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Old 12-27-2006, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Which one of these two notebooks?

I got this one for Christmas, it cost $600 w/o tax. http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acer-...oductDetail.do

I will use it for web surfing, playin/dl-ing music, burning dvds, word processing, maybe some games. I know this

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acer-...oductDetail.do

one is better, but should I spend the extra $130 on it? Like will it make a huuuge difference. I just want one that runs really nice and is not slow. And I figured the X2 would last me a lot longer than the other one maybe.

My PC is 2 years old now; I built it. It is socket 939, AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 160GB hard drive, 512 MB RAM, 9600XT or Pro (cant remember). I know I can upgrade this easily if need be for cheap, right? I thought about selling the PC, and getting the nice laptop, but if I keep the PC I might not need the really nice laptop. I dunno, what would you guys do? I'm in college in a dorm and do not live with parents when school gets out, so its not like I have a 'home' computer, just the PC in the dorm with me.

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Old 12-27-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Which one of these two notebooks?

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I got this one for Christmas, it cost $600 w/o tax. http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acer-...oductDetail.do

I will use it for web surfing, playin/dl-ing music, burning dvds, word processing, maybe some games. I know this

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acer-...oductDetail.do

one is better, but should I spend the extra $130 on it? Like will it make a huuuge difference. I just want one that runs really nice and is not slow. And I figured the X2 would last me a lot longer than the other one maybe.

My PC is 2 years old now; I built it. It is socket 939, AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 160GB hard drive, 512 MB RAM, 9600XT or Pro (cant remember). I know I can upgrade this easily if need be for cheap, right? I thought about selling the PC, and getting the nice laptop, but if I keep the PC I might not need the really nice laptop. I dunno, what would you guys do? I'm in college in a dorm and do not live with parents when school gets out, so its not like I have a 'home' computer, just the PC in the dorm with me.

Thanks for the help!


You have an AGP based motherboard?

I would get another 512MB of DDR 400 ($50)

if you want to throw a little more money around

1. Get an PCI-X based motherboard (S939) ($60)
2. Get a 7600 GT ($100)
3. Get another 512 MB DDR 400 ($50)

Total = $210

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Default Re: Which one of these two notebooks?

I say go for it. The price difference isn't much and currently with the $100 MIR that Circuit City has the one with the Turion X2 is actually a bit cheaper. You get a bigger hard drive, a "superdrive" (not sure what makes it so super...) and the dual-core mobile processor.

You could always upgrade your desktop PC, but mobility is something that desktop PC's will never have.
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: Which one of these two notebooks?

The price on the Turion 64 says $749, but we got it on sale for $600. If I got the Turion X2 laptop, would it be just as powerful, less, or more powerful than my current PC?
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Hard to say. Comparing apples to oranges really, but the Turion X2 is certainly faster and can handle more.
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deff get the second one
and if your not ganan sell your current rig
just upgrade it to a gig of ram and a 7600 geforce graphics card and it should handel all games fine
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