In what order of power are these laptops?

elemein

Honorable
Mar 4, 2013
4
0
10,520
1
Hey guys!

Im in the market to purchase a laptop for on-the-go computing, but I will also be doing some light gaming.

I scoured all the availible retailers in my area and made a shortlist, slowly picking out ones that were overshadowed, but now I cant seem to decide between these last four.

Gaming power is a big factor (but not the only one), and I want to know, in order, your guys opinions of which is most powerful.

Here are the laptops:

HP 3125 - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7813277&CatId=4935

Vivobook - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230706

Samsung Series 5 - http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Samsung-Series-5-535U3C-Notebook.83159.0.html

Acer Timeline X - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215291

Here's how I THINK it is:

HP < Timeline < Vivo < Samsung

But what do you guys think?

Edit: Forgot to mention. The kinds of games I'll be playing is LoL, Minecraft, WoT, GRID, those really basic MMOs (Maplestory, Mabinogi, etc.) and if I can stretch it, Battlefield Bad Company 2; but not mandatory at all.
 

RetiredChief

Distinguished
Feb 22, 2007
465
0
19,010
40
I'd have to go with the Asus.
I like Samsung, but could not really evaluate as their series 5 comes in several different versions if I'm correct.

Big Plus on Asus over Acer is the HD4000 in Asus vs the HD3000 in the Acer.

Supposely Acer has improved on quality over the last year and a half - Acer use to be at the BOTTOM of the heap on qulaity/least user problems. Next to the Bottom was HP. NOTE HP makes some excellent quality Enterprise Laptops (same as Dell), but they charge an arm and a leg for the corporate models.

Best consummer brands for quality and least user problems First - Acer, followed by Tosibia. Samsung I like but hear their "support" (if Needed is losey, but then so is Tosibia). You can get MUCH better support here than using the Manufs call in/chat windows.
Have two Tosibia's and a 17.3 Inch Samsung i5-2510m - All three worked as advertized and arestill fuctioning very well.

On Games, and what you can expect, Here is a link to the HD4000 (iGPU). If you scroll down you can see what games and epected FPS:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4000.69168.0.html
The HD3000 would be LOWER.
 

oczdude8

Distinguished
Oct 18, 2009
84
0
18,610
24
they are all pretty much the same in terms of raw processing power, and all will pay games like LoL and other light mmos.

Now you have to look at certain features that you may need in a laptop, such as touchscreen, cd-drive, battery life, weight,and asthetics.

Also, don't bother with acer brand laptops, they are trash.
 

jakjawagon

Distinguished
Aug 28, 2010
134
0
18,660
10
From best to worst

GPU:
Asus
Samsung
Acer
HP

CPU:
Acer
Asus
Samsung
HP

I'd avoid the HP one. AMD E-series processors are seriously weak. Apart from that, the Asus will be the best for gaming (though the screen's kinda small), and the Acer will be the best for most other things. This is just based on the specs though. Like oczdude8 said, Acer laptops tend to be awful.
 

RetiredChief

Distinguished
Feb 22, 2007
465
0
19,010
40
I'd have to go with the Asus.
I like Samsung, but could not really evaluate as their series 5 comes in several different versions if I'm correct.

Big Plus on Asus over Acer is the HD4000 in Asus vs the HD3000 in the Acer.

Supposely Acer has improved on quality over the last year and a half - Acer use to be at the BOTTOM of the heap on qulaity/least user problems. Next to the Bottom was HP. NOTE HP makes some excellent quality Enterprise Laptops (same as Dell), but they charge an arm and a leg for the corporate models.

Best consummer brands for quality and least user problems First - Acer, followed by Tosibia. Samsung I like but hear their "support" (if Needed is losey, but then so is Tosibia). You can get MUCH better support here than using the Manufs call in/chat windows.
Have two Tosibia's and a 17.3 Inch Samsung i5-2510m - All three worked as advertized and arestill fuctioning very well.

On Games, and what you can expect, Here is a link to the HD4000 (iGPU). If you scroll down you can see what games and epected FPS:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4000.69168.0.html
The HD3000 would be LOWER.
 

elemein

Honorable
Mar 4, 2013
4
0
10,520
1
Thanks guys, the main reason I'm asking is because I'm directly comparing the Samsung and the Asus. Now the Asus' HD 4000 sounds more powerful, but according to this:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7500G.74861.0.html

The 7500G is actually 11% more powerful than the HD 4000, and furthermore:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4000.69168.0.html

This states that the ULV version of the HD4000 is usually 30% slower. Does that still make it preferable to the Samsung?

Also, I so far am preferring the Samsung as it is far thinner and has more battery life, but performance is important.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Aksheev Laptop Tech Support 4
D Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 3
A Laptop Tech Support 1
H Laptop Tech Support 2
J Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 2
L Laptop Tech Support 2
J Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 1
H Laptop Tech Support 2
A Laptop Tech Support 2
G Laptop Tech Support 1
B Laptop Tech Support 1
I Laptop Tech Support 1
G Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 1

ASK THE COMMUNITY