Which laptop/graphics card?

  jamiejim 18:31 PM 16 Aug 11
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Hi! First of all i must admit to being slightly clueless on laptops and what makes a good/poor laptop.

However, i am looking for a new laptop to be able to use multiple programs at once and play some fairly low graphically taxing games (eg Football Manager). I have decided i would like a quad-core processor, a RAM of 4gb or more and a hard drive of 500gb or more on a budget of £450 or below. However i have read that i need a decent graphics card to play graphics on the games.

I have narrowed my options for laptops down to 3, with one offering a 512mb dedicated graphics card, another offering an AMD radeon HD 4250m (up to 1.87) integrated card and i am unable to find the card used on the 3rd (I will provide a link below if anyone is able to find it for me). So basically my quetion is, which is better for the type of gaming i want to carry out, a 512mb dedicated card or a 1.87gb integrated card?

My 3 options are on the links provided below. Which laptop should i go for?

http://h40059.www4.hp.com/uk/homelaptops/product.php?id=LS540EA&experience=direct

or

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavilion-dv6-6001sa-15-6-laptop-white-09797915-pdt.html?srcid=867&xtor=AL-89&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=wtxxwlir&istBid=t

and finally the one i cant find the graphics card details of.........

http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/AcerAspire5742Corei5LaptopLX.R4F02.433/version.asp

Thanks so much for any help, I've had a stressful day of searching and trying to understand but i need someone of greater computing intelligence to just tell me! :-)

Jamie

  jamiejim 18:35 PM 16 Aug 11

Sorry, the 3rd link doesn't seem to work. The laptop is - Acer Aspire 5742 Core i5 Laptop - LX.R4F02.433.

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