I’m going to study abroad so I’m searching for a laptop. I was trying to balance portability, price, ability to run some rather CPU/RAM intensive apps including Blender.
I have narrowed down my research to these models:
ACER Aspire 5741G
RAM: 4GB DDR3
Video card: nVidia GT320M 1GB (not sure if shared)
Dell Inspiron 1564
RAM: 3GB DDR3
Video card: ATi Mobility Radeon HD5450 1GB (shared memory)
All other params (price ~900USD, screen size - 15.6, hard drive - 500GB) are identical. At least on paper. The main difference seems to be video card.
Any suggestions which one would be better option? Both are crap? Does ATi still lack proper OpenGL support?