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Need some help in choosing a laptop


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#1 mondoteq

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:30 AM

Hey all ! I can't choose a laptop from these two :
 
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive-dark-gray-blue-gray/6643023.p?id=1219229364828&skuId=6643023&st=pcmcat190000050007_categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=9
 
 
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/toshiba-satellite-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-amd-a8-series-6gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive-jet-black/7716338.p?id=1219286766617&skuId=7716338&st=toshiba%20laptop&cp=1&lp=10
 
I'll use the laptop in general for programming, and development. I'm not advanced, I'll only start the university this year, but I have some experience with C++ , java and android development.
What laptop from these is the best for me, please help.
 
I really don't know what to choose. Asus has a better CPU, but Toshiba has 6 GB of RAM, more HDD space and touch screen.
I wonder, will the Toshiba laptop run programs like Eclipse, Visual Studio and other IDEs  smooth ?  
 
P.S sorry for my english if anything, I'm not native :)

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#2 djmiiller

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:33 AM

I personally would get the Asus. It has the better processor. It may not have as much ram or hard drive space but after a while you could buy more ram for it or buy more hard drive space for it, if you find you need more.



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:57 PM

I'm of the same opinion as djmiiller  Get the Asus and upgrade the RAM later.  If the RAM upgrade later isn't an option go with the Toshiba.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 08:25 PM

Not really much in it, but if you're definitely getting it from Best Buy I think it's answered for you as the Asus is out of stock. Either should be fine for your needs however as it's not like programming requires any super processor power, unless you're going to be coding a whole Operating System or something...



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 11:43 AM

I for many years was an AMD fan, would not touch Intel.  Last five or six years I have been running Intel, one of my toys is a Toshiba/Intel.  Having such great service out of my Toshiba but also liking Asus very much I took the time to compare the two on the net.  If you do like wise the Toshiba does edge out the Asus a bit, they are both good quality reliable units you will be fine either way! 


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