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which laptop between these two. .?

by weelor / August 24, 2013 6:27 AM PDT

Hello im new to this site but after realising my battered old acer aspire wouldnt turn on earlier ive been looking online for a pretty basic new laptop. I only use my laptop rarely for surfing the net, saving photos/music and word processing etc. Nothing major. I have narrowed my choice down to the dell inspire 15 which has 4gb ram and 750mb storage with a core i3 processor or the packard bell te which has 8gb ram, 750mb storage and a celeron dc b830 processor. Price wise both models are pretty similar with the dell costing £30 more but from reading the specs on both it says the i3processor speed is 2.4ghz as opposed to the celerons 1.8ghz. What do you recommend? Will the processor speed make a huge difference or am I better going for the model with more ram? Bearing in mind I am not the sort of person to upgrade once buying I will more than likely keep it for a couple of years before replacing it. Any advice would be great. Thanks Happy

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Keep in mind the inspiron is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 6:33 AM PDT

Well, how to put this? A value machine. Even I have one at my disposal at the office and it's a core i5 model. The screen to me is its weak point. Barely acceptable. Not saying it's bad, just that other laptops look better to me.

As to the CPU, there are CPU charts but the i3 gets my nod.
Bob

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by weelor / August 24, 2013 7:43 AM PDT

Thanks bob. Just seems silly for me to get an expensive laptop to sit in the corner of my bedroom most of the time. If there are any other budget level laptops youd recommend over these two then im open to suggestions though. Lor

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Yes. My son got this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 12:59 PM PDT
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Asus K55N DS81 and he's playing video games like Just Cause on it and all I did was add another 4GB memory stick. You can find these on woot.com for 299 and everyday for about 399.

The new one has a 2 year drop and spill warranty (check when you buy it) so it's hard to beat in my opinion.

As to the inevitable Windows 8 question I answer with, look at Classic Shell.
Bob

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