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Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker;14253715 
My point being, most any recent laptop can play old games. Battlefield 2 is pretty damn old by today's standards. Saying your Core i5 IGP or a low end AMD APU can run that game does not say much at all.

No, not all recent laptops can play old games. Like I said, I have a laptop with an Intel Core i5 2410m. I can't game for crap with that laptop, even though it's worth $600. Meanwhile, my friend with his $450 laptop can play low-end games at medium settings, and still get acceptable frame rates. And that laptop is a tier below the laptop the OP is asking about (E-350 vs A4-3300M/HD 6310 vs HD 6480G). So yes, I do get your point. And it is incorrect.
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Do you want better battery life or do you want better graphic performance? I guess if you can answer that, you got yourself a new laptop.

Or I would wait another month until fall semester starts; that's when the deals start rolling in.
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by thisischuck01;14253812 
No, not all recent laptops can play old games. Like I said, I have a laptop with an Intel Core i5 2410m. I can't game for crap with that laptop, even though it's worth $600. Meanwhile, my friend with his $450 laptop can play low-end games at medium settings, and still get acceptable frame rates. And that laptop is a tier below the laptop the OP is asking about (E-350 vs A4-3300M/HD 6310 vs HD 6480G). So yes, I do get your point. And it is incorrect.

Your second gen Core i5 has Intel HD 3000 graphics which is actually relatively decent when using low settings and low resolution

See here for an example: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-3000.37948.0.html


WOW, SC2, FEAR, etc, - older/simpler games run "ok" at minimal settings.

If you can't achieve comparable performance, check that your drivers are actually installed, and that you're not forcing quality settings via GPU drivers. And that you don't have a defective system. My sister's Core i5 based laptop can run SC2 and LFS (racing sim) rather well on the HD 3000 IGP
 
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post #14 of 18
between those two, id take the amd one for the better graphics chip
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post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ismet;14253841 
Do you want better battery life or do you want better graphic performance? I guess if you can answer that, you got yourself a new laptop.

Or I would wait another month until fall semester starts; that's when the deals start rolling in.

Both are rated at 6 hours? Unless those are complete lies?

Hmmm

Just a question:

This new AMD A4s are just Althon 2s? Don't those get creamed by this current Pentium Sandy Bridges?
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post #16 of 18
I'd go with the amd. seeing as how i rarely spend less than 8 to 14 hours on a comp at a time, battery life is only a slight convenience for moving between rooms or taking short trips.
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ismet;14253841 
Do you want better battery life or do you want better graphic performance? I guess if you can answer that, you got yourself a new laptop.

Or I would wait another month until fall semester starts; that's when the deals start rolling in.

Both are rated at 6 hours? Unless those are complete lies?

Hmmm

Just a question:

This new AMD A4s are just Althon 2s? Don't those get creamed by this current Pentium Sandy Bridges?

Doesn't the Intel HD 3000 beat the the HD 6480G by a margin? or they're negligible? I wish there were more benchies though.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-3000.37948.0.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6480G.55685.0.html

6480G

Cinebench R10 = 3655

3DMark Vantage = 1625

vs Intel HD3000

= 4636.2

= 1583.4

We wanted a DM1z that has 3GB for 379 USD but I can't find such a deal anymore frown.gif

A 14 incher seems to be a decent alternative not to mention a free DVD Burner.. 15.6 seems significantly heavier frown.gif
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post #18 of 18
I'd go for intel
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