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Laptop choice

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
June 19, 2010 1:45:18 PM


Not sure what laptop to buy out of these two:

I need it for running transcribing programmes and general dvd and cd burning type stuff.


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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.
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.
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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.
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)
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?!
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 :)