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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gomar, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. Gomar

    Gomar Thread Starter

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    in choosing between a laptop or a desktop, I am
    comparing these two with the same specs:

    Acer Aspire AS5750-6461 15.6" Notebook Computer
    2.3GHz Intel Core i3-2350M Dual-Core
    4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM
    500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
    Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000
    1366 x 768 Native Resolution
    SuperMulti DVD Burner
    802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet
    Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    $395

    vs.

    Lenovo IdeaCentre H330 Desktop PC - 778-05PU
    Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz / 4GB DDR3 / 500GB HDD /
    DVD±R/RW / Intel HD Graphics 2000 /
    $500 + 20" ($120) = $620.

    $220 for what? 1GHZ and 4.4"?
     
  2. empty213

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    what will you use your laptop for? gaming? rendering?
     
  3. Gomar

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  4. empty213

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    zzzz, I think you got it all under control.
     
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    Gomar,

    I've removed the content of your post which was a sarcastic and inappropriate response to a valid question. If you wish to receive help then please respond to those who who are trying to help you in a polite and appropriate manner.
     
  6. No1PeaceDragon

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    In all fairness if you just use computer for listening to tunes, email/facebook, etc... the laptop is more than adequate and memory is fairly inexpensive, and easy to install. However if you are a person getting into gaming I would advice the desktop and invest in a good quality graphics card. The integrated graphics are really lame. They are fine for FB games and otherwise but not for graphics intensive games.
     
  7. empty213

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    buy a better laptop, if you can't afford one, sorry for you mate. you're comparing a notebook with a desktop pc. of course the desktop would be more expensive, just common sense..
     
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    empty213,

    Your comments have been deleted. Please refrain from posting such inflammatory comments. This contributes nothing to the thread and only serves to invite retaliation and creating conflicts on the boards.
     
  11. Gomar

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    "rendering"?
    I am not sure what that means. Please explain.
    If I'd wanted to do heavy graphics surely I would buy an Apple not a PC
    Also, these specs are not good enough for gaming; unless I play chess or poker.

    The desktop has a faster clock speed, but a larger monitor, for $220 extra.
     
  12. No1PeaceDragon

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    Then you would be better off with the laptop IMO, plus its kinda hard to lug around a desktop when you goto a friends house or something lol


    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Look up render in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
    Render or rendering may refer to:
    In computing:
    Artistic rendering, creating, shading and texturing of an image
    Architectural rendering, creating two-dimensional images or animations showing the attributes of a proposed architectural design
    Rendering (computer graphics), generating an image from a model by means of computer programs
    3D rendering, generating image or motion picture from virtual 3D models
    High dynamic range rendering, allows preservation of details that may be lost due to limiting contrast ratios
    Non-photorealistic rendering, focuses on enabling a wide variety of expressive styles for digital art
    Scanline rendering, algorithm for visible surface determination
    Volume rendering, used to display a 2D projection of a 3D discretely sampled data set
    Rendering engine, one of the following:
    Game engine, system designed for the creation and development of video games
    Web browser engine, software that takes information and displays the formatted content on the screen
    Video renderer, a software component of Microsoft Windows and DirectShow
    XRender, or Render, an X Window System rendering extension
     
  13. SeeMeRollinNerdy

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    Just couldn't resist...
    The "clock" of the processor doesn't really mean that much nowadays. Its performance varies on the architecture which means a heck of a lot more nowadays than it did years back.

    On topic:
    For gaming go for a PC with a decent graphics card and a low/mid range quad core
    For video editing/rendering/modelling go for a PC with more RAM and a decent 4 - 8 core processor. If you intend to do 3d stuff it usually involves OpenGL (for rendering) = a decent or if you're serious about it a professional graphics card.
    For text/graph/presentation editing, surfing the web, music, very light gaming - cheap notebook/laptop
    And if you need storage space for your family pictures, music and movies (pr0n included) get an external hard drive. If you like to stream videos directly from your HDD in HD, I'd even recommend an USB 3.0 one and a machine that supports that (that also goes for gaming and recording with programs with low to null compression - e.g. Fraps).
     
  14. empty213

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    True Dat!
     
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