Looking to buy one of these for low to mid graphic settings on high resolution games.

yasmanybz

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Ive already got a Desktop for gaming, now I need a laptop. Please help me choose between one of these.

1. At $299.99 Samsung - Series 3 15.6" Refurbished Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black
AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor 1.9 GHz with AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics
4GB DDR3 memory
500GB Serial ATA II hard drive (5400 rpm)
Built-in 1.3MP high-definition webcam with internal microphone

2. $583.99 HP - Refurbished - ENVY 17.3" Refurbished Laptop - 8GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive
AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Processor 1.9 GHz with AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics
8GB DDR3 SDRAM
750GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
Built-in webcam with microphone

3. $369.99 Acer - Refurbished - 15.6" Notebook - 6 GB Memory - 750 GB Hard Drive
AMD A8-4500M Quad Core 1.9 GHz
6 GB RAM - UP TO 8
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
750 GB Hard Drive
1366 x 768

4. $493.49 Toshiba - Refurbished - 17.3" Satellite Notebook - 6 GB Memory - 640 GB Hard Drive
6 GB RAM - Up to 16
AMD A8-4500M 1.9 GHz
Radeon HD 7640G
1600 x 900
 

vmem

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they all have the same CPU running at the same clockspeed -_-
so it comes down to the amount of memory avialable. 8GB is highly recommended since your GPU is sharing memory with your system memory and will use 1-2GB, the OS itself will use 1-2 GB, and any modern game will probably use 1-2GB or more. then you may have background tasks etc.

this means the $583.99 would be your only choice. however, if you don't mind opening the laptop up and adding more memory, I would get the $300 samsung
 

vmem

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they all have the same CPU running at the same clockspeed -_-
so it comes down to the amount of memory avialable. 8GB is highly recommended since your GPU is sharing memory with your system memory and will use 1-2GB, the OS itself will use 1-2 GB, and any modern game will probably use 1-2GB or more. then you may have background tasks etc.

this means the $583.99 would be your only choice. however, if you don't mind opening the laptop up and adding more memory, I would get the $300 samsung
 

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Wow I am sorry I am dead tired, did not notice they all had the same Processor and GPU lol. Would it be dangerous or complicated to upgrade the RAM? I hear some laptops are extremely easy, others you have to pull apart the entire laptop.

 

vmem

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you're right about that. for the samsung, the product description clearly states that it is upgradable to 8GB of memory. I think it'll be as simple as taking off the bottom panel via a few screws, and changing the memory chips. shouldn't be too different from a desktop upgrade to be honest
 

yasmanybz

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I think I found a better offer, I will obviously be adding at least another 4GB Ram to it. This one can be maxed to 12 GB. What do you think?

Its $429.99
Acer V5-552-8404 AMD A-Series A8-5557M(2.10GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 15.6" Notebook Windows 8
AMD A-Series A8-5557M(2.10GHz)
4GB Memory 500GB HDD
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
1366 x 768
Windows 8
 

vmem

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now that is a faster CPU

that aside, you will not be adding another 4GB of ram... because that's probably 2 sticks of 2GB ram in there. most likely you'll need to buy 2 sticks of 4GB ram, and replace the ram altogether
 
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