I'm looking at the differences between a TOSHIBA L755D-S5347 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Notebook and a Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Notebook. I am a graduate student of physical therapy. I don't really need any fancy graphic design software, just good high speed and a lot of memory for storage of files, etc. Any recommendations?
Toshiba and Acer are both good, and those laptops are close in performance as well. The i3 and 520m is slightly better for a slightly higher price but you probably won't notice it's that small of a difference. The amd will have much better battery life if that matters.
I don't think the op is doing anything intensive requiring a i7 and is probably looking at the $450 range. But it doesn't hurt to ask, what is your budget? Is this just for surfing?