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elvisruns

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Need new laptop for business use, a lot of web based documents and data, some basic spreadsheet and photo/graphics editing in Photoshop/Gimp type program. One of these came recommended from another poster on the forum, the other is one I stumbled upon myself:
Dell - Inspiron 15 ($280)
Intel® Celeron® processor 1007U
4GB DDR3 memory
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
15.6" WLED high-definition display
320GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
8-in-1 media reader
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit operating system

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 ($329)
Processor: Intel Core™ i3-3227U processor (2 cores, 1.90GHz, 3MB cache)
Operating system:Windows 8 Standard 64 - English
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Memory: 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM Memory
Display: 13.3" HD WXGA (1366 X 768) TFT color, VibrantView, LED Backlight, MultiTouch w/720p HD Camera
Pointing device
One-piece touchpad, multi-touch
Hard Drive: 524GB (500GB, 5400RPM and 24GB Solid State) Serial ATA Hard Drives
Optical Drive: No Optical Included
Battery: 3 Cell Lithium Polymer Battery (Up to 7 Hours Run Time)
Network Card: Intel® Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)

Should I stay away from anything here? Any input on this would be great!
 

Houlden

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Then I'd say go for the Lenovo! They seem to just get better and better. Yeah, larger hard drive, better processor etc etc

I've looked into these laptops recently myself, but can't look into them proper right at this moment, but I'd say if the performance is the thing you're looking for, the Lenovo will offer you more in general.
 

Houlden

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I'd say the Lenovo is the good choice here. An i3 processor will give you a bit more headroom than a Celeron.

Though I guess the main thing is, do you want performance, or do you want screen size?
 

elvisruns

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Thinking performance here. I can always hook up to a larger monitor if I need to in the office, and I have a worthy desktop at home. Kind of like the thought of a smaller form factor myself.
 

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although this is significalty mroe this laptop will have much better preformance http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/edge-series/e431/ and configure it with a core i5
 

Houlden

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Then I'd say go for the Lenovo! They seem to just get better and better. Yeah, larger hard drive, better processor etc etc

I've looked into these laptops recently myself, but can't look into them proper right at this moment, but I'd say if the performance is the thing you're looking for, the Lenovo will offer you more in general.
 
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