[SOLVED] Should I upgrade and old laptop or just buy a newer one

Jan 26, 2019
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Hi, I currently have and HP ENVY dv7-7243nr and I was wondering if I should upgrade it or buy a newer Dell Precision M4800. I want to have something that will be able to do just some light gaming and some productivity work. It would be $200 less to upgrade the HP, but the Dell would have a better CPU and a dedicated GPU. I was wondering if the Dell would be worth $200 more. Thank you for the help!

Here are the specifications of the HP ENVY dv7:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core CPU @ 2.50GHz
Memory: 8GB DDR3-1333MHz Dual-Channel RAM
Storage: KINGSTON A400 120GB SATA-III SSD
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Here are the upgrades that I would make to it if I were to upgrade it and not buy a new laptop:

Intel Core i7-3630QM Quad-Core CPU @ 2.40GHz: $110
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM: $82
New Backlit Keyboard: $55
Total: $247

Here are the specifications for the Dell Precision M4800:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4900MQ Quad-Core CPU @ 2.80GHz
Memory: 16GB Dual-Channel DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM
Storage: SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB SATA-III Solid State Drive
Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M 2GB GDDR5
Keyboard: Full-Sized with Backlight
Cost: $450

 

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