Which laptop should I get?

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  1. eof

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    MSI 16" Intel Pentium Duo T4300 2.1GHz
    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...angid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10131717&catid=26917
    Pros
    -Intel instead of AMD (is this really a pro?)
    -500gb HD
    -4gb memory
    Cons
    -Nvidia 8200M isn't as fast as ATI 4200 HD from what I understand
    -It isn't an HP

    HP 15.6" Laptop featuring AMD Athlon II Dual Core Processor M300
    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10132174&catid=28239
    Pros
    -HP
    -New Athlon 300M is faster than the T4300
    -ATI Radeon HD 4200 is faster than the Nvidia 8200M
    Cons
    -320gb HD
    -3gb memory

    HP Pavilion 15.6" Intel Pentium T4300 2.1GHz Laptop
    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10132145&catid=28239
    Pros
    -HP
    -4gb memory
    -Intel instead of AMD (is this really a pro?)
    Cons
    -320gb hd
    -Intel 4500 graphics is dogshit I think

    I think I am leaning towards the AMD based laptop ...M300 is supposed to be faster than the T4300 and the ATI graphics is supposed to be faster than the Nvida/Intel.

    Thoughts?
     
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    "faster"

    exactly what are you going to use this for? because "faster" doesn't mean shit until you're doing some highly processor intensive shit like video editing, or *some* kinds of gaming.

    so unless you really *need* "faster" I'd go with the one that meets your other important considerations, like disk size and memory.
     
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    I guess just watching 1080p downloads...that would be my most intense usage
     
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    on your choices, "faster" isn't your issue.

    pick the one with the best graphics card.
     
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    Thanks... so the M300 with the ATI Radeon 4200 it is then..:bigthumb:
     

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