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AMD A4-5000 "Quad Core" vs Intel Core i3-4005U Dual Core

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Microsoft is giving FREE 8.1 updates. Its just to download and be happy. Windows 8 vs 8.1 is a big difference and its worth it to update.
    I understand. But like Service Packs, hassle free install doesn't happen for everyone.

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Sisrace View Post
    I found a Really REALLY good computer for you. Its on sale now on newegg but the stock price is 599 us dollars but it now costs 549$
    Newegg.com - Lenovo G505s (59373010) Notebook AMD A-Series A10-5750M (2.50GHz) 6GB Memory 1TB HDD AMD Radeon HD 8650G 15.6" Windows 8

    1Tb storage.
    A VERY powerful Amd A10 cpu
    6Gb RAM

    Though this is not a touchscreen laptop.. The ones with touchscreen is the same prize but the hardware is usally very bad for the price
    That's an OK laptop. But for that money you can get a better i5 system. Examples:

    $ 579 with Coupon Code: D2BLENOVO3
    Lenovo Z710 Laptop | 17.3" Multimedia Notebook PC | Lenovo (US)

    Asus S400CA UH51T Touch Screen Ultrabook Core i5 14" 4GB 500GB 24GB SSD Win 8 886227374090 | eBay
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  3. #13


    Canada
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks for the suggestions, but as I said, I am buying this system specifically for the touchscreen, so going without won't be an option. I'd just stick with my current one... (which I will be doing-i'll use my current i7 laptop for more demanding tasks and the touch one for just surfing and playing around)
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  4. #14


    Canada
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Sisrace View Post
    Btw. Are this a traveling notebook or what becouse your system specs says you got a very solid laptop thats better in any way possibel compared to the laptops you showed
    Yeah its for travel/playing around. Not for demanding tasks. I just want a touch laptop to play with really

    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    A couple other people I know told me that the Core i3 is better than the A4 as the AMD "Quad Core" processors aren't very good, so even though the Intel i3 is only dual core it will be better than the quad core AMD.


    Personally, I wouldn't buy either unit because of the processors. I know how slow the AMD 1.x GHz quad-core processors can be (when doing single-threaded operations) because I just worked on a very similar unit. However, I have no experience with the Intel 1.x GHz CPUs. At this point, I think you might be better served to look around for a laptop with a better CPU at a similar price. Maybe someone else can make a specific recommendation. Good luck with your final decision.

    Thanks... I'll probably go for the i3 model as long as it stays in stock...
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  5. #15


    Scotland
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    Windows 7


    I use an older version of that processor, AMD 3420M Quad core 1.5ghz( Now oc'd to 2.3ghz) it runs for me greatly, temps are fine, Runs most games as of 2013, i have dual graphics which are decent to an extent, picked it up for £300 so i couldnt complain, it has served me well this past year
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    For travle I bough this one. Together with a 64GB MocroSD card it works really very well - and it is a PC and a tablet at the same time. Weighs only 2 pounds.
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  7. #17


    Canada
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
    I use an older version of that processor, AMD 3420M Quad core 1.5ghz( Now oc'd to 2.3ghz) it runs for me greatly, temps are fine, Runs most games as of 2013, i have dual graphics which are decent to an extent, picked it up for £300 so i couldnt complain, it has served me well this past year
    Awesome! Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    For travle I bough this one. Together with a 64GB MocroSD card it works really very well - and it is a PC and a tablet at the same time. Weighs only 2 pounds.
    Interesting i'll keep that in mind... Does it run desktop apps though? I'm not much of a "Metro app" person so if I can't install programs definetly a no go.
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    Interesting i'll keep that in mind... Does it run desktop apps though? I'm not much of a "Metro app" person so if I can't install programs definetly a no go.
    Exactly the same as any other Win 8.1 laptop. It even comes with Office included. And I installed a couple dozen of other programs -all the usual stuff I also have on my Win 7 systems. The thing is amazingly fast - boots in 25 seconds (event 100 in Event Viewer). That little quad core does a good job in combination with the SSD. And I still have 12.5GB free space on the little SSD. My user data and my images are on the MicroSD card.

    You have to get used to the keyboard if you are a power typist. But at my speed it makes no difference. I got a $20 HP Bluetooth mouse with it. That is great. And the touchscreen is always there if you want to quickly tap something or if you disconnect the tablet part (which I hardly ever do - only when I want to show pictures around the table).
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  9. #19


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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    My gut feel would be to go for the INTEL --AMD is going through a bit of a rough patch and invariably the built in graphics for laptops using the AMD processor are either NVIDIA or ATI.

    INTEL processor driven laptops have the INTEL graphics HD system -- much better.

    It's no big deal whether the laptop has W8 or W8.1 --you can upgrade 8 to 8.1 for free. The Nvidia graphics on the AMD processor causes far more problems than the INTEL system - especially if you ever want to try out things like LINUX on the laptop.

    BTW memory is relatively cheap --put at least 8GB in the laptop.

    (For TOUCH - INTEL again . I don't think AMD is much longer for this world !!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #20


    Actually, AMD usually has the better performing onboard graphics. I find it weird that they make budget chips, but try to market their onboard graphics to gamers. No gamer is going to use integrated graphics, so why would they NOT go for the better performing Intel chip.
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