Core i5 460M+Radeon HD 5650 vs Core 2 Quad (Q9000)+GT 240M

toomanyairmiles

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Hi everyone, I'm looking for a new laptop to for work (I'm and information architect and designer) the main requirement is a 17.3 inch display with a 1600x900 (or better) resolution.

I've got it down to two models but looking at the figures from cpu benchmark neither of the configurations is a clear winner, any advice or alternatives appreciated budget is <1000 GBP:-

Acer Aspire 7741G-5464G50Mnkk - Core i5 460M / 2.53 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 500 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Mobility Radeon HD 5650 HyperMemory up to 4091MB - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11b/g/n - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 17.3" Widescreen LED backlight CineCrystal TFT 1600 x 900
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-7741G-5464G50Mnkk-HyperMemory-CineCrystal/dp/B0045YFAH0/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1295900972&sr=1-7

CPU Benchmark 2,590 GPU Benchmark 617

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Acer Aspire 7738G Notebook PC Core 2 Quad (Q9000) 2.0GHz 4096MB 500GB 17 inch CineCrystal LED backlit TFT Blu-Ray LAN WLAN Webcam Windows 7 Home Premium (GeForce GT 240M with 1024MB DDR3)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Notebook-CineCrystal-backlit-LX-PFU02-077/dp/B002XUHMXS/ref=sr_1_9?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1295901692&sr=1-9

CPU Benchmark 3,016 GPU Benchmark 442
 

Jim_L9

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If the applications you use most often are multithreaded or you need Blu-Ray go for the 7738G, otherwise go for the 7741G. The 7741G will likely have better battery life.
 
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