Buying, Comparison New Laptops

I am planning to buy a new laptop. now i've narrowed it down to these final choices.

Acer aspire 6930-6049
Processor
* Processor Brand: Intel®Processor Type: Centrino Core™ 2 Duo processor T5800
* Processor Speed: 2.0GHz
* Bus Speed: 800MHz
* Level 2 cache: 2MB
Memory
* RAM: 3072MB
* RAM expandable to: N/A
* Memory Type (RAM): DDR2 SDRAM
Storage/Drives
* Hard drive size: 320GB
* Hard drive speed: 5400RPM
* DVD Drive: Blu ray
* Burns CD/DVDs: Yes
* Lightscribe: No
* Display Size: 16"
Expansion
* USB 2.0: Yes, 4
* Serial Bus: N/A
* DVI (digital video interface): N/A
* HDMI: Yes
Internet/Networking
* Ethernet: Yes
* Wireless: Yes, Intel 5100agN
* Dial-up Modem: Yes
Graphics/Video
* Video Memory: 512MB, dedicated, and 768MB , shared
* Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
Software
* Operating System: Windows® Vista™ Home Premium
Accessories
* Mouse: Yes, touchpad
* Speakers: Yes, built-in
* Cables: Yes
* Webcam: Yes
Dimensions
* Height: 17.1cm
* Width: 14.3cm
* Length: 6.3cm
* Weight: 5.2kgs
General Features
* Additional Features: N/A
* UPC: 884483254378
* Manufacturers Part Number: LX.ABL0X.001
* Product Warranty: 1- Year


Acer aspire 6930-6496
Features:
* 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6400 (2MB L2 cache, 800MHz)
* Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, dual boot in English or French
* 4GB DDR2 SDRAM
* 320GB SATA hard drive, 5400RPM
* 16.0" HD high-brightness (220-nit) Acer CineCrystal TFT LCD, (1366 x 768 pixels), 8ms response time
* 8x Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM)
* NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS with up to 2303 MB of TurboCache (512 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 1791 MB of shared system memory)
* Dolby Home Theater audio enhanced sound with two built-in stereo speakers and one Acer Tuba CineBass booster supporting low-frequency effects
* Ports include Acer EasyPort IV connector, ExpressCard /54 slot, 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD), 4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port with HDCP support, eSATA port, Consumer infrared (CIR) port, External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support Microphone-in port, Line-in port, Ethernet (RJ-45) port, Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter
* Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) Wi-Fi network connection, V.92 Modem, Gigabit Ethernet
* Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, supporting enhanced Acer PrimaLite technology
* 48.8 W 4400 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack:
* Energy Star 4.0
* Installed software includes Acer Empowering Technology (Acer ePower, , eRecovery, eSettings Management), Acer Arcade, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Acer GameZone, Adobe Reader, CyberLink PowerDirector trial version, McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 day trial, NTI Media Maker, Microsoft Works 8.5 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial (60 day)
* 1.7" (H) x 15.7" (W) x 11.5" (D)
* 7.28 lbs
* 1-year limited warranty.


DellTM Studio 17
Processor
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Intel® Centrino® 2 Mobile Technology - Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor P8600

Operating System
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Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

Chipset
Intel® Cantiga GM45 Chipset

Memory
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3GB DDR2 SDRAM (1x1GB + 1 x 2GB)

Hard Drive
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320GB3 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

Display/Monitor
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17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) CCFL Display with TrueLifeTM

Network Card
Internal 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Graphic Card
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256 MBATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

Sound Card
Integrated Stereo Sound

CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Disk drive
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Slot Load 8X max DVD+/-RW with DVD+R double layer write capability

I/O Ports
VGA, RJ11 (via optional USB dongle), RJ45, 3 Audio jacks (1 line-in, 1-line out, 1 Mic-in), 1 ExpressCard 54mm slot, 3 mini-card slots, 1394a, consumer IR, 4 USB 2.0 ports (SR), 1 HDMI, Sim socket

Battery
6-cell Primary Battery

Service/Warranty
1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
Dell Recommends Dell Care Plus


DellTM Studio 15
Processor
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Intel® Centrino® 2 Mobile Technology Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor P8600

Operating System
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Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

Chipset
Intel® Cantiga GM45 Chipset

Memory
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4GB Dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM (2 x 2GB)

Hard Drive
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320GB2 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

Display/Monitor
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15.6” 720p WLED (1366x768) TrueLifeTM

Network Card
Internal 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Graphic Card
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512MB ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 4570

Sound Card
Integrated Stereo Sound with Subwoofer

CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Disk drive
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Slot Load 8X max DVD+/-RW D with DVD+R double layer write capability

I/O Ports
VGA, HDMI 3x USB 2.0 (1x USB/E-SATA combo, 2x standard) IEEE 1394a / Gigabit NIC (no RJ11 – via dongle for USB External Modem) 1x Stereo in, 2x headphone/speaker out 8 in 1 media card reader ExpressCard 34

Battery
6-cell Primary Battery

Service/Warranty
1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
Dell Recommends Dell Care Plus


HP pavillion dv7-1025nr
Features:
* 2.26GHz Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8400, 3MB L2 cache, 1066MHz FSB
* 4096MB DDR2 RAM, expandable to 8192MB
* 320GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
* 17.0" WSXGA+ High-Definition Brightview Infinity display, 1680 x 1050 resolution
* NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512MB dedicated and up to 2302MB total available graphics memory
* LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW drive with Double Layer support
* Altec Lansing audio with sub-woofer
* Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN, 56k modem
* 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
* 101-key compatible keyboard
* Touch pad with on/off button and dedicated vertical scroll up/down pad
* 1 ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
* Ports include 4 USB 2.0 (4th port shared with eSATA), eSATA + USB 2.0, 2 headphone-out, mic-in, HDMI, VGA (15-pin), RJ-11 (modem), RJ -45 (LAN), Expansion Port 3, IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin), Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
* Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1, English
* Software includes Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 (including 60 days complimentary live update), HP Help & Support Center, HP PC Recovery (Softthinks Restore Solution), HP Wireless Home Network Setup, HP Total Care Advisor, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Teacher Edition (60-day trial version), HP Smart Web Printing, Vongo, HP PhotoSmart Essentials, HP Quick Play, Muvee autoProducer, Cyberlink DVD Suite, HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent, HP Easy Internet Signup (part of HP Easy Setup
* Includes earbud headphones, remote control, HP Webcam and integrated microphone
* Onyx and chrome HP Imprint 2 finish
* Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
* 90W AC Adapter
* 8-cell Lithium-Ion battery
* 1.31/1.66"H x 15.59"W x 11.22"D
* 7.64lb
* 1-year limited hardware and software warranty with 24/7 phone support.


Sony-VAIO VGN-FW33G/B
Processor Description
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Name Core2 Duo T6400
Processor Speed (MHz) 2000
Processor Cache Memory (KB) 2048
Front Side Bus 800
System Memory
Standard RAM (MB) 2048
Upgradeable RAM (MB) ---
Hard Disk Drive Type
Inbuilt Hard Disk Drive Capacity (GB) 250
Optical Drive
CD ROM Drive
DVD Drive
Combo Drive
DVD Writer Drive
Display Features
Display Screen Size (Inches) 16.4
Maximum Display Resolution (dpi) 1600 x 900
Screen Type Clear Bright
Video Display Card
Video Display Card Dedicated
Manufacturer ATI
Video Card Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Video Card Memory Type Dedicated
Video Card Memory (MB) 256
Internet and Fax Utilities
Internal Modem
Modem Speed (Kbps) 56
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n
Multimedia
Sound Card
Sound Card Make Intel High Definition Audio
Microphone
Speakers
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Camera
Built-in Camera
Resolution (Mega Pixel) 1.3
Computer Interfaces (Ports and Cards)
PCMCIA 0
Express Card 1
Serial Port 0
S-Video 0
USB Port 3
Fire Wire 1
Bluetooth 1
Infrared Port 0
Digital Media Reader 3
Operating System
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Mouse
Type of Mouse Touchpad
Machine Dimensions
Width (mm) 384
Depth (mm) 261
Height (mm) 37
Weight (Kgs) 3.1
Battery
Battery (Type) Li Ion
Battery Life (Hours) 2
Colour
Colour Options Aroma Black
More Features
Unique Feature HDMI Output connector
After Sales Service
Warranty Period (Years) 1

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Anonymous
22.5.09 delete

As said 17 inch one is too big to carry around. But if it will sit on desk for long periods of time, it will be fine.
Also the second one's video card is not that good. (9300M GS)
HP's specs are better than your other alternatives so I would say go for Hp first and 1st listed later.
I don't know about HP customer service though.

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Anonymous
22.5.09 delete

u want a laptop to leave it on a desk or you're planning taking it everywhere? If u plan taking it everywhere 17' is a bit too big
I got a 15,4' one and i find it too big already. The specs of the HP one are good though

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Anonymous
22.5.09 delete

so s'd i consider toshiba as an option?
how's this one?
Toshiba L350-0lg (ca$849)

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10120280&catid=#

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Anonymous
22.5.09 delete

if the objective is a desktop replacement go for the HP, althougn tbh with 900 bucks u could buy a desktop with better specs All a matter of preference though. A desk looks cleaner with a just a laptop indeed About the support it depends where you live. Here the support isnt that bad, although nothing beates Toshiba xD (i got a Toshiba repair center like 20 mins away from home) =p

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Anonymous
22.5.09 delete

Dell after sell service is best. go for dell product..

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Anonymous
22.5.09 delete

umm the configuration u've said is Ok ..
Check DELL STUDIO OR DELL XPS LAPTOP..they are better in performance wise ..... i recently brot DELL STUDIO 1535($1100 approx.) laptop and i must say i am very satisfied
apart from that they provide large range of colors
check out dell website for more details .. google it

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19.9.11 delete

I suggest Acer as ti's easy to handle and affordable price. so Acer is the best laptop.

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