Laptop spec query

  Dellman 13:29 16 Sep 2009

Just seen below Laptop on e-Buyer site for £499

How good a PC is it? Is this a good buy? Have not heard of MSI before. Will the spec be able to cope with occasional video editing - i.e. DV Camcorder?



Intel® Pentium Dual Core T4200 2.0GHz
4GB DDR2 RAM (800 MHz)
Configuration: 2 x 2GB
Hard Drive
Optical Drive
DVD-Super Multi
Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
17.3” WXGA++ Gloss
Resolution 1680 x 900

NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
2 x Speaker
2 x Subwoofer
Input Devices
Keyboard and Touchpad
WLAN Draft-N 802.11 b/g/n
Power Supply
6 cell Li-ion Battery
Width 414mm
Depth 267mm
Height 33.7 – 37mm
Weight 3kg (with battery)
1 x VGA
1 x Headphone /Mic In
3 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
4 in 1 Card Reader
2 Year Manufacturer Warranty
1.3 MP Webcam

  Dellman 16:12 16 Sep 2009


  Dellman 17:29 16 Sep 2009

I understand the above PC will have an Express card Slot. Will Video editing work with this extra card (if bought) with Firewire connectors together with above overall PC spec?

  Dellman 20:53 16 Sep 2009


  Dellman 23:08 16 Sep 2009

Also found the Acer 6920 on Amazon for £569 - Spec as below. Is this a better buy for what I want to use PC for?

Product Features

Intel Core 2 Duo T5900 (2.2GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3Mb L2 Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
DVD Super-Multi Drive
3 Gb DDR2 RAM and 250 Gb HDD
16 inch WXGA Display

Technical Details

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Dimensions (WxDxH): 385 x 275 x 43.6 mm
Weight: 3.5 kg
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5900 (2.2GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3Mb L2 Cache)
RAM: 3 Gb DDR2
Hard Drive: 250 Gb SATA
Optical Storage: DVD Super-Multi Drive
Display: 16 inch WXGA Crystalbrite Screen
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Connectivity: Ethernet 10/100/1000, Intel IEEE 802.11b/g/n (draft), BT 2.0 +EDR
Webcam: 0.3 Mp
Input Device: 6-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MMCplus, MS, MS PRO, xD), 4 x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port with HDCP support, Consumer infrared (CIR) port, External display (VGA) port, RF-in jack, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support, Microphone-in jack, Line-in jack, Ethernet (RJ-45) port, Modem (RJ-11) port, DC-in jack for AC adapter, Touchpad pointing device with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader (featuring Acer FingerNav 4-way control function), Acer CineDash media console capacitive human interface device
Battery Life (Up To): 2.3 Hours
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year International Travellers Warranty
Preinstalled software: Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eAudio, ePower, eRecovery, eSettings Management), Acer Arcade Deluxe (featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia), Acer InstantOn Arcade, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Reader, CyberLink PowerDirector trial version, Norton Internet Security Trial, NTI Media Maker, Microsoft Works 9.0 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial
Other features: Fingerprint reader

  woodchip 23:42 16 Sep 2009

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  Dellman 00:51 17 Sep 2009

Also found an Acer Aspire 6930G in Currys for £429. Spec below. Anyone able to advise which of the 3 would be the best to go for?

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800
2GHz, 800Mhz FSB, 2MB Cache
Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
3GB Memory
250GB Hard Drive
16" CrystalBrite Widescreen Display
Blu Ray Combo Drive with DVD ReWriter
nVidia GeForce 9300M GS 256MB dedicated
Wireless N connectivity
Wireless Enabled

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  Dellman 11:09 17 Sep 2009


  Dellman 21:27 17 Sep 2009

Anyone able to offer some further guidance?

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