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Old 06-13-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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I have been searching for a few weeks now and have got it down to two choices. They are both 599 and i just ran into a few difficulties. first i should tell you what laptops i am speaking of: the Gateway NV5905H and the Acer Aspire AS5741-5193. Here are some links respectively: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...664b2024caen02

AND http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...a80058dca6en02

Acer has a slightly better processor and processor speed and also has an LED backlight, but i do not know if it has DDR3 ram like the Gateway does. And that is the end of my limited computer knowledge.
Also if anyone knows the reliability/efficiency of the brands, it would be quite helpful. I am only going to be using this for school and home mostly as i will be starting university soon. THANK YOU!
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fix the links first.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:09 AM   #3
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There we go, sorry bout that :P
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Get the Acer almost twice as much battery life with a better Processor.
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Acer, no doubt. Gateway has "shady" build quality to say least.
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anyone else?
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I didn't look at either, but I can tell you that if I were to buy a computer, I wouldn't touch Acer with a 10 foot pole. That's my personal opinion. I've seen nothing but junk from them.
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acer owns gateway so it doesnt really matter. I'd go for the acer.
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I've never been impressed with Acer's quality. Maybe it was the models that were rolling in the shop, but they just felt cheap. I wouldn't look to purchase either if it was really my choice...but, it's not me so...
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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...166&CatId=4965

Bigger screen... Same specs and same price.
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