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  Reply # 367588 14-Aug-2010 16:06
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look here guys: are you sure the n450 is dual core? my netbook is n450 and it's definitely NOT dual core. it has 2 threads yes but dual core?? (yeah i did google before i replied)




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  Reply # 367591 14-Aug-2010 16:21
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http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=389350
Says it has a dual core. But your right Joker, http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42503
Single core, dual thread. grrr @ ascent


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 367606 14-Aug-2010 17:06
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in that case please cancel out the idea that you can play games released from 2008 or you might be disappointed. i'm not saying dont buy, i'm just saying dont expect magic, but you should be able to play some games on 800x600 res i guess




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  Reply # 367656 14-Aug-2010 20:03
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I'm thinking of buying a laptop too, and am looking at
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4c664a9801fbeefa273fc0a87f3b0718/Product/View/XC8843

We only really want a laptop to check emails, look at the internet, and occasionally watch DVDs while away from home.  Does anybody think that this laptop is likely to perform reasonably?


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  Reply # 367659 14-Aug-2010 20:17
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imo there is no good laptop for price under 1000

plus, u want it for gaming then u need at least 1500 for i5 520 + gt330

consider 2nd hand 

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  Reply # 367677 14-Aug-2010 21:50
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Wellred: I'm thinking of buying a laptop too, and am looking at
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4c664a9801fbeefa273fc0a87f3b0718/Product/View/XC8843

We only really want a laptop to check emails, look at the internet, and occasionally watch DVDs while away from home.  Does anybody think that this laptop is likely to perform reasonably?



will work at light speed for your purpose




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  Reply # 367679 14-Aug-2010 22:05
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Cheers guys, will think I will have to spend a bit more money.

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  Reply # 367686 14-Aug-2010 22:36
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Wellred: Cheers guys, will think I will have to spend a bit more money.


that computer's more than adequate for what you'd be doing. you dont need any faster one! for your purpose you're looking at the processor speed mainly and 2.3 dual core is plenty. my post earlier about compaq has 2.53 dual core and that would be 10% faster for your purpose. but the tosh is gonna be very quick for what you do.




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  Reply # 367687 14-Aug-2010 22:37
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Wellred: Cheers guys, will think I will have to spend a bit more money.


dannywii is replying to the OP (original poster). in fact we should stop here as what we're going is called hijacking the thread and the moderators would be very crossed when they find out.




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  Reply # 367733 15-Aug-2010 08:36
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Oops, my first post and I seem to have broken the rules, I'll know next time, thanks.

Excellent feedback, very helpful, thanks a lot.

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