Hello- first let me say this is a great community to be part of (always lurking).
I need a new laptop as my current hp probook is falling apart.
I want the Toshiba brand as I have always had a great experience with them. I use my computer heavily for ms office, internet, dragon naturally speaking, and will start to use it for web design and photoshop (prob cs4). Battery life is important as I need 5 hours on min setting (my probook has this). My current probook also has a 17" screen (I cannot have any smaller then 15" with a full number pad). Also the computer must be bought of staples.ca (gift cards).
these are my current specs:
Core 2 Duo P7370 2.0 Ghz
32 bit windows t
ATI mobility Radeon HD 4300
my new laptop I would like to be an upgrade- but definitely more durable.
My main concern is- is a i5 430M better then my current processor?
2.26GHz/2.53GHz Intel Core i5 430M processor
320GB hard disk drive
DVD Super-Multi Double Layer Drive
15.6" HD LCD display
Windows 7 Professional 32/64bit with downgrade rights and media to Windows XP Professional
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165 graphics card with 1GB dedicated memory
802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth v2.1+EDR
Energy Star qualified
2-year limited warranty
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD burner- hopefull lightscribe but not a must
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.
Toshiba- always great experience from them-
HP- have a 7 month old Probook that's falling apart- not happy
DO NOT SUGGEST ACER OR ANY OF ACERS OTHER BRANDS- GATEWAY, EMACHINES, ETC- I NEED A RELIABLE COMPUTER.
13_What country do you live in?
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
reliable note book
sorry for not filling this out earlier- forgot- thanks for being patient with me, i was just excited to make my first post.