Which of these Gaming Laptops is best? i5 4210H (2.90GHz) vs. i7-5500U 2.4 GHz vs. i7-4720HQ 3.6 GHz......

nicethugbert

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Which of these Gaming Laptops is best? (Warframe and Rocksmith2014)

1) $800

Intel Core i5 4210H (2.90GHz)
8GB Memory
1TB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GT 940M 2GB


2) $838

Intel Core i7-5500U 2.4 GHz Processor
16 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 8 GB Solid-State Drive
NVIDA GeForce 840M

3) $999

Intel Core i7-4720HQ 3.6 GHz Processor
8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
1 TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
NVIDIA Geforce GTX950M


All of them have 17.3" screen size and windows 8.1.
 

Mugglensu1984

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The deciding factor is the (by order):

#1 GPU > NVIDIA Geforce GTX 950M
#2 CPU > Intel Core i7 - 4720 HQ (Quad-core), Intel Core i7-5500U (Dual-core), Intel Core i5 4210H (Dual-core)

So the Quad-core cpu coupled with the GTX 950m is the one you ought to be aiming for
 

nicethugbert

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So now that I have them all lined up in a row, how do I gauge the price? Is the first option actually worth $200 more? How much faster is it really?
 

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I'm a bit late, but yes, I too would go for the third option for sure (everything is better, also 16GB of RAM on a Windows is an abomination, you won't be using even half of it). Could I ask which laptop corresponds to the third option? I'm too looking for a new one, and it seems too have everything I am looking for.
Thanks!