i5-4200U/840M vs i5-4200M/740M

Smartflight

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I am currently weighing in two laptops, both by Lenovo.

$712: i5-4200U + Nvidia 840M
(-) Lower clock speed & turbo boost
(-) Intel HD 4400
(+) Power efficient
(+) Quoted as being 35% faster over 740M
(+) 2 GB graphics memory
(=) 4 GB system RAM

$720: i5-4200M + Nvidia 740M
(+) Higher clock speed & turbo boost
(+) Intel HD 4600
(-) Power hungry
(-) Slower over 840M
(-) 1 GB graphics memory
(=) 4 GB system RAM
(+) 8 GB SSD

The cost difference: just $8!

I'll be using the laptop for programming, designing (Photoshop, et al). I want to be able to run FIFA 15 and 16 smoothly - wouldn't mind if I have to play it on low, either; but if medium works, that's a bonus, eh.

Which one would be more suitable for me? I would love to get 2-3 years out of it without having heavy bottlenecks in future.

Notes:

(1) The prices have been converted to US dollars for convenience. I am an Indian consumer.
(2) Here's the complete comparision page, should anyone require it: http://www.flipkart.com/computer/compare?ids=COMDXNHGPPPTKXGH,COMDUS3GWYT7ZV5G
 

Smartflight

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Are you sure about that? They are bringing the Ignite engine to the PC, previously exclusive to the Xbox and PS consoles.



Could you link me to the benchmarks, please?
 

SameerK

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So did u play fifa 15 (or the demo at least) on nvidia 840m? Coz i'm planning to buy a dell laptop with the same graphic card..
 

Smartflight

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I bought the laptop with 740m. I can run FIFA 15 (the full game), on high. The 840m should fare well, too.
 

SameerK

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okay, thnx a lot mahn!! hope our's(740m and 840m) will support dx12 too ;)
 

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