Thinking of this laptop

new_builder

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Hi!

What do you guys think of this laptop. Mainly Work, watching videos and maybe light gaming only.

http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=Asus_Laptop_F3Sr-AP074C

For the price it looks good, like have a look at this laptop below in comparison for the same price, its only got 1gig ram opposed to 2gigs from the first one and 8400M G instead of a HD2400, not much difference here I would have thought. Also the one below has XP whilst the one above has Vista Premium.

http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=Asus_Laptop_F3Sc-AP199P&cat=17

Cost is more or less identical, so I was thinking of gathering your thoughts before I decide. Should I go with the first one, worth the money when comparing to other laptops similar to it in price?
 

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I'd get the first one just for the extra RAM. Not sure if there is much of a difference between the 8400gs and the HD2400, but if there is it shouldn't be much. You just have to be willing to live with Vista on the first.
 

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Is Vista that bad

Oh and is a jump from intergrated graphics in laptops to a HD2400 worth it in terms of price/peformance.
 

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Vista isn't either bad or good. It has some nice features and then it has its pitfalls (some compatibility issues). I've used both XP and Vista, I still use XP only because I game and Vista lowers performance a little.

As far as integrated over dedicated, it depends on what it's being used for. If you want to play any games, go for a dedicated card. If you just plan on web surfing and movie watching, integrated should do fine.
 

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You know I think I just landed a better deal

Dell Inspiron 1520
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250 (1.5GHz,667MHz,2MB L2 cache)
Windows Vista Home Premium
Jet Black Colour with Matte Finish & 2.0mp camera
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
GeForce Go 8600M GT with 256MB DDR2
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Getting £100 off so I can stay under £600. Total cost £569
Biggest difference is the graphics card although the cpu is a little weaker.

Better deal, Good quality build?

And by the way are laptop batteries upgradeable?
 

new_builder

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Is it worth the £70 difference from going from a T5250 (1.5GHz,667MHz,2MB L2 cache) to a T7250 (2.00 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB

Or for £60 more T5550 (1.83 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)

I don't know much aout Intel cpu's on the laptop side, so help would be much appreciated.

Just a random question even though it can't be compared to desktops, how good are the mobile cpu's.

I'll be making the order today so any feedback will be helpful. Thanks
 

lolitha

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i don't think 1.6 Ghz in asus and 1.5 ghz in this would be noticable, but swtching from 1.6 to 2.0 will be noticable performance impact
 
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