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    which to get :0

    i have 2 laptops in mind, both acer except one is 15" 1280x800 with an 8600 gs graphics card +250gb hd and the other is 17" 1440x 900 with a 8400 gs graphics card in and 320gb hd. in every other aspect they are the same however i dont know which to choose. any opinions on which i should go for.







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    Re: which to get :0

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtone1234 View Post
    i have 2 laptops in mind, both acer except one is 15" 1280x800 with an 8600 gs graphics card +250gb hd and the other is 17" 1440x 900 with a 8400 gs graphics card in and 320gb hd. in every other aspect they are the same however i dont know which to choose. any opinions on which i should go for.
    What processor and RAM do they have?

    I've used a 17" Acer and it only had a Sempron processor + 512MB Ram, very underpowered it was.

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    Re: which to get :0

    both 2gb ram and intel core 2 duo t7300

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    Re: which to get :0

    Go for the 15", it has a better GFx processor and a smaller screen so will handle games better.

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    Re: which to get :0

    it would be easier to decide if the gfx card in the 15" was in the 17" :0

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    Re: which to get :0

    Depends what you're doing with it.

    Assuming everything else is equal, get the 15" for games, the 17" for 2D work. The 8400M sucks.

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    Re: which to get :0

    8400 sucks. i failed to run portal on my office pc, even on minimum detail

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    Re: which to get :0

    Definitely the smaller unless you need the screen real estate - 17" laptops are so cumbersome - only be considered a DTR...

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    Re: which to get :0

    i'd say go with the smaller one, 17's are like previously mentioned, are usually DTR machine, as a result the battery life is usually horrid.

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    Re: which to get :0

    thanks all looks like the 15" one it is then p:

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