Need Advice Choosing Between Two Laptops (light gaming)

SoldierMP76

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Hi, just recently my laptop has died (RIP.) I'm a student that also does some light gaming, which would be heavier if I could afford so...

I've been doing some searching and came across two laptops and I'm finding it difficult to see which would be better (performance wise) for gaming, yes I know these aren't exactly gaming laptops, but I want something to at least run light programs such as Minecraft and Garry's Mod but if capable pushing it for ARMA 3.

Anyways, here they are:

HP 250 G5 "£469.97"

-Intel Core i7-6500U Dual Core (2.5GHz, 4MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Up To 3.1GHz)

-8GB (DDR4 2133MHz)

-Integrated (Intel HD Graphics) - the biggest letdown :(

-256GB SSD

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/X0Q77ESABU-HP-250-G5_2023383.html

ASUS X555DG-XO100T "£424.97"

-AMD A10-8700P Quad-Core (1.8GHz, 2MB Cache, AMD Turbo Up To 3.2GHz)

-8GB (DDR3 1600MHZ)

-1000GB HDD

-Dedicated (AMD Radeon R5 M330 with 2GB RAM) - big deal

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/X555DG-XO100T-ASUS-X555DG-XO100T_2008273.html


So the HP has an SSD, DDR4 RAM and higher standard clock speed (even though it's dual core it got a higher rating on passmark,) whereas the ASUS only has DDR3 and an HDD but has a dedicated GPU which is the main reason why budget laptop gaming is so tremendously poo... I just can't compare these stats in my head, so if anyone is a tech wizard I'd be much appreciated!

Can I trust this 'saveonlaptops' site? It sounds sketchy but has the best prices I can find. Also, I know dedi-GPUs need big heat control, will the ASUS melt my legs off when I do standard work?

Thanks anyways, replies will be much much appreciated! :)


Edit: Current laptop is pretty bad anyways, 4gb ddr3, 500gb hdd & a dual core i5 at around 2ghz, integrated graphics. I don't know how it runs a lot of the games I try to run but it does it somehow, or did.


 
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