I live in Ireland so the price of that laptop would be 880 including shipping and that's with the exchange rates.
Only thing I added onto it was 8gb of RAM because default was 4, and I chose no operating system standard because I think my college gives us free Windows 7.
Laptop would mainly be used for games, internet, videos, and some editing. Don't care if it can't play everything on Ultra just want to be able to play ever game decently on medium. A laptop with a 630m in Ireland costs around 1500 euros, and this laptop has a 650m and is 880 so it sounds like a good deal?
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Due to exchange rates it would only be a difference of 45 euro to get the one I posted which will have the i7 and 250gb extra along with 8gb of RAM. So which one would be better considering there is only a 45 euro difference?
For the price I would get the i7. If you are doing a lot of editing the i7 will cream the i5 by about 2x. 45 euros for and i7, 4GB more ram and a bigger hard drive is a steal. However, first read the reviews of the products.
well just from my experience when editing you don't need to worry about storage because all of your footage should be stored on an external hard-drive so it doesn't NOM all your disk space, and the i7 will help with rendering the final video
Yeah true that I really need to get an extra HDD to store just ediitng footage on. I would like a large HDD though because I have a lot of games to store on it. So you reckon my original laptop choice would be better?
Just make sure you get like a western digital 1TB external there like 100$ I have one now and it holds my school work (Photoshop & Flash) a backup of my C: partition and plenty of space leftover for gaming footage like 800+GB.
and as some friendly advise call your college and verify your going to get that free copy because I know my college only offers windows 7 with a steep discount but not "FREE".
I personally couldn't tell you (I live in the US) but I can point you in a direction you might try looking up some company's that are based in Europe that do "High-end/Gaming" laptops (just tried didnt see much pointed me back to xoticpc).
Or look at some local retailer for maybe something like an ASUS or Lenovo