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P8400+HD4570 or P8700+9300gs

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November 13, 2009 6:38:38 PM

I want to buy a new laptop and i'm confused between two , the first one has an Intel C2D p8400 cpu with ATI HD4570 GPU.
The second one has p8700 cpu with GeForce 9300GS GPU , they both almost have the same price.
I need it for general use and i might also download some games.
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November 13, 2009 7:26:03 PM

If you want to play games in most cases you are going to want the laptop with the better GPU. In games the difference between the two graphics cards will be more noticeable than the difference between the CPUs (which isn't much). If all other specs are similar, I think I would take the first laptop.

Which laptops are they?
November 13, 2009 8:08:22 PM

The first one is the Asus X61SL with 3GB of RAM and the other one is DELL Vostro 1520 with 4GB of RAM, and all other specs are similar
November 13, 2009 8:31:53 PM

by the way, the drunk kitty is nice
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November 13, 2009 10:51:22 PM

dia-j said:
The first one is the Asus X61SL with 3GB of RAM and the other one is DELL Vostro 1520 with 4GB of RAM, and all other specs are similar


I'd still say get the Asus with the 4570. And yeah, I thought the cat was a nice touch ;) 
November 15, 2009 2:16:18 PM

Thank you all , but i found an other laptop ( Acer Aspire 5738G) it has the same specs of the Asus X61SL except for the processor (it's T6600) . Its price is less by 200$ , i think it's a better bargain right ?
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November 15, 2009 4:11:55 PM

Are other specs the same ?
November 17, 2009 10:50:28 AM

Yes Maziar ,all other specs are the same
November 17, 2009 4:36:09 PM

Does the less TDP in P8400 affect battery life considerably?
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November 17, 2009 5:17:31 PM

Not much
November 17, 2009 5:57:01 PM

Thanks a lot , but some people say that acer laptops are low quality although they have a good value
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November 18, 2009 10:37:06 AM

In terms of build quality i have heard ASUS are better but i haven't tested myself
November 20, 2009 12:24:07 PM

OK, thank you very much for helping
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November 20, 2009 2:41:58 PM

No problem :)  glad i could help
November 20, 2009 6:46:41 PM

I just came across a laptop from NEC (exactly NEC Versa P570-E93)
I don't know the company but the site says it's a major Japanese computer company
Its specs are:
CPU: core2duo T9300 2.5GHz /6MB /800MHz
RAM: 3GB DDR2 667MHz
HDD: 250GB 5400rpm
GPU: Geforce 8400 GS
The price is 870$ (the same price of Asus X61SL) .
I know the cpu is better and the gpu is a bit worse than acer laptop but does it worth an extra 200$, beside I'm not sure about the quality of NEC products
If you have an advice it will be highly appreciated
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November 20, 2009 7:15:28 PM

I don't know much about their quality but 8400GS is weaker than a HD 4570 in gaming
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