View Full Version : which ones better?

14-04-2010, 08:32 AM
my friends wants to buy a new laptop and he doesnt know much about hardware so he asked me to choose one out for him. he doesnt want to go too much higher than 2 grand. i was looking through a few at harvey norman and came up with these two. theyre similar except for the graphics:

unfortunately im not too good either so i read a few reviews about them and the Radeon™ HD 4650 is slightly better than GeForce GT 230M. but the radeon cards arent updated or supported as much as the geforce cards. i dont think it would matter too much, just wanting to check or if anyone else knows a few good ~$2000 laptops just post em here. he doesnt want to buy online because his dad doesnt like buying stuff online:eek:

14-04-2010, 08:46 AM
What does he want to use it for?
The graphics card in the Toshiba is slightly better, but personally of those two I'd go the HP. I note that the Harvey Norman site lists the HP having a 7200RPM HDD, whereas HPs website says its 5400rpm.

That HP price is pretty ridiculous though, even Dick Smith has it for $300 less - http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XC6470

14-04-2010, 09:01 AM
Toshiba every time, less added crap, reliable, easier to upgrade re programme etc and don't forget to haggle about the price.

14-04-2010, 09:01 AM
I would rather push a Toshiba than drive an HP :)

However the Tosh will still be going strong long after the HP has been consigned to the box in the spare room.

14-04-2010, 09:21 AM
thanks. that hp price is ridiculous now you mention it. hes not much of a gamer, think its just gonna be for work and some med range gaming. he wants it to last him 3 years though. reading this the toshibe seems like a good deal

14-04-2010, 09:26 AM
he just txted me and said he can probably get a bigger discount at noel leeming because he knows a guy who works there. they dont have that same toshiba though this seems alright:

14-04-2010, 09:37 AM
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4bc4e0f900b51c502742c0a87f3b06fa/Product/View/XC8820 has a nice graphics card

14-04-2010, 09:44 AM
Acer are not known for their reliability.

14-04-2010, 10:15 AM
for moneys worth would you sat the hp at dick smith?