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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #165 on: December 12, 2008, 09:22:19 PM »
I'm still using FF2, I had some issues with FF3 with BATRacer website (FF3 gets frozen and I need to do CTRL+ALT+DEL to manually stop it).
I never had this problem, maybe your problem is related to something else...
Maybe. I know I have a big malware on my computer : its name is Windows Vista. :D :D :D
LOL! A friend of mine told that very same joke few days ago!  :D
It looks like Vista really sucks!
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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #166 on: December 18, 2008, 11:22:09 AM »
Great CPU test, try it: http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/

Quote from: Primate Labs Blog
1000 is the score a Power Mac G5 @ 1.6GHz would receive

My average score is 1178 at workplace (AMD Sempron 2500+, 1.75 Ghz, single core)
 
It's also a good stuff for comparing CPUs before buying. You can find quite interesting results, for example: it seems T3200 dual-core (~2200) have better scores than T5550 Core 2 Duo (~2000) - both are quite popular in basic level notebooks, the first one is a lot cheaper...
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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #167 on: December 18, 2008, 12:09:48 PM »
It depends of what you will do with your notebook :
Play 3D games ? Focus on 3D card instead of CPU speed.
Encoding videos ? Focus on CPU performance instead of 3D card.
Simply play Stunts, work with Excel and browse the web ? Low CPU and cheap 3D card won't be an issue.

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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #168 on: December 18, 2008, 01:59:34 PM »
It depends of what you will do with your notebook :
Play 3D games ? Focus on 3D card instead of CPU speed.
Encoding videos ? Focus on CPU performance instead of 3D card.
Simply play Stunts, work with Excel and browse the web ? Low CPU and cheap 3D card won't be an issue.

Relation is the opposite: if I have a low CPU and cheap 3D card than I won't play with new games. If it's better then of course I will... :D

I wonder about your Geekbench test results.
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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #169 on: December 20, 2008, 04:29:24 PM »
I have to choose XP... people say some of the softwares I have to use for my work are not very familiar with Vista (like the 16-bit based mass spectrometry evaluation software). On the other hand I like XP and don't really want to change.

Project is close to the finish line: calculating with my low cash and the essential things in the required computer, I won't buy Core 2 Duo (no Vista, no problem with worse CPUs, right?). My current choice seems to be Acer Aspire 5530 (CPU: Athlon X2 64 QL-60, 1900 MHz, 1 MB L2 cache; RAM: 2 GB, 667 MHz DDR2; graphic card: Ati Radeon HD3200) or Lenovo 3000 n500 (CPU: Intel Dual-Core T3200, 2000 MHz, 1 MB L2 cache; RAM: 2 GB, 667 MHz DDR2; graphic card: Intel GMA X4500). With 3 years warranty they are both around 150,000 HUF. Core 2 Duo computers with the same level of video cards and warranty are above 200,000 HUF. Tomorrow I'm going to buy one of them...
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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #170 on: December 20, 2008, 09:33:57 PM »
go for the lenovo :)

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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #171 on: December 20, 2008, 11:53:21 PM »
go for the lenovo :)

It seems Acer Aspire doesn't support XP... Too bad, I liked my former Acer very much. On the other hand AMD Athlon X2 QL60 is higher in CPU rankings (notebookcheck.net) than dual-core T3200 and the graphic card in Acer is also stronger. Still checking the offers, maybe I missed something. Money is already in the pocket. :)
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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #172 on: December 22, 2008, 09:54:26 AM »
Final choice became really hard: reading the new offers of different shops, a sudden fall of prices could be seen. After heavy thinking (it hurts! Okay, not that - hangover after drinking industrial amount of alcohol last night hurts... ;D) I decided to buy a HP and hopefully I'll get it in the afternoon.
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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #173 on: December 22, 2008, 10:49:40 AM »
nice choice!

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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #174 on: December 22, 2008, 11:09:04 AM »
nice choice!

We will see... just got the SMS from Notebookspecialista store: it arrived.

Type: Hewlett Packard 6735s 
CPU:  AMD Turion™ 64 X2 mobile technology 2,0GHz RM-70 (better ranking than the very basic Core 2 Duo or average dual-core CPU models, but of course not as good as T7xxx or T8xxx)
Chipset:  AMD M780G
RAM:  3GB DDR2 667MHz
Screen:  15,4" WXGA (16:9)
HDD:  320GB SATA 5400rpm
Optical driver:  DVD writer (supermulti) + Lightscribe
Video card:  ATI Mobility™Radeon™ HD3200 
Sound card: Intel High Definition audio compliant audio chip
Battery:  4000 mAh (Li-ion) - not so high... but as I said, I don't need good battery
Interface:  56K modem, VGA monitor output, Bluetooth, Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000), USB 2.0 (4), Express card kártyahely, Wireless LAN 802.11 a/g/n
Multimedia:  6 in 1 card reader, webcam
OS:  FreeDos (they said HP drivers are compatible with XP)
Weight:  2.7 kg
Size: 358 x 267 x 32 mm
Warranty: 3 years
Extra stuff: notebook bag

Prize: 170.000 HUF
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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #175 on: December 22, 2008, 12:10:16 PM »
nice for the price.

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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #176 on: December 22, 2008, 01:22:53 PM »
I can't assess the 170.000HUF, but that configuration looks really good...

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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #177 on: December 22, 2008, 01:25:04 PM »
170,000.00 HUF=2,122.60 BRL
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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #178 on: December 22, 2008, 01:35:47 PM »
Still looks really good  :)

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Re: Everything about computers
« Reply #179 on: December 22, 2008, 01:59:12 PM »
I like the design too but now let's start with battery charging. ;)

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