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by: cedwhatev May 10, 2009 6:29 PM PDT

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Help Me! Asus or HP? Which to buy?

by cedwhatev - 5/10/09 6:29 PM

OK, here's the thing. At the moment, I'm buying a laptop, but I'm spending no more than around 650.00 (CDN). I've narrowed it down to two choices:

Asus F80L-X2 Notebook PC, Bilingual - (Staples Special 497.00)

# 1.86GHz Intel Duo Core Processors T2390
# 3GB system memory
# 250GB 5400RPM SATA
# Super Multi optical disc drive
# Intel Crestline GL960 VGR card
# 14" WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD
# Windows Vista Home Premium
# 10/100 Fast Ethernet
# Fax modem
# 802.11 bgn
# Ports: 3 USB 2.0, 8-in-1 Card Reader/Express Card
# 6 cell battery
# 9.5"(H) x 13.4"(W) x 1.4"(D)
# 5.27lbs

Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv2-1027ca

# 1.60GHz AMD Athlon Neo processor for ultrathin notebooks MV-40 (512KB L2 Cache)
# Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1
# 2048MB DDR2 system memory
# 160GB (5400RPM) hard drive (SATA)
# ATI Radeon X1250 Graphics with 64MB Display Cache Memory AMD M690G with 64MB GDDR2 (sideport memory) with up to 896MB total graphics memory
# 12.1" Diagonal WXGA High-Definition(8) HP LED BrightView widescreen display (1280 x 800)
# Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
# Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN(10a)(13)
# Digital media includes 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards(17a)
# Altec Lansing with SRS premium sound
# HP webcam with integrated microphone
# 92% full sized keyboard with touchpad and scroll zone
# Ports include 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 1 headphone out port, 1 microphone-in port, 1 VGA (15-pin) port, 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
# 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
# 13.6"(H) x 16.5"(W) x 4.3"(D)
# 3.81lbs

Any ideas???

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