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Which laptop is better value?

BPro2008 asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
My mate is looking to buy a laptop and he's narrowed it down to these two options. Please advise as to which is the better option.

The use of the laptop is for basic word processing, web browsing and watching DVD's.

Laptop 1:

Note: there is a free upgarde to a Core 2 Duo T9300 processor if purchased online.

Laptop 2:

Toshiba - TOS7858 RRP - $2199
I have a friend working at a Electrical retail store who can give this laptop to me for $1799

Processor: Intel Core 2 Proc T8100 (Dual Core 2.1Ghz)
Memory: 2GB DDR2 (667Mhz)
Storage: 320 GB (5400rpm) Sata
Display: 17" widescreen WXGA Trubite Display
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (256MB dedicated)
Op Drive: Dual Layer DVD Burner
Network: Wireless ready
OS: Windows Vista Business with XP Pro Recovery disc
Warranty: 1 yr

I would have thought the Toshiba at that price would be the better way to go, please let me know what you think.

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