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Old 06-27-2008, 12:34 AM   #1
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Cool Which notebook is better?

Using this lab top for computer Engineering so its going to do alot of rendering. So needs a fast cpu and a bit of ram wondering what you guys think.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220306

$1,549.99
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5G
Screen 15.4" WSXGA+
Memory Size 4GB DDR2
Hard Disk 500GB 5400rpm
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (unsure about the video card)


or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220272

$1,399.99
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5G
Screen 14.1" WXGA+
Memory Size 3GB DDR2
Hard Disk 320GB
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
Video Memory 512MB




Thoughts?
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:38 AM   #2
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i would say the one that is $1,549 because the video memory on it is 1gb and has an extra gb of ram just my thought on it.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:48 AM   #3
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What OS will you be using? What is the speed of the HDD on the second notebook?

If both of them have capacity for 4GB of RAM, then I would just get the 2nd one. Not only would it be cheaper and smaller for you to carry around, but you'd also be able to upgrade RAM if necessary. I think the 9500 is better then the HD3650. I'm not a pro so I could be mistaken.

Mr Yoyo: I don't know what you mean smaller HDD. It's 500GB. Last I checked 500 > 320.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:51 AM   #4
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my fault was lookin at the HDDs backwards
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:18 PM   #5
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the second HDD is 5400rpm also

is a 14.1 that much nicer than a 15.4 for campus life?
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I think the 9500 is better then the HD3650. I'm not a pro so I could be mistaken.
The 9500 is basically a die shrink of an 8600GT, the HD 3650 is better, but a 7200RPM drive will be noticably faster than 5400RPM.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:15 PM   #7
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yeah the 5400 rpm is the one thing that stinks I can't find a 7200rpm in this price range.

Here is my priorites
2.5ghz processor
3 or 4 gb ram
9500 or 3650 doesn't matter to me
14.1" preferred
would really like a 7200rpm drive but can't find anything in this price range

I'm going with the 14.1 but I wanted to make sure that I could do this since I'm a desktop guy.

The ram is a (2gb+1gb) configuration can I replace the 1 gb with

CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory

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and add a 200gb 7200rpm HDD and then use the 320gb as an external HDD

Seagate Momentus 7200.2 ST9200420AS 200GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Notebook Hard Drive

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