Laptop buying help

odMike

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Hello, I'm looking at buying a light gaming laptop, just for something to do when work gets slow. I've narrowed to down to 2 laptops (I think). The specs for both are pretty similar;

The Acer Nitro has a 7300HQ, 1050 Ti 4gb, 8gb DDR4, and a 256gb SSD, it's currently $689.00

The Dell Inspiron 5577 has a 7300HQ, a 1050 (Not Ti?) 4gb, 8gb DDR4, and a 1tb HDD, it's currently $599.00

To me, the Dell seems like a better deal, but the 1050 gpu is what's throwing me off. Are the both 1050 Ti and the ad is just mislabeled on the Dell, or is there an actual 4gb 1050?

I only plan on playing League, Minecraft, GTA V (playing in low won't bother me), and some other non demanding games.

In your guy's opinion, which of the 2 are better? Is the 1050 vs 1050 Ti a major deal breaker? Any other recommendations for a laptop under like ~$700?
 

odMike

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Right, I understand that the Acer has the SSD, but I'm confused on the GPU. From my understanding the 1050 is only a 2gb card, where the 1050 Ti is 4gb. So I'm thinking that the Dell ad might be mislabeled.

Even if that's the case, is the trade off for 256gb SSD vs 1tb HDD and maybe a little faster clock speed on the GPU actually worth paying the 100 bucks more?
 

hang-the-9

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Ti is a faster video card, not just a faster clocked version of the 1050, and since the SSD on it's own is about $100 for a 256gb, yes it's worth the extra money. You can't upgrade the video card or CPU, what you get now is what you will have till you replace the system. Better to pay a bit more now for a faster system than be looking to replace it in two years.
 
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