The Toshiba P200-1ED allows you to have it all. Along with an Intel (R) Pentium (R) Dual Core TM T2310 Processor and Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium, the P200-1ED provides a mobile gaming solution and a riveting movie-watching experience. It is also packed with innovative multimedia technologies, and a stunning 17” widescreen display with Toshiba TruBrite technology for life-like video realism.
* Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T2310 * (1.46 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB Cache) * Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium * 2 GB Memory * 120 GB Hard Drive
The Toshiba A200-17I enables you to tackle your daily challenges with great performance from the AMD Turion 64 x 2 processor. Equipped with Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium and 2GB of memory to provide a superb computing experience.
* AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58 Processor * (1.9GHz, 1600 MHz FSB, 1 MB Cache) * Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium * 2 GB Memory * 160 GB Hard Drive
the 15.4" is slightly faster, if you are using it at a desk you can always buy a larger, cheap monitor to use and plug it in. on the other hand i would prefer a Pentium processor over an AMD, personally i still find the second, more powerful option more attractive
I'd choose the first one, had a wee think about it and laptops are crap for games and the drive being a bit smaller wouldn't really concern me as you can get an external drive cheap enough if you want but the 17" screen is a boom and thats what you'll be looking at all the time. My eyesite isn't bad but I think the larger screen would be better on the eyes. Only thing I would mention is the advertising blurb is complete rubbish, it says "provides a mobile gaming solution". I don't think so. At this price range it wouldn't be all good certainly wouldn't play any new games at all but that aside its an excellent laptop at an excellent price. So the first one would be my choice. Toshibas make great laptops.