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Laptops around 500-800$ cant decide

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what should i get i saw the alienware m11x for 660.59 then i saw in my email that tigerdirect put out a gateway for 579.96... i need a laptop for when i go out i can go on sites that stream video / audio i have a netbook and its slow laggy cant go on multiple things at one the regular price of the m11x is over 1,000$ so getting it for 660 i could always resell it if i dont like it, i just need to know agood laptop that will go on sites do multiple things


alienware http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...enware-m11x-r2


gateway http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=7129567


hm cant decide
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The M11X is a great laptop but the $579 version only has a severely-downclocked Core 2 Duo as a CPU. It should work fine but if you need a strong CPU then it's not the laptop for you. The $1,000+ model has a (again, severely-downclocked) dual-core i7 processor. I have the i7 version of the M11X and it benchmarks about the same as my Core 2 Duo E6600 desktop at stock clocks.

Do you have any specific requirements? ASUS has some nice laptops in the $500 - 800 range if you don't mind Intel graphics or weaker GeForce/Radeon cards. They're a top-notch brand as well, I'd generally recommend ASUS laptops over Dell, HP, or Gateway. (The only reason I got the Alienware is no one else makes anything in that size with power.)
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the only requirements i have is it not to be laggy as a netbook i go on justin.tv a lot ... aim jtv lags like no tomorrow on my netbook, i dont game this wouldn't be for gaming im open to all brands just saw these and figured i'd ask around / and on here ... i dont plan this to be a main pc i have a desktop this is just for when i go out / to my cousins, vacation etc.
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The M11x is a good laptop but it has a hinge issue... I was going to get it until I read all over that the hinges degrade.
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Get the Gateway. Good price for a i5.
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