Hello, i'm currently looking at 3 laptops and am having difficulty deciding between them. I was wondering if the community could help me decide.
the 3 processors in question are a amd turion ii p540 2.4ghz, a amd phenom x2 N620 2.8ghz and a core i3-350m 2.26ghz. However I can't decide on which is the most appropriate for my needs.
I decided i'd go for a amd laptop given that my price range is £500-550, in hopes that an amd laptop would allow for a better graphics card and generally better overall specs. My general criteria is a 15 inch laptop, with a nice chiclet style keyboard, dedicated graphics and a good screen with some gaming capability (some gaming capability, not my primary concern, would be done in a). Battery time is a factor, though not the most important, a couple of hours running on battery is all I am likely to need as I can usually charge it at my different stops, which makes me think perhaps the turion ii with a 25w power rating may give me a longer battery life, however I don't know if this will have a real impact over a 35w power rating?
All 3 laptops are from hp and seem to offer what i'm looking for, however I found one with a core i3-350m (2.26ghz) which comes with a dedicated graphics card that has made my decision a lot harder, however it has less DDR3 RAM (3gigs vs 4 gigs in the other two laptops) but I could always upgrade the RAM if I found I needed it, or is this an important factor I should take into consideration now?
I trust HP as a builder of quality laptops and I like the look and feel of the hp pavilions, which seem to give a nice balance between build quality and price. However if all 3 of these are a rip off then please let me know.