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If you can successfully cf them then go for it. However the sandy bridge with a dedicated blows away the amd with dedicated. Dont believe it, look on something other than youtube lol. Thats an amd rep and they are running straight onboard. No dedicated. Sorry AMDs new apu units are cool but when running a dedicated the sandy bridge architechture is many times faster....
The advantage of AMD is crossfire in a laptop on the cheap.

Yes intel has the better processor, but mobile gaming is mostly GPU based and thats where the AMD laptops pull ahead.
    
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Seriously... www.newegg.com

Don't EVER buy from Best Buy period.
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Seriously... www.newegg.com

Don't EVER buy from Best Buy period.
For the love of God, this.
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why not??????? they let me test out laptops for 2 weeks and i get to return them back. I think i owned about 6 laptops in the last 2-3 months due to the fact that i diddnt like what i bought at first then returned it for something better......

BTW i forgot to mention when i bought the Gateway A8 AMD cpu i bought it at $700CDN instead of what the link says now, BB increased the price at the beginning of this week up by $100....

Im still searching but i cant find a laptop with this performance at this price. So far i cant.
 
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well they are now the same price, i need some clarification on which will game better??????? i believe that the A8 cpu and onboard gpu with the dedicated gpu will perform the same as a 6650m and we know that the cpu is better sooooo...
 
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well they are now the same price, i need some clarification on which will game better??????? i believe that the A8 cpu and onboard gpu with the dedicated gpu will perform the same as a 6650m and we know that the cpu is better sooooo...
I wouldn't say that the A8 (3500M) is a better CPU than the i5 (2410M)...here's a page from a comparison from TR.

Having a quad core IS pretty nifty, but the sandy bridge i5 beats the A8 in their benches...
(not sure about how folding would stack up between the two)
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I wouldn't say that the A8 (3500M) is a better CPU than the i5 (2410M)...here's a page from a comparison from TR.

Having a quad core IS pretty nifty, but the sandy bridge i5 beats the A8 in their benches...
(not sure about how folding would stack up between the two)
sorry thats what i mean that the i5 is better, dammit this will be the 3rd time i reinstall all my games and programs if i do this.....
 
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Ok so it basically comes down to what you want for your game... Better graphics, or Better cpu. Both are priced very competitively, neck and neck lol.

The Acer has a slower graphics card, a AMD Radeon HD 6650M.
The AMD Radeon HD 6650M (sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6650 or similar) is a fast middle class graphics card for laptops. It supports DirectX11, is the successor of the HD 5650, and features higher clock rates, 80 more shaders, Eyefinity+ and the new UVD3 video decoder. However, it is still produced in 40nm and based on the same Whister chip as the whole 6700M and 6600M series. First informations also suggest, that the HD 6650M is a 6750M with DDR3 memory.


The gateway has a faster gpu combintation in crossfire called the AMD Radeon HD 6755G2 but a slower cpu. The AMD Radeon HD 6755G2 is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 6620G or 6520G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU). current games from june 2011 to now in direct x10 and 11 should work well with crossfire, but it can be a hit and miss with some games.

I happen to have a hP Pavilion dv6-6135dx and it's simply a beast laptop for gaming. gotta love Llano, some amazing technology right there.
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Ok so it basically comes down to what you want for your game... Better graphics, or Better cpu. Both are priced very competitively, neck and neck lol.

The Acer has a slower graphics card, a AMD Radeon HD 6650M.
The AMD Radeon HD 6650M (sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6650 or similar) is a fast middle class graphics card for laptops. It supports DirectX11, is the successor of the HD 5650, and features higher clock rates, 80 more shaders, Eyefinity+ and the new UVD3 video decoder. However, it is still produced in 40nm and based on the same Whister chip as the whole 6700M and 6600M series. First informations also suggest, that the HD 6650M is a 6750M with DDR3 memory.


The gateway has a faster gpu combintation in crossfire called the AMD Radeon HD 6755G2 but a slower cpu. The AMD Radeon HD 6755G2 is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 6620G or 6520G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU). current games from june 2011 to now in direct x10 and 11 should work well with crossfire, but it can be a hit and miss with some games.

I happen to have a hP Pavilion dv6-6135dx and it's simply a beast laptop for gaming. gotta love Llano, some amazing technology right there.
Thanks for that sounds like something ive read somewhere, which will make me like this laptop i guess i will stick with this laptop, i mean for the price u cant get any better....... besides the acer doesnt have blue ray (which i dont use anyway lol) and i took apart the bottom and look what i findy an extra drive bay if i ever want to use it i dont think i will ever use up all that space on first drive thanks man +rep....
 
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Edit; well I guess the laptops you linked aren't all that expensive at 700$.
Edited by james_ant - 8/19/11 at 7:45pm
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