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Which laptop do you think is better? *EDIT*

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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I will be using it mainly for school, so Id like to have a lot of memory, plus ill have my music and pictures on it too.I saw that one has a modem and the other doesnt, but do i need that? anyway heres the link that compares the two...pleas help me decide if they are good.

*EDIT*ok here are the two computers ha

Color Category Red  Purple 
Processor Brand Intel®  Intel® 
Processor Intel® Core™ i3  Intel® Core™ i3 
Processor Speed 2.13GHz  2.1GHz 
Battery Type 6-cell lithium-ion  6-cell lithium-ion 
Display Type High-definition widescreen LED backlit with Ultrabright technology (1366 x 768)  Widescreen LED backlit (1366 x 768) 
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally) 15.6"  14" 
System Bus 1066MHz   
Cache Memory 3MB on die Level 2  3MB on die Level 2 
System Memory (RAM) 4GB  4GB 
Type of Memory (RAM) DDR3  DDR3 
Hard Drive Type SATA (5400 rpm)  SATA (5400 rpm) 
Computer Hard Drive Size 320GB  500GB 
Optical Drive Double-layer DVD±RW/Blu-ray Disc/CD-RW  Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW 
Optical Drive Speeds 4x DVD+R DL; 4x DVD-R DL; 8x8x8 DVD+RW; 8x6x8 DVD-RW; 5x DVD-RAM; 4x BD-ROM; 24x16x24 CD-RW  Drive speeds not specified 
Direct-Disc Labeling No  No 
Digital Media Reader or Slots Yes, digital media card reader  Yes, digital media card reader 
Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD  NVIDIA GeForce 310M GPU 
Video Memory 128MB (dedicated)  256MB (dedicated); 2007MB total available 
TV Tuner No  No 
MPEG Yes  Yes 
Built-in Webcam Yes  Yes 
Modem 56 Kbps*
*Capable of receiving 56 Kbps downloads. However, current regulations limit download speed to 53 Kbps. 
None 
Networking Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)  Built-in 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Fast Ethernet LAN (with RJ-45 interface) 
Wireless Networking Wireless-B+G+N  Wireless-B+G+N 
Bluetooth-Enabled No  Yes 
S-Video Outputs None  None 
Additional Audio/Video Connectors HDMI  HDMI 
Audio High-definition support  Intel® High Definition Audio 
Speakers Internal   
PCMCIA Slots None  1 ExpressCard/34 
USB 2.0 Ports
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports None 
Parallel Ports None  None 
Game Ports None  None 
Laptop Weight Standard (more than 5.5 lbs.)  Ultraportable (5.5 lbs. or less) 
Battery Life Not available  Not available 
Pointing Device Multigesture touchpad with lock  Multifinger electrostatic touchpad 
HDMI Output Yes  Yes 
Blu-ray Player Yes  No 
Operating System Platform Windows  Windows 
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit  Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
Included Software Adobe Reader; Microsoft Works and more  Sony Creativity Suite; Microsoft Works SE 9.0 and more 
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes  Yes 
BBY Software Installer No  No 
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To   8GB 
Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year limited  1 year limited 
Warranty Terms - Labor 1 year limited  1 year limited 
Product Height 1.5"  1.5" 
Product Width 14.7"  13.4" 
Product Weight 5.8 lbs.  5.3 lbs. 
Product Depth 10.2"  9.2" 
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imthatgirl728
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:27 AM

The link doesn't go anywhere.

But...I would buy an apple.


Today I can say I am PROUD to be from Massachusetts!!

Hey Mr. President....Can. You. Hear. Us. NOW!!!!!

wife.and.mommy
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:32 AM

ITA with that.. buy Mac, plus you get freebies and discounts if you buy MAC

Quoting imthatgirl728:


But...I would buy an apple.



april_mom
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:33 AM
Agreed!! I use my macbook for EVERYTHING. It's easy and wonderful... and very pretty! : )
Quoting imthatgirl728:

The link doesn't go anywhere.

But...I would buy an apple.



r_aroberts
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM

IDk if you need a modem of not.  I have cable for my internet so I don't need an internal modem on my computer.

imthatgirl728
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM

I want a macbook SO bad!! I love my iMac though. I will never go back to a PC. Even if it was free.

Quoting april_mom:

Agreed!! I use my macbook for EVERYTHING. It's easy and wonderful... and very pretty! : )
Quoting imthatgirl728:

The link doesn't go anywhere.

But...I would buy an apple.




Today I can say I am PROUD to be from Massachusetts!!

Hey Mr. President....Can. You. Hear. Us. NOW!!!!!

Mom4-3
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:36 AM

I personaly perfer Dell, I have all my music (about 10000 songs) and pictures on it. I use it for genealogy. Mac is great if you do alot of grafic stuff. other than that I dont know much about Macs. good luck. 

dwintz2
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:37 AM

 I have never had a Mac, but WHATEVER you do, dont get a DELL. I  had mine for 1y and a month and the damn thing took one of the most unholyest of shits. The hard drive crashed, through no fault of my own. If i hadnt paid so damn much for it I would have thrown it out the window

imthatgirl728
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:38 AM

We had a dell for 3 years...it was a piece of crap. I haven't met a person yet who has bought a second one, lol. Our hard drive loved to crash too.

Quoting dwintz2:

 I have never had a Mac, but WHATEVER you do, dont get a DELL. I  had mine for 1y and a month and the damn thing took one of the most unholyest of shits. The hard drive crashed, through no fault of my own. If i hadnt paid so damn much for it I would have thrown it out the window


Today I can say I am PROUD to be from Massachusetts!!

Hey Mr. President....Can. You. Hear. Us. NOW!!!!!

FaerieMommie23
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:39 AM

I have an HP and I love it !


R.I.P Uncle Bruce

FaerieMommie23
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:39 AM

I agree.. DELL is POS ! I bought a $1000 desktop and it crapped out after 6 months!

Quoting imthatgirl728:

We had a dell for 3 years...it was a piece of crap. I haven't met a person yet who has bought a second one, lol. Our hard drive loved to crash too.

Quoting dwintz2:

 I have never had a Mac, but WHATEVER you do, dont get a DELL. I  had mine for 1y and a month and the damn thing took one of the most unholyest of shits. The hard drive crashed, through no fault of my own. If i hadnt paid so damn much for it I would have thrown it out the window




R.I.P Uncle Bruce

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