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Toshiba, Lenovo or Asus?

by eva_luna82 / May 25, 2013 7:32 AM PDT

Hi there,
I'm looking for a laptop to work with architecture related programs such as autocad, photoshop, Revit, SketchUp, ArchGIS... Looking around I found these 3 posibilities, that match what I am looking for, I think. But which one is best?

- Lenovo G580 15,6'' (650€)
Intel Core i7 3520M; 2,9 GHz / NVIDIA GeForce 610M NVIDIA Optimus Technology + Intel HD Graphics 4000 / 6 GB - 1 x 2 GB, 1 x 4 GB ; DDR3 / 1 x 500 GB HDD; Serial ATA a 5400 rpm

- Toshiba Satellite P850-31M 15,6'' (850€)
Intel Core i7-3630M / nVidia GeForce GT 630M de 2GB/ 8 GB / 1 TB

- Asus K55VD-SX441H 15,6'' (850€)
Core i7-3630QM / Nvidia GeForce 610M de 2 GB / 8 GB / 1 TB

Lenovo is much cheaper, and I don't care about 500GB because I ussualy keep my stuff in an external hard disk. It is price diference between Lenovo and the others worst it? Between Asus and Toshiba, which is best? Help please...

Thank you

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The Tosh has a slight edge
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2013 12:05 AM PDT

Just on spec alone on the better GPU. It also has 8GB over the first one. I have a K55N here and the LCD is better than expected.

Since you are going to use Photoshop, the LCD matters. Be sure to try each laptop and see if the Tosh or ASUS has the better LCD.

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The processor for the Lenova
by orlbuckeye / May 27, 2013 9:30 PM PDT

is cheaper then the other 2 this is probably why it's the cheapest. It's a good idea to get as big a HD as possible and files tend to grow with each computer generation and also it allows more for the Windows page file that will make the system seem faster especially for multitasking.

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