Samsung or Toshiba?


Jan 21, 2013
Hey, hope this is the right place to ask. Trying to decide between 2 laptops in my price range. It's for general use and occassional light gaming. I know they are both pretty low end but was hoping for some help deciding. One thing I am I am wondering about is the CPU difference. I know the Samsung has 4 cores and the Toshiba has 2 cores. Does the 1.5 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache of the Samsung make a big difference compared to the 2.13GHz, L3 Cache 3MB of the Toshiba? Thanks!

I also prefer the look of the Samsung but I wanted to know if there is a major hardware difference between the two.

Samsung NP305E5A-S01CA

AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor (1.5 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache)
500 GB S-ATAⅡ Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
AMD Radeon™ HD6470M (PowerXpress) 1 GB DDR3 (Ext. Graphic)
6 GB DDR3 System Memory
15.6" HD LED Display (1366 x 768), Anti-Reflective

Toshiba Satellite A500 - 01W

Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor (2.13GHz, L3 Cache 3MB)
NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics
500GB, 5,400 RPM
16.0" LED Active-Matrix colour with TruBrite™ Screen Technology
(Slot 1 X 2GB) + (Slot 2 X 2GB) DDR3 (1066MHz)