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November 17, 2009 4:19:08 AM

Which notebook should i buy ? My intended use is watching movies, casual gaming, surfing the web and studies.......

Acer Aspire AS5738PG
Technical Specification:
15.6-Inch HD LED-Backlit Multi-Touch Display (16:9 Aspect Ratio, 1366×768 Resolution)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.2GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
ATI Radeon HD 4570 Graphics with 512MB Dedicated RAM
4GB DDR2 667MHz Dual Channel Memory
320GB SATA Hard Drive(2)
8X DVD Writer
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N
Two Built-In Stereo Speakers
Acer Crystal Eye Webcam with Mic
Multi-gesture touchpad
HDMI Port
4 USB 2.0 Ports
6-Cell Battery
Wight – 2.8 Kg
Acer Aspire AS5738PG

HP Pavilion DV6-1256TX
Technical Specifiaction:
Windows 7 Home Premium
15.6″ inch Diagonal HD BrightView Widescreen Display
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 Processor (2.2GHz, 2 MB cache)
ATI Radeon HD 4560 Graphics card with 1GB dedicated memory
4GB RAM
500GB Hard Disk
DVD Writer
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
WebCam with integrared Microphone
Altec Lansing Speakers
5-in-1 Card Reader
3 USB, 1 HDMI Port
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
Weight – 2.9 Kg
1 Year Warranty

Lenovo IdeaPad Y550-418629Q
Features & Specification
Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6500 ( 2.10GHz 800MHz 2MB cache )
15.6 ” HD Wide LED 1366×768 Display
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M 512MB
4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz
320GB Sata Hard disk
Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100 (a/g/n)
Dual layer DVD writer
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
6 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
One Year Warranty

Dell Studio 1555
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6600 (2GHz/ 800 FSB/ 2MB Cache)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (English)
Microsoft® Works (Including Microsoft®Office Home & Student 2007 60 Days Trial Pre-installed
1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
15.6” 1080p WLED (1920×1080) Display with TrueLife™ and Built-in 2.0MP Web Cam
4GB (2X2GB) DDR2 SDRAM Memory
500GB SATA Hard Drive
Slot Load 8X DVD+/-RW Drive with DVD+R double layer write capability
512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Integrated Stereo Sound with Subwoofer
Intel WiFi Link 5100 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card
Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module

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a b D Laptop
November 17, 2009 4:36:56 AM

I'd go with the Dell. They last, decent warranty, decent cpu, and a decent onboard graphics card.
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November 17, 2009 4:41:52 AM

Thanks........is the multi touch screen on the Acer any good ???
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a b D Laptop
November 17, 2009 4:52:00 AM

O yeah, I forgot about that. I wouldn't expect it to be too zippy like a "pure tablet." Then again, Acer's maybe a bit better than the HP tx1000 I had awhile back, as it wasn't too responsive, especially using my fingers (it was a bit better with the stylus). Maybe somebody can chime in who has one to give you a bit more info on it. I definitely wouldn't fault you for going with the Acer thought, as the touch screens can be an amusing toy to play with. Plus, it essentially has the same internals as the others. I'm not sure on their reliability though.
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November 17, 2009 5:02:02 AM

The things that attract me the most are the NVDIA GT130 M on the Lenovo and the 1080p screen on the Dell so I'll probably end up choosing between the two....How much of a difference would a GT130M make over a HD 4560 ? And yes,I heard acers have overheating issues.....
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November 29, 2009 5:43:14 PM

Ok I narrowed it down to the dell studio 15 and the hp dv - 6. I need help choosing between the 2. HP has an ATI 4650 graphics card with 1 GB GDDR3 memory and a 320 GB 7200 rpm hard drive while the dell has a 512mb ATI HD 4570 card and a 500 GB hard drive, albeit at a slower speed of 5400 rpm.
Also the HP has a dual core turion which the local vendors tried hard to convince was better than a Intel T6600. The dell has a 1080p screen versus the 720p one on hp.
Which one should i buy ?
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November 30, 2009 12:18:28 PM

SubitC said:
Which notebook should i buy ? My intended use is watching movies, casual gaming, surfing the web and studies.......

Acer Aspire AS5738PG
Technical Specification:
15.6-Inch HD LED-Backlit Multi-Touch Display (16:9 Aspect Ratio, 1366×768 Resolution)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.2GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
ATI Radeon HD 4570 Graphics with 512MB Dedicated RAM
4GB DDR2 667MHz Dual Channel Memory
320GB SATA Hard Drive(2)
8X DVD Writer
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N
Two Built-In Stereo Speakers
Acer Crystal Eye Webcam with Mic
Multi-gesture touchpad
HDMI Port
4 USB 2.0 Ports
6-Cell Battery
Wight – 2.8 Kg
Acer Aspire AS5738PG

HP Pavilion DV6-1256TX
Technical Specifiaction:
Windows 7 Home Premium
15.6″ inch Diagonal HD BrightView Widescreen Display
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 Processor (2.2GHz, 2 MB cache)
ATI Radeon HD 4560 Graphics card with 1GB dedicated memory
4GB RAM
500GB Hard Disk
DVD Writer
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
WebCam with integrared Microphone
Altec Lansing Speakers
5-in-1 Card Reader
3 USB, 1 HDMI Port
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
Weight – 2.9 Kg
1 Year Warranty

Lenovo IdeaPad Y550-418629Q
Features & Specification
Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6500 ( 2.10GHz 800MHz 2MB cache )
15.6 ” HD Wide LED 1366×768 Display
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M 512MB
4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz
320GB Sata Hard disk
Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100 (a/g/n)
Dual layer DVD writer
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
6 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
One Year Warranty

Dell Studio 1555
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6600 (2GHz/ 800 FSB/ 2MB Cache)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (English)
Microsoft® Works (Including Microsoft®Office Home & Student 2007 60 Days Trial Pre-installed
1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
15.6” 1080p WLED (1920×1080) Display with TrueLife™ and Built-in 2.0MP Web Cam
4GB (2X2GB) DDR2 SDRAM Memory
500GB SATA Hard Drive
Slot Load 8X DVD+/-RW Drive with DVD+R double layer write capability
512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Integrated Stereo Sound with Subwoofer
Intel WiFi Link 5100 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card
Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module


if you dont have price constrain then Dell Studio 1555 is the one you should consider buying
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