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#1 spawn1980

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:40 AM

OK I'm looking for a good laptop under $650.. Nothing More....
On my desktop I do allot of video editing, encoding, Burning, Gaming I want a laptop that I can run 3 or more encoding programs and burn at the same time and also play some games.. Nothing to hard like crysis. Basically the best bang for the buck...


What do you think about these 3 below:

Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6096 TruBrite LED 16-Inch Laptop
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0041O42BE/ref=asc_df_B0041O42BE1364532?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=dealt82277-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B0041O42BE

Acer Aspire AS7551G-6477 NoteBook AMD Phenom II Triple-Core N850(2.2GHz) 17.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115863&cm_re=Triple_Core-_-34-115-863-_-Product

TOSHIBA Satellite L645D-S4058 NoteBook AMD Phenom II Triple-Core N850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214032&cm_re=Triple_Core-_-34-214-032-_-Product

Edited by spawn1980, 22 December 2010 - 11:39 AM.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 07:17 PM

I don't think you can run 3 encoding programs, burn and play games at once. Out of the three choice the Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6096 in my opinion is the best bang for the buck because of the quad core processor.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:05 PM

I don't think you can run 3 encoding programs, burn and play games at once. Out of the three choice the Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6096 in my opinion is the best bang for the buck because of the quad core processor.

what I do sometimes on my desktop is encode 3 different thing and burn a movie if I need to. I don't play a game at the same time because that's crazy. I just want it to handle encoding 3 or 4 movies at once.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:29 PM

I would agree with killer, the first option is probably the best bang for the buck. I would stay away from Acer, I have seen a lot of Acer laptops fail prematurely due to poor cooling. They have a habit of cutting corners with their CPU fans, the fans they choose often are improperly greased, and the grease wears off and the fan will actually overheat the laptop and fry the motherboard. Ive seen a lot like this-many Acers last forever, but they have a high mortality rate because of this, its like playing russian roulette with computers.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:31 AM

I usually eliminate Acer when i choose to buy laptops.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:00 AM

I usually eliminate Acer when i choose to buy laptops.

yeah but I thought the quad don't have a 3rd core which makes it slower.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:44 AM

yes, a quad has a third core, thats why they call it a quad core. quad =4 cores. While that phenom x3 has 3 cores. THe only thing is the quad has a slower clock speed for better cooling, so if your running large programs that wernt designed to run multi threaded, it may have issues, but with most modern programs that were designed to run off multiple cores, it will fly. :D

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:30 AM

yes, a quad has a third core, thats why they call it a quad core. quad =4 cores. While that phenom x3 has 3 cores. THe only thing is the quad has a slower clock speed for better cooling, so if your running large programs that wernt designed to run multi threaded, it may have issues, but with most modern programs that were designed to run off multiple cores, it will fly. :D

My fault I meant it don't have no cache 3

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 01:27 PM

That is correct, but neither will the triple core phenom. That level 3 cache makes the CPU run hot as well.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:05 PM

That is correct, but neither will the triple core phenom. That level 3 cache makes the CPU run hot as well.

I wish I could just get my hands on $250 more then I would get a Lenovo Y560 i7 for $750.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:32 PM

hehe ya moneys always a problem, but that phenom is still a good solid CPU, both the x3 and x4, even without the level 3 cache, its a very good mobile CPU, especially for the money.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 04:01 PM

hehe ya moneys always a problem, but that phenom is still a good solid CPU, both the x3 and x4, even without the level 3 cache, its a very good mobile CPU, especially for the money.

but what about gaming how would a ati 4250 handle? Would it get a windows score of 3 in the graphic and video part.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 06:12 PM

3.9 in the desktop graphics 5.3 in gaming graphics. Or thereabouts, thats what the 4200 in my wifes laptop gets. So it will do some light gaming, however laptops have never been known to be good gaming rigs to begin with-even the high dollar alienware laptops have never been able to beat a good desktop.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 06:24 PM

3.9 in the desktop graphics 5.3 in gaming graphics. Or thereabouts, thats what the 4200 in my wifes laptop gets. So it will do some light gaming, however laptops have never been known to be good gaming rigs to begin with-even the high dollar alienware laptops have never been able to beat a good desktop.

so lets say I had the extra money for the Y560 do you think that would be over kill

TOSHIBA Satellite L655D-S5076RD:
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Edited by spawn1980, 23 December 2010 - 06:25 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 06:56 PM

theyre definetly both good systems, but to me not worth it, but thats my overall opinion on intel anyways-yes, intel makes great CPUs, but I think they charge twice as much for them as they should. Do they perform better then a similar AMD CPU? yes, but in proportion if you ask me-you will pay twice as much for a comparable intel chip as an AMD one, and not get twice as much performance. But thats just my personal opinion. :D

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