Laptop choice Tags: Laptops Burner CD-Rom Last response: June 20, 2010 7:16 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share Yellow Bentine June 19, 2010 1:45:18 PM Hi, Not sure what laptop to buy out of these two: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/186602 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/182576 I need it for running transcribing programmes and general dvd and cd burning type stuff. Thanks! More about : laptop choice Maziar a c 244 D Laptop June 19, 2010 2:45:37 PM Hey I would go with the first one and upgrade the RAM/HDD later. WR2 a c 571 D Laptop June 19, 2010 2:55:15 PM Hello YB; The Compaq laptop has a much better CPU. The Passmark CPU benchmark scores for the CPUs are: Acer: AMD Athlon TF-20 @ 1.60GHz = 396 Compaq: Celeron Dual-Core T3000 @ 1.80GHz = 1161 Thats a pretty big difference. Acer Aspire 5532 review Compaq Presario CQ61 review It looks like the Compaq also gets a better review score between the two. Related resources Which 7200rpm 2.5inch HDD to get for laptop? Or is SSD the only choice? - Forum Laptop Choice Help - Forum Ram or gpu - laptop choice help - Forum Laptop Choice Help - Forum For a laptop is this the right choice to get? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WR2 a c 571 D Laptop June 19, 2010 2:59:16 PM I think you'd find the Acer and it's Athlon TF-20 single core CPU not as 'peppy' running Windows 7. The Compaq wouldn't actually need a RAM upgrade right away. Maziar a c 244 D Laptop June 19, 2010 4:23:23 PM Well some apps benefit from more than 2GB RAM,but its easy to upgrade the RAM to 4GB,whereas its not possible to change a CPU(from AMD to Intel) Yellow Bentine June 20, 2010 1:33:18 AM Excellent, thanks for the help guys. Will do as you all suggest and go for the Compaq and upgrade when I need to. What would I do without these forums?! Maziar a c 244 D Laptop June 20, 2010 7:16:20 AM Yes go with the Compaq and upgrade later and we are here to help Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHELP! Need help narrowing down choice on budget laptop Forum SolvedGaming Laptop - Good choice? Worth the money? Forum SolvedLaptop choice (w/ laptop buyer FAQ) - overwhelmed by Black Friday, CyberMonday Forum SolvedAnother Laptop Choice Question... Forum SolvedLooking for a laptop under $900 that can game and I wanted to know if the msi GP70 2OD-027US was a good choice? Forum SolvedHP Laptop processor & graphics choices, is this a good choice? Forum Solvedwhich laptop would you buy if you had the choice between these?? Forum SolvedHey buying my first laptop... is this the right choice? Forum SolvedLaptop Choice Help Forum Solvedhelp me to choice a laptop Forum SolvedLaptop purchase choice Forum Best Laptop Choice Forum SolvedWhat is the best laptop choice for a frequent traveling gamer? Forum Need Opinion on Gaming Laptop Choice Forum SolvedStudent Laptop Choice Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !