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What should I buy? - Toshiba Satellite vs ASUS K70IO

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April 7, 2010 2:09:59 PM

Hey guys,

Just wondering which of these two machines would perform better:

Btw. I would be using the machine for Photo editing, Video editing (some), and the usual tasks, music browsing etc.

ASUS K70IO-TY002V
* Processor - Intel Pentium T4200 / 2 GHz ( Dual-Core )
* RAM - 4 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 800 MHz ( 2 x 2 GB )
* HARD DRIVE - 250 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
* GRAPHICS - NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
* SCREEN - 17.3" TFT 1600 x 900 - Color Shine
* OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

TOTAL COST INCLUDING SHIPPING 550 EURO


Toshiba Satellite T115D-S1125
* PROCESSOR - 1.5GHz AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual-Core L325
* RAM - 2GB (2x1GB) RAM
* HARD DRIVE - 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
* GRAPHICS - ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
* SCREEN - 11.6" LED Backlit Widescreen Display
* OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

TOTAL COST INCLUDING SHIPPING 450 EURO
April 7, 2010 2:37:26 PM

I cannot quite figure out what to buy here.

If I go for the smaller one I will buy an external monitor to connect when at home.

If I chose the big one it will be a desktop replacement and I wont take it anywhere unless I really have to.

But I cant quite figure out if the smaller one will be able to perform tasks such as photoshopping and light video editing?

Any help out there pleeeeease
a c 244 D Laptop
April 7, 2010 2:41:52 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
I would go for the first one because it has a better CPU/VGA and also more RAM
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April 7, 2010 2:49:23 PM

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
I would go for the first one because it has a better CPU/VGA and also more RAM



Hey thank you Maziar!

Yes you are certainly right the T4200 should be better.

The RAM I have 4 GB that fits perfectly to the smaller one (my laptop's screen just died so have lots of spareparts.).

Would you think the smaller one would have problems running Photoshop and video editing?

Thanks so far its very nice to get a good welcome and quick response :) 

*EDIT BY Maziar*
The FAQ Filled:

1_What is your budget?
500 euro

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Either 17" or 11.x"

3_What screen resolution do you want?
For 11.x-13" - 1366x768 (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio
For 17" - 1600 x 900, 16:9 aspect ratio

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Either a 11.x" up to 13" portable
OR
17" desktop replacement

5_How much battery life do you need?
For desktop replacement the battery life does not matter at all
For the Portable it should be 4h+

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
I will not be playing any games

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Some photoshop
Some Video editing

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
Min 160 GB

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
Considering the following products and most likely going to order from there too, unless I find another place that has what I need at a decent price that ships to Malta :) 
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod [...] puter.html
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/ASU [...] rce=ldawin

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
2 years

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD ROM is just fine

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
Brands are not important

13_What country do you live in?
Malta

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
A bit splitted here, with a portable I don't have to buy an extra PC later on and can use it for the home and on the go whenever needed (though not often but nice to be prepared) and just connect an external monitor.

With a 17" I got a desktop replacement but nothing to take with me if going somewhere.
a c 244 D Laptop
April 7, 2010 2:58:27 PM

The second one won't have problems doing those tasks but the first one would do them significantly faster,you may want to fill the FAQ and maybe there are better options available:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/50797-35-read-buying-...
And no problem,glad to help :) 
April 8, 2010 11:54:28 AM

Excellent,

I have been looking around for ages and found one that meets 95% of my requirements. Only thing I can say this is lacking is blue-ray, but for the price this is an excellent scoop!

Even the integrated Graphics card is pretty good (for this type of standard of course.).

Acer Aspire AS7740-6656 Notebook Computer

* 2.26GHz Intel Core i5-430M Processor
* 4GB (2x2GB) RAM
* 500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
* SuperMulti DVD Burner
* Intel GMA HD Graphics
* 17.3" LED Backlit Widescreen Display
* Integrated Webcam and Microphone
* 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
* Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
* 7.1 l

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/681745-REG/Acer_L...


April 8, 2010 11:54:43 AM

Oh and price is dollars is 699
a c 244 D Laptop
April 8, 2010 3:41:15 PM

That would be a good choice as well,i forgot to search that site :D 
!