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  1. Laptop for University Programming

    Ah right cool thanks very much, i believe i can get something similar from where i would buy the toshiba also, but i will keep that in mind.
  2. Laptop for University Programming

    Yeah the Toshiba says up to 6 hours, and the Dell i guessed is 5/6 but it doesn't actually say, Oh and anyone else reading the price difference is just for the online price of the toshiba, it is actually the same price as the dell in-store at where i would get it, so makes little difference there then. Well getting tired of either having to take desktop home to do work at breaks or struggling on the netbook i have had for years instead. So a laptop seems a good way of doing the work either at uni or at home during breaks etc,
  3. Laptop for University Programming

    Sorry if questions like this aren't for this forum, i just noticed some others so thought i would post. Well i am going into final year of a HND Games Programming course, and onto the degree top up. I want a laptop that can deal with Xna, Silverlight, Visual Studio, C++, C#, Java etc. Now i have so far narrowed it down to two that are in my budget and there is a difference between them i cant tell which is better for programming than the other. However one is £50 more than the other at the "base" price. Both are 15.6" screen size as i don't want any bigger or smaller and with Windows Home Premium. Toshiba Satellite P750 Intel i3 2.3GHz 8GB Ram GeForce GT 540M (2GB Graphics Memory) 640GB Hard Drive Dell XPS 15 Intel i5 2.5Ghz 6GB Ram GeForce GT 525M(1GB Graphics Memory) 500GB Hard Drive Basically is the Differences between the i3 and the i5 laptop processors enough to go for the XPS even when it has less Ram, a lower Graphics card and less Hard drive space? As the XPS is already £50 more than the Toshiba, and upgrading the system with anything to get it closer to the toshiba in the ram, graphics or hard drive department puts it over £700 and my budget which ideally is only £600 to begin with, I would rather go with the Toshiba if the difference between processors is minor. I am guessing for lower level games programming both of these are maybe overkill, but i want it to be futureproof for the next 2/3 or more years, so spending more now to save upgrading later.