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November 14, 2009 7:15:30 PM

:pt1cable:  Hi everyone, i was just wondering which laptop I should get out oft he following and which would be good for moderate gaming please help me compare the graphics and the processor, I just want to let you all know that I don't need the laptop for any CPU intensive programs:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+FX+Edition+Laptop...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+with+Intel%26...

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=114957...|84|56670&N=4017745%204294967277&Mo=10&No=1&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=





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November 14, 2009 7:28:11 PM

The asus laptop is a great deal because it has GTX260m which is equivalent to 9800gt desktop. But only sacrifice you get is a dual core, which may struggle in the future
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November 15, 2009 4:13:24 AM

If gaming is the primary concern, the Gateway from Best Buy would be best. For 100 more than the Asus, you get the same GTX 260M, but a much faster Core 2. Good deal IMO.
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November 15, 2009 3:05:15 PM

As for the graphics cards GTX 260M is the best one in performance , then HD4650 then GT 230M .
The best processor is Core i7 720QM then comes the Core2 Quad Q9000 then Core2 Duo P8700 and at last Core2 Duo P7450.
So i think you should get the HP Pavilion dv7-2270us if you wanted a balance between the CPU and the GPU , if you want it for games get the Gateway FX as it has a better CPU than Asus laptop
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November 16, 2009 6:34:00 PM

I see, right now I am deciding between the gateway and the HP corei7, I dont know what to do. I am a moderate gamer, I play the latest games, but I have a desktop for gaming I just want this as a portable solution and so I can take this to LAN partys.
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November 16, 2009 7:33:13 PM

harisf said:
I see, right now I am deciding between the gateway and the HP corei7, I dont know what to do. I am a moderate gamer, I play the latest games, but I have a desktop for gaming I just want this as a portable solution and so I can take this to LAN partys.


In gaming, the Gateway will win. Hands down. Very rarely will a stronger CPU give you better performance in games when compared to the GPU. Not to mention that the i7 mobile CPUs eat batteries for breakfast, so I wouldn't expect to stay unplugged for very long.

Basically the way I am looking at is with the Gateway you are getting a fast dual core, a more powerful GPU, potentially longer battery life and all the while saving a few $$ (ok it's only $50, but still).
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November 16, 2009 8:26:49 PM

Hope im not hijacking the thread but when checking out the 2 notebooks in question, I noticed that the gateway hd is 5400rpm v 7200rpm on the hp. How does the different hd speeds affect gaming and other use?
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November 17, 2009 12:08:48 AM

dia-j said:
As for the graphics cards GTX 260M is the best one in performance , then HD4650 then GT 230M .
The best processor is Core i7 720QM then comes the Core2 Quad Q9000 then Core2 Duo P8700 and at last Core2 Duo P7450.
So i think you should get the HP Pavilion dv7-2270us if you wanted a balance between the CPU and the GPU , if you want it for games get the Gateway FX as it has a better CPU than Asus laptop




On the bestbuy website it says the asus has a five star processor but the gate way is four. YOu say the Asus is faster so what is the deal? I really dont know
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November 17, 2009 2:08:09 AM

dividedbyno1 said:
On the bestbuy website it says the asus has a five star processor but the gate way is four. YOu say the Asus is faster so what is the deal? I really dont know


Ignore all of that "star" stuff. The Gateway has the faster processor. Since you are comparing two CPUs that are of the same family, you can use the clock speed as the deciding facter 2.53ghz (Gateway) is going to be faster than 2.13ghz (Asus). Since all else is the same, the Gateway is the better system.

Also, Dia-j never said the Asus was better.
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November 17, 2009 3:05:46 AM

mrmark27 said:
Hope im not hijacking the thread but when checking out the 2 notebooks in question, I noticed that the gateway hd is 5400rpm v 7200rpm on the hp. How does the different hd speeds affect gaming and other use?


yea does the the 5400rpm vs 7200rpm make much of a difference, if it does I can always replace the hard drive down the road....and yea the core i7 will eat battery.....thats a good point. GOSH its so hard to decide i need it for UNI and GAMING lol. Im just afraid that the CPU on the gateway will become outdated in a few years because computers might switch to core i5 and i7 in the upcoming years....
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November 17, 2009 3:07:28 AM

the gateway doesnt have an LED backlit screen or keyboard does it? the ASUS does and its cheaper, the diff between DDr2 and DDr3 isnt much and the CPUs are that different, well atleast when you use the laptop u wont be able to tell the difference.
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November 17, 2009 3:48:54 AM

harisf said:
yea does the the 5400rpm vs 7200rpm make much of a difference, if it does I can always replace the hard drive down the road....and yea the core i7 will eat battery.....thats a good point. GOSH its so hard to decide i need it for UNI and GAMING lol. Im just afraid that the CPU on the gateway will become outdated in a few years because computers might switch to core i5 and i7 in the upcoming years....


The 7200rpm HDD will be faster, noticeably in games where you are constantly loading maps and such. The additional heat/ battery drain probably isn't all that noticeable.

As far as the CPU is concerned, I've been running a 2.00ghz Core2Duo in my laptop for 2 years now and haven't really found anything that I can't run game wise. I play COD2 and 4 and I even installed Crysis. Both of the COD games ran fine. Crysis was playable, but my dated GPU is what is holding my laptop back. As far as getting out dated, most games are only now taking advantage of multiple cores so I think you have a little while yet before you have to worry about a Dual Core being obsolete.

I don't believe the Gateway has either an LED lit screen or a backlit keyboard. Not sure how important either of those are to you. And no, there isn't much of a noticeable difference between DDR2 and DDR3. Most people wouldn't even be able to tell.
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November 17, 2009 11:17:41 AM

I agree with lostandwandering , now it's up to you to choose between HP Pavilion and Gateway, but the site says HP is out of stock
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November 17, 2009 6:08:44 PM

lostandwandering said:
Ignore all of that "star" stuff. The Gateway has the faster processor. Since you are comparing two CPUs that are of the same family, you can use the clock speed as the deciding facter 2.53ghz (Gateway) is going to be faster than 2.13ghz (Asus). Since all else is the same, the Gateway is the better system.

Also, Dia-j never said the Asus was better.





Thanks for the clarification.

ANd sorry for the muisunderstanding
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November 17, 2009 6:45:14 PM

would the gatway be better or this Asus as far as processing speed?
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November 17, 2009 7:00:08 PM

dividedbyno1 said:
would the gatway be better or this Asus as far as processing speed?


Did you mean to include a link?
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November 17, 2009 7:33:14 PM

^Not sure why you can't edit your post.

Anyway, it's going to depend on what you are doing/what programs you are running. If the programs you are running can actually utilize the Quad Core, then the Asus would be better. However, most games either only utilize one CPU core or are just now starting to take advantage of multiple cores. I'd still say it is more advantageous to have the faster dual core instead of a slower clocked Quad. Plus the Dual Core will save you some battery life as the Quads are a little power hungry.
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November 18, 2009 2:32:41 AM

Thanks for all of the help guys.

And yes, I was wondering

between the ASUS and the Gateway (links are in my first post)
Do you guys think its worth the 50$, notice that I need my laptop to be as portable as possible cuz I also need it for UNI. The gateway does not have a LED screen or backlit keyboard and is apparently a fingerprint magnet. The ASUS has DDr2 memory, but that doesn't really matter becasue I won't be able to notice much of a difference, but my freind was saying that DDR2 will be expensive like how DDR memory is now is If i ever want to upgrade. I told him that I probably don't need more than 4GB RAM anyways. ALso the Gateway has a p8700 vs ASUS which has P7450, but the only diff is the clock speed but they are both 3mb l2 cache, so again not much difference is noted here. THe asus on the other hand is more portable, lighter thinner, LED screen and backlit keyboard. What would you guys get if you were in my situation?
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November 18, 2009 2:34:32 AM

dia-j said:
I agree with lostandwandering , now it's up to you to choose between HP Pavilion and Gateway, but the site says HP is out of stock


ooo, well im going down to the states so I will prolly pick it up this week if i can decide lol
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November 18, 2009 3:02:17 AM

Honestly, if you want the best of both worlds, then this might be worth looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has the CPU from the Gateway, the same GTX 260M, 4gb of RAM and a 15.6'' HD screen. It's a little more than the Gateway, but again you are getting both the power and portability that you are looking for.

Also, Best Buy has the G60 with the P8700 for only a little more than the Gateway: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+with+Intel%26...
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