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Old 10-19-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
 
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Currently I have an Advent 7302 Laptop, when i click view system Info i am told that it runs at 1.73GHz and has 896 MB of ram, also when i look at the C: Drive properties i only have 22.4GB of space left (With a total size of 63.9GB)

Basically i started thinking about buying a better laptop as i was going to buy and download some new games, but I don't think my current laptop could handle many more games. (orange box for steam)
The laptop i have been looking at is Acer Aspire 5536G-744G32Mn Laptop, this website gives a full list of stats for it,
https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_...92/version.asp

Really I want a decent, fast laptop where i don't need to seriously worry about how much space I have when I download something. I'm not a hardcore gamer, i would only have a few games on my computer at a time.

So is it worth upgrading to a better laptop, or is there no point in spending the money?


So Basically i need to know if it is worth switching from my current laptop to a new one (the one I have linked)
I am also open to suggestions for similar new laptops to the one I have linked.


Thanks in advance :)
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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The link that you gave doesn't work.
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Hi,

The link that you gave doesn't work.
Ah sorry, dont know how that happened,

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_...92/version.asp
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You can always upgrade your Hard Drive to a larger one and clone your old HDD to that. You can also add more RAM, that can all be done for $100 or less. That will give your ol' girl a little more life. But for a few hundred more you can get a really fast laptop.
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Okay, first can someone tell me if buying the laptop that I have linked would have a noticeable improvement to my current laptop, or if not much would change.
Im not looking to improve this laptop, I would rather buy a new one.

I am open to laptop suggestions, but the laptops cant't be "worse" than the one I have linked, I am looking at the Dell laptops and might pick one of those once i compare the stats, also the price Range is around 450-500 pounds.

Also I am looking at another similar laptop, which of the below laptops is overall better so i know which one to focus on,
This - https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_...92/version.asp (Aver Aspire 5536G)

Or this, https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_...72/version.asp (Acer Aspire 5738)
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Bump - Can anyone reply to my above post? I need to know which one is better as they have now both been reduced to the same price.

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The first oe has:

Processor - AMD Turion X2 mobile processor RM-74 2.2 GHz Dual-Core
RAM - 4 GB (installed) 8 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive - 320 GB
Operating System - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
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Screen - 15.6 in TFT active matrix 1366 x 768 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Optical Drive - DVDRW (R DL) / DVD-RAM
Graphics - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 - 512 MB
Bluetooth - No
Notebook Camera - Integrated - 0.3 Megapixel
Warranty - 1 year warranty


The Second one has:

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 / 2.13 GHz ( Dual-Core )
RAM - 4 GB (installed) / 8 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz
Hard Drive - 500 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Operating System - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
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Screen - 15.6' TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) - 24-bit (16.7 million colours) - CineCrystal
Optical Drive - DVDRW (R DL) / DVD-RAM - integrated
Graphics - Intel GMA 4500MHD - 64 MB
Bluetooth - No
Notebook Camera - Integrated
Warranty - 1 year warranty

The second one has a larger hard drive, but use DDR3 memory, which has been problematic in some pc's. Looks like a toss up to me. I would go with the first one, but I have a preference for AMD procesors . . 0thers may not
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