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Budget notebook

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July 31, 2012 6:37:07 PM

I plan on buying one of these notebooks soon:

Toshiba Satellite L750-11W Core i3 2310M 2.1GHz 6GB 500GB HDD GeForce GT 525M 1GB Silver

HP Pavilion G6-1205SQ Core i5 2430M 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD Radeon HD 6470M 1GB Grey

DELL Inspiron 15R N5110 Core i3 2350M 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD GeForce GT525M 1GB Black

DELL Inspiron 15 N5050 Core i5 2430M 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD HD 3000

I guess the HP is the best-buy since it has both an i5 processor and a dedicated video card. So, is this really the best choice?

THe notebook will be used primarily for browsing the Internet, working in some Office suite, so I don't need top-notch gaming performance. What I do need is stellar battery life. Which one has the best battery life? I haven't been able to find any information regarding that, but they all have 6-cell batteries.

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July 31, 2012 7:19:50 PM

By the way, does the DELL Inspiron 15 N5050 have the highest battery life, given that it has an integrated video card?
July 31, 2012 7:29:54 PM

I think ( don't know for sure) that the I5's have integrated graphics, that will run until the more powerful discrete video card is needed, this is just a guess though. So you would get more performance when needed, but more battery life when you don't.
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July 31, 2012 9:10:14 PM

Any gaming at all?

Toshiba Satellite L750 or Inspiron 15R N5110 with the Core i3 CPU & GT 525M GPU are the best options for gaming and a good choice for all-round workloads.
a c 572 D Laptop
July 31, 2012 9:13:07 PM

Which or those batteries has the highest WHr rating?
It's the battery capacity that should give you the clue as to which will last the longest.
August 1, 2012 3:48:20 AM

WR2 said:
Dell Inspiron 15R (5520) 15.6" Core i5 Ivy Bridge Laptop $550 48 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery
If the battery WHr ratings are all equal the 5520 Inspiron 15R should have the longest lasting battery life.



No gaming at all.

I cannot buy this model but the Inspiron 15 N5050.

I guess I have to choose between a
Toshiba Satellite L750-11W Core i3 2310M 2.1GHz 6GB 500GB HDD GeForce GT 525M 1GB Silver and a DELL Inspiron 15 N5050 Core i5 2430M 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD HD 3000 .
a c 572 D Laptop
August 1, 2012 3:52:06 AM

For a no gaming workload you usually buy the best CPU you can.
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