Is this okay for a casual gaming laptop?

Elfiene

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Hey everyone, I've been looking around on websites and that for a "gaming laptop" that is under £400 and I have been having difficulty finding one. To be very honest, I understand that at that price the chances of me finding one is very slim. However, I am not a hard-core gamer and so the laptop does not need to be amazing or anything. I'm just looking for something that can handle games like: tera rising, age of wushu, never winter, guild wars e.t.c Nothing too hardcore really.

Anyway, in my search I have found 2 latops one that is below my budget and one that is above. I would like to see your opinion on these 2 laptops, and whether or not they are good. P.s: please don't laugh my computer knowledge is very bad so umm yaaaa!

Option 1 £370

Asus X552EP
Screen size - 15.6 in - 1366 x 768 pixels
Processor - AMD A4 5000M - 1.5 GHz
RAM - 8 GB
Hard Drive - 1 TB
Operating System - Windows 8 (64-Bit)
Optical Drive - DVD Super-Multi
Graphics - AMD Radeon HD 8670M
Graphics Memory - 1 GB

Option 2 : £440 - this is over budget and I'm not sure if I will be able to afford it!

Lenovo G505s
Screen size - 15.6 in - 1366 x 768 No
Processor - AMD A10 A10-5750 - 2.4 GHz
RAM - 6 GB
Hard Drive - 1 TB
Operating System - Windows 8.1 (64-Bit)
Optical Drive - DVD Re-Writer
Graphics - AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Graphics Memory - 2 GB

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Option 3 £415 - this is slightly over budget but there is a more likely chance that I will be able to afford this one.

HP® ENVY 8GB 15.6"
AMD quad core A10-5750M 2.5 GHz 4MB cache processor
8GB DDR3L (1 x DIMM) SDRAM standard memory, expandable up to 16GB
750GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
15.6" HD BrightView active matrix TFT color LCD LED backlight display (1366 x 768)
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Interface/ports: 4 x USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ-45, headphone/microphone combo port
Graphics info: Graphics controller: AMD Radeon HD 8650G, graphics memory: 4204MB, graphics memory accessibility: Shared
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Memory card supported: Secure digital (SD)
Network and communication: Wireless: Atheros, WLAN standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Built-in devices: Webcam, microphone, finger print reader, speakers, input devices: Full size island style keyboard with numeric keypad
Natural silver
Battery information: Battery energy: 47 Wh, number of cells: 6 cell
Maximum power supply: 65 W, 64-bit processing
Includes Envy 15-j175nr notebook, standard battery, AC adapter
Certifications and standards: EPEAT silver
Dimensions: 14.94"(L) x 9.87"(W) x 0.66" - 1.1"(H), 4.68 lbs.
 

LummusMaximus

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System one has a crappy processor, but superior graphics. Number two has a slightly better processor, vaguely worse graphics. I would recommend system number two, because the slightly slower GPU is made up for by the quicker CPU.
 

LummusMaximus

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System one has a crappy processor, but superior graphics. Number two has a slightly better processor, vaguely worse graphics. I would recommend system number two, because the slightly slower GPU is made up for by the quicker CPU.
 

Yoplait95

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Also the 8570 has 2gb of ram which is definitely useful.
 

LummusMaximus

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The extra gigabyte of graphics memory is only useful at higher resolutions.

 

Alex387

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Also, RAM should be of lower priority when choosing a new computer, as it is easily upgraded. Good graphics and processors are better at "future-proofing" a system.
 

Elfiene

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Okay, how about this I think this probably is worse, with a shared memory, but it is slightly cheaper than the option 2:
HP® ENVY 8GB 15.6"
AMD quad core A10-5750M 2.5 GHz 4MB cache processor
8GB DDR3L (1 x DIMM) SDRAM standard memory, expandable up to 16GB
750GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
15.6" HD BrightView active matrix TFT color LCD LED backlight display (1366 x 768)
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Interface/ports: 4 x USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ-45, headphone/microphone combo port
Graphics info: Graphics controller: AMD Radeon HD 8650G, graphics memory: 4204MB, graphics memory accessibility: Shared
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Memory card supported: Secure digital (SD)
Network and communication: Wireless: Atheros, WLAN standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Built-in devices: Webcam, microphone, finger print reader, speakers, input devices: Full size island style keyboard with numeric keypad
Natural silver
Battery information: Battery energy: 47 Wh, number of cells: 6 cell
Maximum power supply: 65 W, 64-bit processing
Includes Envy 15-j175nr notebook, standard battery, AC adapter
Certifications and standards: EPEAT silver
Dimensions: 14.94"(L) x 9.87"(W) x 0.66" - 1.1"(H), 4.68 lbs.

Thanks for helping btw! :)
 
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