Need help between two laptop specifications

By Pleasing05
Dec 1, 2008
  1. A good day to you all!

    I need help for choosing between two laptops:
    Compaq CQ40-107AU
    Processor type
    AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs QL-60
    1.90 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache
    AMD 780g
    Standard memory
    1024 MB
    Memory type
    DDR2 667MHz
    Memory layout
    (1 x 1024 MB)
    Maximum memory
    Supports up to 8 GB DDR2 memory
    System features
    Internal drives
    160 GB
    Hard disk drive speed
    5400 rpm
    Optical drive type
    SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
    Display size
    14.1” Diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen
    Graphic subsystem name
    ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics


    MSI EX400

    Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200 2.0 Ghz 1mb L2 Cache

    SiS 672 DX + SiS968

    System Memory
    1GB (DDR2 533/667), Max: 4GB

    LCD Display
    14.1" WXGA TFT-LCD Display

    Graphics & Video Module
    ATI Radeon HD3450, DDR2 256MB VRAM

    2 speakers

    Hard Drive
    160GB SATA

    I am having a hard time differentiating the two processor wise. If it was about GPU, the MSI wins easily because of the discreet HD3450. But the processor got me baffled on which is really better performance wise...

    Also, I do not put much importance about the brand, only on specs... Also, I'm planing to use this for mobile gaming (already have a desktop "pseudo" gaming rig (8600gts C2D E6550 3GB DDR2800 DC), so no need for alienware-like specs laptops).

    My friend already had this compaq cq-40 and can play DMC4, UT3 on medium (he upgraded to 2.5gb memory). The reason I'm in borderline for buying this is because the compaq reaches 80 deg C on full load. I'm thinking the Intel counterpart could have lower temps while having on par, if not greater, performance.

    Thanks in advance...
  2. Pleasing05

    Pleasing05 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    BTW I'm planning to upgrade whichever I buy to 3gb ram. tia
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