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Help Me! Asus or HP? Which to buy?

by cedwhatev / May 10, 2009 11:29 AM PDT

OK, here's the thing. At the moment, I'm buying a laptop, but I'm spending no more than around 650.00 (CDN). I've narrowed it down to two choices:

Asus F80L-X2 Notebook PC, Bilingual - (Staples Special 497.00)

# 1.86GHz Intel Duo Core Processors T2390
# 3GB system memory
# 250GB 5400RPM SATA
# Super Multi optical disc drive
# Intel Crestline GL960 VGR card
# 14" WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD
# Windows Vista Home Premium
# 10/100 Fast Ethernet
# Fax modem
# 802.11 bgn
# Ports: 3 USB 2.0, 8-in-1 Card Reader/Express Card
# 6 cell battery
# 9.5"(H) x 13.4"(W) x 1.4"(D)
# 5.27lbs

Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv2-1027ca

# 1.60GHz AMD Athlon Neo processor for ultrathin notebooks MV-40 (512KB L2 Cache)
# Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1
# 2048MB DDR2 system memory
# 160GB (5400RPM) hard drive (SATA)
# ATI Radeon X1250 Graphics with 64MB Display Cache Memory AMD M690G with 64MB GDDR2 (sideport memory) with up to 896MB total graphics memory
# 12.1" Diagonal WXGA High-Definition(8) HP LED BrightView widescreen display (1280 x 800)
# Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
# Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN(10a)(13)
# Digital media includes 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards(17a)
# Altec Lansing with SRS premium sound
# HP webcam with integrated microphone
# 92% full sized keyboard with touchpad and scroll zone
# Ports include 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 1 headphone out port, 1 microphone-in port, 1 VGA (15-pin) port, 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
# 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
# 13.6"(H) x 16.5"(W) x 4.3"(D)
# 3.81lbs

Any ideas???

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We have an Asus fan in the forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2009 12:23 PM PDT
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Asus all the way.
by orlbuckeye / May 10, 2009 11:03 PM PDT

The Hp uses Vista basic and the Asus uses Vista Home premium and that right there assures the Asus af being better future proof with graphic capabilities.

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Netbook versus Notebook
by TimWoodChip Intel staff / May 11, 2009 3:36 AM PDT

What do you plan to do with a new notebook? If you are looking for a lightweight system that is good for just browsing and email, then a netbook will probably serve you well. The CNET reviews on the HP DV2;lst suggest the HP will provide slightly better performance than netbooks with Intel Atom. But? if you are looking for a full featured notebook (more performance and capabilities) then I would go with the Asus. Also, look around for Asus models containing Pentium Dual-Core T3400 or T4200 processors. These processors are the most current and will provide better performance than the T2390.

Disclosure: TimWoodChip is an Intel employee and aspirational sponsor of tomorrow!

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I'm thinking Netbook...
by cedwhatev / May 11, 2009 5:16 AM PDT

Thanks for the input, guys, but I've actually had my judgment swayed in the past 24 hours, as I am now considering purchasing a netbook. It's a toss up between the HP Mini 2140 (love it) or an Asus EeePC.... hmmm.. I'm really leaning towards the HP, despite the fact that the Asus is probably the better buy. Not 100% just yet.. I have a couple of days to think about it, as HP Canada is completely sold out at the moment of Minis.

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You might want to look at the new Acer
by orlbuckeye / May 25, 2009 10:38 PM PDT

with the 10.1 screen. It's getting good reviews. The Netbooks are getting closer and closer to low priced PC's.

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by bgboss30 / May 25, 2009 5:07 PM PDT

I think asus is the better brand in comparision to h-p .and specs are also better than hp .if u want more detailed configuration u can visit it has a comparision menu avaliable

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