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Old August 15, 2008, 12:29 PM
Jmac Jmac is offline
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Of those 2, the Compaq is the better unit by far ...

- Acer's Extensa chassis (basically the old Aspire chassis) is shit. Major problems w/ the hinges cracking after prolonged use, broken solder joints at the AC adapter input, and poor support behind the LCD panel.
- The Compaq uses the new Griffin processor, which is faster clock-for-clock and more power efficient as well.
- The Compaq uses a more up-to-date and power efficient chipset which features a substantially better integrated graphics processor. While it still won't be suitable for gaming in the typical sense, it will be adequate for "casual gaming" (older and less-demanding games) and HD playback.
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