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    Which laptop?

    HP Black 15.6" Pavilion Entertainment dv6-6110us Laptop PC with AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium

    $634.98


    Display
    Display Type: 15.6" TFT
    Widescreen Display: Yes
    Max Resolution: 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
    Processor
    Multi-Core Technology: Quad-Core
    Processor: AMD Fusion A6-3400M / 1.6 GHz
    Cache Memory
    Type: L2 cache
    Installed Size: 4 MB
    Storage
    Hard Drive: 640 GB - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm
    RAM
    Installed Size: 4 GB / 16 GB (max)
    Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
    Configuration Features: 1 x 4 GB
    Optical Storage
    Type: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
    Networking
    Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
    Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
    Video
    Graphics Processor / Vendor: AMD Radeon HD 6520G
    Audio
    Features: Altec Lansing speakers
    Audio Input: Microphone
    Operating System / Software
    OS Provided: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    Software: Cyberlink PowerDVD , Sun Java Studio, Adobe Reader, Skype, ebay, Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Live Mail, HP Recovery Manager, HP Support Assistant, Bing Toolbar, HP Connection Manager, Adobe Shockwave Player, HP Games Powered by WildTangent, Snapfish PictureMover, HP Power Manager, HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection, HP Setup Manager, Blio e-Reader, HP Movie Store powered by RoxioNow, HP Music Store by Rhapsody, Windows Live Essentials 2011, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0, CyberLink YouCam BE
    Battery
    Technology: 6-cell lithium ion
    Installed Qty: 1
    Capacity: 55 Wh
    Run Time (Up To): 6 hour(s)
    Product Dimensions
    Width: 14.9 in
    Height: 1.4 in
    Depth: 9.7 in
    Weight: 5.3 lbs
    Card Reader
    Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
    Miscellaneous
    Features: HP CoolSense
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Service & Support: 1 year warranty
    More Information
    Model No.: HP dv6-6110us
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 8.9
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 14.88 x 9.71 x 1.23

    Or

    Acer Black 17.3" Aspire AS7741G-6426 Laptop PC with Intel i5-480M Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    $648.98


    Display
    Display Type: 17.3" TFT
    Widescreen Display: Yes
    Max Resolution: 1600 x 900 ( WXGA++ )
    Processor
    Multi-Core Technology: Dual-Core
    Processor: Intel Core i5 480M / 2.66 MHz
    Chipset Type: Mobile Intel HM55 Express
    Features: Intel Advanced Smart Cache
    Cache Memory
    Type: L3 cache
    Installed Size: 3 MB
    Storage
    Hard Drive: 640 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
    RAM
    Installed Size: 4 GB / 8 GB (max)
    Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
    Configuration Features: 2 x 2 GB
    Optical Storage
    Type: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - integrated
    Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
    Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
    Networking
    Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
    Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
    Video
    Video Memory: 1 GB DDR3 VRAM
    Graphics Processor / Vendor: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550
    Audio
    Features: Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
    Audio Input: Microphone
    Operating System / Software
    OS Provided: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Works, CyberLink PowerDVD (OEM), Google Toolbar, Adobe Flash Player, Skype, Windows Live Essentials, Acer Assist, Norton Online Backup, Microsoft Silverlight, McAfee Internet Security Suite (Trial), Acer Crystal Eye, eSobi, NTI Media Maker (OEM), Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Identity Card, Acer Registration, Acer Updater, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
    Battery
    Technology: 6-cell lithium ion
    Installed Qty: 1
    Capacity: 4400 mAh
    Run Time (Up To): 3 hour(s)
    Product Dimensions
    Width: 16.3 in
    Height: 1.3 in
    Depth: 10.8 in
    Weight: 7.3 lbs
    Color: Mesh black
    Card Reader
    Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card
    Miscellaneous
    Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, hard drive password, wake on LAN
    Compliant Standards: ACPI 3.0
    Power
    Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Service & Support: 1 year warranty
    More Information
    Model No.: LX.RCB02.010
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 11.35
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 16.3 x 10.8 x 1.3


    My dad told me to find a laptop for around $600 for christmas. I went on the Walmart site (which is where he was gonna get it anyway) and found a couple I wanted. Which should I choose .

    I want one that can run games fairly well, not something extreme like BF3, just something that can have no lag and stuff like that when I want to play a game that's better than CA, but not get loud as hell. I'm gonna be using it for music too, so I need a lot of space and it'd be nice if it could run a lot of applications at one time without sounding like a jet engine.
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    The first one has much better CPU marks, second one has slightly better graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iverson954360 View Post
    The first one has much better CPU marks, second one has slightly better graphics.
    Don't forget that with an HP, a shit ton of pointless software is going to come already installed on the laptop that will slow it down like crazy.


    Personally I would stick with the Acer, only because I've known many people who have problems with their HP laptops. They tend to get problematic when you try to customize absolutely anything, and the only way to get rid of some of the bundled software is to reinstall a fresh copy of Windows that isn't from an HP OEM disc.

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    If i were him I'd worry about CPU marks just because he'll be working with a lot of encoding when dealing with music. All that bloatware can be wiped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iverson954360 View Post
    If i were him I'd worry about CPU marks just because he'll be working with a lot of encoding when dealing with music. All that bloatware can be wiped.
    But the graphics aren't anything that would matter too much, right?

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    Find benchmarks for a 6550m and a 6520g and compare. If it matters a lot get the one that performs better in gaming. If you encode a lot of music then get the one with better CPU marks (the hp)

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    Maximum PC | How-To: Get Rid of Bloatware on Your New Laptop

    If you get the HP here is a wonderful guide on taking bloatware off ur laptop

    I would go with the HP cause its quad core and it can be modified more than the acer (up to 16GB ram upgrade on HP. Only 8 GB upgrade for ram on acer)

    Also the HP has a longer battery life and a faster hard drive 3Gbs vs 1.5Gbs
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    My only problem with the HP is the display. It looks shitty from the video review I watched, given the lighting and such.

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    Neither, wait for a deal on laptops or Black Friday...





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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave84311 View Post
    Neither, wait for a deal on laptops or Black Friday...
    It's for christmas and it'd be quite fucked if I got to see it before christmas.

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