Range of mid-range Laptops

Here is a list of mid-range notebook computers with 14" to 15" screens, and a few prices for comparison:
  • Acer Aspire Timeline X 3820T Core i5 Laptop, 13.3in (1366 x 768), 4GB DDR3, Dedicated Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium, 1.3MP camera, £777 from Amazon
  • Toshiba Satellite Pro U500-1E5 1.9kg, 13.3" (1280 x 800) Laptop Core i5 430M 2.26GHz 4GB 500GB (5400) Windows 7 Professional/XP Pro £771 from Dabs
  • HP ProBook 6450b 2.3kg 14" Widescreen TFT Core i5 520M / 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 250GB HDD (7200), DVD-RW, HD Graphics, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, 2MP camera £854 from PC World
  • Fujitsu Lifebook S710 2.2kg 14 inch notebook (Core i5-520M 2.4GHz, 4Gb, 320Gb, DVD±RW, WLAN, BT, TPM, Fingerprint, Win 7 Pro/XP Pro TwinLoad), 1.3MP camera, £864 from Eclipse
  • HP Pavilion DM4-1050EA 2kg Notebook 14" Notebook (Windows 7 Home Prem 64-bit, Intel Core i5-430M, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD 7200RPM, Bluetooth, Webcam) £670 from amazon
  • SONY Vaio VGN-NW20SF/P 2.7kg Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T6600 (2.2 GHz), Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 4096 Mo, Hard drive: 320 Gb, DVD-RW DL rewriter, Pink shell, 15.5 Widescreen £600 from PC World
  • HP Pavilion dv6-2106ea 2.9kg Core i7 720QM 1.6 GHz 15.6" 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Home Premium £784 from dabs.com
  • SONY Vaio VPCEA1Z1E/B.CEK 2.35 kg Intel® Core™ i3-330M (2.13 GHz), Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 4096 Mo, Hard drive: 500 GB, DVD-RW DL rewriter and Blu-ray player, Black shell, 14 Widescreen 1600 x 900 pixels
  • Sony VAIO VPCEE2E1E 15.5" Screen notebook, 2.7kg, AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor P320, 3GB, 320GB, BT, WLAN, Windows 7 Home Premium £480 from amazon
  • Sony VAIO VPCEB1E0E 15.5 inch notebook, 2.7kg, Core i3-330M 2.13GHz, 3Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64bit £560 from Amazon
  • Sony VAIO FW51MFH 16.4-inch Notebook, 3.2kg, Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz Processor, 6 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Blu-ray Combo, Windows 7 Home Premium £960 from Amazon
  • Samsung R580 15.6 inch HD notebook, 2.6kg, Core i3-330M 2.13GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, Blu-ray/DVDRW, Win 7 Home Premium £663 from Amazon

CPU Comparisons

Model Codename FSB L2/3 Cache MHz TDP (W) Process Cores 64-bit
AMD Athlon II P320Chaplain32001MB210025452Y
Intel Core i3 330MArrandale2500512KB + 3MB213035322/4Y
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700Penryn10663MB253025452Y


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