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Old 11-23-2006, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Acer Aspire T650.uhm Or Gateway Gm5046b

Hi guys I need your help, or should I say my friend does
He wants to buy a new computer for Xmas and only as a budget of £500
I have picked the two best deals I could from comet, as he looking to buy one from them
I told him the best one to go for is the GATEWAY GM5046B But his brother in-law as told him to buy the
ACER ASPIRE T650.UHM. So please post what you think about both computers. Thanks

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Brand ACER ASPIRE T650.UHM
Price £449.99
Processor Intel Pentium D
Processor model number 820
Processor speed 2.8 GHz
Processor bus 800 MHz
Processor cache 2 MB
Memory (RAM) 1024 MB
Storage (hard drive) 250 GB
Optical drive Plays & records CDs and DVDs
Operating system Windows XP Media Centre
Application software tbc
Dedicated graphics 512MB GF7300
USB 2.0 slots 6
Firewire Yes
Media card slots 9-in-1
Remote control Yes
Watch & record live TV Yes
Keyboard Yes
Mouse Yes
Sound card 5.1
10/100 wired networking built-in
B Power rating
C Entertainment rating


Brand GATEWAY GM5046B
Price = £499.99
Processor AMD Athlon 64 x2
Processor model number 4200+
Processor speed 2.2 GHz
Processor bus 2000 MHz
Processor cache 1 MB
Memory (RAM) 1024 MB
Storage (hard drive) 250 GB
Optical drive Plays & records CDs and DVDs
Operating system Windows XP Media Centre (Vista ready)
Application software Microsoft Works
Dedicated graphics 256MB GF7300
USB 2.0 slots 7
Firewire Yes
Media card slots 9-in-1
Remote control Yes
Watch & record live TV Yes
Keyboard Yes
Mouse Yes
Sound card 5.1
10/100 wired networking built-in
Built-in 56k modem
AMD Live
B Power rating
An Entertainment rating
Vista Premium Ready


Brand ACER ASPIRE T650.UHM
May have a better Processor speed (2.8 GHz) and cache (2 MB)

But the GATEWAY GM5046B CPU is a 64 x2 4200+
And comes with a Processor bus speed of 2000 MHz
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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the acer has a bigger graphics memory so i would go with that
also it has an intel chip so i would go woth the acer
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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the acer has a bigger graphics memory so i would go with that
also it has an intel chip so i would go woth the acer
Am bumping this thread, Need more replies.
Thanks muz379, but it wonít differ between a 256mb gfx and a 512mb,
Thrust me Iíve got one
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:26 PM   #4
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go with the gateway, the acer has a pentium D. They're both dual core but AMD has a better dual core system as compared to the Pentium D. also, the pentium D has been succeeded by the core 2 duo so if you want to go intel, go with a core 2 duo otherwise go with an AMD X2 dual core.
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:25 AM   #5
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go with the gateway, the acer has a pentium D. They're both dual core but AMD has a better dual core system as compared to the Pentium D. also, the pentium D has been succeeded by the core 2 duo so if you want to go intel, go with a core 2 duo otherwise go with an AMD X2 dual core.
Thanks for the reply troy272, just a shame more members didnít
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go with the gateway, the acer has a pentium D. They're both dual core but AMD has a better dual core system as compared to the Pentium D. also, the pentium D has been succeeded by the core 2 duo so if you want to go intel, go with a core 2 duo otherwise go with an AMD X2 dual core.
I agree, If it was a intel core 2 duo (or even core duo) laptop vs AMD Turion X2, then I would say go with the Intel laptop as it uses less power and is faster then AMD's current offerings, but as it's Pentium D, go with the Gateway laptop!
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:25 AM   #7
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Webhead, these are both desktop models. And I would go for the Acer myself.
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Webhead, these are both desktop models. And I would go for the Acer myself.
Oh I don't know why I thought they were laptops! Sorry my mistake.
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Oh I don't know why I thought they were laptops! Sorry my mistake.
Probably because Acer decided to confuse everyone and have the same name for their laptop and desktop ranges...
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Old 11-25-2006, 11:04 AM   #10
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Oh no we have two members going for the Acer and two for the gateway,
Which computer will win, lol

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