Disregard my "M" for a moment. For laptops, today, I want to see the i3 or i5. Many of us have those and I can't write enough good things about Intel's latest.
The AMD is a value play and if it's not cheaper I wouldn't consider it.
I am in a dilemma here whether I should buy the Toshiba[ http://amzn.to/bjCxPn ] or the Dell[ http://bit.ly/bn8Heh ].
Both cost exactly the same. The Dell is on a core i3 while the Toshiba is on Phenom X3. Here are some of the points I am considering
+ Good pro reviews all over the internet (a bit of heating and average battery is all the bad)
- Erratic customer reviews ( ranging from real bad to real good )
- Dell's poor service/track record
+ Most purchased laptop on Amazon
+ Quicker and free shipping from Amazon
- No pro reviews anywhere on the net.
Any help in tilting the scales either way is great.