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Dell or MSI laptop?

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December 20, 2007 11:38:38 AM

Hi i cant seem to decide between the Dell m1330 and the MSI gx600 extreme edition.....
both are more or less the same price from the store i use but i still dont know which to choose..

specs are as follows:

DELL m1330

- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7300 Processor (2.0GHz,800MHz,4MB L2 cache)
- Memory 2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2
- Video Card 128MB nVidia® GeForce® 8400M GS
- Hard Drive 120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
- Optical Devices Fixed 8x DVD+/-RW Slim Slot Load Drive, including SW
- Wireless Networking Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe
- Primary Battery Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)
- Colour Choice Tuxedo Black & 2.0 mega pixel Camera for CCFL Display
- LCD 13.3" UltraSharp™ WXGA (1280x800) CCFL Display (220nits) with TrueLife™


MSI gx600 extreme edition

- Intel® T7250 Core™2 Duo processor (2.0GHz, overclocks to 2.4GHz)
- 15.4" WSXGA (Non-Glare Matt) Display (1440x900)
- Intel® PM965 Express Chipset
- 2GB DDRII memory, upgradeable to 4GB
- nVidia Geforce 8600M GT, 512MB dedicated memory
- 160Gb SATA Hard-Disk
- DVD Dual/Super Multi, Dual Layer
- - Integrated 1.3 mega Pixel Webcam
- HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Output (can be converted to DVI, converter supplied)
- Gbit LAN + Intel Wireless 802.11 b/g/n



I know the msi is way more powerful, but the dell is more compact (which is nice) and has a lot more battery time whereas the msi has a low battery life, well thats what the reviews said.... i like the portablity of the dell, and the power of the msi, although i wont be playing much games except WoW and browsing the internet mostly

any help will greatly be appreciated

thanks in advance!
mAltaGUy

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December 20, 2007 10:49:51 PM

The reason the Dell is more portable is that is only a 13.3 screen vs 15.4 for MSI, which would be important for games and video. You can always a more powerful battery. Unless portability is way at the top of your list, I'd opt for the MSI. Keep in mind no matter what you'll get you'll be carry it in a bag slung over your shoulder and the weight difference can't be that much
December 21, 2007 3:43:26 AM

Without hesitation, I would choose the MSI.
December 21, 2007 5:54:12 PM

thank you kindly for your input guys, i will base my purchase on your advice, so msi it is

appreciated ^^
mAltAguY
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