Is there any difference between these two laptops?

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My friend is about to buy a laptop - as an all round multimedia machine (no gaming) - and is looking at these two HP models.

dv3-2120ea (VB368EA)
dv3-2130ea (VB369EA)

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/ho/WF25a/321957-321957-3329744-64354-64354-3945119.html

The 13" screen, HDMI output, RAM and overall package are the main selling points.

The 2120 is available for £50 cheaper than the 2130 at a store that does a free 2 year warranty, but they do not stock the 2130.

Is the difference in spec worth sacrificing for this attractive warranty upgrade? Aside from a smaller hard drive (no bad thing) is the processor difference at all discernable?

Otherwise any other suggestions - bearing in mind he wants a neat, all-in-one multimedia package that looks attractive - would be appreciated.

Thanks very much!
 
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have a look at the dell studio xps 13 laptops, they are around the same price and are excellent. If you google you will also probably get links for 5% off codes.
 
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They do look excellent, you're right - but I called him up and he has already ordered the slightly lower spec HP model from John Lewis.

Considering he isn't going to use it for gaming, I think this is a wise choice. He would never notice the difference between the two processors - but a free 2 year warranty is definitely attractive.
 
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