need a new laptop confusion

  evprop 19:34 PM 13 Dec 12

Hi i have been struggling to find a laptop that fits my needs at a reasonable cost .... eg. under £600

I have managed to find a couple of options but would really like to hear anybodys thoughts to my examples below

im stuck....

out of these 2 specs here what you go for with my needs of browsing, watching media and using Adobe photoshop,illsutrator+dreamweaver?? OR do you think both of these are NOT ok???

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-171

Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Dual Core Processor 17.3" HD+ Screen Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit 4GB DDR3 RAM 500GB HDD DVD Rewriter Dedicated 7670M Graphics PSKFPE-00400MEN

Acer Aspire V3-771G

Intel® Core™ i3-3110M Dual Core Processor 17.3" Full HD Screen Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit 6GB DDR3 RAM 500GB HDD Blu-Ray Dedicated GT 630M Graphics NX.M1ZEK.006

Greatly appreciate responses thanks

  Nontek 21:24 PM 13 Dec 12

My choice - the Toshiba, mainly due to i5 as opposed to the other ones i3.

  rickf 22:26 PM 13 Dec 12

I would prefer the Toshiba as it's i5 but have you checked out ones with AMD cpus with 4 or 6 cores. I would prefer 6 cores since you are intending to do intensive work with PS etc.' Lots of Ram say 6gig.

  finerty 00:00 AM 09 Jan 13

You could try novatech or ebuyer

  finerty 00:02 AM 09 Jan 13

and a little read herediff i3 and i5

  iscanut2 11:26 AM 09 Jan 13

Your two choices are fine, although my preference would be Toshiba although more Ram would be useful to you.

  Ex plorer 10:00 AM 12 Jan 13

Take a look here Toshiba for me also.


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Best Black Friday deals 2015 live blog: Best UK Black Friday deals & best UK Black Friday tech…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

This 4K screen is purpose-built for showcasing digital art

20 Mac Power User Tricks... That You Didn't Know