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Which to buy? A, B, C, or D?


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gregorie

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Don't now what to buy. I am a simple user of computers. No games, no video editing. Browsing and email.
Thank you!

A
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D-S5057 AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320(2.10GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 250GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 NoteBook

* AMD Athlon II Dual-Core ...
* 4GB Memory 250GB HDD
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4...

* Part#: PSC16U-01G010
* Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* Optical Drive Type: DVD Super Multi
* Chipset: AMD M880G
* Model #: C655D-S5057
* Item #: N82E16834114930
* Return Policy: Computer Replacement Only Return Policy

B
Acer Aspire AS5534-1121 AMD Athlon X2 L310(1.20GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD ATI Radeon HD 3200 NoteBook

* AMD Athlon X2 L310(1.2GH...
* 4GB Memory 320GB HDD
* ATI Radeon HD 3200

* Part#: LX.PJU02.006
* Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
* Optical Drive Type: DVD Super Multi
* Chipset: AMD M780G
* Model #: AS5534-1121
* Item #: N82E16834115678
* Return Policy: Computer Replacement Only Return Policy

C
Recertified: ASUS UL50 Series UL50VT-RBBBK05 Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300(1.30GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce G210M NoteBook

* Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 ...
* 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
* NVIDIA GeForce G210M

* Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* Optical Drive Type: DVD Super Multi
* Resolution: 1366 x 768
* LCD Features: LED backlight
* Model #: UL50VT-RBBBK05
* Item #: N82E16834220758
* Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

or this Asus NOT REFURBISHED
ASUS U80A-RFRBK05 Laptop Computer - Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1GHz, 4GB DDR2, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, 14" Display, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

D
Inspiron M101z
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium Edition
11.6'' High Definition Truelife™ WLED (1366x786)
4GB2 DDR3 SoDIMM at 800MHz, 2x2GB DIMM
320GB3 SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
AMD RS880 Integrated Graphics
Combo 802.11n 1x1 with Bluetooth 3.0 HMC
56WHr Lithium-Ion Battery (6-cell)
AMD Athlon™ II Neo K325 (Dual Core,1.3GHz,2MB Cache)
1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty4 (10-14 Day Mail-In Service After Remote Diagnosis5)
Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam

Edited by gregorie, 14 August 2010 - 02:48 PM.

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Hi gregorie
It was between option A and option C at first glance and the final choice is yours to make but consider the price difference between the two and the return policies.
A: TOSHIBA Satellite C655D-S5057 AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320(2.10GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 250GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 NoteBook
B:Recertified: ASUS UL50 Series UL50VT-RBBBK05 Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300(1.30GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce G210M NoteBook
As you only require it for emails and browsing I would choose option A for the speed of the CPU after all you would need to save an awful lot of emails to fill a 250GB HDD.
I hope my logical approach makes sense to you and which ever you choose good luck with it.

Edited by phillpower2, 14 August 2010 - 03:07 PM.

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Hi gregorie
It was between option A and option C at first glance and the final choice is yours to make but consider the price difference between the two and the return policies.
A: TOSHIBA Satellite C655D-S5057 AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320(2.10GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 250GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 NoteBook
B:Recertified: ASUS UL50 Series UL50VT-RBBBK05 Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300(1.30GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce G210M NoteBook
As you only require it for emails and browsing I would choose option A for the speed of the CPU after all you would need to save an awful lot of emails to fill a 250GB HDD.
I hope my logical approach makes sense to you and which ever you choose good luck with it.


omg Thank you for your opinion. Appreciated!
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First, any one of these systems will do. Second, you need to research each system to get the best one for your money regardless of what people think.

1. Dell M101z - I'm a Dell guy and I like this laptop. It is mobile and it has enough power to do what you want. It's a new offering from Dell, but the initial reviews is that it will work for what you want. It's low processor speed is a turn off though (least bang for the buck).

CNET Review
Computer World News Release

2. ASUS UL50 and UL80. I wouldn't waste time with the UL50 since the UL80 is much better. The Core2Duo T6500 is a better chip than the Dell AMD, but the Dell offering is an Ultraslim class which the UL80 isn't.

CNET Review
Discussion of the UL80


3. Acer AS5534-1121. I have an Acer AS6930 which has served me well. This computer will do the job you want, however, of all the options, it is not my choice. The low cpu speed is what kills this one along with the Dell M101z.

Amazon Price and Review

4. Toshiba. I've never heard of Toshiba being a bad choice. I'm sure they have had problems with certain series, but they were one of the first portable/laptop. It is one of my top picks due to processor speed and video card.

Newegg Price and Review

Top #1 Choice: ASUS U80A-RFRBK05 - It has the Intel Core 2 Due T6400 chip (solid chip), but it does have integrated graphics (which is a pain point even if you are just using it for Internet and Email). I still rate it the Top because of the CPU.

Top #2 Choice: Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5057 - CPU is solid, but the graphic system is better than the ASUS. Toshiba has been around forever being one of the first laptop companies (they had a 7lb laptop offering in the 1980's!)

Runner Up: Dell M101z - The new kid on the block. It's a runner up due to the processing speed being lower than the top two. However, I would seriously consider this laptop if the reviews for the top two do not move you to buy either one.

I would spend about 2 hours researching the top two and the runner up just so you can know you made the right purchase
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Don't now what to buy. I am a simple user of computers. No games, no video editing. Browsing and email.
Thank you!

A
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D-S5057 AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320(2.10GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 250GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 NoteBook

* AMD Athlon II Dual-Core ...
* 4GB Memory 250GB HDD
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4...

* Part#: PSC16U-01G010
* Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* Optical Drive Type: DVD Super Multi
* Chipset: AMD M880G
* Model #: C655D-S5057
* Item #: N82E16834114930
* Return Policy: Computer Replacement Only Return Policy

B
Acer Aspire AS5534-1121 AMD Athlon X2 L310(1.20GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD ATI Radeon HD 3200 NoteBook

* AMD Athlon X2 L310(1.2GH...
* 4GB Memory 320GB HDD
* ATI Radeon HD 3200

* Part#: LX.PJU02.006
* Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
* Optical Drive Type: DVD Super Multi
* Chipset: AMD M780G
* Model #: AS5534-1121
* Item #: N82E16834115678
* Return Policy: Computer Replacement Only Return Policy

C
Recertified: ASUS UL50 Series UL50VT-RBBBK05 Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300(1.30GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce G210M NoteBook

* Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 ...
* 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
* NVIDIA GeForce G210M

* Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* Optical Drive Type: DVD Super Multi
* Resolution: 1366 x 768
* LCD Features: LED backlight
* Model #: UL50VT-RBBBK05
* Item #: N82E16834220758
* Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

or this Asus NOT REFURBISHED
ASUS U80A-RFRBK05 Laptop Computer - Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1GHz, 4GB DDR2, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, 14" Display, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

D
Inspiron M101z
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium Edition
11.6'' High Definition Truelife™ WLED (1366x786)
4GB2 DDR3 SoDIMM at 800MHz, 2x2GB DIMM
320GB3 SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
AMD RS880 Integrated Graphics
Combo 802.11n 1x1 with Bluetooth 3.0 HMC
56WHr Lithium-Ion Battery (6-cell)
AMD Athlon™ II Neo K325 (Dual Core,1.3GHz,2MB Cache)
1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty4 (10-14 Day Mail-In Service After Remote Diagnosis5)
Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam


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B- Model #: AS5534-1121
* Item #: N82E16834115678
* Return Policy: Computer Replacement Only Return Policy
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-smallest CPU, for less heat & power consumption-
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Thanks thanks thanks 1,000,000
Dinotech...thank you so much.
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