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i5 4200/GT750M vs i7 4500U/GT720M

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Hi guys

I was looking for a new laptop, and think I found a nice one, the Acer Aspire V5-573G, for 780 Euros

However I can choose between the i5 and better gpu, or the i7 and weaker gpu.

I will be using the laptop for coding/databases etc, and maybe some gaming on the go.

What does OCN think the better configuration is?
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The 750M will smoke the 720M, regardless of what CPU is behind it, for gaming/3D applications. There are 4 mobile chipsets between those two choices, the 720M is considered entry-level discreet video.

You are going to completely hate that 1366x768 display if you're doing any significant coding/database work. That's not enough horizontal or vertical resolution to do any substantial work w/o scrolling. I'd look for nothing less than 1600x900 resolution, and preferably full HD if you can afford it.

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The 750M will smoke the 720M, regardless of what CPU is behind it, for gaming/3D applications. For coding/databases/etc, the GPU is completely irrelevant.

If it were me, I'd try to get a i7 AND the faster GPU. =)

Greg

yea im leaning towards that 750m myself, with an ssd thrown in the msata slot I don't think I will miss the extra GHz of the i7. Getting an i7 and an 750m and a 15.6 1080p screen is above my budget I think redface.gif
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Maybe consider a used laptop with something like a i7-3630QM or 3620QM quad-core, and a previous generation better GPU and full HD display. There are always a lot of "slightly used" laptops on the market. Just a thought!

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Hi guys

I was looking for a new laptop, and think I found a nice one, the Acer Aspire V5-573G, for 780 Euros

However I can choose between the i5 and better gpu, or the i7 and weaker gpu.

I will be using the laptop for coding/databases etc, and maybe some gaming on the go.

What does OCN think the better configuration is?

The main issue here is that i7 4500 is still a dual core. You are sacrificing Cuda cores for a slightly higher clocked haswell cpu. the 750m would be the way to go and don't get an i7 unless its a 4700 or higher. 4700 And higher are quad cores.
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