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Old 07-09-2006, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'am currently stuck between buying two laptops i have no idea of which one is better I am looking at the Acer Aspire 5502WXMI and the Compaq V2610. Has anyone used these laptops or any suggestions on either of these

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Old 07-09-2006, 02:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what are the specs of the 2?
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Aspire has the following
When the Aspire 5500's 128MB (Shared) Intel GMA 900 graphics are displayed on its 14.1" WXGA Acer CrystalBrite display and accompanied by crisp S/PDIF digital sound, you get a great multimedia experience. This laptop is perfect for important sales presentations to the hottest music videos. More Info

WebID: 10073812
Mfr. Part Number: LX.AB605.012
Processor Type Intel Centrino 735A
Screen Size 14.1" Widescreen
RAM (Preloaded / Maximum) 512MB DDR2 (Exp. To 2GB)
Hard Drive 60GB (4200RPM)
Optical Drives See The Features Section
Graphics 128MB (Shared) Intel GMA 900
Average Battery Life 3 Hours
Product Weight 2.38 kg
Audio Type Acer
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Cache 2MB L2
Fax/Modem 56K V.92
I/O Ports See The Features Section
Included In Box Software, Manual, Battery
Network Card 10/100 Ethernet
Other Software See The Features Section
PC Card Slots 1 x Type II
Pointing Device Touchpad
Preloaded Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Processor Speed 1.70GHz
Product Dimensions 33.5(W) x 3.4(H) x 24.0(D) cm
Removable Storage No
Screen Type TFT LCD
Speakers Acer
System Bus 400MHz
Warranty 1 Year International Travelers Warranty



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Optical Drives: DVD +/- RW Drive; Read: 24X CD-RW, 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD-ROM, 4X DVD+RW, 4X DVD-RW, 3X DVD-RAM, 2.4X DVD+R DL (Double Layer); Write: 24X CD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD-R, 4X DVD+RW, 4X DVD-RW, 4X CD-RW, 2.4X DVD+R DL (Double Layer)

I/O Ports: 3 x USB 2.0, RJ-45, RJ-11, Line-In, Line-Out (S/PDIF Support)

Included Software: Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Reader, NTI CD-Maker, Cyberlink PowerProducer, Acer eDataSecurity (eLock, ePerformance, eRecovery, eSettings, eNet, ePower, ePresentation)

The Compaq has the following

Compaq V2610 laptop provides perfect mobility for students and business on-the-go with its slim size. With the built-in wireless card, you will be able to connect without wires anywhere with a hotspot. This laptop features a 14" widescreen high definition BrightView screen that offers a great display while maintaining portability. More Info

WebID: 10073390
Mfr. Part Number: EX654UA#ABL
Processor Type AMD Sempron 3000+
Screen Size 14.0"
RAM (Preloaded / Maximum) 512MB DDR RAM (Exp. To 2GB)
Hard Drive 60GB 4200RPM
Optical Drives DVD+/-RW & CD-RW Combo Drive
Graphics 128MB Shared ATI Radeion Xpress 200M
Average Battery Life Info Not Available
Product Weight 2.44 kg
Audio Type Altec Lansing
Battery Type 6-Cell Lithium-Ion
Cache 128KB L2
Fax/Modem 56K V.90
I/O Ports 2 x USB 2.0
Included In Box Battery, AC Adapter, Instructions
Network Card 54g 802.11b/g WLAN
Other Software See The Features Section
PC Card Slots 1 Type I/II
Pointing Device Touchpad
Preloaded Operating System MS Windows XP Home Edition With SP2
Processor Speed 1.8GHz
Product Dimensions 33.40(W) x 3.28(H) x 23.11(D) cm
Removable Storage None
Screen Type WXGA High Definition BrightView
Speakers Altec Lansing
System Bus 1600MHz
Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labour



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Other I/O Ports: 1 x Headphone-Out; 1 x Microphone-In; 1 x VGA (15-Pin); 1 x TV-Out (S-Video); 1 x RJ-11 (Modem); 1 x RJ -45 (LAN)

Included Software: MS Works, MS Money, MS MSN Encarta Plus, MS Movie Maker, RealRhapsody, HP QuickPlay, Adobe Acrobat Reader, PC Recovery (Softthinks)

Network Card: 54g 802.11b/g WLAN With 125HSM, SpeedBooster Support, 10/100 RJ-45 Ethernet LAN
Please Note: This product only contains English operating instructions and system software
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i say second one, it has a faster processor and much faster sys bus as well as built in wireless(first one doesnt say if it des or not.)
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i'm sure they both have wireless.

they're pretty much the same.. but i'd take the first one. centrino is better.
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yeh centrino is better
more reliable
anyway u didnt actually say wat u wer looking at paying for either so its hard to recommend 1
if the compaq is significantly cheaper id suggest that
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14" screen? Break out the magnifying glasses...

Before you buy, go to pricegrabber.com and check out the laptops it pulls up.
http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_a...php/page_id=13

Make your choices on the left to narrow the field.
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for your suggestions my price range is anywhere up to 899 cdn without taxes , no thats not a alarge range but its just a starter laptop
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the first one for sure, it has 2MB L2 Cache, whereas the second has 128KB of L2 Cache, thats ridiculous, and the centrino is just better overall.
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Make sure you get a cheap one around $500 or less. They get outdated much faster than desktops and come out with new features really fast. Laptops should not be used to try to replace a desktop.
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