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Which laptop should I buy?

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August 1, 2007 11:47:54 AM

I have looked a 3 laptops,which all cost the same, but I don't really know which one to buy.
Number 1:

HP Pavilion dv6505eo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK53 Mobile Technology
2048 MB RAM (2 x 1024)
120 GB Sata Harddisk 5400 rpm
15,4" High Definition Brightview
Nvidia GeForce 7150M
up to 559 MB total graphic memory
Lightscriber Super Multi DVD writer (+/-/-rw) supports Double Layer
802.11a/b/g WLAN
inlcudes Windows Vista Home Premium

Number 2:

HP Pavilion dv6507
Turion 64 X2 TL-56 Dual Core
2 GB DDR2 RAM (2 x 1024 I assume)
160 GB SATA harddisk (I assume it's 5400 rpm, but it doesn't say)
GeForce 7150M (shared)
up to 559 MB
DVD+/-RW DL burner
15,4" WXGA HD BrightView TFT
build in webcam
Wireless network 802.11b/g
10/100 LAN
Card Reader
3 x USB 2.0
FireWire
Windows Vista Home Premium
Works 8

Number 3:

Fujitsu-Siemens Li1705
Intel Dual Core T2450 (2,0 GHz)
2048 MB DDR2 ram (2x1024 MB)
160 GB SATA harddisk
15,4" Wide XGA Crystal View (1280x800)
UniChrome9 HC 128 MB Turbocache
WLAN 802.11 b/g, 10/100 LAN
56K modem :lol: 
DVD±Double-layer burner
Windows Vista Home Basic MUI
Norman AntiVirus (3 years) I really don't like Norman...
Weight: 2,8 kg (6.1729433 pounds)

It would be nice with if I could send a signal from my computer to my television, so I can watch movies I have on my computer on my tv. But on which of the 3 laptops do I get most value for the money?

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August 1, 2007 12:14:47 PM

If it's my personal choice, I'd choose option no. 2 (i don't like Home Basic & Norman AV, plus I'd choose bigger hard drive. A slightly faster cpu but with less hdd space etc won't change my mind)
August 1, 2007 12:44:40 PM

Hope you're not planning on gaming on ANY of those laptops. You don't mention prices so I'm assuming that's not an issue... #2 would be my pick. The third laptop looks fine, but if you're going to put up with Vista you might as well have the Premium version... thus, #3 is disqualified.
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August 1, 2007 12:48:18 PM

Oh, I've seen laptops for under $1000 that are coming with GPUs like a Nvidia Go 7600... no, you're not going to be a hard-core gamer with that, but it'll play damned near every game out right now... the 3 laptops you listed won't.

Something like this would better suite me...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 1, 2007 12:48:47 PM

I'm not planning on gaming on them. My little brother is turning 18 soon, so my parents want to buy him a laptop. He doesn't really game. It's mostly old games or emulators and such. And all the laptops cost the same.
Btw I suppose you can't use an xp office cd-rom in Vista, right?
August 1, 2007 12:50:34 PM

The problem about newegg is that it is in the US. If you could find one in a European store, that would be great.
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August 1, 2007 12:52:52 PM

another vote for option 2
August 1, 2007 1:01:48 PM

Of course you can use Office XP in Vista. Hell, you can use Office 2000 in Vista. In a perfect world (according to Microsoft) you'd use Vista and Office 2007.

I still use Office 2000 on Windows XP.
August 1, 2007 1:03:21 PM

Well, if you're not into gaming a basic Dell would do you fine... every now and then I see them offering one (in the US) for like $699 w/ 2 GB of memory and a C2D processor with Intel Graphics.

I'd assume Dell's pricing would be remotely similar across the pond.
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