Posted 08 December 2011 - 17:18
I know this is a loaded question with the opportunity for lots of debate and while I have searched the site I haven't been able to find a cut and dried recomendation. Here is my question.
I am buying laptops for my wife and daughter. They will be used for school work, home accounting and general activity.
I have the options of buying either a Asus or Toshiba laptop outfitted with the i5 2430, 4 or 6 gig ram, 500 gig hd and Intel HD3000 graphics OR an HP with the A8 quad core with 4 gig ram, 500 gig hd and 5300 graphics.
I know any will do what they need to do but my question basically is...
Is the i5-2430 better than the A8 quad or vice versa? ( is one set up better than the other )
All of them are between 450 and 500 dollars.
Ive read a lot that the AMD products are slower than the Intel ( always been intel or mac - never owned Amd ) is there any truth to that?
Will the dedicated graphic memory on the HP AMD product be better for DVD's etc...
Sorry for the newbie questions but trying to make sure I don't mess up.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.