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[Help!] Compaq Presario CQ56-110sa or Dell Vostro 3500?! Watch

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    Howdy!

    I'm looking for a new laptop for general use (word processing, web browsing, watching videos and listening to music) and am currently trying to decide between:

    1) Compaq Presario CQ56-110sa (£349)

    http://h40059.www4.hp.com/uk/homelap...erience=direct

    2) Dell Vostro 3500 (£389)

    PROCESSOR
    Intel® Core™ i3-370M (2.4GHz, 3MB)
    OPERATING SYSTEM
    Genuine Windows® 7 Professional with XP Mode Installed 32 bit
    SECURITY SOFTWARE
    Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services, 15-month
    MEMORY
    Memory : 3072MB 1333MHz DDR3
    LCD
    15.6” 40 cm High Definition (1366 x 768) Wide LED Anti-Glare Display
    HARD DRIVE
    Hard Drive : 320GB Serial ATA (7,200 Rpm)
    GRAPHICS CARD
    Graphics : Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator HD
    OPTICAL DRIVE
    Optical Drive : 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
    WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
    Wireless : ROW Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11n) Half Mini Card
    PRIMARY BATTERY
    Battery : Primary 6-cell 56W/HR LI-ION
    Power Supply
    Power Cord : 3 Wire 65W AC Adpater
    Standard Warranty
    1 Year Collect and Return

    Am I right in thinking that the Vostro 3500 has a superior processor and hard drive, whereas the Compaq Presario CQ56-110sa has a superior graphics card?

    All that being said, which one should I go for?

    Thanks in advance!

    U4EA.
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    Vostro has a better CPU.
    Compaq has a better GPU.

    It's not a superior GPU, it's actually a low end GPU. If you don't play many PC games then the Vostro is fine.
 
 
 
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