD Bluray/DVD drive Bluray/DVD drive Window 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPower
Panasonic 2880x1620 panel 180w Delta brick 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung M9T 2TB HDD Bluray/DVD drive Bluray/DVD drive Window 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPower
Panasonic 2880x1620 panel 180w Delta brick 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
700, hm... you can get something good, but that site ain't it.
Got any ideas where I can find a good place then, my friend? Thanks for your help already mind you. It's much appreciated.
post #7 of 18
the one with the i3 has a 48-core GPU, the one with the i5 has a 16-core GPU.

based on my experience with a 32-core GPU of same architecture, 48-core can play games better than 16-core, and cpu doesn't account that much.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung M9T 2TB HDD Bluray/DVD drive Bluray/DVD drive Window 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPower
Panasonic 2880x1620 panel 180w Delta brick 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung M9T 2TB HDD Bluray/DVD drive Bluray/DVD drive Window 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPower
Panasonic 2880x1620 panel 180w Delta brick 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by chronobodi View Post
the one with the i3 has a 48-core gpu, the one with the i5 has a 16-core gpu.

Based on my experience with a 32-core gpu of same architecture, 48-core can play games better than 16-core, and cpu doesn't account that much.
what????
Eve
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.6 Maximus V Gene GTX 780 Classified @ 1291/7508 Corsair XMS3 8GB @ 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
ADATA XPG SX900 256GB  WC XSPC 2x240mm Rads WIN 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M & 2713HM Corsair Vengeance K60  SeaSonic X750  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2  
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Tiapan  Kabuto PC 350SE 
  hide details  
Reply
Eve
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.6 Maximus V Gene GTX 780 Classified @ 1291/7508 Corsair XMS3 8GB @ 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
ADATA XPG SX900 256GB  WC XSPC 2x240mm Rads WIN 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M & 2713HM Corsair Vengeance K60  SeaSonic X750  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2  
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Tiapan  Kabuto PC 350SE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 18
I would not get a Samsung laptop just yet... There are no reliability tests on them and no one knows if they are any good.
SuperMegaPwnsauce
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Asus Z87-PRO MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X Gskill Ripjaws X 19200 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 Windows 10 Home 64Bit  Dell S2716DG 2K 144hz G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Seasonic Flagship PRIME TITANIUM 650W Fractal Design Define R5 W/ 3 Phanteks PH-F140S... Logitech G Pro 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
PC Gaming Master Race Glorious XXXL Pad & Razer... Creative Sound Blaster Z & Schiit M&M 2 Uber/Mu... HifiMan HE400i & Antlion ModMic 4.0 
  hide details  
Reply
SuperMegaPwnsauce
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Asus Z87-PRO MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X Gskill Ripjaws X 19200 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 Windows 10 Home 64Bit  Dell S2716DG 2K 144hz G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Seasonic Flagship PRIME TITANIUM 650W Fractal Design Define R5 W/ 3 Phanteks PH-F140S... Logitech G Pro 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
PC Gaming Master Race Glorious XXXL Pad & Razer... Creative Sound Blaster Z & Schiit M&M 2 Uber/Mu... HifiMan HE400i & Antlion ModMic 4.0 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 18
700 pounds equal $1100, and you can get a decent laptop at that price, now lemme see... are you willing to buy overseas?
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung M9T 2TB HDD Bluray/DVD drive Bluray/DVD drive Window 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPower
Panasonic 2880x1620 panel 180w Delta brick 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung M9T 2TB HDD Bluray/DVD drive Bluray/DVD drive Window 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPower
Panasonic 2880x1620 panel 180w Delta brick 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Which Laptop To Buy?