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Should I trade my desktop for this Laptop???!?!

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by quasar923, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. quasar923 Guest

    Ok so i posted my PC thats in my specs on craigslist, just the box, no key board, monitor ect. A guy responded by email and wants to trade for his laptop which he rarely takes out of the house. So the laptop is a 1 year old Asus m51 gaming laptop. I believe he upgraded it some because online the specs are lower than what he listed. This is what he listed as his specs:

    CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHZ

    Hardrive - 250 GB

    RAM - 4 GB

    GPU - NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS (Plays games like Half-Life 2 & CSS on Max and have comfortably played newer games like Crysis & Gow on Med/Low settings--some high)

    OS - Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit (Comes with original Recovery disc and Drivers disc)

    CD/DVD - Burns DVDs at 16X and can also burn Dual Layered discs

    Display - 15.4 Screen, 1280 x 800 Max Resolution

    Other - 4 Usb slots, built in Mic/Webcam, Full sized keyboard, fingerprint scanner

    also i have with it:

    - ASUS carry case
    - AC Adaptor
    - Rosewill Notebook USB Cooling Pad
    - Games--Bioshock & Halo

    and i will blank it and reinstall windows vista with various programs if you wish.


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    So should I trade for this laptop?

    I would try it out and all before I made the trade. I just want some advise to see if this is money worthy and performance worthy. I hardly ever play games anymore so I don't care about that, I like to watch movies on my PC mostly and go on facebook and stuff.
    I'm going to college next year as I will be a senior in high school this year, so a laptop for college may be nice. Also It would be nice for my band for recording videos and bringing it to practices. I could also hook up the laptop to my 24" dell screen, my keyboard and mouse when I am home at my desk, where I would have the laptop most of the time. I was looking to sell my desktop for about $800 so I could upgrade to a quad and a 4890 for only 100$ or so more. Also I think ill buy a $30 rosewill case and keep my $200 case because i didn't list the case in the add, and it makes no performance difference.
  2. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    well I just spent about $550 for virtually the same lappy(in specs with your list) BNIB off newegg, but mine has the intel4500 GPU :(

    That should give you a good starting point for comparisson.
  3. quasar923 Guest

    So your saying that lappy is only worth about $550-$600? Maybe i could ask him for $100-$200 on top of the trade.
  4. quasar923 Guest

    So you didn't buy an asus? And what lappy did you buy? I cant find one like that for that price on NE. Could you link me, because then I could also show the guy so he wouldn't think im making it up. thanks.
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    Anyone? bump
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    Man, that is a subjective question.

    If your desire for portability is great, then it sounds like a really good deal. You should check to see how much the equivalent costs at the moment.

    With the awesome overclock on your current machine and the 4850 being about 1.5-2x more powerful than the 9500M GS I think you'll find your desktop way faster, but it's a respectable laptop and if portability is what you want, then all the more. Make sure the deal is legit - question a lot.
  7. quasar923 Guest

    Well then if his laptop is that much slower I dont think ill go for it. I have an older macbook G4 with 786mb ram, 1.4ghz cpu and its decently fast, so I could use that, just need to get it fixed, everything turns on, but the screen stays black, maybe dead GPU or LCD? Idk, going into work at PC Warehouse tomorrow and my boss is ganna see if he can figure out what wrong. But I was looking for more speed, and I could just take my desktop to college in a smaller case or watev.
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    Yo quasar923, best of luck, i'm from ffld county, how bout you.

    :rockout:
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    Im in Glastonbury
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    um, as someone said before if your in dire need of a portable and acceptable computer then maybe. My 8800GT was like 2x faster than my 7800GTX, and my 7800GTX is equivalent to just below an 8600GTS. the 9500M GS is slower than a desktop 8600GTS. the HD 4850=9800GTX+ basically. so yea your looking at losing 3-4x the performance of your desktop....i wouldn't trade it, in fact i'd laugh at the trade and then politely say no to the guy. just my opinion.
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    Full sized keyboard on a 15.4"?

    This sounds like a larger DTR laptop, whereas you can get the same speed in current laptops in the thin and powerful lines of places.

    Definitely use it first.. I couldn't stand a used laptop personally >.>


    Laptops are most definitely much nicer than having a desktop if mobility is of any use for you. I never want to back to a desktop full time.
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    With the overclock and video on your desktop, it's more powerful, period. Can you overclock the ASUS laptop? Serious question.

    With the broken Mac, sounds like you are in a dillema. :confused:
  14. quasar923 Guest

    Mobility isnt huge. I would only want it for band practices and college in a whole year. who knows maybe one of my rich uncles will give me one as a graduation gift. But other members in my band have laptops. So i guess mobility isnt that much of a desire, but would be cool to be online anywhere in my house or even outside :) just a wish tho, no need. haha
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    from what your saying,
    this year your gonna be a senior,
    next year is college,
    i would keep the desktop till you get close to college, there will be
    so much more advancement in tech by the time you get close to college,
    i would wait till then to go mobile...
  16. quasar923 Guest

    I was thinking about that too. I think you guys are right. stick with my desktop, and try to sell it for $800ish and spend another 100 to get a much faster PC.
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    If it's gaming, a vid card upgrade would do you justice, but that takes $$

    Its hard to sell shit, keep that in mind.
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    if i were and your lookin for more performance now, i'd try and sell your graphic card for $100. they go on ebay from 80-109 for ones that are almost at the end of bidding. an HD 4870 can be had for $126 on newegg. Powercolor HD 4870 512mb
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    dont trade it. I prefer a desktop over a lappy any day of the week

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