Hello all, I am new here and would like to pose the following question:
I want to replace my desktop, which is 4 years old. I am looking at laptops, to save space in the Dining Room, by getting rid of the desk and the tower computer.
I have kind of narrowed it down to the following, but not 100% sure about that either.
HP Pavillion DV7-1270ca
HP Pavillion DV7-1223ca
The 1270 is a Intel Centrino machine and the 1223 is an AMD Turion machine.
There is about a $250 difference.
I am not sure how the AMD compares to the Intel in regards to speed and performance.
There doesn't seem to be much difference between the two, but I guess I would like to know if the extra $250 is worth it or are there better machines in this price range or cheaper.
The 1270 has the following that the 1223 does not:
The microprocessor cache is 2 MB larger
a little bit more video memory
a different video card NVIDIA 9600 compared to the ATI Radeon HD 3200 RS780M
it has bluetooth and wifi
1 EEE 1394 port
1 irefire port
I won't be playing much games, been using the PS3 for that and I may watch the occassional BlueRay movie. The main reason for a computer is surfing the net, email and word processing. I am interested in speed as well.