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Need help to choose from two laptops pretty please!


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herewegoooo

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I'm buying a laptop, but I don't know what everything means, so I can't choose. Any help in deciphering which computer is best on what, and a recommendation to which one is best overall would be hugely appreciated. Thank you!

Here's the first laptop:
HP Pavilion g6-2244sa
Processor AMD Dual-Core E2-1800
- 1.7 GHz
- 5 GT/s
- 1 MB L2 cache memory
Operating System Windows 8
RAM 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
DDR3
Graphics card AMD Radeon HD 7340 Discrete-Class
up to 3.91 GB
Screen type HD BrightView LED-backlit
Screen resolution 1366 x 768
Screen size 15.6"
Screen features Widescreen
Hard drive 1 TB
SATA
5400 rpm
Optical disk drive SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with double layer support
Memory card reader Digital media card reader
USB 1 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Modem/Ethernet Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN
WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Video interface VGA
HDMI
Audio interface 3.5 mm audio out
3.5 mm audio in
Sound Altec Lansing speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio
Webcam HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
Keyboard & Mouse Full size textured island-style with numeric keypad
TouchPad supporting multi-touch gestures and on/off button
Battery 6-cell Li-Ion polymer
Up to 6.5 hours battery life
Accessories included 65 W AC Power Adapter
6-cell Li-Ion polymer battery
"Begin here" guide
HP manual
Software included Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days live update)
HP Connected Music powered by Universal Music Group
HP Connected Photo
HP Games powered by WildTangent
HP Connected ePrint
Cyberlink Power DVD
Windows Live Essentials
Amazon Kindle
Size 36 x 376 x 244 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 2.48 kg


Here's the second laptop:
HP Pavilion g6-2219sa
Processor Dual-Core AMD A4-4300M processor (2.5 GHz, 3.0 GHz with Turboboost, 1 MB L2 cache)
Operating System Windows 8
RAM 6 GB
Upgradeable to 8
Graphics card AMD Radeon HD 7420G Discrete-Class
Up to 1.65 GB of dedicated RAM
Screen type HD BrightView LED-backlit
Screen resolution 1366 x 768
Screen size 15.6"
Screen features LED backlit
Hard drive 1 TB (SATA, 5400 rpm)
Optical disk drive SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with double layer support
Memory card reader Digital media card reader
USB 2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN
WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth No
TV output VGA
HDMI
Expansion card slot No
Sound Altec Lansing speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio
Dolby Advanced Audio
Webcam HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
Keyboard & Mouse Full size textured island-style with numeric keypad
TouchPad supporting multi-touch gestures and on/off button
Battery 6-cell
up to 7 hours
Accessories included 65 W AC Power Adapter, 6-cell Li-Ion polymer battery, Begin here guide, HP manual
Software included Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days live update); HP Connected Music powered by Universal Music Group; HP Connected Photo; HP Games powered by WildTangent; HP Connected ePrint; Cyberlink Power DVD; Windows Live Essentials; Amazon Kindle
Size 36 x 376 x 244 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 2.48 kg
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phillpower2

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Hello herewegoooo

The first notebook apart from a slower CPU has a better spec but I take it that it is also more expensive than the second notebook.

If you tell us what the main use of the notebook will be and what your maximum budget is we will make some suggestions for you to check out.
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Thanks! I need a lot of storage space, so the 1TB is important. I'll use it for Skypeing, general surfing, Facebook, emails, design software, photoshopping, some point and click games (no online games), storing a lot of photos and quite a large music collection, syncing with my iphone and ipad, etc. Also watching DVDs. My budget is low £350, can stretch to about £365. I'd love suggestions if you have any!

The first one is about £365, the second one £350, so not much of a price difference. The only thing that bothers me about the first one is the 1.7 GHz, seems a bit low compared to the second one. As you say, the first one looks otherwise better, but I don't really know how much any of those numbers affect the actual use, so I don't know which will be best....
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Ok once I had your budget I had a better idea of what I could suggest.

£365 is a fair price for the spec and the closest that I could come with a faster CPU was http://www.tesco.com...&skuId=105-2908 do not be put off by the 750GB HDD as that will take you an awfully long time to utilize, also keep in mind that if the HDD was to ever fail you would loose all data on the HDD, with that in mind something to consider for the future is purchasing a USB HDD enclosure and an additional HDD to back up all important data to, this will ensure that the notebooks HDD will never be full + all important data is secure in the event that the notebooks HDD did fail.
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Thank you very much for your help!
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You are most welcome and any further questions please let us know :thumbsup:
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