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BrummieBoy93
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Yesterday, I ordered myself this laptop which I'm going to be using for the next 3/4 years at university.

However, I've now cancelled my order after reading reviews about AMD processors and I realised the graphics card wasn't as good as I initially thought. I did set my budget to £400, but I'm willing to go up to a MAXIMUM of £450.

I'm now looking at this one instead.

What do you think? Yes, it has less RAM and memory, but it's got an Intel processor and a slightly better graphics card (I think). I don't need the graphics card to be amazing, I'd just like to be able to run The Sims 3 and Football Manager at playable settings, I've got an Xbox for all other games. Other than that, I just need it for the basics, internet, iTunes, watching the occassional film, iPlayer, uni work etc., nothing too taxing.

So, what do you lot think? Is the latter worth £30 more than the former?
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You don't need dedicated graphics memory to run either of those games, I run the Sims 3 on max settings on a humble Core 2 Duo, and from what I gathered it's much the same for FM2011.

Either of those computers will happily meet your needs. I'd personally go for the latter simply because I'm more familiar with Intel's processors, but your needs wouldn't push either of them very hard.
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http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung...m_content=PN00

£440, faster processor, bigger hard drive, and more RAM.
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What Gofre said. Both will meet your needs, but the second one is certainly a better machine.

I would also pick the 15R ahead of the Samsung which AmyJ suggested. The 15R features a superior CPU and graphics, and 3GB of RAM is more than sufficient for your needs.
Plus the 15R is slightly cheaper.
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Thanks for all the replies everyone, I'm leaning toward the second one a lot more now. However, I've just been on HUKD and found these two laptops that seem better than the Dell. I don't know much about computers really, so I might be missing something.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer...-dixons/929467

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer...-dixons/929461
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I literally bought a dell inspiron 15R series and its beautiful.. just... beautiful.
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I'd get the Samsung R580 with your budget. No doubt about it.
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Don't get a dell, the fans don't work...
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(Original post by BrummieBoy93)
Thanks for all the replies everyone, I'm leaning toward the second one a lot more now. However, I've just been on HUKD and found these two laptops that seem better than the Dell. I don't know much about computers really, so I might be missing something.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer...-dixons/929467

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer...-dixons/929461
Good laptops, although I would get the 4GB model because having an extra 2GB will do literally nothing for you, you won't use it. You can always upgrade the RAM in a few years time if and when it becomes necessary.

I suppose the acer is slightly better, although to be honest the extra 1GB over the Dell means very little to you. I would get it on the basis it is marginally cheaper, but there is nothing really in it for you.
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