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Old 07-04-2006, 12:41 AM   #1
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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/compa...01085&link=ref

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http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/compa...01555&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.

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Old 07-04-2006, 09:39 AM   #2
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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...
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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
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Old 07-04-2006, 10:25 AM   #4
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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.
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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.
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Old 07-04-2006, 04:24 PM   #6
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115246

^ this actually has a video card that could play video games, the laptops you have listed will only serve you well with basic things.

and this one is an excellent deal too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220032
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Old 07-04-2006, 04:31 PM   #7
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115246

^ this actually has a video card that could play video games, the laptops you have listed will only serve you well with basic things.

and this one is an excellent deal too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220032
Those are some nice laptops Zaki recommended! See if you could use one of those.
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Old 07-04-2006, 04:43 PM   #8
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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.
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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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