which laptop do i choose for my daughter

  pcboo2002 13:54 19 Jun 2015
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can any-one please help me choose the better laptop out of these. my friend is selling both.i want one for my daughter who will be playing sims game thank you Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit CPU Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T9600 @ 2.80GHz 73 °C Penryn 45nm Technology RAM 4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18) Motherboard Acer Makalu (U2E1) 81 °C Graphics Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected]) 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS (Acer Incorporated [ALI]) 66 °C Storage 232GB Hitachi HTS543225L9A300 ATA Device (SATA) 46 °C 119GB M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device (SSD) Optical Drives PIONEER BD-ROM BDCTD01RS ATA Device Audio Realtek High Definition Audio or this one Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit CPU Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2.00GHz 61 °C Merom 65nm Technology RAM 2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15) Motherboard Hewlett-Packard 30C0 (U10) 50 °C Graphics Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected]) Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (HP) Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (HP) Storage 149GB Hitachi HTS545016B9SA00 (SATA) 38 °C Optical Drives TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-L462D ATA Device Audio High Definition Audio Device

  bumpkin 14:27 19 Jun 2015

You are unlikely to get any reply with that sort of layout, try a bit of punctuation.

  Thomass 14:57 19 Jun 2015

I agree with bumpkin , but I sifted a lil. I would go with the first option. I assume it is more? Neither have an price I see.

  lotvic 17:05 19 Jun 2015

layout could be pca's funny formatting, have to leave a blank line (press enter twice) to start a new line. Let me test that theory-

This should be line 1 This should be line 2 and this line 3

Now I'll do it again but press enter twice to start new line-

This should be line 1

This should be line 2

and this line 3

  pcboo2002 18:25 20 Jun 2015

sorry it was the funny way pca formatted it.

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    CPU
        Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T9600 @ 2.80GHz 73 °C
        Penryn 45nm Technology


    RAM
        4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18)


    Motherboard
        Acer Makalu (U2E1)  81 °C


    Graphics
        Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
        256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS (Acer Incorporated [ALI]) 66 °c




    Storage
        232GB Hitachi HTS543225L9A300 ATA Device (SATA) 46 °C


        119GB M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device (SSD)


    Optical Drives
        PIONEER BD-ROM BDCTD01RS ATA Device


    Audio
        Realtek High Definition Audio

then there is this one

Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit CPU Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2.00GHz 61 °C

        Merom 65nm Technology
    RAM
        2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)


    Motherboard
        Hewlett-Packard 30C0 (U10)  50 °C


    Graphics
        Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])


        Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (HP)


        Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (HP)


    Storage
        149GB Hitachi HTS545016B9SA00 (SATA)    38 °C


    Optical Drives
        TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-L462D ATA Device


    Audio
        High Definition Audio Device
  pcboo2002 18:26 20 Jun 2015

sorry forgot to say thank you for telling me how to format it

  john bunyan 18:31 20 Jun 2015

To me, the first one looks better; 4 g RAM;seems to have a SSD as well as a SATA drive. The second seems thin on RAM and size of Hard drive.

  JamesMoore91 20:24 20 Jun 2015

The first one is the better laptop. You'll have difficulty running any modern games on the second at all. When looking at any PC for running games always look for a dedicated graphics card (GPU, Graphics Processing Unit). They handle the demanding task of rendering 3D images, taking the load off the processor (CPU).

At least 4GB of RAM is very important these days. RAM (Random Access Memory) is your 'main memory'. When you start a program the files which that program needs to 'access' in order to run are stored in main memory. When main memory is full your programs will then start to run very slowly. Windows processes alone plus your anti-virus program and other background programs you might have running can take up at least 1.8GB RAM alone (going by past experience). So RAM is very important too when considering a PC for games.

But my experience tells me that both will have trouble running the latest Sims games (Sims 4 is the latest) but for the older games they might be okay. These laptops are about 6 years old given the specs. Having said that, they do meet the minimum system requirements - so the first laptop should run the game okay but don't expect a smooth ride.

  pcboo2002 13:53 22 Jun 2015

thank you all so much. i will keep the first one and sell the 2nd

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