I'll be purchasing a laptop in India. My budget is around Rs. 35000 to Rs. 40000 INR [$700 to $800 US]. I want the laptop mainly as a learning tool for graphic design - Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Maya, 3dMax etc.
The laptops I've shortlisted are -
1. A Dell Inspiron w/ the following specs [Rs. 40000: $800 US]
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40GHz/ 1066 FSB/ 3MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Basic SP1 Edition 32 bit (English)
15.6 " 720p WXGA (1366x768) Display with TrueLife(TM)
2GB(2x1G) Dual-channel 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X DVD+/-RW Drive with DVD+R double layer write capability
Integrated Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
2. A Croma [a local & newly launched brand] laptop w/ [Rs. 43000: $860 US]
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400 (2.0GHz/ 800 FSB/ 2MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium
15.4" WXGA Display
4GB Dual-channel 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X DVD+/-RW Drive
nVidia 512MB Dedicated Graphics Card [9600m GS]
So, out of the two, which laptop would you suggest for my needs? The better processor or the better GPU?
Please note that I do not plan on gaming on this laptop. Secondly, I won't be doing any serious 3d applications' rendering on it.
Thanks for your replies!
PS: There is also a Dell studio with similar specs as the Inspiron I've mentioned but with an ATI 4570. It's for Rs. 50000 [$1000 US]. It's over my budget, but was wondering if the upgrade is worth it for my needs. The 4570 is puny in comparison to others AFAIK.