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nina2011

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    Hi,

    I'm considering these 2 laptops and was wondering which one is a better deal? They both cost abt the same. I'll mostly use the laptop for websurfing, youtube, web conferences and microsoft office pro applications.

    Is it better to go for the i3 processor at the expanse of memory and hard drive or vice versa? Thanks!

    Acer 15.6" AS5733Z-4851 Laptop PC:

    Key Features and Benefits:

    •Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100 processor
    2.0GHz, 3MB L3 Cache

    •4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 8GB)
    Gives you the power to handle most power-hungry applications and tons of multimedia work

    •500GB SATA hard drive
    Store 333,000 photos, 142,000 songs or 263 hours of HD video and more

    •8x SuperMulti DVD Double-Layer Drive
    Watch movies, and read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats

    •10/100 Fast Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
    Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC

    •15.6" HD widescreen CineCrystal display
    Intel HD Graphics with 128MB of dedicated system memory and support for Microsoft DirectX 10

    Dell Inspiron 15r

    Processor
    Intel® CoreTM i3 380M (2.53GHz/3MB cache)
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
    Memory
    3GB DDR3 Shared Dual Channel Memory + 320GB 5400RPM HDD
    Chipset
    Mobile Intel® 5 Series Express Chipset (HM57)
    Video Card
    Integrated Intel® HD
    Display
    15.6 inch XGA display (1366x768)
    Audio and Speakers
    SRS Premium Sound™ - 2 speakers @ 2W each
    Built-in microphone
    Hard Drive
    Up to 320GB hard drive (5400RPM)

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      Re: Which laptop is a better deal Dell Inspiron 15r or Acer Aspire 4851?
      « Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 03:23:56 PM »
      Undoubtedly there will be some members that will come forth with their views. Instead ;as i own neither; i am going to give you a couple of links that compare Dell and Acer (hopefully your 2 models). I urge you to do more research on your own as well.
      http://www.brighthub.com/computing/hardware/articles/71654.aspx
      http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?lastOrder=992&page=56
      Don't know where you are residing but given a reference in your post to price here is a link to a large North American retail vendor that seems to offer both your modelss for a price comparison.
      http://www.walmart.com/cp/laptop-computers/132960
      What i used for my search criteria on Google was: "compare  Dell Inspiron 15r or Acer Aspire 4851?"
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      Re: Which laptop is a better deal Dell Inspiron 15r or Acer Aspire 4851?
      « Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 03:33:19 PM »
      Whichever better suits your needs is the better system.

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        Re: Which laptop is a better deal Dell Inspiron 15r or Acer Aspire 4851?
        « Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 03:47:17 PM »
        I'd like a faster CPU and to be able to multi-task. Is there much difference in speed between an intel i3 and a pentium P6100? If not, then getting more RAM 4GB (compared to 3GB) and 500GB of Hard drive (320GB) is better right?


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        Re: Which laptop is a better deal Dell Inspiron 15r or Acer Aspire 4851?
        « Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011, 06:24:58 PM »
        1.  I'd like a faster CPU and to be able to multi-task.
        2.  Is there much difference in speed between an intel i3 and a pentium P6100?
        3.  If not, then getting more RAM 4GB (compared to 3GB) and 500GB of Hard drive (320GB) is better right?
        1.  Both will do that well.
        2.  i3 is latest Intel cpu series; Dual Core P6100 is previous series.
        3.  Not necessarily.  Dell comes with 64-bit OS that is able to utilize more than 3GB.  Don't know about Acer.  Bigger hard drive is better only if you need more than 320GB.