Help me choose please.

Hi All.
I am torn between an
Acer Aspire 5935G
or a
Hp Pavilion DV9890EAThe 6935 has the looks ish but the hp has the better spec.

They are both for sale locally second hand for £400.
Can you help me choose or recommend something different for same price.
Cheers
Mark
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More about help choose please
  1. I meant 6935G
  2. Does anyone know if drivers for Windows 7 are available for both
  3. For the Acer Aspire, you should be able to get drivers HERE. Just navigate the menu to the proper notebook.

    LINK doesn't reveal any Windows 7 drivers for any model of the dv9890.

    Could you list the hardware specs of both machines you're looking at?
  4. Ok here are the Hp specs

    Audio
    Internal audio
    3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
    Speakers and microphone
    Altec Lansing® speakers
    Communications
    Modem
    High speed 56K modem
    Connectivity
    Wireless capability
    Bluetooth® wireless networking
    Wireless technologies
    Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection
    Digital sending
    Control panel
    HP QuickPlay media player software and its dedicated menu controls, music and DVD buttons
    Displays
    Display resolution
    1440 x 900
    Display size
    17" WXGA+ High Definition BrightView Widescreen
    Expansion slots
    Expansion slots
    One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
    Input devices
    Keyboard
    Full size desktop keyboard (with separate numeric keypad layout)
    Pointing device
    Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute buttons, 2 Quick Launch Buttons
    Memory
    Memory layout
    (2 x 2048 MB)
    Networking
    Network interface
    Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    Photography
    Webcam
    HP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphone
    Memory card device
    5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
    Ports
    External I/O ports
    3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI connector, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ11 modem connector, 1 RJ45 ethernet connector, S-video TV out, 2 headphones-out, 1 mic-in, 1 IEEE 1394, remote control infrared port (remote optional), cable docking connector
    Processor
    Processor speed
    2.50 GHz
    Centrino technology
    Intel® Centrino® processor technology
    Projecting
    Remote control
    with remote control, HP Mobile Remote Control
    Software
    Downloadable software
    Special offer: for accessories, software and warranty promotions, please visit: www.mypcchoice.com
    Software - Productivity & finance
    Microsoft® Works and Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 60-Day Trial Version
    Software included
    Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system, applications and drivers separately); Optional re-allocation of recovery partition; Recovery CD/DVD creation tool; Symantec™ Norton Internet Security™ 2008 (60 days live update); Notebook Help & Support
    Operating system software 01
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
    Operating system software 02
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
    Pre-installed software
    Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0; Windows Mail; Adobe® Reader 8.0
    Operating system installed
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 32-bit
    Storage
    Internal hard disk drive
    500 GB (2 x 250 GB)
    Hard disk drive speed
    5400 rpm
    Optical drive driver software
    Windows Media Player ; Windows Photo Gallery ; DVD Play ; Windows Movie Maker, Windows DVD Maker ; Cyberlink DVD Suite ; Windows Media center, QuickPlay for Windows ; Digital Persona Fingerprint reader software ; HP Total Care Advisor
    Optical drive type
    Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
    Hard disk drive partition
    up to 9 GB partition for system recovery
    Hard disk controller
    SATA Hard Disk Drive
    System
    Chassis
    Galaxy 1.1 full-featured
    Video
    Video adapter
    NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GS
    Video capture interface
    IEEE 1394 FireWire® Interface
    Video RAM
    Up to 1791 MB Total Available Graphics Memory with 512 MB dedicated
  5. Here are the acer specs

    General
    Platform Technology

    Intel Centrino 2
    System Type
    Notebook
    Built-in Devices
    Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial
    Embedded Security
    Fingerprint reader
    Width
    38.5 cm
    Depth
    27.5 cm
    Height
    4.4 cm
    Weight
    3.5 kg
    Localisation
    United Kingdom
    Processor
    Processor

    Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 / 2 GHz
    Multi-Core Technology
    Dual-Core
    64-bit Computing
    Yes
    Data Bus Speed
    800 MHz
    Chipset Type
    Mobile Intel PM45 Express
    Cache Memory
    Type

    L2 Cache
    Installed Size
    2 MB
    RAM
    Installed Size

    4 GB / 4 GB (max)
    Technology
    DDR2 SDRAM
    Configuration Features
    2 x 2 GB
    Storage Controller
    Type

    Serial ATA
    Serial ATA Interface
    Serial ATA-150
    Storage
    Hard Drive

    320 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
    Optical Storage
    Type

    DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / BD-ROM
    Card Reader
    Type

    6 in 1 card reader
    Supported Flash Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card, MMCplus
    Display
    Display Type

    16" TFT
    Max Resolution
    1920 x 1080 ( WUXGA )
    Widescreen Display
    Yes
    Colour Support
    24-bit (16.7 million colours)
    Features
    CineCrystal, 60% colour gamut
    Video
    Graphics Processor / Vendor

    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT TurboCache supporting 2303MB
    Video Memory
    512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
    Audio
    Audio Output

    Sound card
    Compliant Standards
    Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Home Theater
    Notebook Camera
    Camera Type

    Integrated
    Sensor Resolution
    1 Megapixel
    Input Device(s)
    Type

    Keyboard, touchpad, CineDash
    Telecom
    Modem

    Fax / modem
    Max Transfer Rate
    56 Kbps
    Protocols & Specifications
    ITU V.92
    Features
    Wake on Ring, Voice Quality Enhancement (VQE)
    Networking
    Networking

    Network adapter
    Wireless LAN Supported
    Yes
    Data Link Protocol
    Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft), Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
    Features
    Acer SignalUp
    Compliant Standards
    IrDA 1.0, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11n (draft), Bluetooth 2.0
    Expansion / Connectivity
    Expansion Slots Total (Free)

    2 ( 0 ) x memory ¦ 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard/54
    Interfaces
    1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones/line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x storage / Hi-Speed USB - Hi-Speed USB / eSATA ¦ 1 x display / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A ¦ 1 x infrared - IrDA ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-In - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
    Miscellaneous
    Features

    Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, hard drive password, wake on LAN
    Compliant Standards
    ACPI 3.0
    Power
    Power Device

    External
    Battery
    Technology

    6-cell Lithium Ion
    Installed Qty
    1
    Capacity
    48.8 Wh
    Run Time (Up To)
    2.3 hour(s)
    Operating System / Software
    OS Provided

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    Software
    Acer Launch Manager, Acer GridVista, Acer Arcade, Adobe Reader, Acer Empowering Technology, Microsoft Works 8.5, Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (Trial), Acer Arcade Deluxe, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer PureZone, Acer Video Conference Manager, Microsoft DirectX 10, Acer GameZone, Acer Instant-on Arcade, CyberLink PowerDirector (Trial), NTI Media Maker, McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial)
    Environmental Standards
    ENERGY STAR Qualified

    Yes
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Service & Support

    1 year warranty
    Service & Support Details
    Traveller warranty - 1 year
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