Budget laptop decision

mfernan80

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Hi, I'm thinking in buying a nue low-midrange laptop, and i have several options. I will thank you if anyone can help me:

Acer Aspire V3-571G-3116G50MA (Intel® Core™ i3-3110M 2.4GHz, 6 GB DDR3, 500Gb 5400 RPM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6" 1366×768 LED TFT LCD 16:9, 6 cell Ion Lithium battery) - 450€

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-B000ES (Intel® Core™ i3-3217U 1.80Ghz , 6 GB DDR3, 500Gb 5400 RPM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, HD BrightView LED 15,6", 4 cell Ion Lithium battery) - 399€

Asus X55C-SX008H (Intel® Core™ i3-3110M 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500Gb 5400 RPM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.6" 1366×768 LED Glare Type, 6 cell Ion Lithium battery) - 425€

DELL Inspiron 15 (Intel® Core™ i5-3337U 1.80GHz, 4GB RAM, 500Gb 5400 RPM, HD Graphics 4000, WLED (1366 x 768) de 15,6", 6 cell Ion Lithium battery and 65 W/h) - 475€

Which one will you choose?
 

James H

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When choosing a new laptop, you have to think what will I be using this for in the future, if your just using this to access the internet, word processing, and streaming a few videos, then I'd go for the HP Sleekbook as the i3 processor will do the trick. Most laptops with a decent brand wont go wrong and with Windows 8, any half decent laptop will still run quick.
However, for an extra 76 euros you can get the next processor up, more battery power but as I said...all depends on what your doing.

Hope this helps somewhat :)
 

mfernan80

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I don't usually over-stress laptops or PCs. Main usage will be:

Web surfing
Office tasks
Ocassional Web Design/Programming (so i will be running PHP local web Server and use picture/vector design tools such as Photoshop/Illustrator)

Do you think i5 in Dell option will make the difference (i5 CPU mark: 3195, i3-3110M mark: 3016)?

As I will also watch some movies, what about display quality?

Thanks a lot and regards,
Mario.
 

James H

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The intel i3 is mainly for mainstream users who want to internet browse and just basic tasks compared with the i5 which is better performance wise and will be able to achieve better quality basically.

Display is mostly graphics orientated but with the new processors such as the i5, they have integrated HD 4000 graphics which will do you for photo editing and videos etc...but

Heres a link to look at for comparison between i3 and i5: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416592,00.asp

Anymore questions please ask away :)

The DELL laptop you have here will do you for what you want but I would keep shopping around especially on websites such as dabs.com and have a look at newegg.com although dabs is English and Newegg American they give some good reviews on products and are both good to view price differences.

 

PlanetMyHero

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My suggest: ASUS K55A-DS51

Screen Size 15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1366x768 pixels
Processor 2.6 GHz Core i5 3230M
RAM 8 GB DDR3
Hard Drive 750 GB
Graphics Coprocessor Intel GMA HD
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Price: $569.90

Best Budget Laptop on Best Laptops 2013
 

James H

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That's a decent laptop but it depends what the budget is, if you have that money then this will be better.
 

chubbygamer1983

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Go for the Dell or the HP. Ideally Laptops are meant to be mobile.

I can tell you from 1st hand experience Sleekbooks are great for Business & Media. They aren't really gaming orientated but you still can play games like World of Tanks or Black Light Retribution.

From both the Dell and HP your get 9 hours battery life plus with a 8 Cell Battery.
 
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