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Windows 7: Which Laptop? This one or this one? :)

29 Dec 2009   #1
Arran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Which Laptop? This one or this one? :)

Hello guys,

I'm after a bit of advice really, my old laptop has seen better days and I feel it is about time I invest in a new one...

I don't want anything too crazy, just something I can take with me on my IT jobs...

I've narrowed it down to these two...

AMD - Asus X5 Laptop - Laptops at Ebuyer

and

Intel - Asus X5DIJ Laptop - Laptops at Ebuyer

The main differences from what I can see is... The Intel has the extra gig of RAM but the AMD has the better graphics chip...

I do not know how the CPU's compare...

I would be ever so grateful for some good advice

Thanks


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29 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I would go with the Intel and the RAM. If that is your pic, you are a lot younger than me, and probably play a lot of games, if that is the case you would want good graphics. If you plan on getting a 64 bit, you want the memory. It is a very personal choice. Decide what is important to you and then choose accordingly.
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29 Dec 2009   #3
Arran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah,

To be honest I don't really game that much, if I do its on the Xbox or on my desktop...
I'm really stumped on which to go for....
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29 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arran View Post
Yeah,

To be honest I don't really game that much, if I do its on the Xbox or on my desktop...
I'm really stumped on which to go for....
Then my choice woul be go for the RAM Are you going with 32 bit or 64 bit.?
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29 Dec 2009   #5
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I would go for the AMD... At least with that you have the option to do some gaming, or at least fullscreen video watching without any problems... the GMA will give you nothing but trouble.
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29 Dec 2009   #6
Arran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I mean I run 7 Ultimate on my desktop with 2gb of RAM, a Phenom 8750 Triple and a HD4870 with no problems.... I say no problems like it would struggle, it eats it up and any games I've ever tried...

Maybe I should go for the AMD then, maybe spend the extra on a carry case....

Edit: And also I can always up the RAM in the future... So really its just the CPU that is of any concern to me..

Edit Again: The AMD seems to rank better also...

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
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29 Dec 2009   #7
Nburnes

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit & Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

I'd go with the AMD then upgrade the RAM in the future if you really want.
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29 Dec 2009   #8
Arran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I've gone with the AMD...

Can get a carry case, USB HDD and more as well for the same price as the Intel...
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29 Dec 2009   #9
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Good pick!
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29 Dec 2009   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The thing that I noticed about both of them is that they have W7 Home Preimium installed, and I think that W7 Pro would be a better choice, because of better abilities in how it can join a network. The AMD said that it included a voucher in the box, but didn't give any details that I saw. I wonder if that would permit upgrading to Pro?
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