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March 30, 2006 5:27:06 PM

I am looking a buying a laptop soon and this will be my first laptop. My price range is between £1000 - £1500 and I am looking for one that will do well with 3D tasks. I have found these two laptops that look like they will dod for what I want:
HP
Asus

What do people think of the spec of these laptops?
Also if anyone knows or owns a laptop that has good performance and they enjoy using please let me know. I am open for sugestions.
The laptop would be used for:
Internet
Office Tasks
Music+Movies
Some Gaming
Thanks in advanced.

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March 30, 2006 5:34:28 PM

The ASUS machine has the specs you want for your tasks indicated and would do a nice job for you.

Dual core is the way to do go. As long as you purchase either that ASUS machine or a similar machine with those specs, you'll be in good shape.
March 30, 2006 5:43:15 PM

Thanks for the advice. I think that might go for the Asus. What caught my eye with the HP was the 3.4GHz P4. After looking at reviews for those Intel Cores they sound fast.
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March 30, 2006 5:58:15 PM

From experience as an HP technician, I would avoid HP notebook computers. Many of them have heat issues when running any remotely processor intensive application even when sitting on a smooth, hard, flat surface and an ambient temp of under 75 degrees.

They just aren't well designed.

You would probably be safer with the ASUS one.
March 30, 2006 6:09:11 PM

Yeah, those higher clock speeds do look good but, the newer dothan and yonah cores from Intel are much better. Stick with those especially the dual cores.
March 30, 2006 6:09:54 PM

Thanks for relpying. That doesnt sound too good. I was reading some reviews on the HP laptop I have got linked and everone said that it gets really hot on and around the touch pad.
March 30, 2006 6:18:44 PM

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Yeah, those higher clock speeds do look good but, the newer dothan and yonah cores from Intel are much better. Stick with those especially the dual cores.

At the time I wasnt really thinking about the Asus being dual core and was just looking at the speed of 3.4GHz(HP) and 2GHz(Asus).

After the relpies from here and some reviews that I have read I am really prefering the Asus.
Its got more RAM, better GPU, better battery life, its lighter and I like the sound of the new Intel Core CPU's.

Does anyone know what the 256Mb SMA means on the end of the GPU?
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