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Gaming performance of this laptop (Samsung 550P5C)

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http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Samsung_550P5C_1217863.html

I would like to know if this laptop would be decent for gaming on medium settings (at 60fps) and also are Samsung laptops known to be decent quality? I have owned 2 Acer laptops, the first the hinges of the screen broke, and the second (current) one sometimes randomly freezes and runs really slowly, and the touchpad is very unresponsive sometimes requiring you press it 3 times for it to actually click on what you want. So I need a laptop that is going to last a few years, be reliable, have good build quality, and give me good performance.

Besides gaming i'll mainly use it for recording my guitar amp + editing videos, and of course general internet use.
    
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The card is a good card considering its a lappy. What agmes though? And if you want futureproof for it to last longer then get an i7
     
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Should run most games fine, here's a ton of games benchmarked with the 650m: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M.71887.0.html
 

Samsung usually makes good stuff imo, and their laptops are no exception.

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Originally Posted by Pedroc1999 View Post

The card is a good card considering its a lappy. What agmes though? And if you want futureproof for it to last longer then get an i7

Battlefield 3 mainly, perhaps some other stuff like Crysis 2/3, Dead Space, Need for Speed Most Wanted. I can get an I7 laptop but it only has a GT 630M.
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Should run most games fine, here's a ton of games benchmarked with the 650m: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M.71887.0.html

 
Samsung usually makes good stuff imo, and their laptops are no exception.

Cheers for that link, the only thing putting doubt in my mind is the CPU, I really wish it was a quad core.
    
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Ok I now have 2 laptops in mind, the Samsung I mentioned and this one:

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_GE70_1345457.html

The main differences being the MSI has 17.3" screen (1920x1080), 1333mhz ram vs 1600mhz, 75gb HDD vs 1000gb, and i7-3630QM vs i5-3210M. The processor is better but will the higher screen res negate this? Plus I would rather have W7 which the Samsung has...

Basically I need to know how much difference that i7 would make over the i5? And would it be worth spending an extra £130 for the MSI?
    
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