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Buying my daughter an HP Biscotti laptop.

Two models with the same price but I'm undecided as to which is the better value:

the G62-355CA as an intel P6100 processor (3 MB cache, 2 ghz clock speed), and a 500gb hard drive

the G62-352CA has an intel i3 370m processor (2 mb cache, 2.4 ghz clock speed), and only a 320gb hard drive.

As near as I can tell, all other specs are identical.

Any opinions?
Edited by Robilar - 1/16/11 at 11:46am
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post #2 of 10
What will she use it for? Basic word processing?

Does she need a burner?

Need allot of space?
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Word processing, internet, low end games, etc.

The hard drive space would be nice (although she has a 250gb in her desktop and isn't even close to filling it).
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post #4 of 10
i3 370m is much faster than other processor

I would go i3 370M, and I don't think you need more than 320GB hard disk
post #5 of 10
How much are they?

I just got myself a new HP Laptop a few months ago, typing on it now.
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I have tried old processor driven laptops and the new i3 driven laptops..I must say that the i3 is the only thing that has given me that feeling like I don't want to strangle someone. If you have ever known a fast computer, then there is no choice but the i3..if you don't expect much maybe the lower price point one?

For me, new tech is always the way to go, as long as it's within budget and isn't overkill. The i3 fits the bill for both of those categories and I am a huge fan of the i3 lineup of laptops right now.
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post #7 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by friedsushi87;12032752 
how much are they?

I just got myself a new hp laptop a few months ago, typing on it now.

$500 cad
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post #8 of 10
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Just did some digging. I hadn't realized that the i3 370m supported hyperthreading. Thats a pretty big bonus on a laptop.
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post #9 of 10
i3s have pretty poor battery lift imo (like 2 hours).
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morizuno;12033047 
i3s have pretty poor battery lift imo (like 2 hours).

My i5 has great battery life, 4-5 hours with WIFI and full brightness....
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