Ask the instructor if they think it will be OK.
These are very different laptops. One's an Ultrabook and very nice for students. The other is a run of the mill laptop still OK for students but the Ultrabook would be my pick for the work I do.
PS. The machine speed does not change with the OS. I can't guess why folk ask that.
I need a new laptop. I would mainly use it for browsing the web, typing / editing documents, itunes, a few HD movies and videos and using a graphic design program call Techsoft 2D design. I'm in collage.
I think i've narrowed it to these 2:
Both have 500gb HD, 6GB ram and an i3 processor, and I love the matte screens on both of them. I have seen them in the shops for the SAME PRICE of £400. I am aware the 530U4V is running windows 7 - is it any slower tan windows 8? I also like the metal body of the 530U4V and screen size, but it is an older machine than the 3530E.
I don't know too much on computers, so any help would be much appreciated. Thanks guys!