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Old 09-18-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Question Which laptop would be better for gaming?

Ok, Im looking for a laptop that is "good" at playing games at medium graphics, and is prices at under $800.

I have currently found an computer that has

Brand: Acer
Model: V3-771G-6814
Ram: 8GB DDR3
Memory: 750 GB
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT730M, 4GB
Intel Core i5 3230M(2.60GHz)
Price: $739.99

and also have found another with

Brand: Toshiba
Model: S75-A7221
Ram: 16GB DDR3L
Memory: 1TB
Graphics card: Integrated
Intel Core i7 i7-4700MQ (2.40GHz)
Price: Currently on sale st $799.99




I'm a newbie at computer specs and what you need to play games with better graphics, which one would be better?
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:49 AM   #2
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The acer laptop has dedicated graphics which better than integrated so I'd go for the Acer..
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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But the toshiba has 16GB of ram, and the acer only has 8GB + 4GB dedicated to graphics. wouldn't the toshiba have them more ram in total?
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The Toshiba only has Mobile Intel HD Graphics whereas the Acer has GeForce GT730M which is way better than integrated graphics.
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But the toshiba has 16GB of ram, and the acer only has 8GB + 4GB dedicated to graphics. wouldn't the toshiba have them more ram in total?
RAM doesn't matter nearly as much in gaming as the video card. 8GB will be plenty.
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But the toshiba has 16GB of ram, and the acer only has 8GB + 4GB dedicated to graphics. wouldn't the toshiba have them more ram in total?
The VRAM and RAM are 2 separate entity's. You will most likely never need the full 8 GB of Ram. Also the Acer has Dedicated graphics which integrated graphics will not compare to. The 4 GB of VRAM will out weigh the integrated laptop as well as you will have a smaller hard drive (only by 250 GB) so this will be an easier load on your computer. The Acer is the ideal gaming computer in this situation.
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I'd go for the Acer still as your getting a total of 12GB ram and remember like Jmacavali said when it comes to gaming the video card is more important than the ram.
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