Thread: choice of 2 Gateways
December 22nd, 2009, 06:25 PM #1
choice of 2 Gateways
Why is there a $100 difference between these 2 laptops if specs are the same? Is it because BestBuy is just cheaper than NewEgg?
Newegg.com - Gateway NV5425u NoteBook Intel Pentium T4300(2.10GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR2 667 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel GMA 4500M - Laptops / Notebooks
Gateway - Laptop with AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor - Coffee Brown - NV5302u
And why is this 1.2GHZ Acer going for $549?Acer Computer AS5538-1096 15.6" Notebook PC in PC Notebook Computers at JR.com
Last edited by Gomar; December 22nd, 2009 at 06:31 PM.
December 22nd, 2009, 06:42 PM #2
Your Best buy link doesn't work, but just from what you have posted, the New Egg laptop is an Intel and the Best Buy one is an AMD.
That's not the same specs.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
December 22nd, 2009, 06:54 PM #3
on the acer, its running a really low voltage CPU, low heat output, from what I read, that CPU only has a 13W rating.
you'd think a low voltage, low powered Chip would cost less, but usually do to the niche market they run in, prices are higher... just look at some of the small ultra low voltage ULV Intel chip based Fujitsu, and Sony products that have come out over the years, usually costing more than it would for a much more powerful and versatile regular laptop, etc.
the other thing driving up the cost of that Acer, is the Radeon graphics chip, granted its low low end, as soon as a laptop/netbook adds a Radeon, or Nvidia graphics chip, whether its low end or not, usually drives the cost up some, compared to throwing in a cheap piece of junk Intel onboard graphics chip.
that 3200 is using some of the system RAM for additional memory (Hyper Memory Feature), but its still considered to be a discreet graphics chip in most cases, and as a result price increase on notebook.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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