Thank you. Been lurking for a while. I really knew the i5 is the way to go but I think I have been in denial because of some of the other features in the A665 vs the A660 like the backlit keyboard and bigger driver.
I have not found any benchmarks on that 1.7 ghz phenom and I was hoping someone had something to show me it performs better than I think it will but I think AMD made a mistake when they cut out that cache to keep power consumption down
Anyway, Phenom quad-core processor is good for some applications but not for gaming, especially compared to core i5 processors. If you want large hard drive, it is neither hard nor expensive to change one by yourself.
I believe the Toshiba A series is good in design and quality while L is just so-so.
Better speakers better finish extra USB port backlit keyboard I actually like the A better but I am not sure I want to skimp on the processor.... I have been told that the i5 should blow this away especially in single thread apps.
So its either take the solidly built car with the fast engine or the flashier car with the ok engine. I am actually still torn. I am committed to buying one of them by the end of the weeked i am really flip flopping on this......