Down to 2 Laptops: Please help me Choose: Dell vs. Toshiba
by lhnyrs - 2/2/09 6:10 PM
Please help choose between the two laptops below.
Intended use: regular Internet activity, MS office (excel/word), picture editing, light home video editing (beginner),NO gaming
1. DELL Vostro 1510 ($490 via Dell Direct, includes s+h)
> CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 (1.8 GHz/2 MB cache/800MHz)
> Ram: 3 GB / Harddrive: 320 GB
> GFX: Intel GMA X3100 - shared memory
> Vista 32 Bit
> Firewire port
> No web cam
> Added 2nd year warranty for extra $40
2. Toshiba Satellite L305-S5939 ($550 via Fry's in-store)
> CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 (2.0 GHz/2 MB cache/800MHz)
> Ram: 4 GB / Harddrive: 320 GB
> GFX: ATI Radeon 3100 - with 256MB Dedicated memory
> Vista 64 Bit
> No Firewire (can add via expresscard)
> Fry's 2 year warranty for extra $130
Assuming the addition of the 2nd year of warranty, price becomes $530 for Dell & $680 for Toshiba, but the price difference with just the base 1 year warranty is only $60.
Any feedback would be helpful and appreciated.