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    Help me decide which of these 2 laptops to order please

    I've narrowed my laptop choices down to 2 and I'm unsure which one would be the sensible choice to go for. Anyone able to offer any feedback or advice?

    Acer Aspire 7530g, which is £400 at play.com --
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    or, a Dell Inspiron 1764 with Core i3 2.13ghz for £430.

    I've listed the specs below for each.

    Dell Inspiron 1764 - £430
    Intel® Core i3-330M (2.13Ghz, 4Threads, 3M cache)
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
    17.3" WLED High Definition + (1600 x 900) TFT Display with TrueLife
    1.3 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera
    Memory 3072MB 1067MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [1x1024 + 1x2048]
    Hard Drive 250GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
    Optical Devices DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
    Power Supply 65W AC Adaptor
    Primary Battery Primary 6-cell 48 WHr Lithium Ion battery
    Standard Warranty 1 year of coverage included with your PC
    Video Card Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD
    Wireless Networking Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g)
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

    Acer Aspire 7530g - £400
    * Processor: AMD Turion X2 Dual Core (RM-75 2.2 GHz, 1MB L2 cache)
    * Memory: 4GB
    * HD Capacity: 320GB
    * Display: 17.3" (WXGA+ high-brightness CrystalBrite TFT LCD, 1440 x 900 pixel resolution)
    * Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS with 256MB Dediacted RAM
    * Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    * Optical Drive: Blu-Ray (Blu-Ray HD Play back + DVD-RW & CD-RW)
    * Wireless LAN: Wireless (802.11b/g Wireless)
    * Network Card: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
    * Integrated Webcam: Yes (CrystalEye Webcam)
    * Card Reader: 5-in-1 card reader (SD//MS/MS-Pro/MMC/xD-Picture card)
    * USB Ports: 4x USB 2.0 Ports
    * Speakers: Intergrated Stereo Speakers
    * Modem: 56.6K Modem
    * VGA Port: 1 External VGA Port
    * Charge Time: 2.5 Hours
    * ExpressCard: ExpressCard/54 slot
    * HDMI: 1 HDMI Connector
    * infrared: Fast infrared (FIR) port
    * Battery Life: 2.5-hours
    * Weight: 3.86kg

    7 Comments

    Personally I'd go for the dell. From personal experience, that AMD CPU is awful. Performs worse than my old dual core pentium 4.
    You shouldn't notice the 1Gb less of ram on the dell.
    Defo the dell IMO.

    dell mate loads better

    If that acer laptop breaks in a few months then you have to deal with acer. Not something for the light hearted.

    Original Poster

    Cheers lads. Good rep all round.

    deathtrap3000;7990963

    If that acer laptop breaks in a few months then you have to deal with … If that acer laptop breaks in a few months then you have to deal with acer. Not something for the light hearted.



    +1 that statement

    smithmr8;7990255

    Personally I'd go for the dell. From personal experience, that AMD CPU is … Personally I'd go for the dell. From personal experience, that AMD CPU is awful. Performs worse than my old dual core pentium 4. You shouldn't notice the 1Gb less of ram on the dell. Defo the dell IMO.



    Worse? Guessing you mean slower? Well a mobile processor vs a desk top Pentium D with a 50% higher clock rate is hardly a fair comparison. On that analogy half of Intels range of mobile processors are "awful"!:roll:

    to the OP out of those I'd go with the Dell.:)

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;7993882

    Worse? Guessing you mean slower? Well a mobile processor vs a desk top … Worse? Guessing you mean slower? Well a mobile processor vs a desk top Pentium D with a 50% higher clock rate is hardly a fair comparison. On that analogy half of Intels range of mobile processors are "awful"!:roll:to the OP out of those I'd go with the Dell.:)



    I was referring to the CPU of my previous laptop. Couldn't remember exactly what one it was so I improvised

    Anyway, I have that RM-74 CPU in my current Acer Laptop (I know.. shot me). It's appaulingly slow.
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