hobofat Posted June 18, 2010 Report Share Posted June 18, 2010 Greetings,I'm looking for a new laptop for my wife, but since it will be our primary computer for the next year while we're working abroad, I also want it to be able to handle X-Plane reasonably well. It's a tight budget, she says $600 (all she does is surf the net and watch movies) but I'm willing to go up to $900 to have something I can run some games on. Unfortunately it seems I can't have it all. At that price point it seems I have to decide between two factors: i3 with a better graphics card (ati mobility radeon 5650) or an i5 with a lower rated graphics card (ati mobility radeon 5470). i5 with the 5650 seems to either not be available or just out of range. I figure waiting a bit would bring them down into the right price range, but unfortunately our time is up, we're headed overseas in the next month so need to purchase soon.In short: for performance should I put out for the better processor or the better graphics card? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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