Capable of moderate games?

Compuser10165

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Out of the bunch, the best one is the Toshiba laptop but I would not pick any of them. I suggest you this one for 539$. https://laptopninja.io/laptops/acer-laptop-aspire-e5-572g-72m5-15-6-inch/ (Acer Aspire E5-573G-56RG 15.6-inch). It is quite possibly the best you can get at this price range. It has a capable discrete gpu capable of running event latest games (but at low- medium settings).
 

OP_Chief

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I'm building this as my main setup http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nrvDRB
I'm not worried about gaming too much. I was just wondering if they would play minecraft while I'm out of the house. I'll mainley use it for Netflix, youtube and twitch. Would they handle those at 1080?
 

OP_Chief

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Btw, could you tell me how the Toshiba is better than the Asus 555? I seen the Asus has 1080p screen and Toshiba doesnt? Is the toshiba better?
 

jaguarskx

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Between the Toshiba and the Asus you have to decide if you want:

A. Core i3 & 1080p screen
B. Core i5 & 1366x768 screen

The Core i5 is considered better for games because it can reach higher clockspeed. The Core i3-5010u has a max clockspeed of 2.1GHz. The Core i5-5200u can reach 2.7GHz using Turbo Boost, but only if one of the two cores is being used. If both cores in the i5 are being used then the max Turbo Boost clockspeed would probably be 2.5GHz. Most games generally use 2 cores. Basically for playing games there will be 400MHz difference.

Between the Toshiba and the Asus 555 I would probably go with the Asus because the 1080p screen allows me to see more information on the screen at once and 1080p video will not be down scaled to 1366x768. The Intel HD 5500 is better suited to play most low demanding games at 1366x768 or 1600x900 resolution.
 
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