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Seeking Opinions - Laptop Choice

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a b D Laptop
April 10, 2012 4:31:32 AM

I am looking for a laptop for general use (internet with a lot of tabs), the most intense thing it might run is photoshop or streaming an HD movie (not at the same time). I don't want to spend more than 400 unless its a deal I cannot pass up.

So I've narrowed it down to either a Dell Inspiron 15(n5040) witch I can get from a local Best Buy for 400 or any of these Asus laptops
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?id=pc...||496e74656c26233137343b~~q70726f63657373696e6774696d653a3e313930302d30312d3031~~f546||496e74656c26233137343b20326e642047656e65726174696f6e20436f726526233135333b206933~~f305||24333030202d20243339392e3939~~f510||41737573~~nf534||31352671756f743b202d2031362671756f743b&list=y&nrp=50&sc=abComputerSP&ks=960&usc=abcat0500000&sp=%2Bcurrentprice+skuid&list=y&iht=n&st=processingtime%3A%3E1900-01-01
They all are core i3 with 4gb of ram, hard drive isnt important to me as I have a desktop for storage. So witch do you guys recommend. Or if you have any others that would fit the bill feel free to throw them out there.
April 10, 2012 5:09:41 AM

Those deals seem pretty good, I didn't see anything significantly cheaper with a similar i3 package online. If you are set on the i3(fine choice for your mentioned uses) these are a good deal, just look at some reviews online make sure you don't get one with questionable durability.

If you have plans to play any games(like Starcraft 2 or something) then you might want to consider a similarly priced laptop with the A6 CPU just because it has a significantly faster integrated graphics chip.
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a b D Laptop
April 10, 2012 2:58:08 PM

So would you go with the Dell or one of the Asus's.

I wont be doing any gaming on it as I have a desktop for that. I'd like to get the most out of the battery as I can, do you know if the A6 is better than the i3 for battery life?

Also tigerdirect just posted http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... for 450 with coupon, is core I5 worth the extra 50 bucks? Will that be worse on battery life?
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