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Old 12-03-2009, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm buying a new laptop, and i've narrowed it down to these;

Laptop 1 is; Samsung R720-PS02UK Laptop NP-R720-PS02UK - Laptops Direct

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo T7450 / 2 GHz ( Dual-Core )
RAM - 4 GB DDR2 SDRAM - 800 MHz ( 2 x 2 GB )
Hard Drive - 500 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Screen - 17.3' TFT 1600 x 900
Optical Drive - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / BD-ROM - integrated
Graphics - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 - 1 GB
Bluetooth - No
Notebook Camera - Integrated - 1.3 Megapixel
Warranty - 1 year warranty

Laptop is; Acer Aspire 5935G-874G50Wn Laptop LX.PBL0X.045 - Laptops Direct

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz Dual-Core
RAM - 4 GB (installed) 4 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive - 500 GB
Operating System - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (Free upgrade to windows 7 premium)
Screen - 15.6 in TFT active matrix 1366 x 768 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Optical Drive - BD-Reader
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M - 1 GB
Bluetooth - Yes
Notebook Camera - Integrated - 1 Megapixel
Warranty - 1 year warranty

Which has a better screen for Blu-Ray's?
Which would be better for Gaming?

Both are around the same price, i was thinking about the Second one, the Acer.

What do you guys think?
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First one for the sole reason that it has windows 7...
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Yeah, I'd go for the first one too. The second has a faster CPU but everything else on the first is better. And it has W7 as previously mentioned
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First one....you don't want Vista. Windows itself is horrible but 7 is at least usable. If you're ready for a real computer that works for you instead of you working for it, get a Mac
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First one....you don't want Vista. Windows itself is horrible but 7 is at least usable. If you're ready for a real computer that works for you instead of you working for it, get a Mac
I el oh el'ed myself when i read that.

A better response would have been if you want to spend double for the same laptop, get a mac. or if you want to pay double for an OS, get a mac. Or if you want to pay for OS upgrades, get a mac. Or if you want to have to go to a retail shop to get your laptop repaird, get a mac. Or... well you get the idea.
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Personally, I see Macs as personal systems. Just for fun, and such, personal use. If your going to use the unit for work, school and the like, I'd prefer Windows. Its just me though.
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