HP vs VAIO please help me im loosing sleep over this

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i am going to buy a laptop and i am deciding between two of them
one is a sony vaio, one is a hp

hp is 30$ cheaper, has a 2.4ghz
sony has cooler options, better graphics card, but only 2.0ghz

they are exactly the same except

256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GT GPU (vaio with 2.0ghz)
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GS (hp with 2.4ghz)


...................................................... HP ................................. VAIO
Stream Processors..................16 ....................................16
Core Clock (MHz.......................400..............................450
Shader Clock (MHz) .................. 800 ..............................900
Memory Clock (MHz) ............... 600 .............................. 600
Maximum Memory..........................256MB .................. 512MB
Memory Interface...........................64-bit ....................128-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec...... 9.6 ...........................19.2
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)......3.2 .......................... 3.6
GHZ .................................................2.4...........................2.0




i play wow obviously, and i am a fps !#%%!. i wanna get the best fps with max settings. what makes a bigger difference .4 ghz or the GT





SPECS


$999.99

VAIO® FZ Series Notebook PC


2 gig
2mg cache
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GT GPU
160gb HD
Camera : Built-in camera and microphone
BLuetooth
# Type : Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7250
# Speed : 2.0GHz8
# Weight (Approx.) : 5.9 lbs1 with standard battery
# Dimensions (Approx.) : 14"(W) x 0.98-1.4"(H) x 10.02"(D)1


HP dv6700z series
$966.99

Operating system Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) edit
Processor AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology Gold Edition TL-68 (2.4 GHz)
Display 15.4" diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
Memory 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Graphics Card 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Personalization HP Imprint Finish (Radiance) + Microphone
Hard Drive 160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive from 120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer
Primary Battery 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
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What are you using it for?
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im using it for gaming, mainly just WoW but i play lots of shooters, Fear, cod4, ect....
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In my oppinion, I have this feeling that Sony is more for graphics and multimedia while HP is more for Web-development.
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Quote:
Maximum Memory..........................256MB .................. 512MB


That's reason enough to go with the Sony right there if you're deciding between these two for games.
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yea im not getting the 512 though only the 256
if i get it
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The GPU will make a bigger difference for gaming than 0.4 Ghz ... I'm pretty sure of that ... and there is a very big difference between the HP and the VAIO cards you posted ... and everything in that chart leans towards the VAIO ...
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the_great_cornholio wrote:
yea im not getting the 512 though only the 256
if i get it


Well in that case, this is the line I'd be looking at with higher being better.
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Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec...... 9.6 ...........................19.2
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ok thank you for your insights. i am going to go with the vaio
im glad i found a site where people know this stuff lol

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