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Help needed between i3m and i5m with GPU options !!!

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by darkcooleo, 15 Mar 2010.

  1. darkcooleo

    Gangster

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    Best out of these 2 !!!, i3, i5, GPU options

    Hi,

    Right I'm getting another laptop,

    Need good processor, want windows 7 to boot and run fast
    Will not be playing games on it, i7 rig and ps3 for that.
    Will want to play a lot of HD 1080p videos, youtube HD, streaming off sites in HD, HD camcorder and downloaded video all in HD.
    General office work and apps.

    Killer question: How much does the GPU impact on video watching or is it mainly used for gaming? Can integrated gpu handle full HD video?

    Got 2 laptops in mind

    Dell with Intel® Core™ i5-430M (2.26Ghz, 4Threads, turbo boost up to 2.53 GHz, 3M cache) and Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD

    or

    Samsung with Intel Core i3 Dual Core 330M / 2.13 GHz ( Dual-Core ) and nVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics

    Any help or general info would be greatly welcomed and appreciated.
     
    Last edited: 15 Mar 2010
  2. darkcooleo

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    Ordered the Samsung with Intel Core i3 Dual Core 330M / 2.13 GHz ( Dual-Core ) and nVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics. Guess this was not a popular thread . . .
     
  3. Aod

    Sgarrista

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    well, i mean, come-on, if you're not playing games you really don't need an i357magnum with maths co-processor? Laptop Core2Duo's run windows and decode 1080p HD just fine.
     
  4. Nogimmix

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    I'm interested in getting the Samsung with Intel Core i3 Dual Core 330M / 2.13 GHz ( Dual-Core ) and nVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics but just seen the new E Series Sony laptop's and they look gorgeous.

    Hmmmm decisions decisions!!
     
  5. darkcooleo

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    By saying 57 magnum + maths co-processor you saying the i3 and gpu system will be fast?
     
  6. darkcooleo

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    I know the one your on about i saw the same 1 looked at it for 2 mins and then went back to the samsung. The sony was a recomdation, but i think 70 percent or more brought the samsung. Imo, better spec, more features, ports, better looks !
     
  7. Nogimmix

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    Well I opted for the Sony E-series as I was liking the white look to it, as well as the spec. Also I managed to get it for £450 :)
     
  8. darkcooleo

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    Is that the one Sony VAIO EB1S0E ?

    Same CPU, diff GPU though - I need 7 pro or ultimate cause I need to install virtual XP mode so i'm going to upgrade the OS to 7 64 Bit Ultimate. I'm not getting mine till next week, ( having to wait a hell of a long time for shipping ). Shame OCUK don't expand their laptop range, I'm with 10mins of it lol !

    Let me know what you think when you get yours.