Choosing a laptop for gaming/multimedia use


May 22, 2013
I was in the market for a laptop and i thought the lenovo y500 was going to be good but they have caused me so many problems with customer service and what not I feel like I should cancel my order.

Now I have done some more research and have come down to two laptops the first is the HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Quad edition with these specs


• Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
• System Recovery DVD with Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
• HP 2 year Accidental Damage Protect w/3 day Onsite Resp 1 y warranty HP/Compaq/Pavilion Notebook
• 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
• NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]
• 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
• No Additional Office Software
• 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
• 32GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
• No additional security software
• 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
• 15.6-inch diagonal High Definition BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)
• SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
• HP TrueVision HD Webcam
• 802.11b/g/n WLAN
• Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad

and the second is a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition with these specs

Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM processor (6MB cache, up to 3.2 GHz)
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz
1TB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
AMD Radeon™ HD 7730M 2GB
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Stealth Black Anodized Aluminum
15.6" Full High Definition (1080p) LED Display
48 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery
Intel® Centrino® Wireless 2230, 2x2 bgn + Bluetooth
Waves MaxxAudio 4 + Skullcandy Speakers
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet card
English Backlit Keyboard with Multi-touch Touchpad

which do you guys think is the better choice. And is there any model someone would recommend that are better than these. I'm looking for multimedia use heavy on video and photo editing and light game on steam and what not.

Price rang: $1500 and below.

Thank you in advance.


Feb 27, 2012

Take a look at this. What do you think it's below budget?
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