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Old 02-16-2009, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Laptop should I buy?

So, I have two laptops I'm looking at:

one is a Gateway which can be seen at: Newegg.com - Gateway P-7801u NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8400(2.26GHz) 17.0" Wide UXGA 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS - Laptops / Notebooks

but is basically a p8400 (2.26ghz, 3mb) 4gb ddr3 1066 ram, 9800m gts $1200

the other one is a sager notebook:

t9300 (2.5ghz, 6mb), 4gb ddr2 667 ram, 9800m gts, $1524

both are 1920x1200, i dont really care about HDD space or bluay drives, any opinions?


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Default Re: Which Laptop should I buy?

At this point it's pretty much up to you. If you feel that you need the better processor, then get the sager ... if not get the Gateway. Personally, I would go for the cheaper option.

It's all up to whether you feel the upgrade is worth an extra $300.

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I agree with aaronkupen. The extra $300 or so for the Sager isn't worth it, when they have near identical specs. Plus, the P8400 on the Gateway has a faster FSB. And faster memory.
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Personally I'd go with the Gateway, it's cheaper and I've had more experience with the company and their products.
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