Which laptop is good in processor speed and graphics? Which one should I get?

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Poll: Which laptop is good in processor speed and graphics? Which one should I get? (7 votes)

Dell Inspiron 5521 i5 (With Graphics Card) 71%
Dell Inspiron 5421 i5 (With Graphics Card) 29%

Hello everyone! I need a help in choosing a laptop in between these two. I'll use it mainly for casual gaming and home purposes. Which one is better?

Dell Inspiron (5521) i5Dell Inspiron (5421) i5
Processor
ProcessorIntel Core i5 (3rd Generation)
Variant3337U
ChipsetMobile HM76 Express
Clock Speed1.8 GHz
Cache3 MB
Memory & Storage
System Memory4 GB DDR3
Hardware InterfaceSATA
RPM5400
HDD Capacity500 GB
Optical Disk Drive
Optical DriveTray-load DVD RW Drive
Platform
Operating SystemFree DOS
System Architecture64-bit
OS Architecture64-bit
Display & Graphics
Screen Size15 inch
Resolution1366 x 768 Pixel
Screen TypeHD LED Display with True Life
Graphics Memory1 GB DDR3
Graphic ProcessorAMD Radeon HD 7670M
Input
Web Camera1.0 Megapixel
Pointer DeviceTouchpad
KeyboardStandard Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Audio
SpeakersYes
SoundStereo Speakers with Waves MaxxAudio 4
Communication
Wireless LANIntel Centrino Wireless-N 2230
Bluetoothv4.0
Power
Battery BackupUpto 3 hours
Power Supply40 W AC Adapter
Battery Cell4 cell
Ports/Slots
USB Port2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0
RJ45 LANYes
HDMI PortYes
Multi Card Slot8-in-1 Card Reader
Processor
ProcessorIntel Core i5 (3rd Generation)
Variant3110M
ChipsetMobile HM77 Express
BrandIntel
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Cache3 MB
Memory & Storage
System Memory4 GB DDR3
Hardware InterfaceSATA
RPM5400
HDD Capacity500 GB
Optical Disk Drive
Optical DriveDVD RW
Display & Graphics
Screen Size14 inch
Resolution1366 x 768 Pixel
Screen TypeHD LED Backlit Display with True Life
GraphicIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphic CardNVidia GeForce GT 625M DDR3 1GB
Input
Web Camera1.0 Megapixel HD Webcam
Pointer DeviceTouchpad
KeyboardStandard Keyboard
Audio
SpeakersYes
SoundStereo Speakers
Communication
Ethernet10/100
Wireless LAN10/100
Bluetoothv4.0
Wireless WANYes, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Power
Battery BackupUpto 3 hours
Power Supply90 W AC Adapter
Battery Cell6 cell
Ports/Slots
USB Port3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (Power Share)
Mic InYes
RJ45 LANYes
HDMI PortYes
VGA PortYes
Multi Card SlotYes
#1 Posted by gaurus (7 posts) -

Sorry but the second one could be viewed full. So its specifications are:

Processor
ProcessorIntel Core i5 (3rd Generation)
Variant3110M
ChipsetMobile HM77 Express
BrandIntel
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Cache3 MB
Memory & Storage
System Memory4 GB DDR3
Hardware InterfaceSATA
RPM5400
HDD Capacity500 GB
Optical Disk Drive
Optical DriveDVD RW
Display & Graphics
Screen Size14 inch
Resolution1366 x 768 Pixel
Screen TypeHD LED Backlit Display with True Life
GraphicIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphic CardNVidia GeForce GT 625M DDR3 1GB
Input
Web Camera1.0 Megapixel HD Webcam
Pointer DeviceTouchpad
KeyboardStandard Keyboard
Audio
SpeakersYes
SoundStereo Speakers
Communication
Ethernet10/100
Wireless LAN10/100
Bluetoothv4.0
Wireless WANYes, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Power
Battery BackupUpto 3 hours
Power Supply90 W AC Adapter
Battery Cell6 cell
Ports/Slots
USB Port3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (Power Share)
Mic InYes
RJ45 LANYes
HDMI PortYes
VGA PortYes
Multi Card SlotYes
Processor
ProcessorIntel Core i5 (3rd Generation)
Variant3110M
ChipsetMobile HM77 Express
BrandIntel
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Cache3 MB
Memory & Storage
System Memory4 GB DDR3
Hardware InterfaceSATA
RPM5400
HDD Capacity500 GB
Optical Disk Drive
Optical DriveDVD RW
Display & Graphics
Screen Size14 inch
Resolution1366 x 768 Pixel
Screen TypeHD LED Backlit Display with True Life
GraphicIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphic CardNVidia GeForce GT 625M DDR3 1GB
Input
Web Camera1.0 Megapixel HD Webcam
Pointer DeviceTouchpad
KeyboardStandard Keyboard
Audio
SpeakersYes
SoundStereo Speakers
Communication
Ethernet10/100
Wireless LAN10/100
Bluetoothv4.0
Wireless WANYes, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Power
Battery BackupUpto 3 hours
Power Supply90 W AC Adapter
Battery Cell6 cell
Ports/Slots
USB Port3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (Power Share)
Mic InYes
RJ45 LANYes
HDMI PortYes
VGA PortYes
Multi Card SlotYes
#2 Posted by VACkillers (1060 posts) -

I'd say the 7670 is the more powerful of the two graphics, but obviously the Dell Inspiron (5421) i5 has the faster CPU.... very difficult to decide for me...

#3 Posted by Slaegar (703 posts) -

Neither are great for gaming or even good, but the one on the left has the better GPU so that will probably help you more on the gaming side. Just to be clear neither are "gaming laptops".

You could probably get medium settings on consoles ports on the 5521 and medium low on the 5421. That's taking into account the low res on the screens too.

#4 Posted by armaan8014 (5384 posts) -

I've got a samsung-np550p5c-s03in with i7 and its pretty damn good. Theres another Lenovo Y series (i think) which is supp to be better

#5 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2690 posts) -
#6 Edited by Winsord (1210 posts) -

@monkeyking1969 said:

MSI G Series GE40 2OC-009US 14-Inch Laptop (Black/Red)

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Series-GE40-2OC-009US-14-Inch/dp/B00CZ3CMXS

That's not only almost twice as expensive, but also not a very good laptop for the price.

As for the two that were provided as options, the 5521 with the 7670M is what I would go for personally. You do end up with a slightly worse processor, but the difference in GPUs would likely be more apparent in performance than the CPUs. Are you open to other suggestions (presumably in the same price range), or are you set on those two models specifically?

#7 Edited by Devildoll (879 posts) -

3337U might have a lower standard clock but you guys forgot all about the turbo.
It goes all the way up to 2,7, so it ain't worse at all.

looking at benches, atleast.

that msi laptop is pretty fat, pretty much the best cpu you can get, and a decent graphics card, but i dont know US prices.

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