Hello, I have never owned a laptop but my husband is pushing me to replace my desktop with one. So far I am looking between the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6005 and the hp m520 with the turion dual core processor. I would like to do some video streaming, ms office, print shop, quicken, internet shopping and email. Any help out there? The HP was recommended by a retailer, the Toshiba I got from Consumer Report.