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October 17, 2010 12:16:18 AM

Hello,
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,
or:
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.)

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October 17, 2010 12:57:49 AM

Both cost the same: €599.

But for €499 I can also get an HP G62-a27SA with AMD Athlon II X2 P320 Processor - 2.1 GHz - 1.8 GHz HT - 1MB L2 Cache, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics.

Unless anyone here would advice otherwise, I guess that's the one I'll get. They all look identical, and for my modest needs I suppose the latter is good enough.
a c 105 à CPUs
October 17, 2010 1:05:20 AM

the 350m is the better CPU but without full system specs, its hard to say which laptop is better
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October 17, 2010 2:16:51 AM

Thanks, ct1615.

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:

http://www.vmaxx.ie/index.php/default/catalog/product/v...

a c 105 à CPUs
October 17, 2010 2:31:53 AM

since you don't game or do video encoding, either one will work
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October 17, 2010 2:35:47 AM

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..
October 17, 2010 2:59:08 AM

I just found one more spec -Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 4250- here:

http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/pi/27-2635838/Laptop-Compu...

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.

Cheers.
October 17, 2010 7:40:38 AM

Choose HP G62-a27SA
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