MSI 1012 or MSI 1013...Confused!

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  1. smiley_lauf

    smiley_lauf Notebook Consultant

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    Hi; would appreciate your input on these two MSI models.

    MSI 1012 is a PM centrino chip
    vs. the MSI AMD Turion chip

    Are there any reasons to choose either or?How about putting a 60G HDD at 7200RPM in these chasis; any problem with the heating/fan?

    Much appreciated,
    SL
     
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    I am looking at the 1013. In my opinion I think intel is over priced for what you get. I also like the range of CPU choices you get use with the 1013.
    Scott
     
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    smiley_lauf Notebook Consultant

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    I thought that too. Then a couple of Q's:

    1. How to the CPU differe when they come to multitasking (manyapplications running at one time), Speed, complex simulations (mathematical) [i am not familiar with the technical stuff hence the questions (AMD vs. IP)
    2. High end specs (max specs) on each one which on ewould you buy, and why?
    3. What retailer are you looking at? xmeld or jrtech, or other I am not aware of?

    again, many thanks and much appreciated,
    SL
     
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    From what I understand on the 1013 you can use the 25 watt mobile sempron, mt turions (i'd imagine the ml's too) and I believe the mobile amd 64. you can get a sempron for $75. Since I'm getting married soon and one of my dogs just had surgery that's the route I'll be going and upgrade when the turion comes down in price some. I think RAM and Hard disk speed are more important than cpu when it comes to having tons of apps open and overall usage. I am looking for a retailer that accepts returns. xmeld does not, exchange only. rjtech didn't have the 1013 last time i checked. I was looking on froogle and I saw some pretty good prices. I will not do business with anybody that doesn't accept returns.
    good luck.
    scott
     
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    Scott, I was following your posts as well on the other forums. and again thanls for the input. I will see froogle.

    Edit: Besides xmeld and jrtech do you know off hand other places where full-systems are built. I am not a computer techie so will not be assembling a whole system on my own. Froogle yileds only parts for the MSI.
    Sl
     
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    Here is what I am dreaming about:

    LAPTOP, MS-1013 Turion™ 64 Ultraportable Series Laptop, 12.1" WXGA LCD, ATI® Radeon® Xpress 200M Graphics
    # MICROSTAR, MS-1013B Notebook Barebone, ATI® RS480M, 12.1" WXGA TFT LCD, ATI® Radeon® Xpress 200M Graphics
    # AMD, Turion™ 64 MT-37 2.0GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 25W, 90nm, 754-pin lidless mPGA
    # DDR333, 2GB (Qty 2 x 1GB) PC-2700 DDR 333MHz SDRAM SODIMM, Non-ECC
    # TOSHIBA, 80.0GB MK8026GAX, 5400-RPM, 16MB cache, 9.5mm, EIDE
    # LAPTOP, Dual-Layer DVD-R/RW Notebook Optical Drive
    # LAPTOP, Built-in 3-in-1 MMC/SD/MS Media Card Reader
    # MICROSTAR, MP54GBT2 Combo IEEE 802.11b/g WLAN + Bluetooth Wireless Adapter, MiniPCI (for MS-1013 & MS-1029 n/b only)
    # MICROSOFT, Windows XP Home Edition
    # WARRANTY, Assembled and Tested (1 Year Limited Parts, Lifetime Labor Warranty)

    All this for just over$1500.

    Now here is what I am asking:

    Is 2G RAM going to eat my battery? Is it necessary 9or is the performance difference negligible after 1GIG RAM? Is the HDD good enough (performace wise)? Any opinion otherwise? Is the fan-noise there, and if so is it expected/or negligible. Once I get my answers i may just get one. Much apprecited

    Greetings,
    SL
     
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    Might want to look at the Fujitsu s2110. Also has the Turion MT.
     
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    The S2110 comes with a 1.6 Ghz CPU, and if I add more specs to meet these to this the price just rockets to close to 2K. What is 'good" about the Fujitsu over the MSI? or am i missing something?

    Tah,
    SL
     
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    The screen and the build quality will be better, but it will be more expensive.
     
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