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help - what's the best of these 3 laptops?


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#1 wacked0ne

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:20 AM

Hi I'm looking to buy a new laptop. I've narrowed it down to these 3, but I'm not great with computers so could someone please have a look at them and tell me if they have any catches eg. below average graphics or really bad batteries? I can't find any reviews or battery information for them. I'd really like a battery that can last at least 4 hours (and not just say it will). I'd also prefer something light weight, I can't find out how much the 2nd one costs and I don't know if a UMA graphics card is normal or particularly bad. I don't care about graphics just as long as they;re not noticably terrible.

 

I use my laptop for normal use, mostly just internet browsing, I take it to uni for up to 4 hours at a time 2 days a week, no gaming, I might download the occassional movie and watch it, I own about 30-50 movies and may end up with about 30GB of music. I usually don't have more than 3-5 programs open at a time however a speedy computer is important to me.

 

Acer E1-570 15.6" Notebook $677: http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/acer-e1-570-15-6-notebook-led-black-ace1570533

15.6”, intel i5, 4GB, large 1TB hard drive, 2.3kg

 

 

HP Pavilion 14-N239TU 14" Notebook $747: http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/hp-pavilion-14-n239tu-14-notebook-with-led-backlit-display-hep14n239

14”, i5, 8GB RAM, has a pretty average “UMA graphics card” so check before you buy that the graphics and speed are ok.

 

 

Hewlett Packard G8D16PA Pavilion 14-n292TX Core" i7-4500U $800 http://www.thegoodguys.com.au/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=16601&categoryId=15481&productId=78477&errorViewName=ProductDisplayErrorView&urlLangId=&langId=-1&top_category=15363&parent_category_rn=15363&storeId=900
14", i7, 4GB, 750 GB hard drive, 2.1kg (get the light weight one with no DVD player)

 

 

ANY help or advice or catches you can see would be really appreciated thank you! Please speak super intuitively to me I don't know anything about technology, I had to do a lot of research just to figure this much out. I just want to know what's relatively normal for a laptop.


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#2 killerx525

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:46 AM

G'day mate and welcome to the forum! I am also having difficulty in finding the estimated battery life for each of those laptops but based from the uses you have mentioned, i'd get the slowest model out of those three which is the HP with the UMA graphics. The reason for it is because of lower power consumption due to lower part and having a dedicated graphics card like the other HP drains the battery faster and having a larger screen like the Acer also drains it quick too. 


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:49 AM

I'm with killerx525, but for a different reason, the RAM.  Unless you plan on upgrading the RAM on the other two you'll get much better performance from the 8GB machine.



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:54 AM

I'm with killerx525, but for a different reason, the RAM.  Unless you plan on upgrading the RAM on the other two you'll get much better performance from the 8GB machine.

Didn't realise the other two models had only 4GB of ram but you said better performance, specifically in multi-tasking and running multiple programs at once.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:31 AM

Thanks so much for your help guys :)



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:50 AM

HP Pavilion 14-N239TU 14" Notebook $747

 

good ram and core i5 will be good too



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:59 PM

I am curious guys, wouldn't a person want a laptop/pc with windows 8.1 and not 8? or can one just update it for free?


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:47 PM

I would suggest you to use "Acer E1-570 15.6" Notebook $677". It's a very nice even I ma using the same laptop. http://www.alphasirius.com/






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