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I am looking gor a laptop with the following specs

 
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I am planning to buy a new laptop within a budget of 700 $.
I am going to use it for mainly programming purposes so I don't really care for graphic card etc.
I am looking for the following features:-
i5 processor
200 GB + HD
4GB + RAM

I am not really concerned with the other features.
Also would these specifications suffice for programming purposes ?
Are these specifications too much for my purpose?
Would you advise purchasing a Toshiba /Dell/HP laptop?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

 
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I am planning to buy a new laptop within a budget of 700 $.
I am going to use it for mainly programming purposes so I don't really care for graphic card etc.
I am looking for the following features:-
i5 processor
200 GB + HD
4GB + RAM

I am not really concerned with the other features.
Also would these specifications suffice for programming purposes ?
Are these specifications too much for my purpose?
Would you advise purchasing a Toshiba /Dell/HP laptop?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

I would choose Dell among the three brand you mentioned. The specs are a bit low looking at how technology is nowadays but it should suit your purpose well.

 
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Do you plan on running Linux on this machine? If so, check out www.zareason.com. With 2.3GHz i5 processor, their Alto unit will set you back $798 USD. The Dell Inspirion 14r at $649 (currently) w/ 2.4GHz i5, 500GB disc, and 6GB of RAM is more for the $$. But then, ZaReason is a small company in the San Francisco / Berkeley California area, and don't have the volumes that Dell does, hence their costs are higher. However, their quality is great, their people give you personal attention, and I do like to support "the little guy" (or woman in this case - their owner/president is Cathy Malmrose). So, if you are going to run Windows on the system, go with Dell. If Linux, go with ZaReason - all their hardware comes pre-installed with Linux (a number of versions available, as well as BSD), and all hardware (audio, cameras, wifi, etc) are guaranteed to work out-of-the-box.

 
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dell is better for all purposes

 
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Well, I can say that Dell's keyboard quality is awful these days. Also they have made some changable panels, which are actually useless.

I won't recommend you a specific model, because there are a lot of promotions and deals on every local store, but I would like to recommend you taking a look at HP and Lenovo. With a tight budget, at the moment these are the best brands.

Also, currently I am using Sony Vaio and it is more than great, but it is more expensive.

Good luck!

 
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well go for a Compaq brand as it is not costly in the required specs

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