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Laptop for multimedia design

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
June 18, 2011 8:50:12 PM

Hi! Im going to study multimedia design.Good laptop is required,but i have kind of small budget.
Im also happy if its runs games well.Prices are the same of these 3 laptops,just need to pick the right one.All has 4gb ram.
Thank you!

Acer Aspire 5742G PowerStation GT2
i5-480M Processor 2.66 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GT540 1gb
640 GB (5400 pm.), SATA speed may be the downside

DELL Inspiron N5110
Quad Core™ i7-2630QM Processor 2.0 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency: 2.93 GHz
640 GB (5400 pm.) SATA
NVIDIA GeForce GT540 1gb


DELL Inspiron N5110
Core™ i3-2310M Processor, 2.1 GHz
500 GB (7200 pm.), SATA
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
June 18, 2011 8:56:10 PM

final laptop has also 1gb GPU.All have 15,6 display,but Acer has HD!
a c 571 D Laptop
June 18, 2011 9:01:15 PM

Hello Bruutal;

Do you mean that the Acer has a LCD with 1920x1080 resolution?
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June 18, 2011 9:02:36 PM

1366 x 768 all of these 3 have it.
Acer display : 15.6" WXGA; LED CineCrystal; HD 16:9
a c 571 D Laptop
June 18, 2011 9:08:19 PM

Either laptop with the GT 540M graphics card will be better choices for gaming. The GT 525M is on the low end mid-range cards and the GT 540M in on the high end of mid-range cards.

Even though its an older model (first gen Core i) the i5-480M CPU has just a bit more power than the newer (second gen Core i) i3-2310M. But both dual core CPUs are decent choices.
The most powerful CPU is the quad core i7-2630QM (2nd gen Core i).

If the prices are pretty close the i7-2630QM / GT 540M combo is the best all 'round choice IMO.
a c 571 D Laptop
June 18, 2011 9:09:18 PM

All 3 laptops have HD screens.
HD meaning they show HD video @ 720p on the 1366x768 screen.
June 18, 2011 9:11:38 PM

Prices are the same.So i should defenetly go with the 2.nd one (Dell i7) but i has HDD with 5400 speed? Isnt it low for gaming and working with 3D?
June 18, 2011 9:18:29 PM

damn,Dell with i7 is more expensive,about 150 dollars (100 euros).
but Acer and Dell with i3 are same
June 18, 2011 9:21:35 PM

Dell i7 has 525 not 540 Nvidia.Excuse me,too sleepy.