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NeoBahamut

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Hello

I´m looking for a new laptop and it has to meet my somewhat basic needs. Listen up people, once again I present you with the eternal questions: what to buy and which are the best components?

Right now I´ve got three competitors, named 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Here are the specs that set them apart from each other:

Processor 1: AMD Sempron 2800+
Processor 2: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Processor 3: Pentium® 4 processor 518 with Hyper-Threading (2.80 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB)

Graphics 1: UniChrome Pro IGP
Graphics 2: GeForce FX Go5700 64Mb
Graphics 3: 64MB DDR nVidia® GeForce™ 5200 Go AGP 4x

Price 1: approx $1350
Price 2: approx $1810
Price 3: approx $2000

* Also, unlike the others computer #2 has a DVD-recorder.

Well, what do you all think? Which is to prefer? Please take the price into consideration as well, since my wallet don´t stick out of my pants too much I´m afraid.
 
No 2 definatly

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jammydodger

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Definiatly get 2!

3 - will be hot, power hungry and pants for games.
1 - will be woefully slow compared to the other two. (dont even consider playing games on it.
2 - will faster than the other two in pretty much every application, will be able to play newer games (although not fantastically well). + has a DVD recorder.

(Number 3 looks like a complete rip off, has it got more RAM than the other two or summik?)
 

sparky853

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Number 2, without a doubt.

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Another vote for #2

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NeoBahamut

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Wow, that´s a lot of answers =). I thank you all for your time!

It´s pretty obvious what you think I must say. Well, number 2 is the winner and probably the one I´ll go for if you all insist on it so much. And to answer about the extra ram on number 3 - nope, no extra ram.
 

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Let me just say that #1 is utter trash, rubbish, garbage. It uses onboard graphics from the worst graphics company (S3), who's graphics business went bankrupt and was bought up by the worst chipset company (VIA), then the two were combined to bring you the worst of both.

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