I've been trying to get a good laptop for £700. Obviously compromises must be made. I've found one with optimizations that allow for a 16GB Micro hard drive SSD. (This allows me to stay in budget rather than the main drive being in an SSD one). My needs are that I just want a fastboot up and good performance. Here comes the issue with performance:
I can get the Laptop for £705, with a i5 (4th gen) and Nvidia GT G740M or I could get it for £748 with an i7 quad core 4th gen but an intel 4600 card. Finally, if I was feeling like spending a lot, for £800, I could have both the graphics card and the i7.
Obviously I'm not committed to this laptop, I'll happily shop around, but I guess the general question I'm asking is this:
Should you spend more to get an i7 quad core (i7 4702mq) with an intel hd 4600 or save and get an i5 4200m and a dedicated graphics card Nvidia GT G740M). I'm a casual gamer.