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Old 03-07-2008, 06:07 PM   #1
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Which of these two similar spec similar price laptops do you think i should buy, i plan on some medium level gaming and use of dreamweaver and flash 8. Medium level gaming i would class as, Farcry on decent settings, guild wars, maybe WoW, probably OrangeBox or CS/CS:S

Laptop 1-Acer Aspire 7720G; Classed as a 'Gaming Laptop'
Laptop 2-Acer Travelmate 5520G; Classed for business use but runs a similar spec.

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id go with the 7720G

more HDD, better GPU (from what I know), intel duel core, "longer" battery life

and its 8 euros less...

just my .02

EDIT: oh and a bigger screen
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Default Re: Which of the two?

Thanks, good break down of your reasons, anyone else?
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Default Re: Which of the two?

The 2400 XT is the better GPU if you want to play games on your laptop.
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The C2D has a better speed ratio over the Turion. The 2400XT is a good graphics card for the laptop, but don't intend to play Crysis at full settings.
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It should be fine for what he wants to run though, the 8400 is a pretty weak card.
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Default Re: Which of the two?

Thanks for clearing this up, i thought the 8400 was better. Does anyone else think the gemstone design seen used in this and many other Acer Apsires is quiter ugly? i hate that grey design.

Also, would i be able to play FarCry on high settings on the travel mate?
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Is there a chance that you can go to another brand?

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Default Re: Which of the two?

I could go to another brand but the budget would be the same. what are you thinking? and thanks, lol
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I could go to another brand but the budget would be the same. what are you thinking? and thanks, lol
If you’re looking for a budget system, I would look closely at Dell and Compaq. I wouldn’t recommend Acer.

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