Which is better option for £500

  Diodorus Siculus 23:11 10 Dec 2007

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

* DVD-SuperMulti Dual Layer Optical Drive
* 17" WXGA TruBrite Widescreen Display
* Intel GMA X3100 Graphics Card
* Wireless Enabled
* Onyx Blue/Silver Colour


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

* 15.4" Widescreen Display
* DVD-SuperMulti Dual Layer Optical Drive
* ATI RADEON X1200 Graphics Card
* Wireless Enabled
* Onyx Blue Silver Colour

With the former, I lose 40GB hard drive space and get a Pentium dual core processor and a 17 inch screen; the latter gives me more disk space but smaller screen.

Both are £500 at PCWorld. Any idea which might be better value. I'm tempted towards the Pentium with the 17inch screen but can't decide...

Cheers, Dio

  Diodorus Siculus 23:19 10 Dec 2007

It's not for me and the person who wants it will not carry it much - basically will sit on the desk and do nothing... that's why I'm edging towards the 17inch.

Thanks for the reply, Dio

  Diodorus Siculus 00:06 12 Dec 2007

Thanks for the responses; in the end I went with the Intel / 17inch. The guy who uses it will appreciate the extra desktop.

I didn't even notice the comment re. it being a gaming solution - it wasn't going to be nor indeed will it ever be wanted for gaming.

I set it up and like it a lot. Will be sorry to pass it on tomorrow :)

Cheers, Dio.

  Diodorus Siculus 00:24 13 Dec 2007

The recipient is very impressed by it - just doesn't much like the colour of the keyboard. Had been using a Celeron 1.1GHz with XP and 256mb RAM till now so anything should be an improvement!

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