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Low end laptop

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June 30, 2011 9:24:09 AM

I was initially planning to get a netbook at around $400. I can't get everything here, so it's hard to find a few stuff. I came across an ASUS netbook with the AMD C-50. I was thinking about it when I came across this:

I think the specs are pretty impressive. 30000 Taka is approximately $400.
I currently have a desktop with a C2D E4400, 4GB RAM, XFX 512MB DDR3 9500GT. Will the laptop be slower than this? How's the graphics and the processor?

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June 30, 2011 2:45:35 PM

The is from a review on a laptop with the same GPU, but a little better CPU and Ram:
The Pavilion dv7-4263cl is equipped with an AMD Phenom II P860 triple core 2GHz processor and 6.0GB of RAM. When run through PCMark Vantage, it scored 4,360 points, which puts it alongside the similarly priced HP Pavilion dv6-3143cl (4,482) and the Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7046 (4,246). When stacked up against the 6,428 score of the more expensive Intel-powered HP Pavilion dv7-4183cl, it falls well behind.
The dv7-4263cl performed well in our graphics tests, thanks to a discrete AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6370 graphics card. The system also has an integrated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics chipset, and the Pavilion dv7-4263cl switches to it when unplugged in order to conserve battery life. In our 3DMark benchmark test, it scored 4,262 and 2,693 on medium and high settings. It was a half-step behind the HP dv7-4183cl, which packs the similarly powered ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 graphics chip, and scored 4,722 and 2,831, respectively. It did far better compared with the Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7046 (2,054, 869) and HP Pavilion dv6-3143cl (2,203, 1,139).
Many consumers expect a desktop replacement to have some gaming prowess, and the dv7-4263cl does just that. At medium settings, it scored 27.22 frames per second (fps) in Crysis, and 17.8 fps in Lost Planet 2. These scores are similar to those of the HP Pavilion dv7-4183cl (28 fps in Crysis, 18 fps in Lost Planet 2), which packs a similar mid-range graphics card. While high-end games like Crysis will be out of reach on this system, you can certainly enjoy StarCraft or World of Warcraft with no trouble.

you will get less than this probably.
June 30, 2011 4:34:44 PM

Thanks for that. Are there specific benchmarks available in this configuration? I didn't find any.
I guess that'll be slower than my PC, because my PC managed around 35 fps in Crysis when I played it at 1440x900.
I think this is a pretty good buy at the price? What do you think?
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June 30, 2011 4:50:22 PM

You should post your question in the Laptops and Notebooks section. You'll probably get more responses there.

Overall, the laptop will be slower than your desktop. The C2D E4400 maybe 300MHz slower than the Athlon CPU, but Intel CPUs are more efficient at executing instructions. The 9500GT is a weak card to begin with, but the Mobility Radeon HD 6370 is even weaker in my opinion.

Laptop video cards are always slower than their desktop counterparts. For example, the Mobility Radeon HD 5850 is almost as fast as the desktop Radeon HD 5770. The slowest desktop Radeon HD 6xxx card is the HD 6450, therefore the Mobility HD 6370 should be much slower than that.

As a reference, the 9500GT would be approximately as powerful as the HD 5550. The desktop HD 6450 should provide similar performance as the HD 5550 too.
July 1, 2011 10:43:44 AM

Hey, could one of the mods move this to the Laptops section?
Thanks jaguarskx.
July 1, 2011 10:43:59 AM

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