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Old February 16, 2008, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ebdoradz View Post
what about an Acer Aspire

Acer Aspire 7520-5168
- Turion 64 X2 TL-60 / 2 GHz
- RAM 2 GB
- HDD 250 GB (2 slot for HDD 1 used 1 free)
- GF 8400M G
- Gigabit Ethernet
- WLAN : 802.11b/g,
- Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
- Vista Home Premium
- 17" Widescreen TFT 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ ) CrystalBrite (LX.AN30X.088), webcam built-in screen

929.00$ euh???
No that's pretty much everything I wasn't looking for in a laptop.

Vista Home Prem. (although I could have handled this I suppose)

You know for a less than a couple hundred more you can get an Aspire that will WAY out perform that one. NCIX had the 5920 on for $1100 with a T8300 and 8600GT.

Originally Posted by sswilson View Post
I'm curious about all of these laptops being advertised with 3G memory.... does that mean that they are using 1X2G + 1X1G?

What does that do to running dual channel (I know there was a stink last year over some models which had dual channel disabled on them)?

Or..... are they loaded up with 4G, and the 3G advertised spec is because they are running a 32 bit OS?

Anybody have insight on this?
My 3GB config will be 1x1GB and 1x2GB. I bought the ram from NCIX for ~$50. Dell wanted $170 on top of the base price for 3GB ram - LOL. Exact same Corsair Value Select 667 as Dell and Apple uses. Dell also gives you 3GB in 2 Dimms so it's a 1x1 and 1x2 GB config.

My buddy's got a Mac Book with 1x3GB stick. Maybe we can play around with all the Ram and see what the differences really are?

Yes you lose dual channel of a matched pair with 3GB. But I think the benefit of Vista having more Ram at it's disposal out weighs the consequences of losing dual channel timings. I could put 4GB in (2x2GB) but with 32bit Vista it won't get all used.

BTW anyone want to buy 2x512MB Corsair Value Select 667 200 Pin SODIMM? Never will be used. ;)
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Laptop: Dell XPS M1530 \\ T7500 2.2GHz \\ 3GB 667 \\ 6 Cell \\ 8600M GT \\ 200GB 7.2K \\ WSXGA+ \\ Bluetooth/Wireless \\ MS Blue Track Mini \\ Vista Ult. (RED)

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