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I would go for the second one because the CPU and also 3650 run cooler and more efficient then 9500 because its 55nm. Performance wise GPU are about the same but T9300 is definitely better then T8400.
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Go for the second one. It has more video memory, better card, better cpu cache.
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I would go for the second one because the CPU and also 3650 run cooler and more efficient then 9500 because its 55nm. Performance wise GPU are about the same but T9300 is definitely better then T8400.
Awesome.

Is there a point for waiting for Centrino 2?
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*drools* Love the all black.
It lacks the processing power though and it's a bit heavier. 6.8 pounds.
Ahh, I see. Oh well. My bro has his overclocked so that fixes that. But just a suggestion anyways
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Yeah the 9500M GS is exactly the same card as the 8600M GT, it even says on the chip itself when u take it out

And a 8600M GT ain't as good as the desktop 8600GT. Your desktop would probably still be better at gaming even it has a 7600GT.
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All right everyone..
Which one should I get out of these 2?

G1 has the better resolution.. maybe a bit too good since the font will be tiny with a 1680. But it lacks the CPU power. Also $100 more. But it looks so much better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220307

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220281
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Well it looks like you have made your decision, but from buying an Asus F3JP last year for college, let me give my 2 cents.

First off, I really, *really* suggest not buying a high performance laptop. I use my laptop all of the time, and about 1% of that time is gaming. Even then it's only retro games that a 500 dollar laptop could have ran.

The big, BIG thing that sucks about gaming laptops is the battery power. I'm lucky if my laptop lasts 2 hours on battery power. That's if I'm doing nothing more then reading a PDF. My classmates use 5 year old thinkpads that have all the same functionality for office, and last 3-4 times as long as my laptop. All that extra hardware kills the power.

There's also some large issues that will detract from playing games on a laptop. The biggest is being forced to use a mouse (don't even try using a trackpad for gaming). Furthermore, the contrast ratio on any laptop is terrible. Blacks will be an ugly grey, the screensize is smaller, and everything looks washed out. The roommate in the dorm next to me bought a 3,000 dollar alienware laptop, and he is now basically using it as a desktop with external output devices just because of that issue.

I consider myself a power user, and I game a ton on my current desktop, but I've never used my laptop for more then basic office stuff at CU. Writing up papers, surfing the web, reading ebooks, listening to music, *occasionally* watching movies: gaming doesn't really come into the picture.

If I were you, I'd go with the Eee 901 from Asus (the latest netbook they've released, released today in fact), and use that extra 700 dollars to build you a desktop more powerful then the laptop you were planning to buy.
Edited by Venerence - 7/8/08 at 2:06am
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Well it looks like you have made your decision, but from buying an Asus F3JP last year for college, let me give my 2 cents.

First off, I really, *really* suggest not buying a high performance laptop. I use my laptop all of the time, and about 1% of that time is gaming. Even then it's only retro games that a 500 dollar laptop could have ran.

The big, BIG thing that sucks about gaming laptops is the battery power. I'm lucky if my laptop lasts 2 hours on battery power. That's if I'm doing nothing more then reading a PDF. My classmates use 5 year old thinkpads that have all the same functionality for office, and last 3-4 times as long as my laptop. All that extra hardware kills the power.

There's also some large issues that will detract from playing games on a laptop. The biggest is being forced to use a mouse (don't even try using a trackpad for gaming). Furthermore, the contrast ratio on any laptop is terrible. Blacks will be an ugly grey, the screensize is smaller, and everything looks washed out. The roommate in the dorm next to me bought a 3,000 dollar alienware laptop, and he is now basically using it as a desktop with external output devices just because of that issue.

I consider myself a power user, and I game a ton on my current desktop, but I've never used my laptop for more then basic office stuff at CU. Writing up papers, surfing the web, reading ebooks, listening to music, *occasionally* watching movies: gaming doesn't really come into the picture.

If I were you, I'd go with the Eee 901 from Asus (the latest netbook they've released, released today in fact), and use that extra 700 dollars to build you a desktop more powerful then the laptop you were planning to buy.
I'm not interested in buying the ASUS for gaming. I'm more into the processing power (I'm just CPU hungry) and it lasting. It looks study and will last me a good 4 years so I finish university. Yea.. The downfall of ASUS is the bad battery life. I hear it's max of 2 hours.

Not really into the cheaper end ones either.. HP, Toshiba, Acer, etc.

And for Lenovo's.. Where can I get some that doesn't have that knob thing in the keyboard. >.>;; It annoys me. Then again.. Lenovo's are work computers. Less RAM. I want 4 GB. Haha. Picky.
Edited by Blizzie - 7/8/08 at 2:14am
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Not really looking to game.. I just want a normal college computer to do work on. If I do play games it'll be rare. Just want that option being there. And 15 inch please.
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