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    Compairing Two Laptops

    Sister needs a laptop...

    Got a few of the normal questions i guess.
    - Firstly, they all seam to come with vista now, but some are 'home basic' and some 'home premium' or Business. Ignoring windows marketing garbage, is that actaully any real-world diffrence worth considering?
    - Secondly. They basicaly all seam to come with 'wide' screens, even the business laptops. 15.4" seams commonest, and 15.6" (which is wider wide format?) and 17". Is 15.4" enough, seams small for some who runs twin 19's but most of them seam to be that size.

    Also more specifcally, compairing these two HPs
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...1-3758292.html

    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...7-3816580.html

    There seams to be an awfully big price diffrence, for what seams very diffrent spec. All being one a Intel/Nvidia based system and the second a AMD/Ati based system.


    Also been looking at Dells various offerings, bog std latitude, the 'studio' models, and the Vostro.


    Daniel
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    Re: Laptop for Uni

    Is this a laptop to lug to uni every day or to sit on the desk at home? If it's the first then you may want to consider something smaller/lighter.

    As for the price on laptops, it's simply that one is an intel core 2 duo and the other is a AMD Turion X2 processor.

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    Re: Laptop for Uni

    It will be to sit on her desk at uni, occationally fold up to make way for deskspace, and taken home and back about twice a year.

    - Just wondering really why the two diffrent, but apprently simular spec, processors make such a diffrence.

    Is the Intel chip really £150 better? In which case why?

    Just wondering is all.


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    Re: Laptop for Uni

    Also, customised to the same specs, the Dell ostro is very simular in price to the Dell Studio.
    - Studios avaoilable in the fancy colours, is the vostro a better laptop?


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    Re: Laptop for Uni

    This is what I just ordered for my son: http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_...spire+5920wlmi

    I think you'll have to go a long way to beat that spec at that price...

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    Re: Laptop for Uni

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    This is what I just ordered for my son: http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_...spire+5920wlmi

    I think you'll have to go a long way to beat that spec at that price...
    Yeah looks good.
    - I think the decision has been made (im just stearing dad, whos stearing said sister) and its going to be a Dell Studio17 In purple....

    Shes even been into town to see one. And try and type on it.


    Daniel

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