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    Please help me choose laptop

    i am looking right now at getting a midrange laptop, that can play some games
    and dvds. i am stuck choosing between these two:


    Toshiba Satellite P30-RV2 Intel Pentium 4 532 HT 3.06GHz Laptop (P30-RV2)
    Radeon 9700 pro 128 mb
    512 mb ddr ram
    1699.99 canadian

    or

    Gateway 8510GZ Intel Pentium M 740 1.73GHz Laptop
    Radeon x700 64 mb
    512 mb ddr2 ram
    1699.99 canadian

    both these systems have 100gb harddrives, wireless internet, 17" screens, and dvd writers, so what i am wondering is if i would get better performance with a Pentium 4 and larger 9700 pro, or the slower pentium m with an x700 with half the ram of the 9700.
    battery life is not an issue.
    Last edited by kypron; August 20th, 2005 at 05:34 PM.
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    First is probably of better quality, second should be faster, especially for gaming.

    As for laptop, only the 2nd can be called that, first might look like a laptop, but P4 equiped computer can not be a laptop

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    that is right, it is not a laptop. a more suitable name would be "ball burner"
    i have mine running at 1.8ghz and all im doing is watching southpark videos and it heats up! save your family name and keep it off ur lap
    IWill KK266+/TBird 1.4ghz/512 mb pc133/Maxtor 40 gb 7200/Seagate 80 gb 7200/Ati Radeon 9250/Voodoodie 2000 pci on 17, 17, & 15" monitors/
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    Toshiba Satellite A75-S211 [3.2 ghz p4, 80 gb, 768 ram, dvd burner, usb2 300 gig maxtor, el cheapo usb2 DL dvd burner
    Windows XP Home SP2

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    Definitely the Gateway one. The Toshiba is just a PC in a little box that thinks it can run off a battery for an hour or two.
    Safe computing is a habit, not a toolkit.

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    ok, thanks guys. the gateway is seeming to be more attractive from your comments, but the only thing is, that video card is only 64mb. do u think this would limit it compared to the 9700pro? i suppose if i got the toshiba i could
    cook breakfast off the underside of the thing when i'm on the road.
    Intel Core2Duo 6600 Retail
    Asus P5B 965 Mobo
    2x 1 GB Samsung DDR2-667
    MSI Geforce 7900 GTO 512 Mb
    Western Digital SATA II 250 GB 16 Mb 7200 RPM
    LG 16x DVD-RW
    Enermax 535 W PS
    Antec P180
    Windows XP PRO

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    Id get the Gateway P-M, the P4 laptop will just burn your balls and have a crap battery run time. it could be doing with a 1024MB memory upgrade though if you plan to play games.
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    64 MB vs 128 MB of video RAM won't make a huge difference (this is a notebook, after all). The mobile X700 chip outperforms the older desktop 9700.
    Safe computing is a habit, not a toolkit.

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    yes but if you put the toshiba in a case and do curls wif it you can get some python power. it's very versitale
    IWill KK266+/TBird 1.4ghz/512 mb pc133/Maxtor 40 gb 7200/Seagate 80 gb 7200/Ati Radeon 9250/Voodoodie 2000 pci on 17, 17, & 15" monitors/
    Windows 2000

    Toshiba Satellite A75-S211 [3.2 ghz p4, 80 gb, 768 ram, dvd burner, usb2 300 gig maxtor, el cheapo usb2 DL dvd burner
    Windows XP Home SP2

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