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    Asus f3 vs Vostro 1400 laptops : Any comments?

    I am on the verge of buying a laptop but I can't decide which to go for.

    Anyone out there have any thoughts or suggestions or even a better laptop for the money!

    Product Description - ASUS F3Sr AP074C - Core 2 Duo T5450 1.6 GHz - 15.4" TFT
    Dimensions (WxDxH) - 36.5 cm x 27 cm x 4.1 cm
    Weight - 2.95 kg
    Platform Technology - Intel Centrino Duo
    System Type - Notebook
    Built-in Devices - Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial
    Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 / 1.6 GHz ( Dual-Core )
    Cache Memory - 4 MB - L2 Cache
    RAM - 2 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM ( 2 x 1 GB )- Low cost double memory offer, call for details!
    Card Reader - 8 in 1
    Hard Drive - 160 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
    Optical Storage - DVD±RW / DVD-RAM
    Display - 15.4" TFT active matrix ( WXGA )
    Graphics Controller - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 with up to 896MB HyperMemory - 128 MB
    Audio Output - Sound card
    Telecom - Fax / modem - MDC - 56 Kbps
    Networking - Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
    Wireless NIC - Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Notebook Camera - Integrated - 1.3 Megapixel
    Input Device - Mouse, keyboard, touchpad
    Power - AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
    Battery - Lithium Ion
    Operating System - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    Manufacturer Warranty - 2 years warranty

    £549 ( laptopsdirect)

    Vostro 1400 NB(N1014002)

    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250 (2.00 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English
    2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
    120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
    128MB nVidia GeForce 8400M GS with 90 watt AC adapter
    Microsoft Works 8.0 - English
    Intel Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe
    56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
    Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
    Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
    14.1" Wide Screen WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display

    I think you can swap to vista home prem on the vostro and, depending on the warranty,etc it would end up about £600.

    I know they have different sized screens. I have seen neither of them so they are both a shot in the dark!

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