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by Spire VII / May 27, 2007 5:15 AM PDT
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#1 has 128MB video RAM.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2007 5:18 AM PDT
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Could be a little slow on games.
#2 is a Sony. Almost impossible to load XP.
#3 would be my choice.


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by Spire VII / May 28, 2007 10:03 AM PDT

Anyone else have any recommendations?

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Either the HP or the ASUS
by jmhal / May 28, 2007 11:14 AM PDT
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Well the first thing you have to choose is whether you want vista or not.The HP is lighter, has a higher resolution screen, xp professional,SD card slot, finger print reader and a longer warranty. The ASUS has a 20 GB larger HDD, express card slot (HP had the older PC card slot), DVI, and a webcam, and its cheaper. The graphics cards are nearly identical with the ASUS's being slightly better.
If you have the money and the stuff I listed under the ASUS are not essentials then go with the HP. HP's business line has excellent build quality, many claim the best, and will last many years. But I'm still not sold on Vista and simply being 1/2 pound lighter and the high res screen would be worth it IMHO.
However if you are on a budget and aren't willing to part with those 300 extra dollars the ASUS is still an excellent choice and a good deal, I paid around the same for my laptop last September and the ASUS would certainly beat it. Also keep in mind that 1GB of RAM is not that much in Vista where in XP its sufficient.

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Of those 3
by orlbuckeye / May 29, 2007 1:11 AM PDT

I would choose the Asus also but looking at the prices differences in the 3 systems you listed you could even select the more powerfull Asus G1 (which available at Newegg and cheaper than the Sony). But if battery life is real important to you the Asus in your list may be a better pick for you.

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One thing about the PC Card versus the Express card is
by orlbuckeye / May 29, 2007 2:15 AM PDT

some devices are available in express card format yet although they are slowly hitting the market. I had a friend that went to Best Buy to get a laptop and he told the salesman he wanted a pc that would world with his aircard. Well the one the salesman picked out had and express card and his card was the old PC card. He returned the laptop and they tried to charge him a restocking fee but argued with them and they fianlly gave in. The good news is though is Cingular now has an Express card aircard available but that doesn't help the ones that have the old PC cards because they still would have to purchase the new card.

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