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Decision between two laptops! Can't Decide!


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Hi everyone... I'm currently in my last year at secondary school and im planning to do Animation (mainly computer animation) at uni or college. I need a bit of help choosing wat kind of laptop will be suited for this sort of work. I will be running programs such as 3DS Max / Maya / Lightwave and similar programs that require 3D. (If you don't know what these programs are, it doesn't matter, I will need something that can run 3D games in that case.) The maximum price im lookin at is £799.

 

Ive narrowed it down to the AcerAS5672WLMI-166 as mentioned above, and the Philips X54, but if anyone has any other suggestions can you please tell me?

I'll list the specs:

 

AcerAS5672WLMI-166

Processor speed: 1.67 GHz

Processor: Intel Centrino Duo

Screen size: 15.4 inches Widescreen Display

Storage (hard drive): 120 GB

Memory (RAM): 2048 MB

Graphics: 512MB ATI1400 Mobile

Windows XP Home

 

Philips X54

Intel Core Duo T2300 Processor 1.66GHz

667 MHz FSB

Screen size: 15.4 inches Widescreen Display

Memory (RAM): 2048 MB

Storage (hard drive): 100 GB

Graphics:256MB Nvidia- G72M Dedicated

Microsoft Windows Media Centre 2005

 

- Both cost £799.

 

Its a hard decision! I would have to say that i am probably leaning towards the Philips X52, because of Media Center edition. On the other hand, i'm probably gonna get Vista so its not reli important. Also the Philips has graphics of 256MB dedicated, while the Acer has 128MB dedicated and up to 512MB shared. Which one would be better?

I went into PCWorld yesterday and i tried the Philips X52. I was impressed by the price, but i just couldn't use the touchpad properly! While the touchpads on other laptos in store were smooth to the touch and easy to use, my fingers kept sticking to the touchpad, and even when it glided, the pointer wasnt moving very well! Now i was hoping it was because my hands were sweaty icon_rolleyes.gif , but even tho this is a great deal for me, I wouldn't be happy with a product which i would find difficult to use. Having said that, I have not yet tried the Acer touchpads, so i would not know the quality of them. Perhaps there is a way to solve this problem? I know u might think i'm nit picking, but im gonna be stuck with this machine for several years to come.

I don't reli mind a 20 GB difference between the hard drives of each of the machines, they both have plenty of space. The Acer has a built in 1.3 mega pixel camera which is something that the philips does not have. Again i don't reli mind, but its a nice addition.

 

Can anyone please help me if u know any of the questions above, or if u can recommend anything? This is a reli important buy and i want to make the right decision. Please help!

 

Thanks in advance! icon_wink.gif

 

Zemy101

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Philips X54

Intel Core Duo T2300 Processor 1.66GHz

667 MHz FSB

Screen size: 15.4 inches Widescreen Display

Memory (RAM): 2048 MB

Storage (hard drive): 100 GB

Graphics:256MB Nvidia- G72M Dedicated

Microsoft Windows Media Centre 2005

 

way better!

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whats the graphics card like?

It is decent - obviously there are better out there, but in context with the things I want to do with it, ie 3D modelling, video editing, its definately enough. Obviously it runs 3D games quite decently, then again I don't really play games that much anymore, and when i do play the only game I really play on here is Halo. Which isn't all that demanding.

 

I have Windows Vista on here now, and it seems to work than better (faster) than XP so far, apart from some compatability issues. With the right drivers, the graphics card handles that Aero interface perfectly. In you dont plan to use Vista, you dont really need to worry about all that.

 

Overall, a good graphics card, if your not a very heavy gamer. Its enough for me anyway.

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