Need Help in Choosing a Laptop

james76

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Hi,
Would like your help in choosing a Laptop.

Have narrowed it down to two of them : -

01) HP Pavilion 15-N225SE
http://www8.hp.com/emea_middle_east/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=6762374&jumpid=reg_r1002_emea_middle_easten_c-001_title_r0001#!tab=features

And

02) Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A531
http://www.toshibamea.com/ComputerProduct/4/Satellite_Pro_L50-A531/52855?pageid=4

As you can see ,
The HP is an i7-4500U + 8GB Ram + 2GB Nvidia Geforce GT740M ( $ 844/-)

The Toshiba is an i7-4700MQ + 6GB Ram + 2GB Nvidia Geforce GT740M ( $ 893/-)

Looking forward to your advice on which I should go for

Thanks.
 

attk mast3r

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The extra RAM won't compensate for performance, the Dell has a ULV processor which means it is slowed down to offer battery battery life as well as keep cooler. The Toshiba however has a fully functional i7 with 4 cores and everything...the Toshiba's CPU will offer much more performance. They're both pretty powerful...but the difference is apparent and can be seen here: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4700MQ-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4500U

If you want a more portable option, the HP is the way to go. If you want a more performance oriented option, the Toshiba is the way to go.
 

LummusMaximus

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Toshiba has a far superior CPU. That's what will make the performance difference. One thing to note, however, is that the Satellites often have crap keyboards, and newer ones tend to have air exhaust vents on the right- directly onto your hand, if you're right-handed. The HP should theoretically have better battery life. If you're going to use it as a low-portability desktop replacement, with cooling pad, keyboard, mouse etc. I'd say the Toshiba is best. However, if portability and heat is a concern, I'd go for the HP.
 

james76

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Thanks for the reply and noted the same.
Will be using the Laptop as a desktop, so working on power directly.
The issue with my last Toshiba Laptop was overheating. So, had invested in a Cooling Pad.
So, better to go with the Toshiba then ?
 

attk mast3r

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As Lummus mentioned, the Toshiba does have a more powerful processor. HOWEVER, I've had 2 lower end ($500-$600) Toshiba laptops...and they had GARBAGE build quality, so you might want to avoid Toshiba. I'm not sure about their higher end products...but the ones I've had should have had at least decent build quality. My mom has an HP 15z-j000 and it has better build quality and was $600, you might be better off with the HP. Do note that the battery life that both are rated at are for light loads like web surfing and idling. Either way, both should hold their own quite well in terms of performance. If you are a risk taker...go with the Toshiba, if not then the HP may be the better option.
 

james76

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Hmmm...
Checked it out. Both the HP & Toshiba Laptops are of similar build quality.
So, Which one would last longer ?

And on the other hand, What is the average lifespan of a Laptop ?



 

attk mast3r

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No, HP most likely has better build quality comparing my p745-s4102 to my mom's 15z-j000. The 15z-j000 seems a lot more solid than this one...the only thing mine has on my mom's is lees screen flex. The HP is more likely to last longer, and the average life span is 2+ years, it depends on how you treat it though.
 

LummusMaximus

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Lower-end Toshibas are crap. Higher end are quite good- my mu's Qosmio is going strong after over two years. A laptop can theoretically last indefinitely, just so long as you are the perfect user who is 100% careful and cleans it daily. Realistically, it can last longer than three years if used as a desktop replacement. Just make sure to keep it well ventilated.

P.S. My HP and my friends HP's are all pretty good in terms of keyboard and trackpad. Speaking from experience, look out for the crappy screen lids, pressure can and will leave a mark on the screen.

UPDATE:
Meant mu's in sentence one
UPDATE UPDATE
Mum's
 

james76

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Thanks Guys,
But would like to know that since the HP has 8 GB Ram and the Toshiba only 6 GB, so won't the extra RAM compensate on performance ?
 

attk mast3r

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The extra RAM won't compensate for performance, the Dell has a ULV processor which means it is slowed down to offer battery battery life as well as keep cooler. The Toshiba however has a fully functional i7 with 4 cores and everything...the Toshiba's CPU will offer much more performance. They're both pretty powerful...but the difference is apparent and can be seen here: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4700MQ-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4500U

If you want a more portable option, the HP is the way to go. If you want a more performance oriented option, the Toshiba is the way to go.
 

LummusMaximus

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That's pretty much my first post.

 

enghish

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Can you give us a review about that Toshiba you bought?

Thanks
 
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