Whats better my laptop or computer ?

  Shutt1e 18:51 20 Jul 2006

Hi i was wondering what was better and why thx

My Computer

Windows xp
Processor: Intel pentium 4 CPU 2.53ghz
Ram: 256mb
Direct x: 9.0c
Video card: Geforce4 mx 420

My laptop

Intel Pentium M processor, 1.73GHz Processorspeed

Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection (dual-mode 802.11b/g) Wi-FiCERTIFIED solution, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology

Intel 915GM Express chipset

256MB DDRII memory, upgradeable to 2 GBusing two soDIMM modules

40GB hard drive

15" XGAcolor TFT LCDwith 1024 x 768 pixel resolution Audio system with two built-in speakers

3x USB2.0 ports 1x Modem(RJ-11) port

  FelixTCat 18:53 20 Jul 2006

Better for doing what?

  silverous 18:58 20 Jul 2006

Better for speed? Which is more responsive to you?
Better for carrying around... Laptop :).

  Shutt1e 19:00 20 Jul 2006

What would run games quicker and what has a better processing speed and what graphics card is better lol thx

  SANTOS7 19:03 20 Jul 2006

neither with the amount of memory you have, with only 256Mb your ststems are going to struggle regardless of the other hardware features..

  SG Atlantis® 19:05 20 Jul 2006

between an apple and an orange? I like apples but then others might like oranges.

Are you looking to rid yourself of one and keep the other??

You can boost the desktop by adding more RAM and a decent gfx card, maybe CPU but I'm not knowledgable on Intel chips.

The laptop, more RAM and that's it.

So in potential terms I'd say the desktop.

  Shutt1e 19:07 20 Jul 2006

ok ill upgrade the ram but is the laptop graphics card any good becuase in the specifactions it says it can go up to 128m graphics

  FelixTCat 19:10 20 Jul 2006

The GeForce MX 420 is a very old graphics card and will not play any modern games. You will need to spend about £120 to get a reasonable games-compatible card

  Shutt1e 19:11 20 Jul 2006

ok but is the aptop graphics good cause it says that it can go up to 128 mb graphics

  FelixTCat 19:11 20 Jul 2006

I should have added: The laptop graphics chip will not play any games at all

  SG Atlantis® 19:12 20 Jul 2006

Onboard, it'll cope with most use...

Wouldn't play the latest games at a decent rate.

You can allocate more system memory to the graphics which make graphics a bit better. But then you're taking it away from the system...

Get it upto at least 512mb. That will leave you with 512mb - 128mb graphics = 384mb for the system.

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