laptop compare

digs27

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ok which one is a better laptop for the money for games like wow and counterstrike i know desktops are faster but im getting this for college and need the portability. Also my dad wont let me spend much more then 1000
http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/comp...2963&nstr=20012961 20012963 40001085&link=ref

or

http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/comp...2963&nstr=20012961 20012963 40001555&link=ref

i think the HP i saw in the store was exactly the same but had DDR2 SDRAM
Also if these two suck can you reccomend something in the $1000 range. This is mainly a college laptop so i cant really spend any more then that.

thanks for the help
 

linnerd40

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I am thinking that the second one is better. The first one has a better graphics card, but the second one has more RAM and a better processor... not to sure if the price difference is worth it though. Hmm... wait to see what other people say. Both look really nice...
 

joe pic

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the second one, definitely. it has a dual core processor with another gig of ram, thats big on the games. the graphics isn't too bad, what games are you looking to play
 

digs27

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one thing that im not sure with the toshiba is that it has shared video memory while the hp has dedicated. Does this make a difference and will i notice it.
 

^Mike^

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my hp that is 3 years old can run todays games at playable fram rates, i originally bought it for $849 (heh heh same price). I've always liked hp laptops as our family has 3 of them with no problems.
 

Computer Head

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I would recommend the second laptop. The only thing that the HP has over the Toshiba is the videocard, but it is the same memory only dedicated. I still think that won't have much of an impact, especially with 2 gigs of system RAM to work with. No worries, go with the Toshiba if you can fork out the extra $200.
 

poundcake

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Today I went to circuitcity. I saw a Hp pavillion they just put out since an hour before i got there. It has 2 100 GB HDD's (i dont know the rpm's), 1 GB of ram expandable to 4 according to what that guy said, intel core duo (i dont know the clock speed), nvidia 7600 Go 256 MB dedicated, Windows MCE 2005, and a really nice looking 17'' widescreen for 1499. the only thing is i cant find it on their web site.
 
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