Basically the first one is the only ivy bridge processor while the other two are sandy bridges. The GPU for the first is the intel hd 4000, for the second its the GeForce GT 520MX, and for the third its the intel hd 3000.
Im already using another laptop which is sandy bridge and uses the intel hd 3000 and that seems to be fine while playing league and SC2 on low, so I feel graphics wise, any of these will serve me. Also from my research, the GT 520 and hd 4000 are more or less in the same bracket and the hd 3000 is a tier below (correct me if I'm wrong)
One thing I was curious about, my friend has a latop with a dedicated GPU, and while it certainly supports better graphic quality than the one I have with hd 3000, I find it heats really fast, whereas mine remains quite cool. Considering I'm not buying a super expensive GPU, which is preferable in this case?
My main problem with the lenovo is it's a 14" and till now I've mostly been using 15.6". Im not too sure how I will like the 14", I don't see it affecting my work, but I'm not sure I will enjoy gaming on it. Do any of you have experience with gaming on a 14"? Would appreciate some feedback regarding that.
Lastly, if any of you know where I could find a configuration similar to the first one, in that price range (keep in mind im ordering from canada), but with a 15.6" configuration, it would be really great!!!
Hope you can help me decide :D
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MisterFred United States. July 03 2012 07:20. Posts 1825
Not much to say. Looks like you found a good deal with the ivy bridge i3. Can't tell you much on screen size, but you can probably walk into a local store and see how big one looks like in person, try and get a feel for a 14" screen that way. If you live in Accra, anyway.
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