Toshiba Satellite 15.6-Inch Laptop (C55-B5270) vs Dell I57482143SLV

jcrog

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Which of these should I get? I am mostly using it for office type stuff. Maybe some gaming but mostly older games. My old hp's gpu went bad (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834157045). But it was fine for what I needed.

Here are links to the actual laptops:

http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-Satellite-C55-B5270-156-Laptop-8GB-Memory-500GB-Hard-Drive-Intel/product_1064943#desc_content

http://www.staples.com/Dell-i5748-2143sLV-Computer-Inspiron-Laptop-Notebook/product_1106302#desc_content

Thanks!
 

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Personally, I would go for the Dell. It has an i3 which is far superior to the Toshiba's Pentium. It has a bigger screen and a higher resolution. Also, it has a better battery life. All of this makes extra $20 worth it.
If you just play older games, the 4 GB RAM should be enough. I have played some older games and my RAM has never exceeded 4GB.
Only go for the Dell if you do stuff that requires lots of RAM, example Photoshop.
 

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The Dell has a more powerful CPU (i3 vs Pentium); both have integrated intel graphics but the integrated GPU on an i-branded CPU is better than that on the Pentium and Celeron CPUs. The Toshiba is just a lower-end machine.
 

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Personally, I would go for the Dell. It has an i3 which is far superior to the Toshiba's Pentium. It has a bigger screen and a higher resolution. Also, it has a better battery life. All of this makes extra $20 worth it.
If you just play older games, the 4 GB RAM should be enough. I have played some older games and my RAM has never exceeded 4GB.
Only go for the Dell if you do stuff that requires lots of RAM, example Photoshop.
 
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