Laptop choice


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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  1. Hey :)
    I would go with the first one and upgrade the RAM/HDD later.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. 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?!
  6. Yes go with the Compaq and upgrade later
    and we are here to help :)
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