I'm planing to buy a new laptop with modest gaming capabilities because of my tight budget, I have 5 options with nearly the same prices:
1- Dell Inspiron 15r 5537 - cpu i5 4200u - Radeon 8670m 2GDDR3 - ram 4GB - 500GB HDD - No OS - price ~ 600$.
2- HP Pavailion 15 - cpu i5 4200u - nvidia 740m 2GB - ram 4GB - 500GB HDD - No OS - price ~ 620$.
3- Same as option 2 but with 4500u core i7 - 8GB ram - 1TB HDD - price ~ 830$.
4- Acer Aspire E1-572G - cpu i5 4200u - Radeon 8670m with 1GB(don't know how possible) - ram 4GB - 500GB HDD - No OS - price ~ 550$.
5- Same as option 4 but with Radeon 8750m 2GB - 6GB ram - 1TB HDD - Genuine Windows 8 64bit - price ~ 740$.
All the laptops screen is 15.6" 1366*768, please note that the first thing I want to do after buying one of the options is to replace the HDD with 2.5" 9.5mm thick 128GB Plextor SSD 510MB/210MB R/W - price 140$.
The Dell is available with Radeon 8850m or 8750m but unfortunately not in my country.
Another thing to note, HP is the hardest to open to replace the HDD and a 9.5mm drive may not work with it as described with notebookcheck site, while the other laptops HDD is accessible with small simple maintenance cover and a 7mm or 9.5mm drive is no problem.
I prefer buying the Dell because of easy maintenacne, impressive battery and the plastic and aluminum looks.
How the 8670m 2GB will perform, can I run Battlefield 4 with 720p low settings with at least 20 frame per second, can it give me the same frames with Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag or Tomb Raider 2013 ????
How much gain in frames the other graphics give ?
Please help me because the option I take will stay with me for the next 4 years.