Which would be better for gaming please?

By daddystabz
Nov 29, 2010
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  1. I am looking at 2 different laptops right now I can afford. I am interested in being able to game a bit on my laptop, mostly MMORPG games like World of Warcraft, DC Universe Online, The Lord of the Rings Online, etc. Some other games too but mostly MMOs.

    The two I'm looking at are as follows:

    1) Notebook, 9-cell lithium-ion battery, AC adapter
    VISION technology from AMD with 1.7GHz AMD Phenom II quad-core mobile processor P940
    17.3" diagonal high-def+ HP BrightView LED display, 1600x900 resolution
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    640GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive with ProtectSmart hard drive protection
    LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW drive, 2-layer support
    802.11b/g/n wireless LAN
    Bluetooth technology
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 switchable graphics with 512MB DDR3 RAM, up to 2173MB total memory
    Beats Audio and HP triple bass-reflex subwoofer
    HP TrueVision Web cam, digital mic
    HP SimplePass, integrated fingerprint reader
    HP Clickpad
    5-in-1 digital media reader: SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD
    Battery life up to 6 hours
    3 USB 2.0 ports
    HDMI, eSATA/USB, VGA, RJ-45 ports
    Headphone/mic jacks
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
    Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
    60 days Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011
    HP software
    Measures approximately 16-3/8" x 10-3/4" x 1-1/2"
    UL listed adapter; 1-year LMW

    2) Includes notebook, eight-cell lithium-ion battery, HP Mobile remote, AC adapter, 2GB SD card with PC Treasures software
    2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor P7550
    17.3" diagonal HD+ LED BrightView widescreen display, 1600x900 resolution
    6GB DDR3 memory
    640GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive
    8X LightScribe SuperMulti DVD+/-RW drive, double-layer support
    802.11b/g/n wireless LAN
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 graphics, up to 2815MB memory
    Altec Lansing audio
    SRS Premium Sound
    HP triple bass-reflex subwoofer
    HP Web cam, digital mic
    10/100/1000 Base-T ethernet
    5-in-1 digital media reader: SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD
    Three USB 2.0 ports
    HDMI, eSATA/USB, RJ-45, IEEE 1394, VGA, expansion, consumer IR ports
    Two headphone jacks
    Mic jack
    ExpressCard/34, 54 slot
    Genuine Windows Home 7 Premium, 64-bit
    Microsoft Works
    60 days of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007
    60 days of Norton Internet Security 2010
    HP software
    Measures approximately 16-1/4"W x 11"D x 1-3/8"H
    UL listed; 1-year LMW
  2. daddystabz

    daddystabz TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 99

  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,239   +208

    Don't bother with the M11x, that particular model is the underpowered version. Considering that the majority of games you intend to play are MMOs (and older ones at that), either laptop will do just fine. if the game supports multiple CPUs, the AMD system will be better, but the the intel system might end up being better with single/double threaded games.

    Plus, the HD 4650 is a little more powerful than the HD 5470 for directX 10 and earlier games. Just some food for thought.
  4. daddystabz

    daddystabz TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 99

  5. daddystabz

    daddystabz TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 99

    What do you think between the #2 laptop on my list vs. the Alienware M11X listed in the first URL link I put up under that?
  6. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Dell has what appears to be the same laptop that you linked from QVC for $1599.
  7. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

  8. daddystabz

    daddystabz TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Unfortunately though I am trying to take advantage of the easy pay option QVC has.

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