Well my search has come down to these two laptops both will be around $500 and have the things i want, both are refurbished now it just comes to some advice from you guys,
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU Type AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50(1.6GHz)
Screen 15.4" WXGA
Memory Size 1GB DDR2
Hard Disk 160GB
Optical Drive Dual Layer DVD Burner
Graphics Card ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 IGP
Video Memory shared memory
Communication Modem, LAN and WLAN
Card slot 1 x Type I/II PC Card Slot with CardBus support
Dimensions 14.09" x 10.39" x 1.31-1.40"
Weight 6.24 lbs.
And a 90 Day warranty
HP PAVILION DV6171CL :
Processor Type AMD Turion 64 X2
Processor Speed (GHz) 1.60
Installed Memory (MB) 2048
Hard Drive Size (GB) 120
Media Bay DVD±R/RW
LCD Size 15.40
Video Card GEFORCE 6150
Has a 30 day Warranty and "NO OS" but has an extra gigabyte of ram. so what would you pic?
the second one , however cant u get Core2Duo laptop? its better
Depending on the use it may not matter. The Turion X2s are for the most part cheaper than Core2s as well. So if price is a big concern stick with the X2 since they are comparable to the CoreDuos and have 64-bit support.
Gateway MT6458 has a bigger hard drive and with a shared memory .
Both systems have integrated graphics with shared memory, so that isn't much of a point. As for the hard drive, I would rather have the extra gig of RAM on the second system then the extra 40gb of space on the first. I agree with HardWareBoss though, it is a bit of a coin toss since neither system has much of an edge over the other.