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Laptop question - which one is better of these 2?!?

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August 17, 2010 4:33:21 PM

Hello! Any advice would be great! I have narrowed my laptop search down to two candidates. Each are very similar. The price is exactly the same ($600) What are my deciding factors here? What should i do?!?

The Gateway NV5929u ,
Intel® CoreTM i5-430M Processor1 2.26GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.53GHz (1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache)
4GB DDR3 memory,
Blu-ray disc drive, n-wifi, 6-cell battery, 15.6″ laptop computer, Windows 7 64-bit, b / g / n Wi-Fi, 10/100/1000 networks, multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader (Memory Stick ™, Memory Stick PRO ™, MultiMediaCard ™, Secure Digital ™ , xD-Picture Card TM) Fax-Modem port (RJ-11), integrated webcam, 5.84 pounds of system, size: 1 02 “-1. 46″ (H) x 14 66 “(W) x 10 19″ (D), HDMI output.
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD with 128MB of dedicated system memory supporting Microsoft® and Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset

or

MSI™ S6000-017US 15.6" LED-Backlit Widescreen Laptop Computer With Intel® Core™ i5-450M Processor With Turbo Boost Technology

Item # 541572
Manufacturer # S6000-017US
processor brand Intel
processor model Core i5
diagonal screen size 15.6 inches
memory 4 GB
hard drive capacity 500 GB
screen resolution 1366 x 768
weight 4.7 lb
optical drive DVD±RW/DVD-RAM
operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
processor speed 2.4 GHz
memory type DDR3 SDRAM
maximum memory capacity 4 GB
wireless connectivity 802.11b/g/n
network connectivity 10/100 Ethernet
webcam with microphone
numeric keypad yes
ports 2 USB 2.0; 1 eSATA/USB; 1 HDMI; 1 Ethernet; 1 VGA 15-pin D-sub
memory card reader yes
video graphics Intel HD graphics with shared memory
integrated speakers yes
audio hardware Windows-compatible audio
Energy Star qualified yes


And the winner is...?
And why? (also, I don't really care about the hard drive differences)

Thanks for the help!


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August 18, 2010 10:01:45 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
I checked the Gateway model in Gateway's site and in the specification page,it reports that this notebook has a DVD RW,not Bluray
http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668585.php
But if you are 100% sure that its has Bluray,then the main difference between them is the optical drive and HDD capacity,so it depends on whether you prefer Bluray or more HDD.
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August 18, 2010 3:28:50 PM

ahc44 said:
Hello! Any advice would be great! I have narrowed my laptop search down to two candidates. Each are very similar. The price is exactly the same ($600) What are my deciding factors here? What should i do?!?

The Gateway NV5929u ,
Intel® CoreTM i5-430M Processor1 2.26GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.53GHz (1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache)
4GB DDR3 memory,
Blu-ray disc drive, n-wifi, 6-cell battery, 15.6″ laptop computer, Windows 7 64-bit, b / g / n Wi-Fi, 10/100/1000 networks, multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader (Memory Stick ™, Memory Stick PRO ™, MultiMediaCard ™, Secure Digital ™ , xD-Picture Card TM) Fax-Modem port (RJ-11), integrated webcam, 5.84 pounds of system, size: 1 02 “-1. 46″ (H) x 14 66 “(W) x 10 19″ (D), HDMI output.
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD with 128MB of dedicated system memory supporting Microsoft® and Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset

or

MSI™ S6000-017US 15.6" LED-Backlit Widescreen Laptop Computer With Intel® Core™ i5-450M Processor With Turbo Boost Technology

Item # 541572
Manufacturer # S6000-017US
processor brand Intel
processor model Core i5
diagonal screen size 15.6 inches
memory 4 GB
hard drive capacity 500 GB
screen resolution 1366 x 768
weight 4.7 lb
optical drive DVD±RW/DVD-RAM
operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
processor speed 2.4 GHz
memory type DDR3 SDRAM
maximum memory capacity 4 GB
wireless connectivity 802.11b/g/n
network connectivity 10/100 Ethernet
webcam with microphone
numeric keypad yes
ports 2 USB 2.0; 1 eSATA/USB; 1 HDMI; 1 Ethernet; 1 VGA 15-pin D-sub
memory card reader yes
video graphics Intel HD graphics with shared memory
integrated speakers yes
audio hardware Windows-compatible audio
Energy Star qualified yes


And the winner is...?
And why? (also, I don't really care about the hard drive differences)

Thanks for the help!



I wouldn't touch the gateway with a ten foot pole: those laptops are junk because they just can't deal with the heat.

Get the msi

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