View Full Version : Help choosing a laptop

24-02-2010, 01:35 AM

I am looking at getting a laptop for university, and have narrowed it down to either the Gateway NV54-006 (2.20Ghz, Core2Duo, 4GB RAM, 512MB dedicated graphics) or the HP DV6-2143TX (2.13Ghz i3, 4GB RAM, 1GB dedicated graphics), both are the same price at $1600. Which would you recommend? Good/Bad things about either? I would mainly use it for either movies, videos, or games but also need to be able to run a few applications at once.

Also, any other suggestions at around the same price range would be much appreciated

Thanks in advance

24-02-2010, 08:49 AM
ASUS or Toshiba.

24-02-2010, 12:52 PM
Any recommendations from those two brands? Would either the HP or the Gateway be much of a bad choice?

24-02-2010, 02:40 PM
We dont get gateway in New Zealand, and HP consumer laptops are NOT in the same class as HP Business laptops.
For consumer, I perfer toshiba satelites or tecra

Speedy Gonzales
24-02-2010, 02:54 PM
The computer shop down the road were going to do something with gateway. And were (dont know if they have yet), going to sell gateway computers

24-02-2010, 11:29 PM
There are about 3 different models of Gateway laptops at Noel Lemmings, and my friend has recently bought one... I am fairly certain that we do get Gateway here in NZ

Speedy Gonzales
24-02-2010, 11:45 PM
Used to. Gateway went bust in the US a few years ago. BUT, they maybe returning

25-02-2010, 12:00 AM
I'd personally get a good ASUS or Toshiba as pctek mentioned. If you're spending $1600~ then you might as well get a good one that will give you a trouble free experience. Tried Dell?