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Help me choose a laptop

Q: Help me choose a laptop

Not sure this is the right forum to post this in so pls have me excused if it is not.

I am looking for a PC. I have a macbook air which I really like but
1. Need a PC for my spouse
2. Need to use the PC for me to store and view bike videos, music and photos. I have the smallest version of the macbook air but the hard drive is getting filled up and the 1100 for 256 GB storage is a bit on the high side, assuming I can find a better alternative

The PC will be used primarily for:
1. Surfing the internet
2. Streaming from the internet (youtube, netflix etc)
3. Storage and viewing of videos (probably about 50 GB)
4. Storage of photos and music (not sure how much but probably that of a typical family)
5. Word, excel, ppt

The PC will be moved around the house but not used for travel except for now and then - so size and portability not a key criteria

Would like, if possible, to spend not more than 600 USD give or take

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A: Help me choose a laptop

Go for mac mini. It will meet your needs, also you already have macbook air, so it will be easy for you and your spouse. Cheers
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(You can get a compare list if you click on Everyday Laptops then select both laptops and click compare in the laptop list.)

I plan on using the laptop for college, while playing some games (Such as Counter Strike: Source, or other games with similar requirements; I go for performance, not quality)

I'm mainly worried about the processor and Graphic card. The Pentium is faster than the AMD, but the Radeon is defiently faster than the 4500mhd, but not sure by how much.

If you have any other laptops you would like to suggest for under $500 (subject to change), please do tell.

Thanks in advance.

A:Which laptop should I choose?

Joawro said:

Gateway NV5335u


Dell Inspiron 15(1545)

(You can get a compare list if you click on Everyday Laptops then select both laptops and click compare in the laptop list.)

I plan on using the laptop for college, while playing some games (Such as Counter Strike: Source, or other games with similar requirements; I go for performance, not quality)

I'm mainly worried about the processor and Graphic card. The Pentium is faster than the AMD, but the Radeon is defiently faster than the 4500mhd, but not sure by how much.

If you have any other laptops you would like to suggest for under $500 (subject to change), please do tell.

Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

Let you know the Gateway is a (Acer) that FSB (front side bus) is only 533MHz while the DELL is 800MHz on the FSB. So performance from the sub-system on the DELL would be faster than the Acer.

DELL allows you to upgrade the RAM to 8GB instead of the Acer is limited to 4GB. You might as well buy the DELL. If you can try both systems out in the store before you buy online. I would do that.

One more thing, might interest you or not. as cash back program that gives you money back if you buy the unit online then go and pick-up in the store. If you just gone to the store you wouldn't get cash back in the mail from bing. Optional.
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A:Help me choose a laptop

It looks like your looking in the <$500 range.
I personally have Toshiba laptops since the 286 days and have never had a bad one.

But, then I normally buy the high end machines.

Guessing that your friend who wants to buy a laptop for just portable operations like email web and
such. I would buy the one with the most memory and hard disk space.
If they really wanted to watch DVD movies then the larger screen would be nicer.

There are so many variables that would help anyone if we knew what they were going
to do with the laptop.

as they say Inquiring minds

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Memory: 8192MB RAM
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i think some OEM versions do not have full multilanguage support
do they still sell XP in Spain ?? most are vista now in UK
Go to Control Panel>Regional and Language Options. Click on Language tab

see if you can change the model on show ?
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A:Help me choose a productive laptop

It is an Acer Aspire S3 with Intel® Core&#8482; i5-2467M Processor with 4GB RAM (066/1333)Click to expand...

i have a fuji i5 with 6gb and have usually about 20 chrome tabs open and 10 excel spreadsheets (although small and not often using array or volatile formulas) , email, sometimes the odd video is played and it copes well

the i5 process comes in various flavours and some are slower in performance than an i3

i use this comparison to compare cpu

your cpus
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Pentium Dual-Core T4200 @ 2.00GHz 1146 1092

The first number the higher is better, 2nd number lower is better
so the i5 you had was better than previous machine

Also the CPU is often slowed down to save power on battery use - so you may want to review your power option settings

what operating system are you using (old compaq v new acer) ?

i dont know the china market, perhaps you could post a few models you are considering

you will pretty much be limited to windows 8 machines, some companies business machines are still provided with windows 7 - Dell for example

my i5 is a
Intel Core i5-2450M @ 2.50GHz 3448 428

as you can see that has a much higher spec than your i5
so the cpu comparison can be useful

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control+alt+delete keys
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Quote: Originally Posted by Judgment

ASUS A53SD-ES71- $759.99 (does the i7 help with gaming, even if the GT 610M is not as good as the GT 525M or the AMD Radeon HD 6620?)

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The i7-2670QM is quad core, with hyperthreading. (Shows up as 8 CPUs in Windows.)

Intel? Core

This probably doesn't help with your choice, though.
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do you know if the sony has 32 or 64 bit software loaded - if 32bit then you will only see about 3.2gb of memory anyway

theres a couple of I5s at Staples for over the £500 - keep an eye open at your local store - I have seen these type of machines drop by £150 over a few weeks and often as they get low on stock and if the availability from the central stores is NONE - they start to put these onto a discount and manager special
HP Pavillion DV6-3140SA Laptop

HP Pavillion DM4-1150EA Laptop has dedicated graphics as well

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I want to install my OS (Windows 7 Ultimate) on it, And maybe Microsoft Office.

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OCZ Vetex have 100 mb/s write speed compared to 70 mb/s from intel, Does that speed matter?

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Intel's drive may not perform consistently under considerable write load; whereas the vertex is very fast drive, and thats what i'll be recommending.

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A:how to choose...

  Let's tackle this in bits and pieces.
  First, if you have Windows 7 or newer, then, I recommend letting Windows Firewall do its job; it does really well!  I used to use other firewalls, got tired of having compatibility problems, went back to Windows Firewall operations.
  Next, Quietman7 will appear sooner or later with a very informative post or two about having a well-thought-out, well-layered line of defense -- and you and your users on your computers are the first and foremost best line of defense.
  Next, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit still have free versions, unless I missed something.
  Next, Almost all free anti-virus programs will come with a price -- nag-bulletins, if you want free, you have to ignore the nag-bulletins.
  Next, SpywareBlaster's free version does everything the pay-for version except -- you have to manually update the database.
  There is no one program nor one security suite that will actually provide 100% protection.  Avoid security suites, they are like driving buses when 4door sedans will do.
  Avoid any and all programs that promise: faster! quicker! leaner! cleaner! fixer! and so on...such will very often cause more grief than joy.
  As you ask questions, make comments, we can better tailor our responses to your needs and wants.
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A:Help me choose!

Now, I haven't upgraded much the past year sadly, due to budget restraints , so this is just my opinion.

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On the amount of RAM on #3, I'm assuming it's running VISTA. Of course, the others could also be running VISTA as well.
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A:Help me choose.

Why not read the reviews? Here's one:

NVIDIA?s GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470: 6 Months Late, Was It Worth the Wait? - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

The comparison does not include quad Crossfire (two 5970s).

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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

DrZeto said:

24" TFT HP L2465 (1920x1200 @60Hz, contrast 1000:1, responsetime 8ms, 4xUSB 2.0 hub, pivot function)
Specs here: 24" TFT HP
So which one is the one to get and why?Click to expand...

Input Signal Two DVI-I (VGA analog and digital) inputs
Input Impedance 75 ohms ± 10%
Sync Input Separate sync (HSYNC/VSYNC); composite sync, Sync on Green
Video Cable VGA to DVI-I; DVI-D to DVI-D

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Teamviewer is the easiest and most reliable way. The way it works is this:

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Dont Double Post!
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