Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by kurosagi01, Jul 21, 2009.
nice laptop for 350usd
all though too must plastic for my taste, might sell it soon
first i will try a little overclocking though, if i can
RIGHT - Im back again, after scouring the net for millions of reviews, 100 cups of coffee and the odd porno clip.
I have reviewed my options then reviewed them again n again n again n again *sips coffee* n again n again n again AND I in all my elite awesomeness have come up with something thats a cross between a netbook and a laptop which costs a little more then what i was originally willing to pay, but for the extra money spent I get a lot more in terms of performance since being able to view HD videos was a critical must-have feature for me. SO!!! in light of that and the 100 cups of coffee and the millions of reviews and 'top 10' polls. I have come up with these....
THEY are BOTH the same model of laptop - the ONLY thing that differs between them is the processor - I can pay £350 for the DUAL CORE or £344 for the SINGLE CORE.
Obviously - the dual core will eat up a little more power then the single core. but from what i heard the difference between the 2 is only 5 watts.
I would spend the extra £7 for the dual core and the 320GB HDD space.
oh yeah, I didnt realise the other one had a bigger hard drive :3
Ermmm no worries anyway - I'l probably part out my old laptop so i can buy 4Gb of ram
Well i would still say get the dual core since single core is poo on laptops.
well. my mums going back to Hong Kong next month -ive sent an email to a few relatives to see if they can find out how much it costs to replace a laptop screen, if its cheap then i could just be replacing the screen on my old one and get a brand new laptop later on
Acer Aspire AS1410
Intel Celeron SU2300 1.2GHz
WD Caviar Blue 160GB
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Dudes i have a question, and i thought here be best to ask this but how good is the NVIDIA GeForce GT330M with 1GB compared to lets say a 5650 from ATi?
look here http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-330M.22437.0.html
it has all info on laptop gfx's
also, what other specs have the laptops you looked at?
Thanks for the link, it has an i5 @2.2GHz i think
looks "okay" but a bit expensive imo
what site in aussie is the best for hardware and computers?
and is 1500$ the max for a laptop?
and what is it going to be used for?
It is a bit expensive, its for a customer and im only looking for one that has good enough GPU to be able to play most games OK on.
I get stuff through a supplier just gotta find one that they have in stock and that one^ they have instock.
@the res the laptop it has you/the customer should be able to play most if not any games at medium to high settings imo
small update on whats going on...
my cousin is staying with us for a few months while he finishes off with his studies. he bought a really basic 13.3" laptop for around £400 but he said after the course was finished he'd probably give it to his sister because hes going to get a much better laptop in Hong Kong.
So after much thinking I asked him if he was willing to sell the laptop to me instead of passing it on to his sister - so for the agreed price of £250 + me cooking him dinner I get:
Intel Celerion SU2700
Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
so a bit of luck really. - the SU2700 uses the same socket as the T2300 in my busted laptop and I was thinking if it was possible to run the T2300 in place of the SU2700 without overheating issues - the T2300 has a max TDP of 31w where as the SU2700 has a max of 10TDP.
since its only a GMA 4500, I wont be gaming with it.
Sign me up my laptop is in my system specs. Looks like the thread for me!
Sounds like a good plan to me although should do some research first.
LOL will do and yeah it does look like a thread for you.
Anyone with the m17x or similar beastly lappy using either the cooler master u3 or sf-19? I have the u3 and am thinking of getting the sf-19. I like the mesh of the u3 so it doesn't constrict air flow to the lappy fans. But the sf-19 has 2 bigger fans that can help push more air. Only down side is they seem a little lower then the laptop fan placement. So it might constrict.
Only reviews I find on the sf-19 they use a weak 15" lappy. That's not very helpful considering the cooler is made for gaming beasts.
Anyone got any thoughts on this? I can only imagine a few deg's drop with the sf-19. I don't think the $$ tag is worth that. Considering I don't use usb 3.0 yet.
my laptop playing MW2 , laptop specs are in the description and my specs here
Here is a pic of my m11x Lappy with a skin on.
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And just for fun my Acer 5672 laptop with the funny skin.
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OMG very sexy alienware laptop.
I agree! That skin looks fantastic.
Nice alienware, and I have the same laptop mouse as you, except mine is dark gray.
I have a request to the clubhouse, has anyone here ever used Intel's Turbo Memory, specifically, the 2.0 version (Rosbson 2)?
I know a store near me that is still selling this NAND cards and they've really lowered the price for the 4GB model.
Ive read some reviews and tests, but there's a mix in opinions (good vs. bad and if it's worth it), but overall, for certain programs, it seems to be worth it...and since it's not expensive.
Still I'd like to know if any of you have any experience with this tech.
Sorry for late reply JP,but i don't think anyone has used the intel turbo memory before =/
And i was just wondering guys which would you say better a fujitsu 250GB which is 5400rpm can't remember the cache or a WD Scorpio blue 120gb 5400rpm and 8mb cache.
Which would you say faster??
The fujitsu is currently in my laptop.
Core i7 1.6Ghz (2.8 on single core with hyper threading)
4 gig ddr3 1066
15.6" Lcd Backlit display 1366x768
6 Cell LiOn battery ~ 2.5hrs runtime
Dedicated ATI Mobilty hd 5730 1Gig Memory
7400 RPm 320gig HDD
Altec Lansing speakers with SRS
Zalman ZM-NC2000 notebook cooler
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