I'm looking for some advice and a little help regarding a laptop/notebook purchase. I'm looking at the £400 mark, but I could go higher if needed.
I had my mind set on the Asus for £349 at CPW, which can be found here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/691676/asus-ul30a-laptop-ultra-thin-ulv-su
The reviews have been pretty fantastic, although upon further digging I found a number of people saying video editing was "out of the question." I don't plan on doing extensive video editing, just videos for YouTube. So now I'm a little worried it's not going to be powerful enough and that it's not really future-proof.
I then came across the Toshiba L500-1XC, which can be found here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/671817/toshiba-satellite-l500-1xc-15-6-inc
- although it's now £409, £60 more than the Asus.
The Toshiba looks to be a hell of a lot more powerful and more future-proof with Intel Core i3, although I know the battery life isn't anywhere near as good as the Asus, which is understandable. Also, the Toshiba is almost identical in spec to the Dell Inspiron 1564, which was pretty popular on here.
The Asus has a ton of reviews, which I always like and find very reassuring. But while I prefer the Toshiba, the total lack of reviews is off-putting. It's only now I've found the Dell deal posted on here, with a very similar spec, that everyone liked, that's making me think I should just go for the Tosh...
Any help here, guys? Any advice would help greatly, as I'm stumped between the two.
Also, if anyone knows of any other models that are better or better value, please let me know. Thank you :-)