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Old 09-01-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default New laptop: need help compairing 2 products

I'm buying a new laptop and need help figuring out which (of the two I've selected) has better preformance. I'm mostly concerned with gaming and internet speed and I would like some help compairing the differences in hardware.

Important specs are as follows:

Option one: HP Pavilion Laptop with Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology - Onyx/Chrome dv7-1025nr

Processor
Intel� Core(TM)2 Duo Mobile
Processor Speed
2.26GHz
Display Type
WSXGA+ high-definition widescreen display with BrightView Infinity technology and 1680 x 1050 resolution
Screen Size
17"
System Bus
1066MHz
Cache Memory
3MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM)
4GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To
8GB
Type of Memory (RAM)
DDR2 DIMM
Hard Drive Type
Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
Hard Drive Size
320GB
Optical Drive
Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds
Drive speeds not specified
Direct-Disc Labeling
Yes
Digital Media Reader or Slots
Yes, digital media card reader
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Video Memory
512MB (dedicated); up to 2302MB total available graphics memory
Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
No
TV Tuner
No
MPEG
Yes
Built-in Webcam
Yes
Modem
56 Kbps*
*Capable of receiving 56 Kbps downloads. However, current regulations limit download speed to 53 Kbps.
Networking
Built-in high-speed 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Networking
Built-in Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5100AGN high-speed wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)
S-Video Outputs
None
Additional Audio/Video Connectors
1 HDMI; 1 eSATA/USB combo port
Audio
Altec Lansing
Speakers
Built-in stereo and subwoofer
PCMCIA Slots
1 ExpressCard/34/54
USB 2.0 Ports
3
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports
1
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To
8GB



Option 2:Gateway Laptop with Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology P-7811FX

Processor
Intel� Core(TM)2 Duo
Processor Speed
2.26GHz
Display Type
WUXGA TFT widescreen (1920 x 1200)
Screen Size
17"
System Bus
1066MHz
Cache Memory
3MB on die level 2
System Memory (RAM)
4GB
Type of Memory (RAM)
PC-6400 DDR3
Hard Drive Type
Serial ATA (7200 rpm)
Hard Drive Size
200GB
Optical Drive
Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds
2.4x DVD+R DL; 2x DVD-R DL; 8x8x8 DVD+RW; 8x6x8 DVD-RW; 5x DVD-RAM; 24x16x24 CD-RW
Direct-Disc Labeling
Yes
Digital Media Reader or Slots
Yes, digital media card reader
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Video Memory
512MB GDDR3
Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
No
TV Tuner
No
MPEG
No
Built-in Webcam
Yes
Modem
56 Kbps*
*Capable of receiving 56 Kbps downloads. However, current regulations limit download speed to 53 Kbps.
Networking
Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45-port)
Wireless Networking
Built-in Intel® Wireless Wi-Fi Link (802.11a/b/g/n)
S-Video Outputs
None
Additional Audio/Video Connectors
HDMI
Audio
High-definition (2-channel)
Speakers
Built-in stereo speakers
PCMCIA Slots
1 ExpressCard/54
USB 2.0 Ports
3
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports
1



Any information would be helpful..
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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They look pretty comparable to me. The processors are almost the same. they have same clock speeds. Probably which ever you want would work.
Im an HP fan, So i would choose the HP.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: New laptop: need help compairing 2 products

The HP advantages:
-DDR3 RAM

Gateway advantages:
-7200RPM Hard Drive
-nVidia 9800GTS

To me it's pretty obvious if you're gaming: Gateway
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