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  1. parsalian New Member

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    Hey guys, i hope u can help me decide, but one of the problems i have is that i cant find the full specs for the laptops. Ok, here are the 2 laptops Im looking right now:

    HP 699.99

    GATEWAY 599.99

    Both look like decent casual gaming laptops. I cant find anywhere if they are ddr2 or ddr3 on the video cards. The hp seems a tad smaller.
    Is the $100 difference worth it for the hp?? 9600m gt looks better tahn the 3850 but is it gonna be noticeable in games??

    THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP U COULD PROVIDE!!
     
  2. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    The 9600 is better. As for games its probably wont show any earth shattering difference, but the 9600 should perform better then the 3850.

    The Gateway has a tad bit bigger screen, but there fairly identical. I would probably go Gateway.
     
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    Second link is broken . 9600 should be "a lot" better than 3850. I doubt either of those is ddr 3
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's 3600 series graphics not 3850. The 9600M is better than the 3600.
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    9600M is going to be way better than the 3600. Go with that one.
     
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    +1 a 9600M would rape a 3600.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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  9. parsalian New Member

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    WOW!!! the poll is pretty even. There is a 100 dollars diference is it worth it?? The hp is lighter by almost a pound too. Also on the gateway site it says that it comes with ddr3 system memory! could it be true??
     
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    Usually don't hear me say this but .... Go with the Gateway.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    With the HP you always pay extra for the name JMO . I think the gateway is a much better product and what is an extra pound any way ? That could be attributed to a better cooling design . But still the gateway is a better one .
     
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    THANK YOU GUYS!!Im gonna buy the gateway, since is cheaper and is in stock at the store 15 min away from my house, so i can get it today :D.
    Thanks again for all your help!!
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    You are welcome come back any time we are glad to help . :cool: :toast:
     
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    I would actually get that HP, as the memory is expandable to 8gb and it's got a great graphics card, but the Gateway is a VERY nice computer!
     

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