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Laptop Tradeoff - harddrive vs screen size

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January 8, 2010 12:16:09 PM

I'm down to choosing betw 2 laptops, identical except 1 has better 15.6" display (vs 14") BUT smaller drive. Both drives are SATA 7200RPM, both systems have identical great processor & 4G mem. One SATA drive is 250GB the other 320GB. Since I'm buying this to get better performance but don't want to go backwards on screen size -- am I losing anything with the 250G SATA 7200RPM drive??? Price is virtually identical.
January 8, 2010 12:36:18 PM

You need to check the screen resolutions as well not just the size. 250GB drive is adequate, unless you are going to store lots of movies. You can always use larger external drive anyway.

If you fill the FAQ - Read before buying / considering a laptop form, maybe better laptops can be recommended.


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January 8, 2010 12:53:28 PM

SueA said:
I'm down to choosing betw 2 laptops, identical except 1 has better 15.6" display (vs 14") BUT smaller drive. Both drives are SATA 7200RPM, both systems have identical great processor & 4G mem. One SATA drive is 250GB the other 320GB. Since I'm buying this to get better performance but don't want to go backwards on screen size -- am I losing anything with the 250G SATA 7200RPM drive??? Price is virtually identical.



screen resolutions are virtually identical
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January 8, 2010 4:00:46 PM

Go for the better screen, hard drive could be upgraded later if needed.
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January 8, 2010 5:34:09 PM

+1 @ fihart

If the drive is getting full, there's ways to manage disk space. If it really becomes an issue, as fihart said, you can then upgrade the hard drive, or look at external drives.
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