Help deciding Notebook purchase

kennysp

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Hi, in a few days i'm going to travel for some time and I need to buy a notebok ASAP.
I have the following options and I have to choose between them (I live in a small town in Ukraine, so I don't have a big pool of choices).
Also I don't have much money to spend, so I can only choose between these, as they are the ones I can afford right now.
(keep in mind the main usage of the computer will be gaming, of course I know I can't expect high settings on graphics, but I don't have problems on playing with low settings for a good frame rate).

Dell Latitude E6430
Pentium 3825U (1.9ghz) - 8gb - SSD 250gb - Nvidia nvs 5200m 1gb

Lenovo G50-30
Pentium N3540 (2.16/2.66ghz) - 4gb - HD 1tb - Geforce 820m 1gb

Lenovo G50-45
MD Quad-Core A6-6310 (1.8/2.4ghz) - 4gb - HD 1tb - Radeon R5 M230 1gb

Lenovo G500A
Pentium 2030m (2.5ghz) - 4gb - HD 500gb - Radeon HD8570m 1gb

HP 15-d000sr
AMD Dual-Core E1-2100 (1.0ghz) - 4gb - HD 500gb - Radeon HD8570m 1gb

Asus X552MD
Dual-Core Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16ghz) - 4gb - HD 500gb - Geforce 820m 1gb

Acer Aspire E5-573G-P1E8
Pentium 3825U (1.9ghz) - 4gb - HD 500gb - Geforce 920m 2gb
 

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I would definitely avoid anything with a Pentium NXXX- those are ATOM based CPUs and quite slow.
The A6-6310 has very close performance to the pentium 3825u and 2030m. Both pentiums have better performance for most things. The older 2030m is probably the fastest.
Out of the GPUs, the performance depends on how the manufacturer configures them. The 920m is probably the fastest but is very close to both the HD 8570 and the R5 M230.
Between the Lenovo G50-45, Lenovo G500A, and the Acer Aspire, I think you would get the best overall performance from the Aspire, but they are very close. I would buy the one that seems to have the nicest screen/keyboard/touchpad and ports.
 

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I would definitely avoid anything with a Pentium NXXX- those are ATOM based CPUs and quite slow.
The A6-6310 has very close performance to the pentium 3825u and 2030m. Both pentiums have better performance for most things. The older 2030m is probably the fastest.
Out of the GPUs, the performance depends on how the manufacturer configures them. The 920m is probably the fastest but is very close to both the HD 8570 and the R5 M230.
Between the Lenovo G50-45, Lenovo G500A, and the Acer Aspire, I think you would get the best overall performance from the Aspire, but they are very close. I would buy the one that seems to have the nicest screen/keyboard/touchpad and ports.
 

kennysp

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Thanks a lot for your feedbacks!

Regarding Calculagator 3 recommendations, I have a question.

There's $100 difference between the HP (not recommended) and the Lenovo G500A (recommended), and the difference is only on the cpu (AMD Dual-Core E1-2100 vs Pentium 2030m), since the rest of the stuff is the same (ram, gpu, hd). Is it the difference on cpu worth the extra $100?

To complete the perspective, this are the prices of the 3 you recommended, plus the HP.

HP 15-d000sr $300
Lenovo G50-45 $400
Lenovo G500A $400
Acer Aspire $460
 

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The E1 is probably the worst CPU in your list. It's actually slower than many phone CPUs. You would get better performance and save money buying an old core2duo laptop. I don't know if the next step up is worth $400, but I wouldn't buy the HP 15 at any price-especially not for gaming-it would be like buying the guts of a cheap tablet stuffed into a bulky laptop body.
 
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