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Old 03-02-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default should i upgrade to a newer laptop?

hello. ok so i have a sony vaio vpccw17fx. it has:
6 cell battery
500 gig hdd 5400 rpm
intel core 2 duo t6600 2.2 ghz 2 mb L2 cache
4gb ddr3 memory
windows 7 home premium 64 bit fresh install
nvidia geforce g210m

i was looking at buy a lenovo with:
230 gig hdd 7200 rpm
core i7 820QM cpu 1.7 ghz 8mb cache
3gb ddr3 memory
nVidia Geforce GT 240M graphic card with 1GB memory

i use my laptop right now for mainly multitasking with multiple programs running, internet, and a little bit of gaming. i don't need a crazy good graphics card. i only game everynow and then. games like portal and cs and crysis. if i were to upgrade would it be worth it? would startup time be shorter? would programs launch faster?

thank you everyone!!!

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i forgot to say i also use it to watch movies and dl movies and games and music. i watch movies on the go.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: should i upgrade to a newer laptop?

It will run better, but imo that is not worth the cost with what you already have.

You have a very good laptop.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:13 PM   #3
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It's a good upgrade, but like foothead said, buying it would just be throwing money out the window. You could probably survive with 4-7FPS less.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:16 PM   #4
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would it become cheaper in like june or something? because i might wait for the price to come down, but by that time there will probably be a core i9 or something better.

i have the money. what do you guys think i should do??
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:18 PM   #5
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Don't waste the money on something you won't need.

A core i9 is going to cost a freaking fortune, and it won't really benefit gaming a lot. Go with the 955 and a better GPU, unless you already have a really good one. This will get you a much bigger performance increase.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:21 PM   #6
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ok. so basically what i asking is should i A buy a new laptop right now or B wait and save my money for the next best laptop to come out??
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