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Windows 7: Which Laptop Should I Pick?


View Poll Results: What Laptop Should I Buy From The Two Listed Below?
The Asus Option 4 80.00%
The Dell Option 1 20.00%
Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

15 Aug 2010   #1
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Which Laptop Should I Pick?

Hey Every One,
I am looking to get a new laptop, but I dont have alot to spend.
I have narrowed my search down to two laptops.

This One:
  • ASUS X83Vm-X1 Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26 GHz 14.1-inch Notebook
    (yes i know this laptop is a lil old)
  • General Features:
  • Color: Brown with geometric design
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1 pre-installed w/CoA
  • Intel Centrino 2 technology platform
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26 GHz processor
  • 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB speed
  • 4 GB DDR2 RAM
  • 320 GB hard drive
  • LightScribe DVD±RW DL drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS graphics w/1 GB frame buffer
  • Integrated audio with built-in speakers
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/Draft-N wireless LAN
  • Built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam and microphone
  • 4-in-1 Digital Media Reader
  • QWERTY keyboard with touchpad
  • 14.1-inch TFT active matrix widescreen LCD display (1280 x 800)

  • Battery Specifications:
  • 6-Cell Li-ion battery pack
  • 4800 mAh
  • 11.1 Volts

  • Supported Media:
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • MultiMediaCard (MMC)
  • Memory Stick (MS)
  • Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)
  • Expansion Slots:
  • One (1) ExpressCard/54 card slot

  • I/O Ports:
  • Five (5) USB 2.0 ports
  • One (1) HDMI
  • One (1) eSATA
  • One (1) 15-pin VGA
  • One (1) RJ-45 Ethernet
  • One (1) 4-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire
  • One (1) Headphone
  • One (1) Microphone

Or
Dell Inspiron 15.6" AMD Turion X2 Dual Core RM-75

Approximate Battery LifeUP To 3 Hours
Hard Drive Capacity250 GB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute5400 rpm
LED Backlit DisplayNo
Optical Drive8X (DVD+/-RW)
Processor Cores2
Processor Speed2.2 GHz
Processor TypeAMD Turion X2 Dual Core RM-75
RAM4 GB
Screen Size15.6 Inches
Graphics

Discrete Video MemoryYes
Expandable Video MemoryYes
Graphics ChipsetATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 (512MB)
Integrated Video MemoryNo
Native Screen Resolution1366x768
Upgradable Video SystemYes
Video Memory512MB
Audio

Audio Chipset5.1 Internal High-Definition Surround Sound Audio
Audio OutputStereo
Digital InputNo
Digital OutputNo
Hardware Volume ControlYes
Integrated AmplifierNo
Integrated MicrophoneYes
Microphone InputYes
Speaker Wattage2 W
SpeakersYes
Inputs/Outputs

Card Reader - Compatible Memory TypesYes
Card ReaderYes
Composite OutputNo
ExpressCard/34 InputYes
ExpressCard/54 InputNo
HDCP CompliantNo
HDMI PortNo
IEEE 1394 Input/OutputNo
IR ReceiverNo
Number of Touchpad Buttons2
PC Card InputNo
S-Video OutputNo
Type of KeyboardEnglish No Backlit
Type of ModemInformation Not Available
Type of Pointing DeviceTouchpad
USB Ports3 Ports
VGA OutputYes
WebcamYes
Wireless Display (WiDi) CapableNo

__________________________________________________________

Mostly All I use my laptop is for photo editing in corel and browse the internet.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2010   #2
SinRival

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Considering you said laptop.. you do realise that if you choose the top choice it will be smaller than a laptop as it is called a netbook

The bottom one will have a bigger speed and will probably boost your power in corel and browse the internet..

The top one can still do those.. but consider less performance
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15 Aug 2010   #3
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SinRival View Post
Considering you said laptop.. you do realise that if you choose the top choice it will be smaller than a laptop as it is called a netbook

The bottom one will have a bigger speed and will probably boost your power in corel and browse the internet..

The top one can still do those.. but consider less performance
How Is the top one (Asus) a net book?
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15 Aug 2010   #4
SinRival

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Sorry I mis-read

14.1-inch Notebook

Notebooks are quite similar to netbooks in what I think..

Notebooks aren't strong but are better than netbooks.

Still a notebook is good unless you do care about heaviness or performance
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15 Aug 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Asus is generally considered a better quality. My experience with Dell is not good. But then again, the Dell is a 15" but the Asus is easier to lug around. Off hand, I do not see a big difference in performance between the two.
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15 Aug 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Devenprasad,

The two top quality manufacturers of notebooks are Toshiba and Asus.

Dell does not enjoy a good reputation for quality.

Somewhere recently there was a comparative review. I do remember that Asus and Toshiba were at the top. The exact position of Dell I do not remember. If I run across the review again, I'll post the link.
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15 Aug 2010   #7
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for all your help but i think im going to close this tread and create another wirh a didfferent topic
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15 Aug 2010   #8
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

May a Moderator please close this thread thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Devenprasad,

The two top quality manufacturers of notebooks are Toshiba and Asus.

Dell does not enjoy a good reputation for quality.

Somewhere recently there was a comparative review. I do remember that Asus and Toshiba were at the top. The exact position of Dell I do not remember. If I run across the review again, I'll post the link.
I saw that comparison too. I would go with Asus and Toshiba any time (although I had very good luck with two Gateway laptops).
The first time I opened my Dell desktop, I got a shock - as fancy as it looks from the outside as primitive it is from the inside. They do not even use bays for the HDDs. They bolt then directly to the box. And the one spare electricity connector they left in the box was so short that I had a hard time getting it to my SSD which I had to Velcro to the optical reader.
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