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Mini notebook purchase advice needed

I am in the market for a small notebook computer. I am torn between the HP dm1-4010us with the AMD dual-core processor E-450 and the HP dm1-4050us with the Intel Core i3-2367M processor. Is it worth the extra $140 for the intel processor? Or is there a better alternative around the same pricerange. $450 to $550.

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At the office

In reply to: Mini notebook purchase advice needed

We tried the various other offerings but now consider only the i5 and better systems. Nod to the i3 Sandy Bridge unit.

If all you need to low cost without any big performance concerns (video play is fine on both) then why not pocket the savings?

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Thanks Bob

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My wife and I spend 4 months a year on the boat so portability is a must and long battery time. We like to stream video (Hulu,ESPN and youtube) for entertainment. So if you say video is fine on either so as you say "why not pocket the savings"

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Then let's check that battery time.

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The dm1-4050us notes up to 10 hours.
The dm1-4010us notes up to 9.5 hours.

In reality I find I get half of that time.

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