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Asus, toshiba, or gateway?

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June 1, 2008 9:37:32 PM

So I am finally giving in a getting a laptop. I have been doing some shopping around and I think I have narrowed my search down to 4 or 5 choices. I have to decided between the following:

http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668033.php
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114471
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220306

Which should I go with? Or should I be looking at something else?

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June 1, 2008 10:36:39 PM

If you are gaming I'd go with the gateway; It comes with a fast video card.
June 1, 2008 11:09:06 PM

How does the 8800M GTS compare to the HD 3650? And does the 6MB of cache with the Asus make a big difference compared to the 2MB of the others?
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a b D Laptop
June 2, 2008 3:03:07 PM

The 8800mGTS will wipe the floor with the other cards. There have been benchmarks about the cache size (Toms did one I believe) and if I remember correctly, with gaming, cache made little difference (some but not enough). The Gateway would still be the best gamer out of that group.
a c 244 D Laptop
June 2, 2008 4:39:48 PM

Agreed^^^ 8800MGTS is alot better than both 8700MGT and HD 3650
Also although the ASUS one has T9300 but the GPU is more important in 95% of games and therfore the GATEWAY one is the best choice, also the CPU isnt bad, a Core2Duo @ 2.0GHZ is very good for gaming
June 2, 2008 9:30:19 PM


Hey i had a look at the Gateway machine , i was in bestbuy wanted to see how big it woud be, as i was interested in getting it myself.

Have to say it was pretty big although it looks like a good gaming machine , if you dont care much for mobility then i would say go for it :) 
a b D Laptop
June 3, 2008 12:59:31 AM

slashzapper said:
Hey i had a look at the Gateway machine , i was in bestbuy wanted to see how big it woud be, as i was interested in getting it myself.

Have to say it was pretty big although it looks like a good gaming machine , if you dont care much for mobility then i would say go for it :) 


Owning a monster of a 17'' laptop, I can say with a decent backpack or messenger bag, it's not as bad as you'd think. A backpack is preferable unless you want lopsided shoulders ;) 
a c 244 D Laptop
June 3, 2008 8:12:23 AM

Yeah even the mighty SAGER NP9262 isn't very hard to carry
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