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Old 01-26-2012, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need Help deciding on a laptop

I don't know much about AMD processors or graphics cards so I was wondering if someone could help me decide between these two laptops based on tech specs alone.

Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AS5560G-Sb468 Notebook AMD A-Series A6-3400M(1.4GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi AMD Radeon HD 6470M

Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 Notebook Intel Core i3 370M(2.40GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
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What are you going to do with it? Any gaming at all?

I would go with the i3. It is a lot better than the AMD. Also, the GFX cards are very close to each other in performance.
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I'll be gaming on it. It will replace my current gaming rig that I've had for 4 years. I build computers for fun but I just tend to stay away from AMD so I don't know much about their parts.
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Thing is I have 3 requirements for my new one. 4Gb or more of ram,above 250Gb HDD and finally a dedicated Graphics card. I don't want an integrated one that will pull processing power from the CPU.
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Default Re: Need Help deciding on a laptop

Scratch that I need it for under $550 so I have 4 requirements
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You aren't gonna find a decent gaming laptop for cheap, just saying.
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Default Re: Need Help deciding on a laptop

I found a decent system for $500. this is just my mobile rig. My home rig is way more powerful than anything I can get in a laptop.

Desktop Specs-Dell Workstation 690

2 dual core intel xeon 5000x 3.2 Ghz processors
8Gb of DDR3 Ram
4 Asus Bluray Drives
2 Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 3Gb Vram Graphics Cards
2Tb WD 7200 RPM HDD
2 80Gb 10000 RPM HDD
160Gb 7200RPM HDD
1KW power supply

Laptop Specs-Lenovo Z575

Quad Core AMD 1.5Ghz
Radeon HD 6670 1Gb Vram Graphics card
750Gb 7200RPM HDD
8Gb DDR3 Ram
Sony Slot Load Bluray Drive
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Laptop Specs-Lenovo Z575

Quad Core AMD 1.5Ghz
Radeon HD 6670 1Gb Vram Graphics card
750Gb 7200RPM HDD
8Gb DDR3 Ram
Sony Slot Load Bluray Drive
Where did you find the Z575 with those specs? All the ones I found had 8gb DDR3 Ram, a 1.9GHz AMD A series CPU, and a Radeon 6480g GPU.
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New egg and I ordered extra ram and a Bluray player for it along with a new HDD. Well the bluray player and HDD were gifts from my parents.
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