Re: Difference b/w branded and assembled computers
pre built pc's usually come with lots of crapware, such as norton 360, etc.
takes some time to remove it all. they also tend to have crapper hardware (you could build one yourself thats better for the same price).
basically pre builts arnt bad, they just come with lots of rubbish and you will end up paying a bit more.
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0