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Buying a laptop tommorow, pls help.

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March 8, 2010 12:03:39 AM

Ok, so my HPs DV9000 motherboard died 2nd time, and i need to buy another one tommorow, i am going to do some HD editing so i was looking on this 2 laptops, i dont know if i need better CPU or better video card? and also the brand? .
1st laptop is Acer Aspire AS8942G-5679 prised at $1040, specs are
2.13GHz Intel i3-330M Processor
4GB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066 MHz Memory; Expandable up to 8 GB
500GB SATA hard drive; 5400RPM
Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM), BluRay (read only)
18.4" Full HD 1920 x 1080
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 with up to 4091MB of HyperMemory™; 1GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM

and the 2nd one is Toshiba Satellite A500-01X 16" priced at $1119
2.26GHz Intel® Core™ i5-430M processor
4GB DDR3 1066 MHz Memory; Expandable up to 8GB
640GB (5400 RPM) SATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce® GT 330M; 1GB Dedicated video memory
DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive
so which one of this? please i need to know asap, thanks.

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March 8, 2010 2:58:53 PM

_What is your budget? around $1100 CND

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 16"-18"

3_What screen resolution do you want? no metter

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? more of desktop replacement

5_How much battery life do you need? dont care

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? not really

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 500- 750 gb

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? long as i can

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? dvd writer, DL

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. Toshiba maybe Acer? no HP for sure

13_What country do you live in? Canada
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March 8, 2010 3:08:47 PM

for an $1100 budget i'm sure you could find a good asus laptop. i trust asus for a laptop before i trust dell, HP, or acer. especially HP
March 8, 2010 3:29:11 PM

yeah but its hard to find a Asus here in Canada.
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March 8, 2010 3:39:16 PM

Is it possible to pull some strings to get a laptop from America and buy Asus n61JV-X2? That is LITERALLY the BEST you can get for 899 US ( or dollars.

I haven't found the laptop anywhere else except newegg and amazon.
March 8, 2010 6:12:52 PM

yea i forgot to mention that if your fine buying a laptop online you could get an asus on or those are the only 2 i know where you can find them
March 8, 2010 8:01:35 PM

thanks, i'll try those sites
March 11, 2010 12:09:16 AM

Starting today the acer you were looking for is on sale at staples, it's $999.99. Not too shabby for a laptop with such a gorgeous LCD screen. Plus at that price the extended 3 year warranty is very affordable. Plus you get a high resolution, 1920x1080 TRUE HD screen, a 500MB hd, 1GB ATI Radeo 1GB DDR3 video card,. It would pretty much suit your requirements to a tee. And did I mention the LCD screen is Bright? Not as bright as a desktop LCD, but pretty much the brightest and largest on a laptop at Staples!

You may want to check this forum thread as well:
March 11, 2010 11:25:20 PM

yeah i see it now, bay the brand kinda pushes me away, dont know what to do.