Looking for a new laptop, but don't know which to get?

  jch10k 13:29 08 Apr 2013

My current laptop is a Dell Inspiron which is just over 5 years old. It has just become incredibly slow and unresponsive with webpages taking a while to load up. The he battery is broken so it has to be plugged in or it won't work. The windows updater is broken and Skype isn't working as it can't find the network despite the laptop being connected.

The new laptop will be required to run applications such as Photoshop and for light gaming.

I've been looking for laptops on a budget of £500 and I've found these. Which one is better?

Feel free to recommend other laptops.

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15r-se-7520/pd?oc=n0015s05&model_id=inspiron-15r-se-7520 Specs :


3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)

Operating System

Windows 8 64bit, English


15.6in High Definition (1366X768) WLED with TrueLife


6GB2 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz

Hard Drive

1TB Serial ATA (5400RPM)

Video Card

2GB AMD Radeon HD 7730M

Optical Drive

8x DVD+/-RW Optical Drive


http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/AcerAspireV3-571GWindows8Corei5Laptop-BlackNX.RZJEK.008/version.asp Specs :

  • Screen size - 15.6in - 1366 x 768
  • Processor - Intel Core i5 3210M - 2.5
  • RAM - 6GB
  • Hard Drive - 500 GB
  • Operating System - Windows 8 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Optical Drive - DVD SM
  • Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
  • Graphics Memory - 1024 Mb
  jch10k 13:31 08 Apr 2013

Acer link:


  chub_tor 18:23 08 Apr 2013

My personal choice is the Dell and the main reason is that it has a much bigger hard drive.

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