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

  1. #21

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    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).
    Thanks! Ill keep it in mind although the Atom seems kind of slow IMO. And the keyboard might be an issue as im a fast typer.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    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 !!).

    Yup that was my feeling too although I have seen many happy with AMD laptops, although they aren't very tech savvy usually. I'll probably get the Intel. The touchscreen doesn't matter what processor, it matters the manufacturer, and both are HP and should be good quality as I have seen on my uncle's touch Win 8.1 HP laptop.

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    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.
    Yeah but I don't care about graphics, my current laptop which i'll be keeping has a Radeon 7670M in it and I have a desktop with a Radeon 6670 in it so i'm OK for gaming, I care more about battery life and processing power in this one, and most of all the touchscreen

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  2. #22

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    Vista and Win7

    I also thought that the Atom would be slow. But I was positively surprised. Of course, you don't want to make extended video encoding with it. It is not an i7.

    The keyboard is a matter of getting used to. My wife who is a very fast typist too made mistakes at first. But now she got the hang of it. I had suggested to use our bluetooth keyboard instead because that is bigger. But now she does not need it any more.
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  3. #23

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Interesting... Like I said I will keep it in mind... For now my purchase has postponed to may as I have a cousin who is willing to give me her touch laptop as it was given to her by a friend and she doesn't want it. (Shes a mac person) So I will see if that one suits my needs and if so just take that! Thanks to everyone for the help and contributions.
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