Which is better?

  Inxie 17:17 31 Jan 2011
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For general speed, and maybe a bit of light gaming :)

This acer for £280
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OR

this compaq for £240
click here

Thanks.

  GaT7 17:31 31 Jan 2011

Try to get one with a dedicated graphics card at the very least.

The Acer doesn't have one, but the Compaq does in the form of a HD 4250. G

  robin_x 18:27 31 Jan 2011

Note: Acer has numeric key pad, if important.

Easy to forget when buying a laptop

I like my Compaq (CQ61). But I feel 250GB is not enough now.

3GB maybe better than 2GB in long run?

Compaq/HP website Support usually has a good set of manuals and downloads. Dunno bout Acer.

My Compaq fan was intermittently noisy from 3 months old and stuck completely at 14 months (last week

Luckily fixed it myself but beyond the average user. I can't say I am impressed by cooling arrangement anyway. I have to hang my laptop left side off the edge of the table.
Maybe applies to many laptops.

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