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HP Pavilion dm1-3025dx / Toshiba C655D-S5130 - Which one is Better?

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May 3, 2011 5:52:07 PM

Hi All,

Needed a Laptop and while searching came across two Great Deals -

1.HP Pavilion dm1-3025dx - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Laptop+/+AMD+...

2.Toshiba C655D-S5130 - http://www.walmart.com/ip/Toshiba-C655D-S5130/15642036?...

Please advise which would be a better buy,price and performance wise

My Budget is $425

It Will be Bought in Chicago

Thnx For lookin
a c 571 D Laptop
May 3, 2011 6:23:28 PM

Hello stonecaper;

What will you be using the laptop for?
Those are some very low performance CPUs there.
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May 4, 2011 12:20:55 AM

Hi WR2,

I will Be using that laptop for Surfing,a bit Java Coding and Micro HD (720p) Movie watching
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a c 571 D Laptop
May 4, 2011 2:23:17 AM

Between the two you listed the 11.6 ultra portable HP dm1-3025dx is a E-350 dual core CPU of the new AMD Fusion E series.
That Toshiba C655D is full size @ 15.6" but only has a single core E-240 Fusion CPU.

We're talking CPU power that is usually associated with 'Netbooks.
AMD Fusion E-240 1.5Ghz review single core
AMD Fusion E-350 1.6Ghz review dual core

I don't favor the single core CPU.
Toshiba Satellite C655D AMD E-240 Fusion APU Notebook Review

I couldn't find a matching review for the Pavilion dm1-3025dx but it should be just about powerful enough to do all that you want and perform reasonably well. It doesn't have a DVD drive at that size if that's important to you.

For comparison look at a Dell Inspiron 14R 14-inch Core i3 2.53GHz Laptop $450
It's Core i3-380 CPU has about 3 times the CPU power of the E-350

Passmark CPU benchmark scores:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
AMD Fusion E-350 @ 1.6Ghz = 740
Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz = 2336
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May 4, 2011 5:56:17 PM

^^ Thnx to WR2 For This Wonderful explanations...Well The Dell 14R Does look very good but Still it has a 5400 RPM drive as opposed to a 7200rpm 320 gb drive in the HP.also Sales tax in Chicago as u Know will make this price to $495...which is way over my budget...Do Have anything better in Mind Sir?
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a c 571 D Laptop
May 4, 2011 6:52:02 PM

That HP dv6-3236nr is the same price with a slightly less powerful i3-370 2.4Ghz CPU.
It does have 4GB RAM vs 2GB for the Dell 14R. HD is 15.6" and Dell is 14".
All the rest is the same.

Another option: Toshiba Satellite C655-S5193 15.6-in Laptop $400
Pentium P6200 2.13GHz CPU (part of the i3/i5 family) 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, WiFi. Free shipping and no tax in most states.
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May 5, 2011 2:12:31 AM

^^^ Thnx Man
1.Would The Build Quality of toshiba Be a problem???

2.How are The display technologies compared to dell 14R?

3.Have u reviewed the toshiba?

4.Can u recommend a good bag???
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a c 571 D Laptop
May 5, 2011 2:28:33 AM

Overall, as a brand, Toshiba is considered to have among the highest build quality when compared to other MFGRs like Dell, HP, Acer and others.
When you look at the budget entry level laptops they're pretty much all the same IMO.
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May 5, 2011 2:40:06 AM

2.How are The display technologies compared to dell 14R?

3.Have u reviewed the toshiba?

4.Can u recommend a good bag???
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a c 571 D Laptop
May 5, 2011 2:49:39 AM

2. Identical
3. I have not seen any reviews of that Toshiba model.
4. I don't have any bad suggestions.
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a c 571 D Laptop
May 6, 2011 4:38:40 AM

Check the backpack style link I posted above.
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a c 571 D Laptop
May 6, 2011 4:39:51 AM

The bag you linked doesn't have a notebook compartment.
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