Need help with 15 and 17" Pavilion laptop

mcloud

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My friend wants to buy a new laptop for school which can also do some basic gaming.
So he found these two HP's:
A 15" and a 17" both with the same specs:
i5-4210U, 8GB ram, 1TB HDD, Nvidia Geforce 840m.
The 15 inch one has a FHD LED 1920x1080 screen while the 17 inch one has a HD Brightview LED 1600x900 screen.

Is the 15" one powerfull enough to handle a full hd screen? And are both laptops able to do some gaming on lowered settings?
 

hang-the-9

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If you don't care about the size of the system, I'd lean towards the 17" screen, unless you will be using the system with a blueray player. Then you should see if you can afford a system with a 17" screen at the 1080 resolution.

The 1600x900 is enough to be sharp and the 17" screen will give you a better gaming and movie watching experience.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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If you don't care about the size of the system, I'd lean towards the 17" screen, unless you will be using the system with a blueray player. Then you should see if you can afford a system with a 17" screen at the 1080 resolution.

The 1600x900 is enough to be sharp and the 17" screen will give you a better gaming and movie watching experience.
 
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