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    My screen on my Laptop broke and its not economical to get it fixed so i guess i need a new one.

    I'll be surfing, torrenting movies and music, a bit of DJing and maybe some light gaming (Pro evo/fifa mutiplayer using USB control pads).

    Am i right in thinking the Core 2 duo processor is best? Why is it that they all seem to be 1.66ghz but my laptop atm has a 1.7ghz celeron and it's 2 yrs old (my laptop was cheap too). Will the core 2 be faster just because its a different chipset? Do i need a 2ghz one?

    I've kind of narrowed it down to the middle 2 in this search...

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/AdvSe...d=LX.AKV0X.146

    I don't know if i need the 2ghz processor or not. Also whether the 17 inch screen is worth it for the extra 0.7Kg in weight. And will the integrated chipset allow me to play pro evo?

    Also any experience with these Acer gemstones?

    Advice? Thanks
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    i would go for a 2GHz dual core, 2GB RAM or more, stick with 15.4" widescreen
    look at dell, Asus on ebuyer, HP, europc.co.uk

    from other peoples comments on here, am i right in saying that acer is a bad choice?
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    Basically the core 2 duo is more more efficient at what it does, plus it has 2 cores whereas your celeron will only have one. You probably won't need the 2 Ghz processor if youre only gonna be doing what you've listed above on it. I would also look to see if you cand a laptop with a dedicated graphics card in it, even if it is just to play pro evo or fifa as ive had issues with them on integrated graphics.
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    id get one with an apple logo on the front! damn good machines with a pricetag to match...
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    OP what is your budget?
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    2.0Ghz would be overkill, you'd be fine with the 1.66. Though obviously, the 2.0 will go slightly faster than the 1.66, so if you want, that still wouldn't be a bad choice. Just may be unnecessary spending, can't say I know what the difference in price between those would be.

    The screen, your choice, but it'd cope with an integrated chipset, you wouldn't need to have a specialised card.
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    The7720 appears to be the one able 2 give u a little more of what u want and is definateley better. Like you said, the only downside is the weight. If you're not carrying it far, then that's the laptop for you but ultimately, it's what you want. Gd luck with ur decision, plz post when u decide.
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    Lol sorry i was too busy rambling about specs to include my budget. I'm looking for something around £400.

    I was only looking at Acer's because someone reccomended them to me. However if someone could suggest an equivalent HP/Asus machine i'd be happy.

    I don't think i can get a dedicated graphics card in a laptop for my pricetag.

    Thanks for the info on processors, 1.66ghz sounds like it'd be fine.

    Does anyone have a big laptop like the 7720, are they a problem to lug around. My current laptop only weighs 2.7Kg, which is almost a kilo lighter than the 7720 which worries me a bit. However I am on campus this year so apart from moving in/out of my uni accom i'll only need to lug it for a 3 min walk to the library.
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    that's the link to Asus laptops on ebuyer, the 1st 3 are around your budget
 
 
 
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