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Laptop recommendation

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Technical Support' started by AljayBoy, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. AljayBoy

    AljayBoy Warlord

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    Hi folks, looking at buying a new laptop after xmas, and seeing as ciV will almost certainly be the most 'system intensive' program that it will run, I'm wondering what the forum thinks of the two laptops I have narrowed it down to.

    Chances are I'll be buying from Amazon as I expect I'll be getting some Amazon vouchers, although if there are some good deals elsewhere i'd be happy to shop around.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance.

    Current laptop:

    Acer Aspire 6530 - 704G25Bn
    Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit
    AMD Turion RM-70 2.0GHz
    RAM 4GB
    250GB HDD
    16 inch HD 1366 x 768 Display and Blu-ray Player
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 512 MB Graphics Card

    Option 1: £579.99 (with Blu-Ray £699.93)

    Lenovo G770
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
    Intel Core i5 2430M 2.4GHz
    RAM 8GB
    750GB HDD
    17.3 inch HD 1600x900 Display
    AMD Radeon HD 6650M 2GB Graphics Card

    Option 2: £699.99

    Toshiba Satellite P500-1JF
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
    Intel Core i5 480M 2.66 GHz
    RAM 4GB
    640GB HDD
    18.4 inch HD 1600x900 Display
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M 1GB Graphics Card
     
  2. tokala

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    No question, #1 is superior in every aspect :)
     
  3. AljayBoy

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    Hi Tokala, yeah I was thinking the Lenovo was the better system, but couldn't see why the Toshiba was £120 more expensive and thought maybe I was missing something.

    Thanks for the confirmation.

    Just hope they don't go out of stock or up in price between now and xmas :religion:

    Cheers.
     

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