Acer 6930 - which is better spec???

  Dellman 12:55 18 Sep 2009
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Found both of these at Argos for £549.99...which is better specced?

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The Aspire 6930G features the Gemstone design and a stunning 16in Acer CineCrystal™ wide screen display which makes movies and images comes to life. Powerful enough to handle multiple tasks with ease; this notebook can be enjoyed by the whole family.



Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 dual core processor.

2.0GHz processor speed.

2MB cache.

4GB DDR2 RAM.



250GB SATA hard drive capacity.

DVD-RW/+RW drive.



16in HD widescreen.

Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

nVidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics card with 1GB graphics memory.



1 Ethernet port.

Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled - b/g/n.



3 USB ports.

1 HDMI port.

5 in 1 media card reader - media card compatibility: Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (MS), , xD picture card (xD), Multi Media Card (MMC).



Integrated 0.3MP webcam.



Microsoft Windows Vista Premium

Microsoft Works 8.5 software application.

Preloaded with a 60 day trial of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.

Preloaded with a trial version of anti virus secuity software with a minimum 30 day trial.

Preloaded by the manufacturer with a suite of applications which include: music, photo, movie, business, tuition, and gaming software.

Adobe Acrobat reader.



2.5 hours battery life.

Size (H)4.39, (W)38.5, (D)27.75cm.

Weight 3.4kg.

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OR............

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AMD Turion X2 RM-72 dual core processor.

2.1GHz processor speed.

1Mb cache.

4GB RAM.



250GB hard drive.

Multi format dual layer CD/DVD drive with DVD & Blu-Ray movie playback.



16in HD widescreen.

Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 graphics display with 512MB VRAM graphics memory.



1 Ethernet port.

Wireless/WiFi enabled - b/g/n.



4 USB ports.

1 HDMI port.

5 in 1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD).



Dolby sound system 2.0 (2 built-in speakers)

Fingerprint reader.

Integrated 0.3MP webcam.



Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium.

Microsoft Works 8.5 software application.

Preloaded with anti-virus security software with a minimum 30 trial.

Preloaded by the manufacturer with a suite of applications which include: music, photo, movie, business, tuition and gaming software.

Adobe Acrobat reader.



Up to 3.3 hours battery life.

Size (H)4.4, (W)38.5, (D)27.8cm.

Weight 3.4kg.

IN TERMS OF USAGE, TO REPLACE EXISTING 5 YEAR OLD FAMILY DESKTOP PC - INTERNET BROWSING, VIDEO STREAMING, EMAIL, SKYPE VIDEO CONFERENCE, OCCASIONAL VIDEO EDITING (I.E. FROM DV CAMCORDER), OCCASIONAL GAMING - WEB BASED.

  dms_05 13:29 18 Sep 2009

Which ever you buy don't activate all the pre-loaded security software. Chose from the many free anti-virus available on the web. Then use MS Defender and I'd stick with the Vista Firewall.

I'd go for the Intel based system but I'm sure the AMD system would also be a good buy.

Lastly Acer offer extremely well priced 3 year warranty (don't buy third party stuff that's much more expensive) and I've bought mine for under £50 for my last two Acer laptops and had to use them in the 2 or 3 year. Acer pay for all courier costs and generally return the laptop very quickly. Take a look at click here

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  Dellman 13:41 18 Sep 2009

Noted...

I thought that AMD processors were not the best for laptops - prone to over heating? Also, performance wise, whilst Blu-ray Player on AMD machine is nice to have for playback (can you record?), am I not sacrificing the better perfoprmance on the Intel machine - 1GB dedicated GPU (Graphics) and larger HHD capacity (320 GB)? I will be doing some video editing, on occasions - nothing fancy - family holiday videos etc - (transfer from Camcorder to PC for editing).

  Dellman 22:12 18 Sep 2009

Anyone?

  Woolwell 22:16 18 Sep 2009

Personally I would go for the Intel processor.

  Dellman 00:13 19 Sep 2009

Cheers...thanks

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