Laptop for Blu-ray playback: A10 & 4GB/6GB or A8 & 4GB/6GB, or A6,.. ?


Feb 27, 2012
I am getting crazy. :pt1cable: Please help me customize a Toshiba Satellite 17.3" multimedia laptop
for Blu-ray playback, DVD/CD playback, videos, movies/video/music streaming,
animated (Pixar, Disney) and Anime movies playback, light gaming, e.g. Disney games.
No heavy or extreme gaming ([strike]Battlefield 2[/strike], ...) no video editing, no heavy multitasking, etc.

For both Windows 7 and Windows 8 there are the following choices:
- AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M Accelerated & AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G integrated graphics
- AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor & AMD Radeon™ HD 7640G integrated graphics
and also
- AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M Accelerated Processor & AMD Radeon™ HD 7520G integrated graphics

- 4GB DDR3 1600MHz (4GB X 1)
- 6GB DDR3 1600MHz (4GB + 2GB)
and also
- 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (4GB + 4GB)

640GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial-ATA) comes free.

I think that a 6GB of memory is a must for Blu-ray playback.
Should I choose the A10-4600M over A8-4500M for smother Blu-ray playback and movie/video streaming?

For security reasons, should I choose the Bluetooth® version 4.0 or not?[strike] Bluetooth® version 4.0 [/strike]? [add $8.44]
How about the Enhanced Lithium-Ion Battery (6-cell/66Wh)? [add $16.88]

I want Blu-ray because of high resolution audio for music: rock/pop concerts, etc

Windows 7
Satellite L870D-BT2N22 Laptop
(Starting at: $449.99)

Windows 8
Toshiba Satellite L870D-BT3N22 Laptop Windows 8
(Starting at: $479.99)

The resolution is not a full HD: 1080x1920.
It's only an HD+ 1600x900 resolution and is better better than a HD resolution 720x1280.

By the way, the S875D-s7239 is the cheapest (about $699) Toshiba Satellite 17.3" with Blu-ray ROM drive.