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2LT M.Murakami

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Im trying to choose between these two laptops and I always like to have a second set of eyes.

 

first off I know i can build computers for cheaper blah blah blah yeah BUT you can play your gaming desktop in your car on you lap connected to your car inverter while on a 24 hr guard shift eh? 

 

I decided between these two because they provide similar storage space 1TB hard drive but have the 512 GB SSD for boot and small amount of games. The Alienware does have the option of an I7 version but ill link to the I9 as well just so you can see price points. I dont mind going with either option as both are pretty powerful. I favor the acer because of the 4 over 2 USB ports but I do have a 3.0 usb dock that i use on my current laptop so not a big deal. I do use all 3 ports on my current laptop BUT one of the ports is for my MIC which could plug in directly to the mic port on the Alienware.

 

Here is my current laptop: GTX 1070M with 8 gigs, see about 3.2- 3.5 ghz processor speed

https://www.amazon.c...p/dp/B01N3BGFP3

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Acer Predator 17X, the more expensive with lesser spec i7 option but has more USB ports and more my style of keyboard

https://www.acer.com...el/NH.Q1FAA.001

 

Then we have the Alienware, the i7 option is actually cheaper with a better processor I think but less usb ports and less good looking.

Obviously the A17 has multiple configurations so here is a screen shot of the one I'd be looking at.

https://www.dell.com...7-laptop?~ck=mn

 

 

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2lt allow me to steer you in a better direction as far as mobile gaming goes. look at a company called cyberpowerpc. i bought my laptop for  less then alienware/dell/acer


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thanks ill have to check them out


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2lt allow me to steer you in a better direction as far as mobile gaming goes. look at a company called cyberpowerpc. i bought my laptop for  less then alienware/dell/acer

hmmm for about $100 more I can get a computer with similar specs (better SSD Space but worse Processor which is really the heart and blood of Arma. its only a generation older but the only other option is a 16 gb 1080 with the newest gen i7 but it costs way more than the alienware or acer and I dont really need the extra Gcard ram) 


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you can customize the laptop to your liking. 


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#2LT M.Murakami

If you're not wanting to completely upgrade your PC, I'd recommend maybe going with a non-wireless Headset, though you may not like it, it's much cheaper in the sense of gaming. Also, if you're wanting to just get an SSD, I'd suggest just getting your current Laptop upgraded with an SSD. Also, you can also upgrade the RAM on your current PC to be a higher amount, you just need to know what type it is, (ex. DDR3 or DDR4). Unfortunately, if you're wanting to upgrade the Processor, that will require a whole new PC. But if you're PC works fine with the processor it has at the moment for Arma, I'd recommend one of the Upgrades that I suggested. Just let me know if you have any questions.


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#2LT M.Murakami
If you're not wanting to completely upgrade your PC, I'd recommend maybe going with a non-wireless Headset, though you may not like it, it's much cheaper in the sense of gaming. Also, if you're wanting to just get an SSD, I'd suggest just getting your current Laptop upgraded with an SSD. Also, you can also upgrade the RAM on your current PC to be a higher amount, you just need to know what type it is, (ex. DDR3 or DDR4). Unfortunately, if you're wanting to upgrade the Processor, that will require a whole new PC. But if you're PC works fine with the processor it has at the moment for Arma, I'd recommend one of the Upgrades that I suggested. Just let me know if you have any questions.


Im happy with my current amount of ram and storage( 32gig ram, 1tb solid state and 1tb hard

My processor is whats lacking the most but obviously upgrading the graphics card wont hurt

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Dump the Acer from your options completely. This right here:

 

Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK processor Quad-core 2.90 GHz 

 

will kill you. Arma is all about single-core speed and performance. Even though they've "optimized" the engine a bit to use more cores, bleeding speed is what's gonna keep your frames up. Both chips I believe have the same stock speed of 2.9 but the turbo'd freq is where you lose out. The 7820HK turbos to I think 3.8 GHz. You'd be better off with the 9th Gen in the Alienware if you're really looking for better performance, as I think the 8950HK turbos up around 4.6 or 4.7 GHz.



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So my numbers were a MHz off or so but you can see the difference clearly.

 

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Dump the Acer from your options completely. This right here:

 

Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK processor Quad-core 2.90 GHz 

 

will kill you. Arma is all about single-core speed and performance. Even though they've "optimized" the engine a bit to use more cores, bleeding speed is what's gonna keep your frames up. Both chips I believe have the same stock speed of 2.9 but the turbo'd freq is where you lose out. The 7820HK turbos to I think 3.8 GHz. You'd be better off with the 9th Gen in the Alienware if you're really looking for better performance, as I think the 8950HK turbos up around 4.6 or 4.7 GHz.

I beg to differ, they've implemented 64-Bit which takes those cores and actually uses them. Regardless of your Processor Core's, ArmA is more or less optimized for Intel, AMD can hold up, but Intel is what they've optimized it for.


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