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Help between a8+7670m or i5 +540m

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Hi, one of my friend wanted to have a new laptop for school and all, and play games. He want to play diablo 3, LOL and other games. His budget is 700ish and i'm currently undecide between those two laptops. So, the main theme would be gaming

The first is a HP a8+7670m http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158245CVF

The second is a Asus, i5-2430m + 540m http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230132

It seems i cant find much information about the a8+7670 and i was wondering if the i5-2430 would be a better deal? Battery consomption could be a plus too.

Thanks in advance !
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Wait about 2-3 weeks for Trinity to roll out, best option. If you need it now, the 7670M is the faster GPU by a decent amount, and you can overclock the A8 to about 2.5ghz on all cores, ~2.8-3ghz turbo. Of course overclocking isn't a guarantee but it's possible, and people even overclock+undervolted it.
 
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I know that Trinity is at the door, but my friend is eager to buy it now! He wont overclock, and i just found the Hp one (the a8) for 630$ on amazon.ca with free shipping
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Samsung F3 spinpoint OCZ Vertex 3 60 gb Asus Corsair H100 
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Window 7 64 bits pro Dell u2211h 1080p Qnix 2560 x 1440 @96hz Black widow 
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Diablo 3 isn't even out yet.. is it? Launch date for the A10-4600M is *estimated* at May 15; that's the beefy Trinity APU with about 50% faster graphics and ~30% faster CPU. The Trinity laptops should get better battery life as well. Big jump, but I'm sure A8 system will suffice. Just the standard "Don't buy the last-gen stuff 1 week before launch" disclaimer.
 
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Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-UD2H MSI Hawk R5770 3x2GB G.Skill DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 
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1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 250 GB WD Caviar Black Samsung 20X DVD-R/RW Thermaltake MaxOrb 
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Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-UD2H MSI Hawk R5770 3x2GB G.Skill DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 250 GB WD Caviar Black Samsung 20X DVD-R/RW Thermaltake MaxOrb 
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post #5 of 5
Yeah Diablo 3 and Trinity* are supposed to be out on the same day. Im sure your friend can wait 5 days. Especially when the current APU series just barely play games at acceptable levels, and the new APU+GPU combo's will easily be able to handle most games. There's even a vid of it running BF3 on an HP laptop in the news section.


*based on a "leak" by pcmag and sweclockers
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