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Greetings Community,

I am looking to order a new laptop primarily for Second Life. First I would like to know if either of these are compatible and if so, which would be best for Second Life? Thank you!

 

HP EliteBook 8560w, i7-2630QM (2.0GHz/6MB), 8GB 1333 2D, 500GB 7200 2.5", 15.6 LED FHD AG, 1GB AMD M5950, DVD±RW, Centrino a/b/g/n 3x3, BT, TPM+FS, 720p HD webcam, Win7 Pro 64, OS10, 8-Cell 83Wh, 3/3/3

 

HP EliteBook8560p, i7-2620M (2.70GHz/4MB), 4GB 1333 1D, 500GB 7200 2.5", 15.6 LED HD+ AG, 1GB AMD HD 6470M, DVD±RW LS, Centrinoa/b/g/n 2x2, BT, TPM+FS, 720p HD webcam, Win7 Pro 64, OS10, vPro, 6-Cell 62Wh, 3/3/0

 

EDIT: Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

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It's a coin toss as neither are very good for gaming. 

HP EliteBook 8560w, i7-2630QM (2.0GHz/6MB), 8GB 1333 2D, 500GB 7200 2.5", 15.6 LED FHD AG, 1GB AMD M5950, DVD±RW, Centrino a/b/g/n 3x3, BT, TPM+FS, 720p HD webcam, Win7 Pro 64, OS10, 8-Cell 83Wh, 3/3/3

I would never get a graphics card with less than 1024 memory and i would not try to run SL on less than a 2 GB processor or with less than 4 GB RAM or better.

Most of your lag comes from bad graphics processing and over intenseive graphics that people use in SL.

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As far as I can tell from looking up the specs on the two models they are very close to the same computer.  It appears that you "customized" the 8560p model to include the graphics card (HD 6470M) as that model comes standard with onboard graphics.  The 8560w, on the other hand comes with the AMD 5950 M card.  Both cards have a gig of VRAM.  The only advantage the 8560p (with your customization) has over the 8560w is that the video card is a little higher performance.  I couldn't find a price for the 8560p as customized so I could not make a price comparison.  The 8560w is priced at $2,199.00 on the HP site......if the 8560p is comparable (or lower) in price you'd be getting a little better performance over the 8560w.  Either computer is well capable of running SL at pretty much any setting you want to throw at it.........it's a wash in that regard.  I would go for the lesser expensive........the performance difference will not be noticable to you and would mainly only serve as a "bragging rights" thing.

 

And, as I was tell anyone with a laptop for SL.............get a cooling pad.

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I know I'm not the person you asked that question of but the answer to the question of whether both of the cards is compatible..........yes, both cards are capatable.  In fact both cards will run SL quite well.........most likely with Ultra settings in your graphics preferences (but it will lag more than if you set High instead).

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