Diablo® III

Advice needed for laptop purchase!

Hey all

In the next few weeks I wanted to buy a laptop however I basically have no idea when it comes to computers or specifications. The purpose of the Laptop is for watching movies, playing only very few games (mainly diablo 3), general web browsing and so also relatively portable for convenience. I understand that Sony Vaio's are not great value however I am set on a few and I hope somebody can tell me which is best and possibly a rough fps rate I would get on Diablo 3:


Sony VAIO Vpcse2efx/B 15.5":
2nd gen i7-2640M 2.8Ghz/ Cache 4MB/ 6GB RAM (can be increased to 8) DDR3/1333MHz @ 5400rpm / 640GB /1920x1080 /1GB Radeon HD 6630M

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Sony-VAIO-S-Series-Vpcse2efx-B-1080p-Laptop-Core-i7-2640M-6GB-640GB-15-5-/150825564219?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item231de7783b

Sony VAIO VPCF23EFX/B 16.4":
Intel Core duo i7-2670QM 2.2GHz/ 4GB RAM DDR3 / 500GB/ NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1GB / CPU support 6MB L3 Cache

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-SONY-VAIO-VPCF23EFX-B-i7-2670QM-16-4-4GB-500GB-Nvidia-GT-540M-1GB-BacklitKB-/330722246688?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item4d00950020

Sony Vaio C series 15.5":
Intel® Core™ i5-2430M Processor 2.40 GHz, 3 MB (L3 Cache) / 4 GB (4 GB (SO-DIMM) x 1) DDR3 SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*3) / 500 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 7200 rpm) /AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M and Intel® HD Graphics 3000

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sony-VAIO-C-Series-i5-2430M-3-0GHz-4GB-500GB-Radeon-HD-6630M-15-5-White-/251057956317?pt=AU_comp_laptop&hash=item3a743865dd

Also out of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics card and the AMD Radeon HD 6630M which is better?

Cheers guys :)
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Buy an Asus "G" series. they make them in 15 and 17 inch platform.
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Yeah I have looked into those and other brands but I'm pretty set on a vaio :/ lol. Do you know out of the 3 which would be best?
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Of the 2 GPU's the Nvidia slighly edges out over the AMD but they are too close to really say one or the other is better in that regard.

That being said most people don't like viao because if you want to fix it, it costs extra. THey are a PAIN to take apart, this coming from a tech/geek/repair dooood.

Anywho, I would list them in this order:

Sony VAIO VPCF23EFX/B 16.4": Best cpu (acutally a quad core not a mach, best screen size, good fast hdd)

Sony VPCSE2EFX/B 15.5" Laptop ( little slower cpu, slightly bigger HDD, slightly more ram from the last one)

Sony Vaio C series 15.5": (has the slowest of the CPU's aka not true quad core, smaller cache etc etc which makes a difference.

This list is based off of what would perform best under Diablo 3 circumstances as the rest of the stuff your doing won't matter as much (web browsing etc etc)

I know you said you were looking at these 3 but have you checked out Newegg or amazon? They have some similar models, if you dig enough, for less (including/not including sony)
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^ Cheers mate! :) very much appreciated!

So can I ask you how the VPCSE2EFX/B is slower than the VPCF23EFX/B when the 15.5" screen one has .6GHz more? I thought that was what determined speed?

And you said VPCF23EFX/B had good fast hdd but the 15.5" one had bigger Hdd and slighly more ram so which is better and which has the better qality screen?

Yeah the one you said best was sold on that site so I'll probably go through them but one last thing, if both the screens were 15.5" inch would your choice stay the same?
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100 Gnome Death Knight
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The VPCSE2EFX/B has a TRUE quad core. Here are the 2 data sheets.

The CPU being better or worse is more complicated now a-days than simple speed diferences. An example would be this right here where one is a quad core the other a dual, the quad has a better cache and is 4 core vs 2 core.

So all in all it would out perform :)

http://ark.intel.com/compare/53464,53469

That will compare the two, if it don't work here's the link to each of them.

http://ark.intel.com/products/53464/Intel-Core-i7-2640M-Processor-(4M-Cache-up-to-3_50-GHz)

http://ark.intel.com/products/53469/Intel-Core-i7-2670QM-Processor-(6M-Cache-up-to-3_10-GHz)
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