08-15-2009 06:54 PM
out of these 2 which one is the better one in terms of speed,ram, etc
also which one would last longer in terms of battery life
and what does core 2 duo mean ... t6500 core 2duo 2.1Ghz does that mean its 4.2Ghz?
im going to be using it at school , home and the library ... which is better
i bought a g60 last year around decemeber and i recently sold it cuz it wasnt to my liking mainly -
- it felt heavy at times going back and forth to school and etc
- the machine felt like a mini stove at times and the cooling fan would go on even at idling and was really loud int he library
- it ran vista fine but was limited to certain things like multitasking gave me frequent slow downs
** also i bought an extended warranty with it , can i carry on the warranty onto one of these 2 laptops?
08-16-2009 01:19 PM - edited 08-16-2009 01:22 PM
Between the 2 laptops, nearly everything is identical. The both run 4GB of DDR2 ram and are both using the T6500 Core2Duo processor. (just to answer your other question, no that does not mean 4.2Ghz. It means that there are 2 cores each running at 2.1 Ghz, but they are not additive to each other.) The reason the Sony is a little more expensive is because its running a slightly better graphics chipset (the FS website is wrong, it has a dedicated ATI chipset) and it also has wireless N.
The Samsung model has a cool feature. Its entire surface is completely sealed making it water resistant. Meaning if you spill your drink on the keyboard it shouldn't damage the computer at all. Now, you shouldn't confuse that by thinking the entire computer is waterproof. Its not. If you drop it in a lake, its going to be toast. Its just a nice feature to help avoid damage from accidental spills.
The bottom line is this. If you aren't doing anything that requires graphics power (games, video/photo editing, etc) then you wont notice any difference in performance between the machines aside from the longer wireless range on the Sony.
One more thing about the warranty. It is transferable but I think only under circumstances of theft or if you sell your computer. Im not entirely sure on the technicalities surrounding the transferability of the warranty and that's something you should ask the sales associate when you speak to them.
08-16-2009 02:09 PM
I'm glad you know your stuff Johnpon. Its kind of hard for me to give my perspective if its based on incorrect information on the specs.
I agree that nearly everything about these laptops are similar, you really can't go wrong either way.