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I'm looking into buying a new laptop (sooner rather than later) and I was hoping to get some advice. Basically, I want to buy an Acer 'cos I know a guy who used to work for them and can sort out any issues that my ignorant arse can't undersand very cheaply.


So, this is currently what I'm looking at:




Are there any problems that you notice. Alternatively, anyone know of anything better within the Acer range? My limit for spending is about £550/$900.


Any help would be thoroughly appreciated!


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I don't see a problem with it though you might want to look at getting one with a quad core or even the core i7 from Intel if your going to use it for TEW and other games or graphics


Cheers bro.


But, yeah... it's theprocessor I'm most interested in (i.e. I know least about). So could someone answer me this, please:


Now, I know comparing clock speeds only works for the same family of processors but I have no idea how to compare/gauge the qaulity of different families. My current tower (about 5 years old) has an Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz processor. So, is this one [Link] better or worse than what I currently have?




EDIT: Sorry, I know I'm clueless.


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honetly if i was u i wouldn't go with a labtop i've had a brand new one and 2 used and there more of a hassle then anything they all broke down, i got a pc the nearly 10yrs old that still runs, and i got another pc thats like 3yrs old. pc's r a lot easier to use and upgrade. but if u want something for gaming this is what i've asked at another site for pc and im sure it would work for labtops so check it out, i think they got all the prices from newegg


Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3 Intel Mainboard - 4x DDR2 / 6x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Gigabit Lan   $155.00
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 / 2.93GHz / 3MB Cache / 1066FSB / LGA775                                $155.00
Gigabyte R487D5-1GD RADEON HD4870, 1GB, GDDR5, PCIE2.0, DVI, HDCP, HDMI, ZALMAN FAN, $219.00
Corsair DDR2 4GB PC-5300/667 (2x2GB) Value Select Ram (VS4GBKIT667D2)                $82.50
Corsair TX-650 650W ATX Power Supply                                                                                $159.50
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA 1.5Gbs                                                $69.00
LG GH22NP20 IDE DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black)                                                                $73.70
Antec Three Hundred - Black ATX Gaming Case (No PSU)                                                $102.30

                                                                                                                                            Total: $1,016.00



      quantity of item 1

   SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222A - OEM
   Item #: N82E16827151175
   Return Policy: Standard Return Polic


   Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM


   SAPPHIRE 100269HDMI Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail


   OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail


   OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail



   OCZ Diesel 4GB Single Channel Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model OCZUSBDSL4G - Retail


   ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


   Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail


Subtotal:    $997.93


the 2nd one has a better cpu

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Thank you very much for your input boys. Hugely appreciated.


Darth, I assumed it had to be better but I'm very glad to have it confirmed. My knowledge of processors is comporable to George Bush's knowledge of association football :p.


...and, rod, it really has to be a laptop. Basically, just for ease of dragging it between uni and home. I got bored of lugging a tower around on the train (plus, I'm sure it can't have done it any favours). As for your suggestions, I might look into it, although, I'm not sure I'm confident enough to build a system like that (or even instruct someone how to build it).


Cheers to you both, though. I definitely needed some reassurance.


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