(EDIT: srry bout the dell in title.. I meant Toshiba Satellite)
I don't know which one to choose for durability
1) What is your budget?
2) What size notebook would you prefer?
c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
a. Like: Acer, Dell, Toshiba
5) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
Mostly internet surfing, college stuff and a side a bit gaming but not too much
6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
Both but i also like to be mobile
7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games or types of games?
yes a little, Wow. RPGs,
8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
more than 3 hours
9) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
dont need to see
10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
11) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?
c. WSXGA+ – 1680x1050; The middle ground. Again, text and icons are smaller than WXGA+, and more stuff fits onto the screen. Good for having applications open side by side, like a web browser while playing a video.
12) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
not reflective, doesnt matter
Build Quality and Design
13) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
14) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
through college (4 years)
15) How much hard drive space do you need; 80GB to 500GB? Do you want a SSD drive?
16) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
Last edited by thenomad415; 30th May 2009 at 09:19 PM.
Re: Acer Aspire AS5535-5452 or Dell Inspiron 1525?
I think that this middle Dell Inspiron 13 would be a pretty good choice for you. In a month or so you might want to upgrade the RAM to 3 or 4 GB but it'll be OKay with 2GB. That laptop is small enough to be easily portable and has enough power thanks to the Core 2 Duo. If you stepped over (not really up) to the Inspiron 15 then you'd get a 16:9 ratio screen which gives you a little more room and it's cheaper, so you could get the same for less or more for the same. I'd recommend a bigger battery, as having the time really does help.
These Laptops at BB are all alright. If you opt for the $600 Gateway you really can't go wrong. It has a good processor, a whooping 500GB of storage, 4 full GB of RAM, it's attractive and it again has the 16:9 screen. It's just a bit on the heavy side.
The other two in that link would be OKay choices too, just not as good