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    Need an opinion on some laptops (not for me)

    So its nearing Christmas and my mother wants a laptop so she can get rid of her desktop. She mostly uses it to play on pogo, facebook games, general web surfing, and she loves those "Find (object) in picture" games. I'd love it if it could play some newer games so I could steal it when shes not around () but other then that I dont forsee any real heavy gaming on it (Like BF3 at Ultra, etc. I tend to play indie games these days.)

    I've been looking for a half decent $600 or less laptop for what seems like months now, but it all just does my head in. I want to stay as far away from Windows 8, so unfortunately it cant be anything really new.

    Specs of the potential laptop I'm inquiring about:
    HP PAVILION
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    CPU: Intel Core i3-2350M
    RAM: 6GB DDR3
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    HDD: 750 GB
    Link to the page for this laptop is here:
    http://www.amazon.ca/HP-Pavilion-G7-...pr_product_top

    Kind of going towards this mostly cause of screen size, GPU, and HDD space - doesnt hurt its $50 cheaper.
    Another laptop, that seems to have a better CPU but a worse GPU and less RAm and HDD:
    ASUS PRO
    OS : Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2520M
    RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1333MHZ
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
    HDD: 320 GB

    Link to the page for this laptop is here:
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...A50-11084%20CA
    Mothers current desktop:
    OS : Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit
    CPU: AMD Athlon LE-1640 (1.4 GHZ or so single core)
    RAM: 3 GB DDR2 800MHZ
    GPU: Radeon 2100
    HDD: 160 GB
    Its a $300 Acer desktop that I upgraded the memory in. AM1200-E1520B is the model, but good luck finding any information about
    it since its a 2008/2009 desktop
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Fenix; 11-19-2012 at 16:23.

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    For the needs she has, or usage, etc., the cheaper one would do just fine. She doesn't need 6GB ram, nor is the gpu difference that important.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    For the needs she has, or usage, etc., the cheaper one would do just fine. She doesn't need 6GB ram, nor is the gpu difference that important.
    +1 to that.




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    Why the dislike for windows 8. If she uses an iphone or android phone she will pick up windows 8 in no time.

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    I would go with the HP fro a few reasons

    1. Cheaper
    2. Bigger screen
    3. Bigger hard drive

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    Nothing wrong with either HP or Asus. But considering who its for, get the cheaper one.

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    I usually recommend a stronger processor but the i3 hp is definitely strong enough for what its gunna be used for. What a nice gift!
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    Aside from the CPU, the HP has the better SPECS with the cheaper price tag... IMO, go for the HP.


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    +rep to all whom replied. (To those who I could anyways..)

    Thanks for all the replies, I was contemplating the HP but I was worried that would of been a bad call. Is the price on it good, or would you shop around some more?

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleO View Post
    Why the dislike for windows 8. If she uses an iphone or android phone she will pick up windows 8 in no time.

    on my phone typing stuff
    My mother doesnt have a cellphone, and I dont like some of the changes in Windows 8. I wouldnt get it for myself, so why get it for someone else? :P
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    Understandable,

    on my phone typing stuff
    Can someone please explain to me what is the point of being a Fanboy of one system or the other?
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