I am planning to buy a laptop. I can't chose between the msi gp62 6QE, HP envy 14 j008tx and the HP pavilion ab214tx

Aditya_17

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HP envy uses a GTX 950M and 12GB ram but the processor is a 5th gen i7 (5500u).
The Pavilion uses a GT 940M and 8GB ram and a 6th gen core i7.
I have also shortlisted MSI GP62 6QE leopard pro which has both 6th gen i7 and GTX 950M but is more costly than the above two.
 

junkeymonkey

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I would look at any benchmarks on the 2 cpu's ? if there is little to no big difference in performance then from that go with the one that offers the better graphics - just remember the cpu and the graphics card maybe all hard soldered in place and cant be upgraded - so it maybe best to sacrifice a little cpu for the better graphics but then I would not sacrifice too much cpu ??

thing about laptops is your stuck with what you buy so you have to decide on whats gives the best balance overall I would say ...

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6500U-vs-Intel-Core-i7-5500U

http://www.ultrabookreview.com/9056-intel-core-i7-6500u-benchmarks/

cards
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-950M-vs-GeForce-940M

http://www.hwcompare.com/21375/geforce-940m-vs-geforce-gtx-950m/

not to say I know whats best overall but the the older 5th i7 with the gtx if a bit less money may be a good deal but if dx 12 is a big thing you want the the skylake is what you need [ its not like a lot if any dx12 stuff is piling up around here . maybe in 2 or 5 years from now you may see it as mainstream ??]
 

junkeymonkey

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I would look at any benchmarks on the 2 cpu's ? if there is little to no big difference in performance then from that go with the one that offers the better graphics - just remember the cpu and the graphics card maybe all hard soldered in place and cant be upgraded - so it maybe best to sacrifice a little cpu for the better graphics but then I would not sacrifice too much cpu ??

thing about laptops is your stuck with what you buy so you have to decide on whats gives the best balance overall I would say ...

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6500U-vs-Intel-Core-i7-5500U

http://www.ultrabookreview.com/9056-intel-core-i7-6500u-benchmarks/

cards
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-950M-vs-GeForce-940M

http://www.hwcompare.com/21375/geforce-940m-vs-geforce-gtx-950m/

not to say I know whats best overall but the the older 5th i7 with the gtx if a bit less money may be a good deal but if dx 12 is a big thing you want the the skylake is what you need [ its not like a lot if any dx12 stuff is piling up around here . maybe in 2 or 5 years from now you may see it as mainstream ??]
 

himynameisraz

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I don't think it really matters. I've had a laptop I bought in 2011 i7-2630QM and it runs everything I throw at it even to this day. I have 12 gigs of ram which is more than enough...8 gigs is sufficient. Graphics cards will continue updating their drivers to be able to play newer games etc. Just make sure you put an SSD in it. I assume you're not doing any modeling that requires you to use all cores of your cpu. At this point, I'd look at cost as your main factor in deciding. If you're saving a few hundred from one over the other, I'd go with the cheaper one.

Side note, don't worry too much about ram anyway. I'm sure there are empty slots you can fill it with (check to make sure). Ram is really cheap. About $40 per 8 gigs.
 
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