Toshiba Satellite L855 or Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 for Developer
by agksmehx - 3/20/13 3:27 PM
$610 - Toshiba Satellite L855-S5383 Notebook PC - 8GB, Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, HDD 5400rpm, 15.6" Display (PSKFUU-02X003)
$655 - Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 - 8GB, Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz, 8GB DDR3, HDD 5400rpm, 14" Display
I will be doing a lot of coding and development - Eclipse, Android SDK, etc. together with 15 browser windows. I don't care about hard-drive capacity because I have an SSD which I will replace with. The Toshiba has a better processor and is slightly cheaper. I cannot reliably find the weight of the IdeaPad. Battery life is sort of important. Display is also sort of important.
One big question is that I plan to use the laptop for about 3 years. Is the Toshiba likely to break / die? I do trust that the Lenovo will not.
Any other factors I should use to decide? Thank you.