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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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?
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
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 ?
The difference is that P8400 has more FSB and cache,so the difference isn't much,go for the Acer one and save some $
Does the less TDP in P8400 affect battery life considerably?
Thanks a lot , but some people say that acer laptops are low quality although they have a good value
In terms of build quality i have heard ASUS are better but i haven't tested myself
OK, thank you very much for helping
No problem glad i could help
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
I don't know much about their quality but 8400GS is weaker than a HD 4570 in gaming