Laptop graphics?

By dynamitemonkey
Jun 16, 2008
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  1. HI. Im looking to get a laptop and have decided to get either a Dell inspiron or Vostro (in small business section of site.) Basically I've run into this snag:

    Do I get the inspiron with integrated graphics (intel X3100), or the vostro with nvidia 8400M 256mb.

    At first it seems like an obvious choice to take the nvidia, but reading through some stuff im now not sure how much of an advantage it would be. I can get fairly similar spec for everything else on each, although if i get vostro i can get 3Gb ram same price. Here are the main specs, both laptops at roughly the same price


    Inspiron: £449

    Core 2 duo T5550 1.83GHz processor (667MHz bus, 2MB cache)
    2Gb DDR2 ram
    250 Gb Hard drive
    15.4" widescreen with true life and integrated webcam
    Intergrated graphics (X3100 i think)

    or

    Vostro: £469

    Core 2 duo T5670 1.8GHz processor (800MHz bus, 2MB cache)
    3Gb DDR2 ram
    250 Gb Hard drive
    15.4" widescreen
    256 Mb Nvidia 8400M GS (64 bit) graphics

    So Basically, vostro has superior graphics (i think??), and for only £20 more I can get an extra 1Gb ram, at expense of webcam and truelife.

    What do you think?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    Go for the Vostro
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