Help me choose a laptop

Hello, I need your help, please. I don't live in the US, so I also need to post the price, so you can help me better, 'cause it's much more expensive here.

Gateway P-7815 FX (3500 reais = ~ 1900 dollars)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53 GHz, 3MB L2, FSB 1066)
Chipset Intel PM45
GeForce M 9800 GTS c/ 1 GB GDDR3 Dedicado
LED WXGA 17'' 1440 x 900
500 GB SATA 5400 rpm
4GB RAM DDR3 1066 Dual channel
9 cell battery

Gateway NV-73A10U (3500 reais = ~ 1900 dollars)
AMD Phenom X3 (2.1 Ghz, 1333 Mhz, 1.5MB L2)
Chipset M880G
ATI Radeon 5650 1024 GDDR3, dedicada
LED 17,3'' WXGA 1600 x 900
500GB SATA 5400
4GB DDR3 1066 (2 pentes, não especifica se é dual channel)
6 cell battery

or

HP 3085 (3000 reais = 1600 dollars)
Intel Core Quad i7-720QM Processor 1.60 - 2.80GHz6MB L2
6144MB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Nvidia GeForce GT 230M 1024mb
500GB (7200RPM)
17.3” 1600 x 900
8 cell battery

Considering everything, do you think it's worth paying more on 2 first options? Which of them should I choose? Battery isn't very important.
I'll need to use some Photoshop (and other editing tools) plus CAD apps.
Thank you very much.
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  1. 1- HP laptop are pieces of junk
    2- Gateway computers are even worse

    Buy a ASUS and MSI laptop if you want to keep out of trouble.


    If you get a HP/Gateway/Dell/Acer/Toshiba/Sony get a RMA cause in 1 1/2 year you will need it.

    I try to repair a lot of those but most have dead mobo... cost 400$ to repair

    source why HP/Gateway/Dell/Acer/Toshiba/Sony

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/hp-pavilion-compaq-presario-laptop-notebook,9940.html

    There are tons of stuff like that on tom hardware and google

    Also you can get better laptops for cheaper anyway
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220702
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220700

    Hope you follow my advice
  2. Hey there.

    Couldn't find these models here. No MSI model found. I found an Asus G72GX-RBBX05 with a nice price. There is also the G71gx-rx05, but the only difference is the webcam resolution, according to the site.
    Unfortunately, I can only choose the ones avaliable around.

    Asus G72GX-RBBX05
    Intel(R) Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53ghz 3MB L2 cache, 1066MHz FSB
    17.3" LED-backlit high-definition plus widescreen (1600 x 900)
    6GB DDR2 800mHz - 8GB Max
    Nvidia Geforce GTX260M 1GB DDR3 DX10
    500GB 5400rpm
    8 cell battery
    but 6-month warranty only.

    What do you guys think?
    Thanks.
  3. Duchess21 is probably spam.

    Well guys, any more toughts? So I have two more expensive 2-year warranty Gateway, or a cheaper 6-month warranty Asus (RB).
    Regarding the configs, it seems that the Asus is more powerful, isn't it?
    Please help me, I need to decide until tomorrow, as the importer will accept orders until tomorrow.
    Thanks
  4. porongo said:
    Duchess21 is probably spam.

    Well guys, any more toughts? So I have two more expensive 2-year warranty Gateway, or a cheaper 6-month warranty Asus (RB).
    Regarding the configs, it seems that the Asus is more powerful, isn't it?
    Please help me, I need to decide until tomorrow, as the importer will accept orders until tomorrow.
    Thanks


    I'm actually not, but it's your choice anyway. Also, you should usually get a 1 year warranty with a laptop. Anything less is a waste of time. IMHO.
  5. Duchess21 said:
    I'm actually not, but it's your choice anyway. Also, you should usually get a 1 year warranty with a laptop. Anything less is a waste of time. IMHO.


    Sorry then, I tought that cause you posted a Dell link with an ID, just like a comission program.
    Any more toughts? I'm restricted to these options I can afford. The rest is way more expensive or weak/no dedicated graphic card.
  6. porongo said:
    Sorry then, I tought that cause you posted a Dell link with an ID, just like a comission program.
    Any more toughts? I'm restricted to these options I can afford. The rest is way more expensive or weak/no dedicated graphic card.


    That's just how bit.ly shortens links from Dell. I can't help that, haha. I guess I'm sort of biased towards Dell, since I own two and I've seen them last several years with very little loss in function. Check this out: http://dell.to/9TzrXY It's main point is it's multitasking abilities, since you mentioned photoshop. The graphics are better on an Inspiron and it's inexpensive compared to the other two you mentioned. Take a look at these specs; you can get up to 2.66Ghz on one of these systems.
  7. Duchess21 said:
    That's just how bit.ly shortens links from Dell. I can't help that, haha. I guess I'm sort of biased towards Dell, since I own two and I've seen them last several years with very little loss in function. Check this out: http://dell.to/9TzrXY It's main point is it's multitasking abilities, since you mentioned photoshop. The graphics are better on an Inspiron and it's inexpensive compared to the other two you mentioned. Take a look at these specs; you can get up to 2.66Ghz on one of these systems.


    I agree these are great systems, but in Brazil, the entire Dell lineup is different. Nearly no dedicated graphic cards, smaller screens... I tried, but there isn't something like you suggested here.
    I also wait for opinions on these configs I already posted.
    Thanks!
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