Soo much to choose from?!?!?!?!?!?!? ("HP, Toshiba")

Hey I no a dissent amount about PC mostly Desktops. But im getting a notebook soon and i needs some help.

2 questions!

AMD of INTEL for mobile "prefer INTEL but IDN"

Im looking at HP (DV6812NR)

Processor Brand AMD
Processor AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2
Processor Speed2.0GHz

Screen Size15.4"

System Bus1600MHz
Cache Memory512KB + 512KB at die Level 2

System Memory (RAM)3GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To4GB
Type of Memory (RAM)DDR2

Hard Drive TypeSerial ATA (5400 rpm)
Hard Drive Size250GB

Optical Drive Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds Drive speeds not specified

Direct-Disc Labeling Yes
Digital Media Reader or Slots Yes, digital media card reader

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M (UMA)

Video MemoryUp to 1071MB

Personal Video Recorder (PVR)No


My budget is $650.00.

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  1. In the era of $300 desktops, $650 really doesn't get you a lot as far as laptops go. You're pretty much limited to Dell Vostro, Hewlett Packard 6700 / 6800 series (like what you have above), Gateway M serires, and Acer Aspire, or something used.

    Toshiba, Sony, Lenovo, and Asus all start out about at least $100 more. Generally given an identical chipset, processor, ram, and HDD there's barely any differene between brands as far as performance goes (provided a clean OS install).

    If you ever go the DIY / BYO route, $650 will get you just a chassis; you still have to get processor, RAM, HDD, wireless / bluetooth, and sometimes optical drive
  2. What are you going to be using it for?

    For basic uses either Intel or AMD will be fine. Intel's perform better, including longer battery life, but AMD's tend to be cheaper.
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