I am a bit of a computer idiot looking to replace my 3.5 year old Vaio laptop. This one has an Intel Dual Core P8700 chip which claims to have 2.53 GHz, and has an ATI Radeon Mobility 4650 graphics card (I cannot find out how much dedicated memory), running Windows 7 Home Premium on 6GB of RAM.
I am looking at two replacements, and would like to know which you believe to be the one which offers "more" (for the $$).
1. The first is the Acer I found here looking at the second one down for 1199 Euros. This has an i7-4702MQ chip at 2.20GHz, and I have no idea what that means. It seems odd, considering my ancient Sony had 2.53. Is 2.20 really standard for nowadays? Also, it has an GeForce 760M graphics card.
So I'd like to know if that combo (chip/card) is much inferior to
2. The Asus I found here . I'm looking to add 8Gigs of RAM and a 128 SSD to it, so those spex would be equal to the Acer above. This one has a Core i7 3630QM at 2.4 GHz and a GeForce GTX 670 MX card.
Are those graphics cards / chips comparable? I don't understand those benchmark sites.
All things being equal, I would prefer the ASUS's cooling system to the Acer's, but the Asus' price tag is significantly higher.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.