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So I'm looking at two laptops to buy for light gaming when away from home, specifically the:

Gigabyte U2442F
Gigabyte U2442N

They're both the same laptop except that the U2442N has a full i5 CPU clocked at 2.5Ghz with a GT640M except it's only a dual core model with hyperthreading so four threads whilst the U2442F has a ULV i7 clocked at 2Ghz but with a GT650M and again hyperthreading so they both have 4 threads.

My question is will the 500mhz make that much of a difference especially when paired with turbo boost? Will the GT650M make a bigger difference or should I save £300 (about $460) and get the U2442N with the GT640M.

Thanks in advance for any replies and help! smile.gif

Edit: Something that just occurred to me, would it be worth waiting for Haswell as the on-board graphics for those chips are meant to be quite good
Edited by GeoWillWalls - 5/11/13 at 4:00pm
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post #3 of 13
Hmm I would go for the i7 and 650m if you are planning to keeping this laptop a long time because it is near impossible to upgrade.

If you want a decent gaming experience on a laptop I wouldn't go for the integrated graphics. A 650m is still miles better than what haswell will have to offer.

Sleek laptops and decent price! Only thing missing is 1080p.
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Thanks for the reply! smile.gif Ordering now hopefully shouldn't be to bad! biggrin.gif
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No problem, why are you buying a laptop anyway because I see you have a very capable system in your sig? College?
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College indeed! thumb.gif Also thanks for the compliment! biggrin.gif
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Good luck in college! I'm in college too. I have my rig in my dorm and bring it home every exam period. In the weekends when I'm at home I have an old laptop I use for checking powerpoint and office. Works very well for now. A laptop during class only distracts you imo. Depends on the class if you need it I think.
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Check out Lenovo too bro. They have the 750m in them now I think (rebranded 650's I think)
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Check out Lenovo too bro. They have the 750m in them now I think (rebranded 650's I think)

Which ones specifically?
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Good luck in college! I'm in college too. I have my rig in my dorm and bring it home every exam period. In the weekends when I'm at home I have an old laptop I use for checking powerpoint and office. Works very well for now. A laptop during class only distracts you imo. Depends on the class if you need it I think.

Well I'm doing computing so it may come in handy tongue.gif
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http://bensbargains.net/categories/notebooks-83/

Second one down. Not sure the price where you're though
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