Originally Posted by Somenamehere
Cant find any benchmarks, but is the 540m decent for gaming on the go? Obviously it wont max out games I can get this for $950.
sandy bridge 2720QM
8gb of ram
500gb 7200rpm hd
Think its worth $450 more to get a gtx460m and matte screen plus option to switch out the graphics card? How many watts is the 6970m estimated to put out ?
You're obviously looking at sager/clevo laptops. Unless you are doing crazy cpu intensive stuff save the $100+ and get the 2630qm. The 2720qm is a good upgrade in terms of price/performance but its stupid to pair it with a 540m and mildly dumb for a 460m, as they will still bottle neck the games, and not your cpu.
also 8 gigs of ram is also overkill for gaming if thats your intended purpose.
And the 6970 WONT work in a np5160 or np8130, only the 8150 and 8170.
540m=low res+low graphics but the best sager for mobility
460m=high res+high graphics but confined to a short battery life
6970/485= 1920x1080+ultra graphics and essentially chained to the wall
I would get 4 gigs of ram, 2630qm, and the 460m with the matte screen. Then either keep the money or put an ssd in it.