Need advice picking between these processors for a laptop

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Hello, i'm currently looking at 3 laptops and am having difficulty deciding between them. I was wondering if the community could help me decide.

the 3 processors in question are a amd turion ii p540 2.4ghz, a amd phenom x2 N620 2.8ghz and a core i3-350m 2.26ghz. However I can't decide on which is the most appropriate for my needs.


I decided i'd go for a amd laptop given that my price range is £500-550, in hopes that an amd laptop would allow for a better graphics card and generally better overall specs. My general criteria is a 15 inch laptop, with a nice chiclet style keyboard, dedicated graphics and a good screen with some gaming capability (some gaming capability, not my primary concern, would be done in a). Battery time is a factor, though not the most important, a couple of hours running on battery is all I am likely to need as I can usually charge it at my different stops, which makes me think perhaps the turion ii with a 25w power rating may give me a longer battery life, however I don't know if this will have a real impact over a 35w power rating?

All 3 laptops are from hp and seem to offer what i'm looking for, however I found one with a core i3-350m (2.26ghz) which comes with a dedicated graphics card that has made my decision a lot harder, however it has less DDR3 RAM (3gigs vs 4 gigs in the other two laptops) but I could always upgrade the RAM if I found I needed it, or is this an important factor I should take into consideration now?

hp dv6-3112SA core-i3-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-DV6-3112SA-Notebook-i3-350M-Bluetooth/dp/B00440D90U/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1293976658&sr=1-4

HP Pavilion dv6-3113sa
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavilion-dv6-3113sa-07671766-pdt.html

HP Pavilion DV6-3112SA
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-DV6-3110SA-Notebook-Dual-Core-Bluetooth/dp/B00440D914/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1293976911&sr=1-6

I trust HP as a builder of quality laptops and I like the look and feel of the hp pavilions, which seem to give a nice balance between build quality and price. However if all 3 of these are a rip off then please let me know.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry that this post is a little messy :)
 
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