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Coming to Australia in Feb, need help choosing a laptop.

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December 8, 2007 12:01:45 PM

I will be coming to Canberra next year in Feb and since I need a laptop for around A$ 1,000 I was wondering should I buy one when I get there or should I bring one with me. To give you an idea of prices here, I can get an

HP DV 6000 (Core 2 Duo 1.6Ghz, 1gb ram, 120gb hd, Vista Basic) for A$ 1,075.72

or

Acer Aspire 5720 (Core 2 Duo 1.5Ghz, 1gb ram, 160g hd, Vista Home Premium) for A$ 1,075.72.

These are the ones that are competitively priced, higher spec are overpriced. I hate Vista but unfortunately thats all they are offering. I am in Pakistan BTW. I would really appreciate some advice. I am also thinking of ditching this laptop idea and getting a desktop instead ( I hate laptops but space matters in dorm I am afraid :(  )

Any advice would be highly appreciated.Thanks in advance.
a c 244 D Laptop
December 8, 2007 3:41:15 PM

I choose the second one,

1_1.5 doesnt have a very noticeable difference with 1.6
2_Vista HomePremium has lots of more features than Basic
3_The ACER one has more HDD

are the graphic cards the same ?
December 8, 2007 5:16:35 PM

Thanks for replying.
The configuration being sold here has 8400m GS2.

Kind a ironic that even when I get a core 2 duo I still won't be able to play the games I want at high detail!
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a c 244 D Laptop
December 10, 2007 10:26:16 AM

Yes because %90 of games are GPU limited
December 10, 2007 10:28:55 AM

This is like the graveyard of foums isn't it :) 
There used to be a lot more Australians here, maybe because its summer there....
a b D Laptop
December 10, 2007 1:21:36 PM

I agree with Maz. Of the two the Acer would be the better option. Recommendations here in the laptop section are going to be limited. There are only a few of us that frequent this section on a regular basis.
a c 244 D Laptop
December 11, 2007 1:07:04 PM

Yeah it has more powerful CPU and more RAM
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