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Old 11-17-2005, 08:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which laptop is better....and why?

I'm thinking of buying a laptop, I'm wondering what chipset seems better for a laptop, I know there's like Turion 64 and semperon from AMD. I'm going mid level, so something like a Semperon or Celeron I guess are my choices, what about the mobile xp cpu from AMD is that like semperon, I'd like something that can do graphics related stuff and multitasking.

Here are a name of a few I was looking at, maybe someone can give adice on which is best...

Acer Aspire 3613 WLCi Home Notebook Computer

Intel Celeron M Processor 370 1MB L2 cache, 1.50GHz, 400MHz FSB
Memory 512MB (512/0) DDR2 400 SDRAM
Hard Drive 60GB
CD/DVD Drive CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive
Display 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) Acer CrystalBrite Technology
Video Capability Mobile Intel 910GML Express chipset with integrated graphics
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Wired Network Interface 10/100 LAN

Acer Aspire AS3003WCIH4 Home Notebook

Processor Mobile AMD Sempron™ Processor 3000+ (128KB L2 cache, 1.80GHz, up to 1600MHz system bus)
Memory 256MB DDR333 SDRAM
Hard Drive 40GB hard drive
CD/DVD Drive DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
Display 15" 1280x800
Video Capability SiSM760GX chipset with integrated Mirage™2 graphics
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Wired Network Interface 10/100 LAN
Wireless Network Interface 802.11b/g WLAN
Modem V.92 modem
Wireless Network Interface 802.11b/g WLAN
Modem V.92 modem
Extras CrystalBrite Technology

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Old 11-17-2005, 08:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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besides the processor, I'd say the first on

Edit: faster ram, bigger screen, biger hard drive, etc...

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Old 11-17-2005, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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mmm...ram, lots and lots of ram
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Old 11-17-2005, 10:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The first one... despite it being an Intel. Both are basement chips, though.

The RAM and the hard drive are the biggest advantage of the first over the second. The second's CPU is better... way better. Plus the second has wireless capabilities.

Bottom line... if you can get the extra RAM in or for the second one, I'd get the second one. You can always add an external herd drive later for bulk storage. Putting in lappy RAM ain't brain surgery...

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