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Any ideas on what laptop will be the one to get this summer? Not sure if I want a Trinity, Intel HD4000, or a Keplar based one yet.

Budget will be about $800? Cheaper the better. Will be outputting some games on my 1080p monitor so I don't have to bring my desktop, but can still game on a big monitor. Looking to get a 14" or 15.6" laptop size for portability.
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Lenovo has a couple new y series coming out with IB and kepler. I'd say go with that or look at sager or malibal.
Being an intel guy, I haven't been following trinity. Traditionally, AMD does a better job of onboard/integrated graphics than intel does, but if you get a keplar and/or 7000M gpu I don't think it matters too much.
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post #3 of 11
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Lenovo has a couple new y series coming out with IB and kepler. I'd say go with that or look at sager or malibal.
Being an intel guy, I haven't been following trinity. Traditionally, AMD does a better job of onboard/integrated graphics than intel does, but if you get a keplar and/or 7000M gpu I don't think it matters too much.

Looking at a couple of sites, it looks like the HD4000 from Intel is still miles behind Trinity though. So Keplar vs Trinity then?
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post #4 of 11
I haven't been following trinity, but I'd say that sounds about right. Usually it's AMD vs. intel+dedicated.
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post #5 of 11
what about the Lenovo Y470p? it comes @ $749.99 with the following specs

2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM
AMD Radeon HD 7690 1GB
8.0GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz
750GB 5400
comes in an average sized 14" screen, i am using mine right now and its just great for mobility and performance for the price

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y470p
(look for the one with the model 08552LU) (right)
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Originally Posted by Boyd View Post

what about the Lenovo Y470p? it comes @ $749.99 with the following specs
2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM
AMD Radeon HD 7690 1GB
8.0GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz
750GB 5400
comes in an average sized 14" screen, i am using mine right now and its just great for mobility and performance for the price
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y470p
(look for the one with the model 08552LU) (right)
Looks really Nice actually.. How does that gpu compare to the A8 or 550m?
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post #7 of 11
Yea HD4000 isn't really powerful enough for regular gaming. It is a decent amount faster than the HD3000, but the HD3000 can't play minecraft smoothly

That Lenovo looks decent but definitely get one with the cheapest ivy bridge quad
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post

Looks really Nice actually.. How does that gpu compare to the A8 or 550m?

7690M is stronger than the 550M, i do not know any sites where they compare mobile GPUs, i can not find a good site for comparison.

it runs blackops max AA off @ 50~60 fps, GTA 4 ~medium/high AA off @ 35~55 fps. pretty decent i'd say smile.gif
post #9 of 11
I'm in a similar boat, although I've got a keen eye on CPU performance as it'll double as a music production laptop. Right now I'm leaning towards Trinity, but benchmarks are very scarce!! I'm also hoping that it'll launch in budget (mine is £400-450, about $700) - rules out quad Ivy, but I'm hopeful for dual core in budget. They need to get more laptops out after release though, there's still hardly any Ivy Bridge laptops out at the moment, and it was released a week ago!
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boyd View Post

7690M is stronger than the 550M, i do not know any sites where they compare mobile GPUs, i can not find a good site for comparison.
it runs blackops max AA off @ 50~60 fps, GTA 4 ~medium/high AA off @ 35~55 fps. pretty decent i'd say smile.gif


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