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  1. IchigoK2031

    OP IchigoK2031 Wannabe Shirow Miwa...
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    For college I have narrowed it down to 2 laptops, help me pick one [​IMG] :

    1. HP Envy 14

    Intel® Core™ i5-480M(2.66 GHz) Turboost to 2.93 GHz processor
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
    750 GB Hardrive (5400 RPM)

    2. Sony Vaio S Series

    Intel® Core™ i5-2410M (Sandy Bridge) (2.30 GHz) Turboost to 2.93 GHz
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    AMD Radeon™ HD 6470M
    500 GB Hardrive (5400 RPM)

    thank you! :3
     
  2. Satangel

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    Obviously the second choice. Sandy Bridge rocks and the graphics card is also a bit better.
    You can always get a cheap external HD if you need more space.
     
  3. Rydian

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    What are you going to be doing?
     
  4. IchigoK2031

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    Light gaming, video and photo editing, and of course schoolwork. :]
     
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™
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    "Light gaming" as in what?
    Frequency, or the requirements of the titles?
     
  6. m3rox

    m3rox GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    I can tell you from experience that Sony's Vaio brand are good computers. I've had my Vaio desktop computer since 2001 and it's still performing nicely on XP SP3.
     
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    Get the sandy-bridge for the battery life.
     
  8. Originality

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    Here's some additional information from reviews.

    HP Envy 14 review:
    It has 3-5h battery life (can have a secondary battery put inside, effectively doubling battery life, but it's not cheap), a mousepad that gets incredibly irritating to use, but it does have an interesting laser-etched design. Switchable graphics can allow for better battery life, but since it's AMD graphics the transfer isn't as smooth as nVidia Optimus.

    Sony Vaio S series review:
    Sony claim a 7h battery life on "stamina mode" (their version of switchable graphics), and it has an option for a secondary battery as well. Option for a version of Linux that boots in 15 seconds (Asus ExpressGate?) for basic tasks like emails/internet. Comes with BluRay. Rumours that some of the S series has 3G connectivity (requires SIM), but my quick search can't confirm that.

    The Sony Vaio S series (at least the 2011 version) seems like a much better choice to me on every front.
     
  9. IchigoK2031

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    @Rydian, by Light gaming I mean like...Starcraft II, nothing incredibly graphics intensive, like Crysis or its successor. :3
    Thanks Originality for the reviews [​IMG]
     
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    Cant stand either company, but between those two definitely choose the Sony if we're strictly talking specs.
     
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    I'm open to options, what would YOU recommend Jotokun? :3
     
  12. Originality

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    There's always Acer, Samsung and Toshiba. Plenty to choose from if you don't like the overpriced Sony or the gimmicky HP.

    EDIT: I wish at least some of the people that vote HP would post their reasons for it.
     
  13. IchigoK2031

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    I would like that also, b/c if you base it on specs alone the Vaio wins...its just that... i think the build quality for the envy is a bit better.
     
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    Crysis is an old game, and Crysis 2 isn't a huge leap from it since it was made with consoles in mind. Both of those laptops should be able to run either.

    Seriously people need to stop using Crysis as a benchmark, loads of people on GBAtemp seem to do so for some reason but there are far more taxing games out there now.
     
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    Even though I'm anti-Sony, I have to go with the VAIO, mainly because I have bad experiences with HP Computers.
     
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    What price ranges?
     
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    Never trust HP. I'd go for the Vaio personally. Sandy bridge + better video card = better for games. And Vaio screens are usually good.
     
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    Vaio, I don't like HP.
     
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    My budget is 1000 max, for those of you who want to make other recommendations [​IMG]
     
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