This is my first post on this forum. I've been reading posts here since a couple of months (and learned a lot) but I have a question now that I would like to propose to you guys.
A couple of years ago I started playing Civ4 (and some Civ5). Via other forums (like the CivFanatics one) I got to know Paradox Interactive and its games. I've played some PI-games on a friend's desktop and played the Warlock-demo. I liked it a lot and decided to buy some games (actually, quite a lot of them) during the Steam Summer Sales.
As my own laptop has become too old, I'm looking to buy a new one. Since I'm aiming to use a laptop for 3 to 4 years, I was wondering which GPU (from nVidia, not from AMD) would be "suitable". I do not have to run all of these games (PI-games + Civ4 + Civ5 + SoaSE + GalCiv2 + SOTS) on the best graphic settings but would need them to run smoothly without problems.
Is a GTX 650m or 660m sufficient? Do I need a GTX 670m or 675m? Or is it necessary to spend some extra to get a GTX 680m to be set for the next couple of years?
Can anyone advize me on this? Thx.
P.S.: Depending on the GPU-needs I'm looking at a Dell Inspiron 17R SE, an Asus G75VW or even an Alienware M17x.
P.P.S.: I'm not looking for a discussion laptop vs. desktop for gaming. I need something mobile and which can be stored away in a closet.