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So Ive been looking into purchasing a laptop for college and a bit of gaming. My price point is 1300 to 1500 CDN. Im not really sure what to look for in a laptop but so far Im interested in these two.

ASUS F8SN-C1 Core 2 Duo T9300 3GB 320GB 14.1IN WXGA+ 9500M DVDRW WLAN

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ustomerReviews

ASUS G1SN-A1 Core 2 T8100 965PM 4GB 320GB 15.4IN WSXGA+ GeForce 9500M GS 512M

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=ASUS

They are basically the same laptop, but the F8 has a better processor, less RAM, and smaller screen.

So pretty much my question is, is the smaller screen and less RAM worth the sacrifice for a better processor? Im not even sure as to how much more of a performance boost id get with that processor.

Also if you have any reccomendations for laptops, please post them.
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The G1 is made of higher quality materials. Only go with the G1 if you like the somewhat bigger screen and the better quality materials. You will hardly notice the difference between 3 or 4GB depending on what you do.
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