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March 8, 2010 12:50:37 PM

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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March 8, 2010 1:38:57 PM

I meant 6935G
March 8, 2010 4:31:25 PM

Does anyone know if drivers for Windows 7 are available for both
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March 8, 2010 6:25:14 PM

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?
March 8, 2010 7:04:46 PM

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
March 8, 2010 7:08:45 PM

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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