Drew Dowdell

So you have two choices in laptops....

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Drew Dowdell    4,836

Both laptops are within $10 of each other and of the same brand and similar model.

Laptop 1:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T6400 ( 2GHz 800MHz 2MB )

Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64

4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz

Laptop 2:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P7350 ( 2GHz 1GHz 3MB )

Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium

2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz

The rest of the specs are either the same or don't factor into my decision.

Do I go with the faster FSB but slower Ram and 32bit Vista or do I go with slower FSB but faster RAM and 64bit Vista?

Or spend $100 more and get the faster FSB, faster RAM, 4 gigs of ram, and 64-bit Vista?

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Intrepidation    839

C

Have your cake and eat it too.

The fact that my OS is 32 bit is the main reason I want to upgrade the OS, limited to 2.75 gigs of RAM is poop.

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FAPTurbo    1,040

Noting the type of graphics that are in the laptop would help a bit. Generally speaking, if it has an nVidia chip, your laptop will be awesome for roasting marshmallows. :P

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Croc    262

Just don't get a Sony. Whatever they are, I don't care as long as it isn't a Sony--that company is sooooooo anti-consumer it makes me sick.

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Drew Dowdell    4,836
Noting the type of graphics that are in the laptop would help a bit. Generally speaking, if it has an nVidia chip, your laptop will be awesome for roasting marshmallows. :P

They both have NVIDIA GeForce 9300M 256MB.

At $769.00 both laptops are about $100 more than I wanted to spend, so the extra $100 on top of that makes it a pretty big jump.

These are both Lenovo Ideapads with 15.4" displays.

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Drew Dowdell    4,836

Can I tell you that I also hate this whole widescreen craze. I want a standard ratio, 15" screen with 1400 x 1050 resolution.

I hate widescreen like 68 hates b-pillars.

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Drew Dowdell    4,836
Think of it as an investment, it means it will last longer before needed to be upgraded/replaced.

Can I use the same rational for buying a CTS-V over a CTS? :P

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Z-06    493

Option C as DF said.

I am with you on the wide screen. But the manufacturers see saving of money for putting wide screen as it has less acreage than the regular screen while giving us a BS of "better picture" and thus able to charge more.

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