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#1 Lacquer Head

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:27 PM

after much research and browsing i've narrowed my choices to these two:

Gateway NV5387u
Display Type: HD Widescreen Ultrabright™ LED-backlit Display
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Size: 4GB
Memory Speed: DDR2 667
Capacity: 320GB
Drive Types: Hard Drive
Hard Drive Speed: 5400 RPM
Processor Brand: AMD
Processor Class: Turion II Ultra
Processor Type: Dual-Core
Processor Speed: 2.4GHz
Processor Number: M600
Graphics Description: Integrated Graphics
GPU/VPU: ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 Graphics
Video Memory: Up to 1919MB of HyperMemory™
Video Interface: HDMI
Audio Description: Integrated Audio
Audio Chipset: Dolby Sound Room®
Hi-Definition (HD) Audio Support
Audio Channels: Built-in Stereo Speakers


HP G61-632NR 15.6" Notebook PC
Display Type: HD BrightView
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Size: 3GB
Maximum Memory Supported: 4GB
Capacity: 500GB
Drive Types: Hard Drive
Hard Drive Speed: 7200 RPM
Processor Brand: AMD
Processor Class: Athlon II
Processor Type: Dual-Core
Processor Speed: 2.1GHz
Processor Number: M320
Graphics Description: Integrated Graphics
GPU/VPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
Optical Drive: DVD Super Multi Dual Layer Burner
Audio Description: Integrated Audio
Audio Channels: Altec Lansing speakers

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 26 November 2010 - 12:00 AM


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#3 stonemanjr


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 10:52 AM

You can get a decent laptop for under $400 right now with dual core processor and 3gb ram 350 HD mem, etc. THey are all over the place. Shop and wait for special several day only sales to get another 50 or so off. Good luck

#4 the_patriot11


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Posted 29 November 2010 - 12:44 AM

HP, for 2 reasons, one from what Ive seen HP makes a far better quality product then gateway, and 2 performance. Ya, the gateway has one more gig of ram, but thats not a lot seeing as its older ram-and that athlon II in the HP will blow that turion in the gateway away, hands down, no questions asked, add in the Hps larger and faster hard drive, and the HP will definetly turn into a better buy, seeing as most of their other features are the same.



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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:17 AM

I actually recommend the HP.

I've got one thats been running for the last 3 years, and i've had no problems whatsoever!


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:48 PM

I would go HP also. I've had both brands of computers. After a year on my first Gateway I had to have it fixed three times, each time was because hardware went bad or had to have the motherboard replaced. I've had a few HP computers and never have had issues with them. Only computer maker I like better is Dell.

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