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16-02-2010, 02:01 PM
Friends wants to upgrade. Have folk an opinion on this for small business use. No gaming.
Toshiba L500/49


* 2.3Ghz Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor
* 320GB Harddrive
* 512MB Dedicated Graphics Card
* 15.6" Widescreen HD TruBrite 16:9 Display
* Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500 2.3GHz Processor
* 15.6" Widescreen HD TruBrite 16:9 Display
* 4GB Ram( 2 x 2GB)
* ATi Radeon HD4570 512MB GDDR3 Graphics
* 320GB (5400rpm) SATA HDD
* DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer Drive
* Webcam
* Ethernet
* Wifi 802.11 b/g/N
* V.92 data modem + fax
* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32/64Bit
* 1 Year International Warranty (Domestic warranty includes onsite courier pickup and return service)
* Energy Star 5 Qualified

All comments welcome

16-02-2010, 02:06 PM
If you aren't going to be gaming you could probably cut back on the graphics card and get something slower, eg: anything by Intel.

Toshiba is a good brand.

16-02-2010, 02:57 PM
Cant complain about that, its got everything you need with the exception perhaps of a SSD drive for battery life...

16-02-2010, 03:17 PM
You would be better off finding a system with a lesser graphics card and a better processor (A Core 2 Duo or better - Pentium Dual Cores are low end chips) if you don't intend to use it for games. For small business use you want the best processor possible, the most RAM possible and the graphics card doesn't matter - Intel onboard will be fine.

16-02-2010, 03:35 PM
Which one is good... Intel Core i3 (http://www.intel.com/products/processor/corei3/index.htm) and above OR Core 2 Duo ?

16-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Which one is good... Intel Core i3 (http://www.intel.com/products/processor/corei3/index.htm) and above OR Core 2 Duo ?

That would depend on how high spec a Core 2 Duo you are talking about. When looking at Processors, compare the speed in GHz, number of cores and the amount of onboard cache. It is the onboard cache that is the main difference between the low end and high end chips (ie a Pentium Dual Core has less onboard cache than a Core 2 Duo therefore the Core 2 Duo is better). I can't say that I'm highly familiar with the Core i3/i5 series yet, having not dealt with them, but I'd say a high end Core 2 Duo would definitely beat a lower end i3.