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    Which laptop: Toshiba Satellite A200-28P or Acer Aspire 6930G?

    Which laptop out of these two would you recommend:
    Toshiba Satellite A200-28p for ca.£550
    pixmania.co.uk/uk/…tml
    or about £60 more for Acer Aspire 6930G in this configuration:
    laptopsdirect.co.uk/Ace…asp

    40% for Internet, 30% games, 20% movies,
    Maybe you can find something better up to £600 with good garphics card
    Thanks.

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    Dunno about the specs but ive had both a Toshiba and an Acer in the past and for usabillity id only recommend the Acer to my worst enemy, dreadful laptop that now sits unused in a cupboard and im reasonable sure its down to it being an acer rather than the spec.....

    The Acer will be better for gaming as it has the better graphics card in the 9600M GS, whereas the Toshiba comes with a HD2600.

    You could get a better 'gaming' laptop for the money, but probably refurb & may come with a reduced warranty.

    I'd avoid buying from Pixmania. Goods are shipped from France (usually with a French-only manual), & I've heard customer services are poor.

    jase.2;3828095

    Dunno about the specs but ive had both a Toshiba and an Acer in the past … Dunno about the specs but ive had both a Toshiba and an Acer in the past and for usabillity id only recommend the Acer to my worst enemy, dreadful laptop that now sits unused in a cupboard and im reasonable sure its down to it being an acer rather than the spec.....

    Was it one of those bargain-basement Acers?

    Original Poster

    Crossbow;3828295

    The Acer will be better for gaming as it has the better graphics card in … The Acer will be better for gaming as it has the better graphics card in the 9600M GS, whereas the Toshiba comes with a HD2600.


    Well, I'm not so sure about this. On ]this site this model has HD2600 XT and this card is quicker than 9600m GS.
    I can't find this laptop on toshiba website.

    xfish;3828871

    .....HD2600 XT and this card is quicker than 9600m GS.

    You're right (see ]here - the former is 7 places above the latter). I was thinking of PCI-E desktop graphics, where a 9600 series card would be considerably better than a 2600 series one.

    xfish;3828871

    I can't find this laptop on toshiba website.

    See ]here - XT not specified, but it probably is if that site specifies it.

    How about this one?

    configure.euro.dell.com/del…756

    Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26 GHz
    Vista Home Premium
    15.4" Wide Screen WXGA WLED (1280 x 800) TFT with TrueLife
    3072MB
    320GB
    256MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3450
    8x DVD+/-RW £616
    £586

    tsukasai;3830217

    How about this one? … How about this one? http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&oc=N1253504&dgc=AF&cid=5212&lid=122756256MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3450

    Poor graphics.

    Crossbow;3830432

    Poor graphics.



    I though HD3450 is better than HD2600

    tsukasai;3830784

    I though HD3450 is better than HD2600

    Guess one would've thought by the greater number in the spec (made a mistake too for a different reason - see my previous post). But that's lousy graphics cards' models naming/numbering for you

    Original Poster

    Any more suggestions about these two laptops or other with similar specs and price?
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