Hi… First post… Great to have this site as a resource.
Looking at two lower-priced laptops at Best Buy. While very similar, there are slight differences and I wanted to see what people would go with.
Toshiba A45-S130 2.8 Ghz Celeron ($1000 after rebates)
512 MB RAM upgradable to 2 GB
400 Mhz Bus Speed
Integrated graphics w/ 32 MB
Compaq Presario 2596US 2.6 Ghz Celeron ($700 after rebate)
256 MB RAM upgradable to 1 GB
266 MHz Bus Speed
ATI Mobility RADEON 4X AGP w/ 64MB DDR
They share these same features:
40 GB Hard Drive
Integrated 802.11b/g & Modem
So I guess my question is, is it more important to have better Front Side Bus speed or to have an actual graphics chip and better graphics memory? Is the better FSB and memory worth $300?