Originally Posted by edbtzy
ok im having some difficulty figuring out which laptop is best for me and my needs...but im running into a few things thats slowing my decision down and i hope somebody can help me....
FIrst ill be using this laptop mainly for everything....A LOT of multitasking (therefore would perferably like 2GB Ram)...some video editing...gaming....web....music....everythin!!!!!
first off...ive only been looking at HP laptops for now (dv6000z/t series) now mind u 1 laptop is setup with the AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 processor and a 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 as for the other is hooked up with the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7200 and again 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400....now wats holding me back is which one shouldi get....the AMD or INTEL chip....im so freakin confused!!!! i tried reading up on it but really didnt work....
ALSO ive been reading up on a lot of people gettin ACER and/or ASUS Laptops...can somebody please help me figure out which brand and which laptop is best to get...aka my budget is no more then 1800 so i need somethin good REALY FAST for that money thank you!!!
ok, the turions are a lot weaker than the core 2 duo processors, so only if you only plan to do simple things on the computer and have a tight budget should you consider turion x2.
Among core 2 duo laptops the top brands are pretty much the same performance wise, the hp notebook you're looking at is a great notebook, because hp is putting a lot into desinging their notebooks. Acer is the cheaper options, both cost and quality wise. although there may not be something specifically "wrong" with acer laptops, they just dont compare to the great design and quality of asus, toshiba and sony.
however these companies asus, toshiba, and sony are extremely expensive because of their expensive looks and features. SO you are left with a couple of realistic options, hp and dell, i would not go the dell route because although the provide the best options their quality isnt as good as hp's and you just wont have "fun" using the notebook.
the dv6000t that i configured for about $1700 is great except for one thing, the video card 7400 is not really that good at all...and you dont quite have too many options from any other brand in this department.
for example the dell 15 inch intel laptop only ofers up to the 7300 card.
these are all below par.
I would reccommned waiting a little bit untill all the acer and asus core 2 duo laptops are released and available. you wont have to wait too long as all the models are already announced and should be showing up on websites and stores soon. but if you absolutely must purchase a laptop right now, id go for the dv6000t.
edit: ok so i checked the hp dv5000t which is the 15 inch core duo (note core 2 duo) and i configured it for $1420 with amazing features! to be honest i would even skip the dv6000t and get the dv5000t, because you can get a 2.16 ghz core duo processor which performs about the same as a 2.0 ghz core 2 duo processor. and you're getting everything else that comes with the dv6000t. so $1400 would make that 7400 video card look a little better too!