Which laptop is better for entry gaming?

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Hello, I want to be able up to play Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, Civ and up to Skyrim. I know these aren't considered good for gaming but this is my budget. Which of these two would be better for me?

Toshiba-
AMD Quad-Core A8-6410 Accelerated Processor
AMD Radeon R5 230M graphics
15.6 and 4gb RAM not expandable (I think)

HP-
AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor
AMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class graphics
17.3 and 4gb RAM expandable to 8gb

Thanks.
 

Tom Tancredi

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neither, any APU sucks period, they are NOT gaming and especially on laptops. Want to see actual numbers?
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7640G.69836.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-230M.17646.0.html (note the only games it plays 'well' on the lowest graphics settings came out 6 years ago!)

If you want a gaming laptop, you need to spend 2 times the amount you would for a DESKTOP, plain and simple truth in PCs. Standard DESKTOP that can play these titles mentioned, would be around $500 or so, that would mean a laptop of similair parts (taking in for heat, portability weight, size being smaller in a laptop as compared to the desktop case, etc.) would be about a grand.
 

Tom Tancredi

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neither, any APU sucks period, they are NOT gaming and especially on laptops. Want to see actual numbers?
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7640G.69836.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-230M.17646.0.html (note the only games it plays 'well' on the lowest graphics settings came out 6 years ago!)

If you want a gaming laptop, you need to spend 2 times the amount you would for a DESKTOP, plain and simple truth in PCs. Standard DESKTOP that can play these titles mentioned, would be around $500 or so, that would mean a laptop of similair parts (taking in for heat, portability weight, size being smaller in a laptop as compared to the desktop case, etc.) would be about a grand.
 

Tom Tancredi

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Already said that.. LOL and the numbers are horrid (800x600 low graphics... pew!)

Personally I recommend, don't waste hundreds of dollars for low graphic ugly performance, because for the same amount of money get a NexGen Console and you can play many games, including new ones like AC:Unity in 1080P @ 60FPS (I was surprised!!!) on PS4 for the same 'price' as the laptops picked, but a hell lot better performance and visuals. To me this means better spent money
 
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