I am thinking of buying either an HP G62-B03SD laptop with an Intel Core i3 350M processor 2.26 GHz, Level 3 cache 3 Mb - Intel HM55 chipset,
an HP G62-B60SD laptop with AMD Athlon II dual core processor P340 2.2 GHz, Level 2 cache 1 Mb - AMD RS880M chipset.
I don't play games, only DVDs, I surf, e-mail, watch online movies, write, and might start a website.
So I guess it doesn't really matter which one I choose on this simple level. But just in case, I would be grateful for any advice.
Otherwise I might just toss a coin... ; )
(PS: I am such a nerd that I don't even know if I posted this in the right category. Mercy.)
Here are the specs I found in English of the cheapest one. I suppose for the few things I want to do on it it won't make enough difference to buy one of the first 2 mentioned that would costs me €100 more in my country than this one would:
Laptops are mostly non-upgradable.. So its always a wise decision to get the best spec (especially on the CPU front) for your money.. Your processing power needs may rise up with time.. Keeping that in mind, i'll recommend getting the Intel machine.. However, if you are very sure that you don't want to spend that much, the HP G62-a27SA as mentioned by you, looks very good..
I had my last laptop for 5 years -the cheapest Toshiba, a Satellite L-105- and if it would not have gotten a crack in the motherboard recently which began to show coloured lines on my screen I would have continued to use it.
Thanks for letting me know I'll be fine with the HP G62-a27SA.