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Hp or Gateway Laptop? Answered

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I want a laptop but there are about 2 that are neck-and-neck in my decision.

There's this HP which i really like its design and appearance and also the hardware inside it.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9720310#

And Then there's this Gateway which has a tiny bit of more parts like a different graphics card, larger hard drive, built in webcam, and lightscribe (not really concerned about these parts).

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8771297&type=product&id=1203815723402

And I'm pretty sure i want the HP (more trusted brand in my opinion), but i just want a second opinion.

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Caveman477 (author)2008-07-12

i will probably go with the gateway considering dorkfish's commment

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Dorkfish92 (author)2008-07-09

Just from past experience, I would not buy an HP. I repair computers for people sometimes and almost all of them have been HP. They seem to just go bad faster than other companies. I would go with Gateway, they usually last a long time.

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Caveman477 (author)2008-07-08

pretty much same graphics card, don't need that much hard drive space(could just buy an external hard drive), webcam-cool, but not needed, and I wouldn't really use lightscribe-is cool though. The Gateway is better in terms of hardware/software but i trust the HP brand more (don't know why) and i like the looks of it more.

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Thornburg (author)2008-07-08

I really don't know much about other laptops because I have only bought IBM, a total of 6 laptops. Haven't had a problem with any of them besides 2 viruses.

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Yerboogieman (author)2008-07-08

no, i have a compaq like that, and i love it, it has an amd something 64 dual core, its blazing fast. (and HP bought out compaq a while back but keep the name going).

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Yerboogieman (author)2008-07-08

lightscribe is KOOL!!! get the gateway!

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ll.13 (author)2008-07-08
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whatsisface (author)2008-07-08

I have the intel version of that HP, it's completely sweet.

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xACIDITYx (author)2008-07-08

Hmm... I'm particularly liking the Gateway one. Although, the Gateway's screen is just about an inch smaller. But it is a Larger HDD. They both come with Vista, so that's a notch down for both. They both have 3 GB of ram (If I read right). The Gateway is also Lighter. If it were up to me, I'd go with the gateway. I've always wanted a webcam, it has a WAY larger Hard Drive, and less bloatware preinstalled on it. Of course, HP is a more trusted brand, but I, personally, would rather have the Gateway. I mean, Gateway is trusted too. Final Verdict: I like the Gateway more, but it's not my money nor is it my decision.

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