Help! which laptop? Samsung Ram505 or Acer 5735


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Hi Guys!!

So I need help, I havent been on this forum for ages and I am buying a new laptop next month, can I have some opinions on which is better? I will be mostly using my laptop for Photoshop, watching DVDs, playing Music and browsing the web. I won't be playing many high ended games as I have an xbox 360, the maximum it would be would probably be Peggle [addictive lol].

I was looking at for both laptops I am considering. I am swayed by Acer as I have had one before and they are excellant but put off by the intergrated graphics card as the Samsung has a decicated one [does that even matter? Not clued up enough on periferials]. The Acer has 120gb more HD than Samsung and also cheaper as well, so that's a bonus!

So, down to business, here are the Specs

Samsung R505

◦AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor QL-62 (2.0GHz)
◦667MHz FSB with 1MB Cache
◦Chipset: AMD RS700MN + AMD SB700
◦2GB DDR2 800MHz
◦2 x Slot SODIMM
Hard Drive
◦250GB SATA 5400RPM
Optical Drive
◦DVD Super Multi
◦Operating System: Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium
◦Samsung Magic Doctor

◦Samsung Update Plus

◦Easy Display Manger
◦Easy Battery Manager
◦Easy Network Manager

◦Easy SpeedUp Manager
◦Adobe Acrobat Reader

◦Genuine Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (free 60-day or 25 uses trial)
◦15.4” WXGA SuperBright© Gloss LCD TFT
◦Resolution: 1280 x 800
◦ATI Radeon HD 3200
◦128MB DVMT Shared
◦HD (High Definition) Audio
◦EDS (Enhanced Digital Sound) Effect
◦4 Watts Stereo Speakers (2 W x 2)
Input Devices
◦89 Key with Silver Nano technology (Anti-Bacterial Keyboard)
◦Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type)
◦Wired LAN: 10/100/1000
◦Wireless LAN: Atheros® Wifi 802.11b.g
◦Width 358mm
◦Depth 265.2mm
◦Height 31.8 ~ 36.35mm
◦Weight 2.68kg
Power Supply
◦6 Cell Lithium ion Battery
◦90 Watt AC Adapter
◦1 x VGA
◦1 x HDMI
◦1 x Headphone-out
◦1 x Mic In
◦1 x Internal Mic
◦3 x USB 2.0
◦1 x DC-in (Power Port)
◦1 x 54mm Express Card Slot
◦1 x Multi Card Reader
◦1 Year FastGuard™ International Warranty (Collect & Return)
◦1.3 Mega Pixel Digital Motion Camera
◦McAfee Virus Scan
◦BIOS Boot Up Password / HDD Password
◦Kensington Lock Port
◦Samsung Recovery Solution III

Acer Aspire 5735


◦Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology
◦Intel® Core™2 Duo processor Core 2 Duo T6400 2GHz
◦2MB L2 Cache
◦800Mhz FSH
◦Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
◦4 GB DDR2, 667 MHz
◦2 x soDIMM modules
Hard Drive
◦500 GB disk drive
Optical Drive
◦8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive:
◦Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL
◦(double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL
◦(double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL
◦(double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
◦Write: 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL

◦(double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL

◦(double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM

◦Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
◦Acer Empowering Technology (Acer ePower, eDataSecurity, eRecovery, eSettings Management)
◦Acer Arcade™ Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia
◦Acer Crystal Eye
◦Acer GridVista™
◦Acer Launch Manager
◦Acer GameZone
◦Acer Video Conference Manager
◦Adobe® Reader®
◦CyberLink® PowerDirector® trial version
◦McAfee® Internet Security Suite Trial

◦NTI Media Maker™
◦Microsoft® Works 8.5 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial (60 days or 25 uses)
◦BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
◦Kensington lock slot
◦15.6" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness (220-nit),

◦Acer CineCrystal™ TFT LCD, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista™
◦16:9 aspect ratio
◦8 ms high-def response time
◦60% color gamut

◦Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (Intel® GMA 4500MHD)

◦Up to 1759 MB of Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated video memory, up to 1695 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10
◦Dual independent display support
◦16.7 million colors
External resolution/refresh rate
◦2048 x 1536: 60 Hz
◦1920 x 1440: 75/60 Hz
◦1856 x 1392: 75/60 Hz
◦1792 x 1344: 75/60 Hz
◦1600 x 1200: 100/85/75/60 Hz
◦1600 x 900: 60 Hz
◦1400 x 1050: 60 Hz
◦1280 x 1024: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
◦1280 x 960: 85/60 Hz
◦1280 x 768: 60 Hz
◦1152 x 864: 100/85/75 Hz
◦1024 x 768: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
◦800 x 600: 120/100/85/72/60 Hz
◦640 x 480: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
◦MPEG-2/DVD acceleration
◦WMV9 (VC-1) acceleration
◦Acer Arcade™ featuring Acer CinemaVision™ and Acer ClearVision™ technologiesAudio
◦Two built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
◦High-definition audio support
◦MS-Sound compatible
◦Built-in microphone
Input Devices
◦105-/106-key keyboard with inverted "T" cursor layout, 2.5 mm (minimum) key travel
◦Touchpad pointing device with multi-gesture technology, featuring circular-motion scrolling and pinch-action zoom
◦12 function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows® keys, hotkey controls, standard numeric keypad, international language support, independent US dollar and Euro symbol keys
◦Empowering Key
◦Easy-launch buttons: WLAN, Bluetooth®
◦Media keys (printed on keyboard): play/pause, stop, previous, next
◦Volume meter (volume up/down)

◦Intel® WirelessWiFi Link 5100/5300 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N)
◦Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, featuring MIMO technology, supporting Acer SignalUp™ with Nplify™ wireless technology
◦LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
◦Modem: 56K ITU V.92 with PTT approval, Wake-on-Ring ready
◦Width 383mm (15.1”)
◦Depth 250mm (9.9”)
◦Height 15/37mm(0.6/1.5”)
◦Weight 2.7 kg (5.94lbs.)
Power Supply
◦ACPI 3.0 CPU power management standard: supports Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes
◦6-cell Li-ion battery pack
◦48.8 W 4400 mAh
◦3.0-hour battery life10
◦2.5-hour rapid charge system-off, 3.5-hour charge-in-use
◦3-pin 65 W AC adapter
◦Three USB 2.0 ports
◦External display (VGA) port
◦Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
◦Microphone-in jack
◦Ethernet (RJ-45) port
◦Modem (RJ-11) port
◦DC-in jack for AC adapter

◦ExpressCard™/54 slot
◦5-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
◦1 Year Warranty
◦Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam supporting enhanced Acer PrimaLite™ technology​

Thanks for your help :D


Active Member
if you choose the comes with all stupid acer E software,Which is not covered by an warranty.Even though they installed it.Acer support charge 50p a min for software advice.Even though it's theirs


Distinguished Member
If I choose Acer, I would be uninstalling the software anyway, I wouldnt really need it.

Don't uninstall the trackpad software or it'll stop working (grumble grumble grumble acer).

Internal vs. dedicated graphics card doesn't matter if you're not using it's processing power (e.g. gaming, photoshop, [email protected] etc.). Vista's Aero interface is an exception as that uses it but I think the 4500 is supposed to be pretty good at it.

I can't comment on build quality and similar but from the specs they don't seem to be missing anything you'd expect from a £400 laptop.

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