Hi I'm looking to buy a new laptop. I've narrowed it down to these 3, but I'm not great with computers so could someone please have a look at them and tell me if they have any catches eg. below average graphics or really bad batteries? I can't find any reviews or battery information for them. I'd really like a battery that can last at least 4 hours (and not just say it will). I'd also prefer something light weight, I can't find out how much the 2nd one costs and I don't know if a UMA graphics card is normal or particularly bad. I don't care about graphics just as long as they;re not noticably terrible.
I use my laptop for normal use, mostly just internet browsing, I take it to uni for up to 4 hours at a time 2 days a week, no gaming, I might download the occassional movie and watch it, I own about 30-50 movies and may end up with about 30GB of music. I usually don't have more than 3-5 programs open at a time however a speedy computer is important to me.
Acer E1-570 15.6" Notebook $677: http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/acer-e1-570-15-6-notebook-led-black-ace1570533
15.6”, intel i5, 4GB, large 1TB hard drive, 2.3kg
HP Pavilion 14-N239TU 14" Notebook $747: http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/hp-pavilion-14-n239tu-14-notebook-with-led-backlit-display-hep14n239
14”, i5, 8GB RAM, has a pretty average “UMA graphics card” so check before you buy that the graphics and speed are ok.
Hewlett Packard G8D16PA Pavilion 14-n292TX Core" i7-4500U $800 http://www.thegoodguys.com.au/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=16601&categoryId=15481&productId=78477&errorViewName=ProductDisplayErrorView&urlLangId=&langId=-1&top_category=15363&parent_category_rn=15363&storeId=900
14", i7, 4GB, 750 GB hard drive, 2.1kg (get the light weight one with no DVD player)
ANY help or advice or catches you can see would be really appreciated thank you! Please speak super intuitively to me I don't know anything about technology, I had to do a lot of research just to figure this much out. I just want to know what's relatively normal for a laptop.
Edited by wacked0ne, 30 July 2014 - 01:21 AM.