A Tale of Two Dells

Labyrus

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Hey guys. I'm torn between 2 Dell laptops and I need guidance. I just want good performance. It will mostly be for writing, checking email, surfing the usual website and playing a game now and then. But I also want it to be technologically sound enough to last me a few years. Below are the spec's for what I narrowed it down to. Will the RPM's of the Hard Drive make that big a difference in speed? Am I better off with the AMD Turion or Intel Core 2 Duo? Do I really need a 256mb video card or will 128mb suffice? I'm just looking for places where I can trim the price of each of these systems.
Any other help/input would be greatly appreciated.

1)
Vostro 1000
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor TL- 60 (2.00GHz 512K)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
Unit Price: $973
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display with TrueLife
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHZ, 2 Dimm
120GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
8X DVD+/-RW w/Dbl-layer DVD+R Write Capability, Cyberlink Pwr DVD and Roxio
ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory™ (integrated)
Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N Mini-card edit


2)
Vostro 1500
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7250 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
Unit Price: $1,292
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display with TrueLifeâ„¢
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 DIMM
160GB Free Fall Sensor Hard Drive, 7200RPM, for Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook
8X CD/DVD Burner w/ double-layer DVD+R write capability, w/ Roxio Creator
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GT edit
Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N Mini-card edit
 

Celegorm

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What games are you planning on playing?

Regardless, the Core 2 Duo is much better than the AMD
 

Thrasher

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The price difference between the 2 is definitely worth the difference in performance you'll experience.
 

sek3o1

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if your not going to be traviling alot i would get a desktop!!cheaper and better performance!!you pay for mobility.
 

Labyrus

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Thanks for the responses, guys.

Mobility if a necessity for the moment, so it will have to be a laptop. And it looks like it'll be the second one. Thanks again!
 
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