Compaq AMD Turion X2 RM-70 Dual-Core 2.0GHz $599.99
Video card is NVIDIA GeForce 8200M
Both have 15.4', 3GB DDR2 and 250GB HD. Is the 8200M much better than X1250?? I want to use Photoshop once a while for simple edit, and of course watch 720p & 1080p movies.
Which one u guyz recommend?
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.
Core2Duo T5750, 4GB memory, 320GB HD, Graphic ATI Mobile Radeon HD 3470 with dedicate 256MB VRAM.. 14.1' display, battery 3700mah and weight 2.34kg
I think the processor and dedicate graphic should be good enough for some Photoshop? and maybe simple video editing?
It has decent graphics with discrete memory (not shared with the operating system) and that memory is expandable. Lots of connectivity options, Digital audio and HDMI outputs and is not too bad a price at $800.
My first choice for laptops is inevitably Thinkpad but FS don't carry Lenovo.
Obsolescence is just a lack of imagination.